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Broadwater School

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics


Teacher: Ms Tabitha Pollard (

Department: HUMANITIES

Humanities Subject Leader: Mr Russell Wait

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics is an exciting and dynamic subject that students fully embrace. There is a lot of active discussion about a range of contemporary issues that affect people around the world. At Broadwater, we aim to encompass as many faiths from around the world in addition to looking at a number of non-faith based ideas on major modern issues.

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

British Values 

Humanities Department

British Values


Within the humanities subjects, we foster a sense of interest and pride in British values and what it means to be British.

To understand what British values are we must first understand our place in the world and this is taught through British history since the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Britain’s role as a global power and the changes in attitudes towards slavery are also covered highlighting our growth as a nation which questions and challenges its values and strives to do the right thing in light of our past and also understand what our modern diverse society is like today.

Modern questions concerning immigration particularly focusing on the enlarged European Union are tackled in geography where we examine the impact of more recent rivals. Students are encouraged to look beyond headlines and examine the facts to see how our nation has been built by fairness, tolerance and acceptance of those coming here to build a better life and make positive contributions to British society.

As a multi faith society Religious Education has a crucial role to play in upholding the key British values of freedom of expression. Students study the major religions to gain a greater understanding into different faiths.

We believe that through the teaching in humanities, students can effectively explore what their role is in a modern and rapidly changing society.  This incorporates and uses the 4 C’s to help ensure that students can appreciate, question and understand the fabric of our society.  This in turn enables our students to become pillars of society and ensure that we are educating students for life.


British Values in humanities will enable students to

  • Distinguish right from wrong
  • Allow them to contribute to society
  • Acquire knowledge of the way Britain works outside of the classroom
  • Ensure students can demonstrate and promote tolerance and empathy amongst a range of traditions, cultures and religions
  • Respect one another
  • Understand their role in society and democracy

Key Stage 3 

Click HERE to see the Key Stage 3 Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Curriculum Map – 2022-23

Click HERE to see Key Stage 3 PRE course reader

Key Stage 4 

At Key Stage 4, all students will study RE for one period each week. This not only satisfies the requirements of the Surrey Agreed Syllabus, but also offers students the chance to actively discuss very practical day-to-day issues that affect their own choices. The course will make a significant contribution to students’ spiritual and moral development and will enable them to develop their reasoning skills which are essential throughout their lives.

Click HERE to see the Broadwater - Key Stage 4 Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Curriculum Map- 2022-23

Click HERE to see Key Stage 4 PRE course reader

Two year/Three Year KS 4 Programme