Philosophy

In Years 4 to 6 pupils at Falcons School for Girls begin to study Philosophy. These philosophical enquiry lessons are facilitated by a Philosophy Specialist Teacher from the Philosophy Foundation.

During these lessons pupils are invited to engage with timeless philosophical questions about the nature of reality, the limits of knowledge, and what we should or shouldn’t do in the world. The pupils are presented with a stimulus (often a story, thought experiment, or game) and then a dialogue is facilitated among the pupils around questions that arise from the stimulus. For example, the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper (an Aesop fable) might lead to a discussion about the idea of fairness and how it relates to what we deserve and what we need, and the question ‘can we help people more by not helping them?’

The aim of the enquiries is to encourage critical reflection, collaborative discussion, and a questioning attitude towards the world which pupils can apply throughout their schooling and the rest of their lives.

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Rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI in March 2020

“Pupils display exceptional attitudes towards learning”

“Pupils are highly proficient communicators for their age”

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