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Philosophy & Ethics

Ms Bernadette Hewison

Head of Department - Humanities (Philosophy, Ethics and Psychology)

Tel: 01642310561 EXT: 1034

Email: bhewison@nunthorpe.co.uk

Our Philosophy & Ethics department follows the Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority Agreed Syllabus at Key Stages 3-5, provided by the local SACRE (Standard Advisory Council on Religious Education), of which our department played an active role in producing.

Philosophy & Ethics Department

Mr Andrew Devlin

Head of Law and Politics
adevlin@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Miss Vicky Dewar

Humanities Teacher
vdewar@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Miss Amelia O’Byrne

Humanities Teacher
aobyrne@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Mr James Cowan

Humanities Teacher
jcowan@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Ms Hermione Jackson

Head of Sixth Form
hjackson@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 3003

Key Stage 3

We cover the world faiths (including beliefs and practices), additional belief systems and philosophical and ethical issues and debates.

Key Stage 4

We follow the AQA A Religious Studies specification. This includes Christianity and Hinduism (both beliefs and practices) and ‘Themes’, including ‘Crime and Punishment’, ‘Relationships and Family’, Peace and Conflict and ‘Religion and Life’.

Key stage 5

We follow the WJEC specification and we study Christianity and Hinduism. This includes philosophical content (Problem of evil, Inductive Arguments, Deductive Arguments, Religious Experience, Challenges to Religious Belief and Religious Language. As part of the Ethics components, we study Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Natural Law and Meta-Ethics.

Collective Worship

All tutor groups throughout the academy participate in learning about religious occasions and have the opportunity to reflect upon various beliefs, issues and topics each day.

Ms Bernadette Hewison

Head of Department - Humanities (Philosophy, Ethics and Psychology)

Tel: 01642310561 EXT: 1034

Email: bhewison@nunthorpe.co.uk

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