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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Aspects at KSCS

P16 Biology theory and practical work

Throughout the course students are required to handle living organisms and dissect dead organisms. We talk about the ethics behind these activities and respectful treatment of organisms.

We also cover topics such as extinction and conservation, debating questions such as ‘Is it right to make pathogenic species extinct?’ and ‘Should extinct animals be genetically engineered to return (the Quagga/Jurassic Park), or re-introduced (wolves and beavers)’ as well as biological pest control and vaccination.

Involving

Post 16 Biology students

Aspect of SMSC

Spiritual Development
Moral Development
Social Development

Reason for event

Provided ‘hands on’ experience of biological techniques.

Raised their understanding of the impact humans have on nature.

Taught respectful treatment of other species

Training to question what they know and form an opinion based on valid data as well as emotional reasoning.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)