Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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Religion and Philosophy at Berkhamsted is a popular GCSE and A Level choice, and study of this subject significantly improves your clarity of thought and argument. Mastery of this subject will make you unbeatable in debate and argument.

Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics students are well supported in their studies by the vast range of resources we have subscriptions for. These include magazines such as RS Review, Dialogue and Philosophy Now to name a few. We also have online subscriptions to learning platforms including Issues online and Massolit. These resources and login details are available to all students through the library firefly pages.

For those students who want more Religion and Philosophy time outside the classroom the department has run a philosophy discussion group in clubs and societies time. The department also runs after school lectures on a variety of topics. Recent topics have included the death penalty in the USA, Christianity and the holocaust and the ethics of fertility treatment. Over the years we have some impressive external speakers including A.C. Grayling, Dr Keith Ward and Dr James Orr.

We run a thought for the day competition in school for year 7, which this year was judged by Chine McDonald.