FPE - Faith, Philosophy and Ethics

We aim to create an atmosphere of understanding and knowledge of people of all faiths and to appreciate the place religion has in our 21st century society.  Spiritual and moral development and fundamental British values are embedded in the teaching. There is space in the syllabus to celebrate festivals from around the world and for individuals to express and talk about their particular faith. School Assemblies link to the subject material and are inclusive, reflective and appropriate.

The curriculum also includes elements of religious philosophy and ethics – its aim is to inspire active and independent learning amongst our pupils, as well as engender a greater interest for, and an understanding of Faith. The nature of the subject encourages flexibility, allowing world events and social issues to be included in the subject and these will be taught / discussed immediately.

Our goal is that our pupils will arrive at their senior schools ready to continue their learning journey with enquiring minds, ready to debate the relevant topics of the day, be they religious, philosophical or ethical, and empowered with a skill set that will be applicable across their humanities subjects and beyond.

For scholarship pupils, time is spent on developing extended writing skills and also preparation for the General paper.