Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

At WGSB, the study of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics is a meaningful and thought-provoking exploration of major world faiths and contemporary moral issues. Carried out in a non-doctrinal and open way, this subject allows learners to gain an awareness of where beliefs come from and how they influence communities. Our guiding aim as a department is to provide all students with a moral grounding and awareness of the impact religious and cultural beliefs have on individuals and wider societies.

We encourage all students to learn from each other in a respectful manner and engage with a challenging curriculum which allows all to gain a deep insight into beliefs and practices alongside philosophical and ethical enquiry. Through a rigorous and systematic study, students develop skills in analysis, critical thinking and developing an informed argument, which prepares students as citizens who are informed about culture and theology and feel confident in applying their knowledge in an interdisciplinary way.