Studying citizenship can lead to philosophy and ethics study at GCSE which is one of the most varied subjects that students can opt for.
In this course students study a range of contemporary, moral issues investigating issues including; euthanasia, animal rights, the death penalty and abortion. Students are taught to examining their own opinions about and the opinions of others.
We also look at some ‘big questions’ in life such as what happens when we die? Does life have a meaning and purpose? How can I be sure I exist?
The A-level in philosophy and ethics takes this learning further. Students go on an adventure from ancient Greek philosophy, to modern-day philosophy and investigate ethical systems such as utilitarianism and natural law.
What has been happening in the department recently?
Students have enjoyed creating their own 'We love Bedlington' campaign which has included creating a pressure group to campaign for change in their local area.