In line with the rest of the school, we expect students to come properly dressed and equipped for the lesson. We also expect students to arrive in the right frame of mind to allow learning to take place. A positive attitude is essential.
Philosophy and Ethics is a relevant and interesting subject that often relates to events in the real world whether it is the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, the attempted murder of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai for daring to want an education or the UK's decision in 2014 to legalise same-sex marriage.
We would hope therefore, that students, especially older ones who are following exam courses, would keep up to date with events that are going on around them. Try to watch the news or read relevant newspapers to stay in touch.
Equipment needed in class will obviously include pens, pencils etc but occasionally students may require scissors, erasers, colouring pencils, highlighting pens, rulers. Felt-tipped pens are occasionally allowed but colouring pencils are preferred for shading. Some of these items are available in class but it is preferable that students have their own.
If there is a computer at home, we hope that it will be used regularly (especially the Internet) for research and for good presentation of work.
When using exercise books we expect:
- All work to be presented to a high standard
- The book to be covered suitably and looked after throughout the year. It must be brought to each lesson and handed in for marking when requested.
- All work to have a title and the title to be underlined.
- All questions to be answered in full sentences
- New pieces of work to be started on clean pages in the book
Presentation of work: PROUD
- All work in exercise book must be completed in blue or black ink
- Put the title and date at the beginning of work
- Always answer in full sentences
- Spelling corrections should be done using a dictionary
- Use a pencil for drawings, graphs and diagrams
- Use a ruler for lines
- Always give drawings or diagrams a title
- Shade neatly with pencil crayons
These are set out in pupils planners and followed throughout the school.