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We believe passionately that our 6th Formers should be encouraged to think, reason and discuss.

Ethics is a compulsory programme designed to encourage the discussion of  ethical issues with supportive peer groups. The students explore, discuss and often debate  a range of issues and scenarios.

Key areas of development include:

  • Critical Thinking
    Developing and evaluating arguments, using logic and reason, evaluating evidence, giving reasons and carefully considering views that are different to their own.
  • Collaborative Inquiry
    Listening to each other, taking turns to speak, building on others’ ideas, respectfully disagreeing, respectfully challenging each others’ thinking, helping each other express ideas, articulating values and principles, putting a counter view and asking questions.
  • Questioning
    Developing strong capacity for questioning and inquiry.
  • Respect
    Respecting opinions and accepting that it is normal and acceptable to have different opinions.

Discussion/topic areas include:

  • Abortion
  • Animal Rights
  • Capital Punishment
  • Cloning
  • Environment
  • Euthanasia
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Organ Transplant