Ethics and Philosophy

Ethics and Philosophy at Carre’s

Ethics and Philosophy matters at Carre’s Grammar School.

The 21st century brings with it new and exciting developments in the realms of science and technology. Little time is often found to reflect as the changes are sometimes too fast for many of us to keep up with. Ethics and Philosophy gives the students the opportunity to reflect upon the changes to our society, to wonder why and ask questions about our very existence. Students need to explore the ultimate questions of human existence as well as reflect upon their own experiences, values and beliefs.

The Ethics and Philosophy Department at Carre’s Grammar School aims to promote the spiritual, moral and philosophical dimensions of human existence; to enable students to develop their own spiritual, philosophical beliefs and moral values whilst remaining sensitive to the views and beliefs of others.

During their Ethics and Philosophy lessons students are given the opportunity to:


Ethics and Philosophy is open to all at Carre’s… matters not whether a pupil is a believer, non-believer, or is just sitting on the fence making up his mind. We use a variety of teaching and learning activities, including: discussion; group work; case studies; questionnaires; research; art work; reflection and the development of listening and thinking and reasoning skills.

Schemes of Work

Key Stage 3

Our Key Stage 3 course uses the QCA Scheme of Work units as a basis for planning and to supplement the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

In Year 7 we include the following units of work:

During the Summer term, all of Year 7 have the opportunity to visit Lincoln Cathedral in order to gather ideas on creating their own Multi-Denominational Church.

In Year 8 the following units are included:

In Year 9 the following units are included:

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 all students study to complete the Full Course GCSE Religious Studies. We follow the AQA GCSE Religious Studies (Specification B) course Units 2 and 4.

Topics studied include:

Unit 2 (Religion and Life Issues)

Unit 4 (Ultimate Questions and Religious Philosophy)

At the end of Year 10, all students have the opportunity to attend the Holocaust Memorial Centre to enhance their understanding of both prejudice and the problem of evil and suffering.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer the AQA Philosophy and Ethics Course. The teaching is shared between Carre’s Grammar School where Ethics is taught and St George’s Academy where Philosophy of Religion is taught.

AS Unit A Religion and Ethics (Taught at Carre’s)

AS Unit D Religion, Philosophy and Science (Taught at St. George’s Academy)

A2 Unit 3B Philosophy of Religion (Taught at St. George’s Academy)

A2 Unit 4c Religion and Human Experience

This is a synoptic paper taught at Carre’s where we will study the following topic:

Throughout the course there are numerous opportunities to attend renowned National Conferences with leading Philosophers.