Philosophy, Beliefs and Ethics
Key Stage 3 Philosophy, Beliefs and Ethics (PBE) seeks to build upon the broad curriculum developed at Key Stage 2. With good foundations across many faiths and philosophical ideas, Key Stage 3 begins to build upon students' depth of knowledge. We do this through investigative questioning and exploration. In Year 7, we investigate Judaism, Christianity and Sikhism as well as philosophical questions, such as 'Who Am I?' and 'Why are People Good and Bad?". Year 8 begins theological investigations into Islam and Atheism as well as questioning the nature of Free Will. Year 9 begins paving the way for GCSE Religious Studies by studying Eastern religions and ethical problems that will be directly relevant to their future exams.
If students wish to continue studying the subject Philosophy, Ethics and Beliefs in Key Stage 4, this is essentially GCSE Religious Studies.