Beliefs & Values
Seeking to implement the aims of the Education Reform Act 1988
BV is provided for all pupils and is inclusive and broad-minded. Parents do have the right to withdraw pupils from BV on religious grounds: if you wish to do this, make an appointment with the Headteacher / Head of Humanities. The College does not support selective withdrawal from BV.
Welcome to Beliefs and Values. Honiton Community College seeks to implement the aims and objectives of the Education Reform Act 1988 and especially those of the New Agreed Syllabus. It will enable students to develop insights into areas of knowledge, belief and thought central to an understanding of the modern world. Through a study of philosophy, ethics and the world’s major religions, students will be equipped with a range of knowledge and skills which will help them to make sense of contemporary events.
Key Stage 3
The early stages of this course are here to reflect on aspects of human experience which give rise to fundamental questions about life. Through lively and animated discussion, we explore, explain and consider what different religions believe about God, what it means to be human, issues of right and wrong, personal opinions and beliefs and different world views.
Key Stage 4
This AQA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics GCSE is a compulsory GCSE which provides an opportunity for students to build upon the foundations laid down by following the Devon County Agreed Syllabus in Religious Education. It reflects the fact that the religious tradition of Great Britain is in the main Christian, whilst taking account the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain and indeed the personal opinions and beliefs of our students.
During the course of the GCSE, students will explore big questions such as ‘Does God exist’? ‘Why is there suffering in the world?’ ‘Is war inevitable?’ ‘Who is responsible for world poverty?’ Does the death penalty solve anything? This provides students with insight and understanding of some of the local and global issues.
This GCSE enables students to develop skills such as empathy, critical thinking, articulacy, and many more. These skills are sought after by future employers and invaluable for further education.
Key Stage 5
This OCR GCSE emphasizes Philosophy and Applied Ethics. It provides an opportunity for candidates to build upon the foundations laid down by following the Devon County Agreed Syllabus in Religious Education. It reflects the fact that the religious tradition of Great Britain is in the main Christian, whilst taking account the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain.