Skip to content ↓

The Marlborough Science Academy

Philosophy and Ethics - Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Philosophy and Ethics provides students with the opportunity to understand the beliefs of different individuals or groups of people, where these beliefs may have come from, and how they often play a part in the world today.

Students are able to discuss different ideas, as well as developing their own views on different subjects, and what may have influenced their own personal beliefs. Students also learn to draw comparisons between different faiths, as well as these faiths and ideas of morality and science.

In Year 7 we cover the basic beliefs and practices of the six major world religions, as well as comparisons between these religions:

  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism

In Year 8 we cover the following:

  • Ethics and Morality – ethical issues in the world today and opinions on these
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in the Modern World – analyse the role that religion plays within society and the impact this still has, as well as the philosophical and ethical implications of this
  • Religion and Science – comparing religious and scientific theories of topics such as creation and the environment
Curriculum Implementation 

Click here to view the curriculum implementation overview for Philosophy and Ethics at Key Stage 3. 

Curriculum Timeline 

Click here to view the curriculum timeline for Philosophy and Ethics at Key Stage 3. 

Curriculum Learning Journey 

Click here to view the learning journey for Philosophy and Ethics for Years 7, 8 and 9. 

Click here to return to the Philosophy and Ethics page.