(Ethics, Philosophy & Citizenship)
We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious EPC curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and prepares them well for future learning or employment. Our EPC curriculum will give students the opportunity to:
- Explore different cultures, beliefs and opinions to develop students understanding of the world and to help the to create their own views about relevant issues;
- Enhance students reading ability through the delivery of carefully chosen texts to support reciprocal reading;
- Enjoy a wide range of topic areas that include ethics, philosophy, economical wellbeing and issues relating to modern life;
- Develop cultural capital that will help remove barriers to achievement in school, future learning and the world of work;
- Experience learning that is ‘outside the academic’ throughout the year;
- Develop an understanding of Relationship and Sexual Education including healthy relationships and LGBTQ+ relationships;
- Produce ‘meaningful work’ of which they can be proud;
- Articulate and express their ideas, views and opinions about a wide range of topics clearly, confidently and respectfully;
- Develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, their local community and the wider environment.
PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.
About one third of EPC curriculum follows the locally agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (SACRE). The programme of study will help students to understand the role of religion in a person’s life, compare different faiths and recognise how personal beliefs and faith play an important part in political, environmental and social affairs.
The knowledge and skills the students will learn and develop through the EPC curriculum will benefit them for the rest of their lives. It will widen their knowledge and understanding of different cultures around the world, be able to recognise and appreciate a range of viewpoints different to their own and help them to be an active citizen in British society. In addition, the EPC curriculum will equip students with a range of personal and employability skills which will benefit them greatly when they move on to the next stage of their life.
Goole Academy RSE policy: See the attached documents below.