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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Philosophy and Belief

Religion affects all aspects of life and influences many decisions and actions. It is therefore important to develop an insight into areas of knowledge, belief and thought central to an understanding of the modern world. Through a study of philosophy, ethics, teachings and the world’s major religions, pupils will be equipped with a range of skills which will help them to make sense of contemporary events and will prepare them for a wide variety of careers. 

Philosophy and Belief is compulsory from Years 7 to 11, and at GCSE level most will take the full course in Philosphy and Applied Religious Ethics.

At A level students study components in Philosophy of Religion and Applied Ethics. The approach concentrates on lively discussion, as well as a variety of written academic tasks and some visits, courses and conferences