The aims of the Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Department:
- To learn to understand and respect different religious and ethical life stances, understand how these influence the individual, society and community, and make reassured and informed judgements about them
- To explore issues within and across faiths and consider questions of meaning and purpose of life
- To reflect and evaluate own beliefs, ideas, values and experiences in the light of learning and develop a sense of identity in preparation for adult life
- To develop skills of enquiry and response in analysis, reflection, expression, evaluation and application through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy
Studying Philosophy, Ethics & Religion helps students to develop a wide range of skills, including reasoning, reflection, empathy, explaining, questioning, evaluating, justifying, interpreting and debating.