Empathetic Year 7 students might…

  • listen to others in pairs and small groups
  • demonstrate their listening skills by asking the speaker questions
  • recognise the difference between right and wrong
  • demonstrate that they are becoming aware that other people may have different ideas and beliefs and come from different backgrounds

Empathetic Year 8 students might…

  • listen to the ideas of others and reinterpret them using positive language
  • seek to help others and willingly participate in group activities
  • have a sense of justice and rationalise why change is necessary
  • recognise that others may have different ideas and beliefs and are prepared to listen and change their mind based on others’ ideas
  • show an interest in people from other backgrounds and cultures

Empathetic Year 9 students might…

  • recognise the role of others in the development of ideas
  • comfortably work with others to meet needs
  • begin to understand human rights
  • take an objective view of different ideas and beliefs
  • become more receptive to different ideas and beliefs based on others’ arguments
  • appreciate the benefit of knowing, and working with, people from other cultures

Empathetic Year 10 and Year 11 students might…

  • tailor what they say to meet their audience
  • develop critical opinions on global issues
  • adjust to situations to fit belief systems
  • have a strong sense of their place in the world
  • appreciate the benefits of a diverse community
  • evaluate the arguments of others and are willing to change beliefs, ideas or behaviours based on their evaluation
  • evaluate cultural perspectives by drawing on the views of people from other cultures and backgrounds

Empathetic Year 12 and Year 13 students might…

  • develop others in a group by putting them in new and unfamiliar situations
  • know to whom to assign different roles in order to complete a task based on others’ strengths and experience
  • take proactive and direct action to help the wider community
  • analyse how different circumstances, belief systems and emotions influence events
  • seek out the arguments of others in order to reflect on their understanding and ideas and modify them based on critical reflection
  • take a considered global stance when approaching new ideas