Religious Education

  • Ms C Delaney (Deputy Principal and RE Teacher)
  • Mrs  H Inniss (Acting Subject Leader for RE)
  • Ms P John Baptiste (Mentoring and Guidance Co-ordinator, RE Teacher)
  • Mr J Fernandes (Teacher of RE and Spirituality Lead) 
  •  Mr E Petrie (Associate Assistant Principal, RE and History Teacher)    


Religious Education at Bonus Pastor

Religious Education is one of the core subjects at the College, alongside English, Maths and Science. 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 given the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and the big decisions that they are facing. We aim to ensure all students are challenged to learn about and learn from Catholic Christianity through a lively and thorough analysis of the effects of the Roman Catholic tradition on different aspects of Christian lifestyle and practice. The GCSE specification at Key Stage 4 and the schemes of work at KS3 conform to the requirements laid down by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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Religious Education at KS3:

RE is compulsory for all Key Stage 3 students and they receive four lessons over a fortnight. 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 and learning in Religious Education. They will have to think in a deeper way and look for meanings that are not immediately obvious. They will explore 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’.

Homework consists of varied weekly tasks which support what they are learning in each unit.


Religious Education at KS4:

As a Catholic school, GCSE RE is a compulsory for all. Students will be studying for the Edexcel Specification A - Catholic Christianity. In addition to this, students will study a second faith, Judaism, in depth, as well as exploring a range of philosophical and ethical issues. This course consists of three papers which will be examined in in the summer of Year 11.

More detail can be found out about GCSE on the subpage 


Enrichment and Extra Curricular:

Student have the opportunity to be part of the Youth Chaplaincy team, where they take a lead role in the spiritual life of the school, assisting with liturgies, charity work and leading student and staff prayers.

Each year, Year 7 and 9 students will attend a spiritual retreat where they have time to reflect on their relationship with God and with each other.

Students also have the opportunity to attend our annual pilgrimage to Rome, where they will visit the Vatican as well as many other churches and sites of religious and historical significance.

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For more details please email our Head of Department Mrs Inniss -