In KS4 our curriculum introduces some of the key
moral issues that encourage students to respond and debate. This introduction
allows students to consider some sensitive issues and decide whether they agree
or disagree through providing key reasons and justifications. Many topics
covered such as ‘Medical Ethics’ and ‘Life’ are centred on real world issues
and can promote a wider range of thinking skills to develop attitudes and
understanding on global events and issues.
Students will begin to make links to Christian attitudes on
marriage, divorce, sexuality, abortion and euthanasia, and consider where they
have similar views and opinions on the topic in question.
Through this curriculum we will also cover many of our societal
issues such as substance abuse and global issues such as terrorism, and explore
what the different religious beliefs and teachings are on such issues.
We expect that over the course of the three years in their
Religious Education lessons that they will have built up the enquiry,
investigation and evaluation skills to enable them to objectively look into
some of the most sensitive and emotive issues and to respond to them and other
attitudes towards them with thoughtfulness and respect.