Welcome to Religious Education
Head of Department: Mrs Laura Maw
Religious Education is an intrinsic part of the life of our school. We aim to provide the pupils with an opportunity to reflect upon questions about life and its purpose following the values that are based on the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Religious Education Curriculum is rigorous, progressive and challenging.
Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE course in Years 10 where they study religion and life focusing on the following modules:
· Believing in God
· Matters of life and death
· Marriage and Family life
· Religion and community cohesion.
In year 11 pupils study Catholic Christianity focusing on the following modules:
· Beliefs and Values
· Community and tradition
· Worship and Celebration
· Living the Christian life
In Sixth Form, pupils study a general RE curriculum where pupils have the opportunity to explore religious moral and
philosophical topics alongside developing key learning skills and talents. Pupils can also opt to follow the Edexcel AS
and A2 course in Religious Studies, studying John’s Gospel and Religious Ethics. At AS modules include:
· The origins of the Fourth Gospel and authorship
· The role of women
· Ego Eimi
· Signs in the Fourth Gospel
· Situation ethics
· Religion and Morality
At A2 topics include:
· Purposes and characteristics of the Fourth Gospel
· The Prologue
· Passion death and Resurrection
· Natural Moral Law
· Kant’s Deontology
· Virtue Ethics
· Critiques of the relationship between religion and morality.
In addition to this, opportunities will be available for pupils in all years to participate in and share responsibility for Liturgy, Days of Recollection, Talks by Visiting Speakers and Retreats.