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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Philosophy & Ethics

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Head of Department: Mrs S Ingram

s.ingram@harrisrainham.org.uk

Religious Studies continues to be one of the most desired and interesting subject areas for students engaging in meaningful dialogue of the world, our society and the people that live in it. Never in the history of education has there been such an incredible incentive to develop and promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of students in the UK. Philosophy and Ethics is the subject that allows us to asks and investigate following questions. ‘Is free will real or just an illusion?’ Or ‘does fate exist? If so, do we have free will?’ ‘What happens to us when we die?’ and ‘How did the universe begin?’ The investigation of these type of questions and the exploration of deep thinking will really enable a great start to a successful future.

What will I study

  • The Study of Religion: Christianity and Islam
  • Relationships and Families (E.g. Contraception, Marriage, Equality)
  • Peace and Conflict (E.g. Terrorism, War, Peace)
  • Existence of God (E.g. Philosophical investigations in the existence of God – proving if God does or does not exist)
  • Dialogue between religious and non-religious beliefs and attitudes (E.g. Science vs Religion)

How will I be assessed

100% written examination.

Anything else I need to know

Course Skills:

  • Clear and accurate written communication
  • Debating and discussion skills
  • Skills of analysis, explanation and making links
  • Explore religions and beliefs, reflect on fundamental questions, engage with them intellectually and respond personally

Philosophy and Ethics is a recognisable, valuable academic subject. The topics covered require an ability to be curious, analytical, critical and yet open-minded. All of which, are appealing to employers. This subject reflects an ability to understand other people, which is a requirement in any career dealing with people. In particular, Law, Medicine, Public Services (e.g. Police, Social Work and the National Health Service), Teaching, and Journalism, Counselling, Media, and the Armed Services.