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05/03/21

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Miss Zare

A glimpse into RE Reading Week at ESJ this week!

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05/03/21

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Ms F Clarke

Our second successful Reading Week comes to a close with these KS4 and KS3 examples from Science ! So topical, allowing our students to understand the current events happening in today’s society! https://t.co/moC1f3LzFJ

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Ms F Clarke

MFL always smash it with the cultural capital, fantastic KS5 example here all about Frida Kahlo 🎨 https://t.co/HZFn6LUc4l

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ESJ English

How lucky are we to have as our literacy lead!? Reading for PLEASURE is a sure fire way to positively impact outcomes for all whilst developing a lifelong relationship with books 📚🐛#readersareleaders https://t.co/4QsxURAr66

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Miss Theodorou

The last Masked Reader clue - our reader is a member of the department that find the beauty of words in every lesson. This reader may or may not be the Head of this department with hair the colour of blood like her book’s title. 🕵🏻🤔 https://t.co/J5LiHYXbmJ

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Ms Horner

A huge shout out to who has put on a spectacular menu for : a poem a day, masked reader, A-Z book names, smash answer book quiz, a Harry Potter escape room, and recreating front covers! Prizes on the horizon! https://t.co/9wi4SKspKz

04/03/21

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Ms Horner

Ditto . Last day of your wonderful virtual World Book Day week tomorrow. Can't wait to see what's on offer!

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mary burges

I am thinking that is to world book day as Santa is to Christmas Day 😃

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Mrs O’Boyle

Favourite book: Love’s Executioner by Irvin Yalom, current book: Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi, last book: The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley 📚

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MRSH@ESJ

Favourite book: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Current book: Midnight Sun, Stephenie Myer (STILL! I have to keep coming back to it) Last book: The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

04/03/21

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Ms Horner

Fantastic choices there! Mrs Van der Lith love The Beekeeper of Aleppo!

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MrsMcG ☀️

1.Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts 2. Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris 3. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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Miss Theodorou

Listen to authors telling you why they love World Book Day! The world is colossal and books help us travel 📚🌍 Happy Reading! 🥰 ⁦https://t.co/2STRtOOzL5

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Donna Horncastle

My favorite book has to be The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse..but I'm currently reading Gastrointestinal Pathology! 😆 https://t.co/NUUX6AJmdT

04/03/21

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Ms Horner

Will check this out, for sure. And will let you know if it concludes disappointingly!

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Matt Lynch

Let me know. It’s one I considered buying. Opted for ‘Safe and Sound’ instead by which I thoroughly enjoyed 👍

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Ms Horner

I ❤ To Kill a Mockingbird!

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Mrs Mascherin

📚Favourite Book- To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee/ Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino Current book - The truth about the Savolta case - Eduardo Mendoza Last book- The Big Door Prize - M.O. Walsh ✨ ✨

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Ms Horner

Enjoying it so far. Modern gothic. Lots of suspense. What's not to love!? Praying there is not a clichéd conclusion that spoils it!

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Essex Music Hub

Overview of 's classroom resources on 22 March. Check out our website for details and how to register https://t.co/IS7ZDycnX6 Pls RT https://t.co/kJQP1d1hox

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Philosophy and Ethics A-Level

Why Study Philosophy and Ethics

The primary aim is to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills and adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach appropriate to the specialist study of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. There will be many opportunities to debate current moral issues whilst developing personal values, opinions and attitudes.

Philosophy and Ethics is one of the fastest growing A Level subjects. This is partly because it is compatible with, and has a similar skills base to subjects such as English, History, Sociology, Philosophy and Government and Politics. It is also a good partner course for Archaeology, Classical Civilisation and History of Art.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

The course is divided into three sections:

Philosophy

We begin by travelling back to Ancient Greece to look at where Western Philosophy began. The ideas found in the works of Plato and Aristotle underpin most other areas of study. We will investigate the use of evidence and reason in proving existence, we will theorize about what happens in the afterlife, we evaluate the validity of religious experience

Ethics

In this unit we will investigate different systems of  determining which, if any, is the right course of action to take in any given situation. Utilitarianism,  Situation Ethics,  Kantian Ethics and Natural Law will all be applied to the controversial issues of Euthanasia and Business Ethics e.g.  Capitalism,   Consumerism and Globalisation.

Developments in Christian Thought

This unit allows us to trace an idea back to it’s origins and examine how  it has been changed to suit cultural, political and  religious  gain.  Major areas include ‘What is a person’?’, ‘Was Jesus a political revolutionary?’ and ‘Is it ever acceptable to stand up to unjust or corrupt governments?’

Second Year Course Content

Philosophy

We take what we have learned in the first year and apply that thinking to the topics of ‘Defining God’, ‘Conscience’ , ‘The use of religious language’ and ‘Developments in  20th Century philosophical thinking.’ 

Ethics

In this unit Philosophy and Ethics combine to delve deeper into complex real life situations. Sexual Ethics provides for some interesting challenges and debates. Conscience and Meta-Ethics will make your brain hurt, but stick with it and you will begin to think in a whole new way.

Developments in Christian Thought

This unit takes on a thoroughly modern outlook on society dealing with issues such as  Feminism, Pluralism, Secularisation, Gender Issues and Marxism. 

 

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • Journalism – in today’s world, people face moral and ethical dilemmas. Philosophy and Ethics will give you a grounding in how different people think and why people react to    situations in different ways.
  • Law – your clients will come from many different      backgrounds. Philosophy and Ethics will  help you develop fantastic debating skills.
  • Social work - so you can understand all the families and people that you will work with and show empathy with their situation.
  • Teaching — so that you can understand your pupils who may come from many different backgrounds!
  • Business – if you work in the business world you may have to travel the world or work within a city where you will meet people from many different faiths, Philosophy and Ethics will help you understand them and avoid offending people!

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in any GCSE English or RE course.

Desirable but not necessary to have studied GCSE RE.

Examination Board

OCR

Teacher to Contact:

Mrs Boyle

 

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