Within these pages you will find lots of information about the subject and how the department operates.
If you have any queries regarding RE please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Head of RE
All pupils study Religious Education as a core subject. We seek to support our pupils spiritually on life’s journey as they learn about Christ, his teachings and Church. Pupils are encouraged to analyse and evaluate their own beliefs, attitudes, values and opinions in order to develop academically, spiritually, socially, morally and emotionally.
In Year 7 pupils follow the Religious Education Directory for Catholic schools, colleges and academies in England and Wales. This year provides the theological foundations of Catholicism. The focus is on God’s revelation and salvation history. The topics covered are:
Pupils follow The Truth which consists of the following topics.
Pupils start the Year by following The Life which consists of the topic areas listed below.
Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies course pathway A. Pupils sit three exams the weightings of which are detailed below. Year 10 current focuses on Judaism and Catholic Christianity, whilst Year 11 focuses on completion of the Catholic Christianity unit and Catholic philosophy and ethics.
Firstly pupils study the Judaism unit the Catholic Christianity unit in Year 10 and the Catholic philosophy unit in Year 11. This programme of study is, as now, interspersed with exam technique, assessment and some revision.
Area of study 1 – Catholic Christianity (50%)
Area of study 2 – Judaism (25%)
Area of study 3 – Catholic philosophy and ethics (25%)
Further details on the course, including specification and past papers, can be found at: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/religious-studies-a-2016.html
All pupils in Sixth Form work towards the EPQ qualification taught in one hour a week. This is a research project with a moral and ethical dimension. This involves them choosing an area of independent study which they focus on to produce a dissertation and a presentation on the process of their study. The qualification prepares for Higher Education and future employment as pupils take ownership of their organisation and problem-solving to arrive at a finished piece of work.