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Philosophy for learning

Philosophy for learning

Philosophy for learning (P4L) is unique to The Academy at Shotton Hall. It encompasses religious studies, personal, social and health education, citizenship and careers.

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is varied, with each year group following units from the different subject areas included in P4L. In Year 8 students also have an opportunity to work with Sunderland Football Club on developing enterprising skills.

At Key Stage 4 students have the option of GCSE philosophy and ethics and students continue to study personal and social development which includes relationships, personal finance and alcohol and drugs education.

All students are offered careers information, support and advice; from completing application forms and writing CVs to individual career interviews; from further education and employer visits to school-based information fayres.

I find it interesting learning about the different things that people believe in that I haven’t necessarily thought about myself.
Year 10 student

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach below or you can click to access further information on the syllabus followed in Years 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4.

I feel that P4L is enjoyable because of many reasons, the primary reason being the ability to express your own personal views
Year 11 student