Philosophy & Ethics

Philosophy & Ethics

Led by: Miss K Jessup

What will I be studying?

Our Philosophy and Ethics curriculum in KS4 is based on the PSHE Associations model that covers Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World and which aims to prepare students for life in modern Britain.

Philosophy and Ethics is delivered in a discrete one-hour lesson every week together with a tutor time programme that includes Economic Wellbeing, Citizenship, British Values and Careers & Character Development. As part of the Philosophy and Ethics programme, we also deliver the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award.

As part of the discrete Philosophy and Ethics lessons, we also cover statutory Religious Education. Students look at the religious beliefs set out in the North Yorkshire agreed syllabus which includes the coverage of Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam. Christianity features across all year groups and in Year 10 and Year 11 lessons, the students follow Edexcel/ Pearson’s Short Course in RS, Specification B.


If you're a former Graham School student or family member of a current student and work in any field of science we want to hear from you! We want to share examples of local people with our students. We would ask for a photo of you and a brief description of your role in science.