Welcome to Religious Education
Religious Education is at the Core of our School – As a Catholic School we believe that Christ is at the centre of all that we do. Religious Education gives us the opportunity to explore this specifically. We follow Diocesan requirements and teach according to the Bishop’s Directory for Religious Education. The Department consists of seven specialist Catholic RE teachers with many years experience between them.
We aim to develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity, along with other religions in our society. The subject focuses on Ethical and Philosophical approaches to life and develops skills of analysis, discernment and evaluation. Through this we encourage students to think deeply and develop their faith and their personal response to important life issues.
What We Teach
At Key Stage 3 :
We follow a Scheme of Work that ensures that the Catholic Curriculum Directory is fully covered. The Scheme follows the Diocesan recommended “Icons” syllabus
At Key Stage 4 :
All students study RE to GCSE level. The majority of students follow OCR Syllabus B (Philosophy and Ethics), with a small number following WJEC Syllabus B. Both are taught with a focus on Christianity in general and Catholic Christianity specifically.
At Key Stage 5 :
All students take a Core RE course for one hour a week. This is a non-exam course which allows students to discuss and debate various ethical, philosophical and religious issues to enhance their studies. We also offer an A Level course in Philosophy and Ethics (OCR Religious Studies Papers 1 and 2)