Religious Education

Experiencing Catholicism in Today’s World

In today’s multi-cultural society, issues of religious understanding and tolerance are more important than ever, and Religious Education has a vital role to play for our students’ personal development.  Students learn to develop their own interpretation of their Catholic faith, challenging the society around them and their place in it.

Our Approach

Religious Education is one of the core subjects at the College, alongside English, Maths and Science. Our Department’s strong results have improved year on year.  Students enjoy RE lessons and come to a deeper knowledge, understanding and love of the Word of God as revealed in Scriptures and the teaching of the Church.

Students are also given the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and the big decisions that they are facing.  The Department aims are to ensure all students are extended and challenged to learn about and learn from Catholic Christianity through lively and thorough analysis of the effects of the Roman Catholic tradition on aspects of Christian lifestyle and behaviour.  The specification at KS4 and the schemes of work at KS3 conform to the requirements laid down by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Key Stage 3

At KS3 students follow the Curriculum Directory as laid down by the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales.   This is a challenging programme of study as students discover a new way of thinking about their learning in Religious Education.  They will have to think in a deeper way and look for meanings that are not immediately obvious.   They will have new ways of thinking about the Church as the ‘People of God’ and the ‘Body of Jesus Christ and understand why God calls all people to Himself and how to live out our lives following the teachings of ‘Love of Neighbour’.

Units of study covered in Year 7 are:

Units of study covered in Year 8 are:

Key Stage 4

At KS4 Students are studying from the Edexcel Specification A Catholic Christianity.  50% of this Specification covers Catholic Christianity,  25% covers Judaism and 25% covers Philosophy and Ethics.  Students will sit for 2 examinations at the end of Year 11.

Units of study covered in Catholic Christianity are:

Units of Study covered in Judaism are:

Units of Study covered in Philosophy and Ethics are: