Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

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At Court Moor PRE stands for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.

To empower students to think deeply, debate, recognise dilemmas and begin to understand decisions about life and the universe.

To empower students to think deeply, debate, recognise dilemmas and begin to understand decisions about life and the universe.

The department works to empower students to think deeply, debate, and recognise dilemmas and begin to understand decisions about life and the universe.

Students have opportunities to think deeply and analyse religious and non-religious world views and their impact on shaping individuals, communities, and societies.

Studying PRE provides students with a variety of valuable skills and knowledge that can be transferred to a range of A level subjects, careers and in everyday life.  Students would recognise this as KISSJO.

  • Knowledge of beliefs- What people in the world believe in.  This includes non- religious beliefs and science. Some of these beliefs are about life’s big questions
  • Impact- What impact beliefs have on the world.  How belief can affect behaviour, relationships, and actions.
  • Specialist Language- How to define important concepts and make links between them.
  • Sources of authority- How laws, people including religious leaders or key figures and organisations can show or impact beliefs of others.  They also interpret text and spoken word.
  • Opinions- To be able to give their views and consider why people have other beliefs and what those differing or alternate opinions may be.
  • Judgement- Analysis, critique or judge the strengths of arguments and points made. Students need core knowledge before they can evaluate it.

In Key Stage Three students look at the several concepts.   They study concepts within a range of different faiths across the key stage and this also includes Humanism and other world views.

In Key Stage Four students study the Eduqas syllabus which is 100% exam.  It builds on the knowledge from Key Stage Three and uses the same skills (KISSJO) but to a greater depth with new concepts and topics.  Some of the topics are current and controversial.  In the GCSE we create a safe space to discuss some difficult issues and dilemmas.

To contact the curriculum leader for PRE email: pre@courtmoorschool.net

Subject Documents Date  
Eduqas GCSE RE 07th Jul 2021 Download
PRE curriculum overview 2021 22 21st Jul 2021 Download