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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE) is a fundamental pillar that supports Fareham Academy’s overarching aim to develop culturally rich students. In today’s globalised world it is increasingly essential that students understand the diverse cultures and faiths that exist both within and outside our community of Fareham. PRE opens students' minds to different walks of life through questioning, ethical debates, problem solving and personal reflection, equipping students with a cultural capital that inspires inquisitiveness and respect for others. PRE at Key Stage 3 deconstructs four major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism). Discovering these religious beliefs and practices, students are encouraged to draw upon similarities within their own lives to identify and understand these faiths. Ethical topics such as the Holocaust and animal rights and social concepts like British Values and ‘The Island’ are studied alongside these four major religions to engage students in a historical and culturally rich environment. By designing the curriculum in this way, Fareham Academy is confident that Key Stage 3 PRE is not only preparing students for their GCSE qualification but equipping them with the cultural capital they will need to succeed in life beyond the Fareham Academy gates. At Key Stage 4, students will work towards achieving the AQA GCSE in Religious Studies. This qualification includes both the study of two major global religions and the study of four key philosophical and ethical themes.
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