What do we study? - Purbeck School Humanities

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Religion is relevant to
everyone


religious
or not!





The topics that you will cover in
‘Ethics’ are those that are
constantly in the news. You will
have an opportunity to ‘go beyond
the headlines’ and to really think
deeply about issues that concern
everyone.


The topics covered in ‘Philosophy’
are those that address life’s ‘big’
questions

Is there a God? How did
the universe begin? Why do people
suffer? What happens when we die?


Stewardship


animals and the environment:
Should we look after animals and the
environment or do we have the right to exploit it?

Life after Death
Is there a life after death and
where would be go and how would we exist?


Science
and religion
Did God create the world or
did
it

happen by
chance? Does the big bang theory
disprove
the

creation
stories?

Religion, Peace and Justice:

can war ever be
justified? How else can we solve our problems?


Crime and Punishment:
How should we treat
criminals? Is the death penalty ever right?

Religion and Prejudice:
Are men inferior to
women? Should all people be treated equally?


The existence, revelation and character of
God:
Does God exist? Do miracles and
religious experiences prove God exists? what
do religious and atheists people believe? What
can the world tell us about the character of
God?

Medical Ethics:

can we justify abortion, IVF,
genetic engineering and euthanasia? Should
drugs be used to enhance performance?

Good and Evil:

what difficulties do evil and
suffering pose to religious believers? How can
we help?

Equality Religion poverty and wealth

:

the
uneven distribution of wealth and resources
and how we can help.



The want to debate

and discuss world
issues



An interest in understanding different
cultures.



To be able to take notes and write essays
(we

will help you every step of the way!)



Listening skills, communication skills and
reading and writing skills.

Everyone is a Philosopher


We all have something valuable to
say about our outlook on life.


PRE looks at the views of Christians,
scientists, people who do not believe
in God, Philosophical thinkers


and
YOU!


We all have something to say and a
unique outlook on life


whether
famous as a philosopher or as a

plonker
.’

“My mind is a
pretty scary
place”





(
Chuckie

Finster
)



“But Marge,
what if we pick
the wrong
religion... Each
week we just
make God
madder and
madder”


(Homer Simpson)




There may be fairies at
the bottom of the garden
there is no evidence for it
but you cant prove that
there aren’t any so
shouldn’t we be agnostic
with respect to fairies?”



(Richard Dawkins)




“We
are just an
advanced breed of
monkeys on a minor
planet of a very
average star but we
can understand the
universe that makes
us
special.”


(Stephen Hawking)









Doctors & Nurses need a firm
understanding of medical ethics and
many religious teachings have a direct
influence on their job:



Abortion


Euthanasia


Organ Transplants


Blood Transfusions


Genetic




The
Armed
Forces, especially
the Army, should
have a clear
understanding of
religious and
cultural issues.
Espically

when
posted to war
torn countries




Lawyers & Judges must study Religion & Law
as part of their training. Religion has
influenced most of the laws in the UK, and also
in other countries. It is vital that a lawyer is
free from prejudice as they must treat
everyone equally.





Police Officers need
to have a good
understanding of
multi
-
cultural issues
in order to do an
effective job. They
must show tolerance
& understanding
and be against
prejudice &
discrimination.




A teacher will
usually
encounter
students and
parents of all
different races
& religions and
should be free
from prejudice.





Social Workers
must have a good
understanding of
religious and
cultural issues in
order to
understand and
empathise with
the people they
are entrusted to
help.




Religious Studies is a relevant
qualification for ANY job which
involves working with other people.


The UK is a multi
-
faith and multi
-

cultural society and an
understanding of our differences will
help us live and work together
peacefully!



If you enjoy discussing current issues
this is the subject for you.


If you like asking life’s big questions
then this is the subject for you.


If you enjoy looking at issues form a
variety of different points of view
then this is the subject for you.


I think PRE is good because you get to
understand different religions and
their different way of thinking…

It broadens your mind and
gives you a wider
understanding of the world…

PRE as a short course gives
you an understanding of the
modern and past beliefs of
religion, but full course is
even better. It gives you a
greater time to learn and
debate and helps with other
subjects too…

PRE is definitely
FUN!

The teacher always makes it clear what we
are learning and is always there to help if
we do not understand…

It looks at things from different perspectives
and appreciate other peoples views and
opinions…

You get to
debate!

Beneficial for later in
life





Sir Elton John
and David Furnish
say they prepared
themselves for
prejudice towards
gay parents when
they decided to
have a baby. They
had a baby by a
surrogate mother.

Who do I ask for more information
?



Miss
Wetherall

H21 or Miss Perkins H23