Religious Education

General Information

As a Catholic School, Christ the King’ Catholic Voluntary Academy’s teaching of Religious Education does not follow the same programme as other state schools. Instead, our R.E. teaching is assessed by the Diocese of Nottingham and our programme allows for deeper study of the Catholic Church.

The scheme of work studied at Key Stage 3 is very varied, as we follow the people of God framework of study in line with the Diocese of Nottingham. Students learn about many aspects of the Catholic Church teachings and what it means to belong to the Catholic Church. There is also time for students to reflect on their own beliefs and how these impact upon their lives. In addition to this, students will also study aspects of world religions throughout the years in Key Stage 3

In the Sixth Form students can choose to study A level Philosophy, Ethics and Christianity, whilst also studying a general RE course covering topics such as Human Rights, Fair-trade, and Poverty.

R.E. gives students the opportunity to explore everyday matters in a spiritual and nurturing environment. It deepens respect for others and encourages our students to support each other through difficult times. For many students it is one of their best outlets for challenging thoughts leading to personal growth.

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key stage 3 pupils study the Nature of God, the Mass, the Person Jesus, prayer, miracles, discipleship, moral issues, the sacraments, the church community and world religions. All units are assessed in line with the Curriculum Directory levels of attainment within the Nottingham Diocese.

Key Stage 4

All of our students are entered for GCSE in Religious Studies. We follow the OCR Religious Studies Specification B. Philosophy and Ethics in Christianity.  For further information contact the RE Department.  Assessment is through completion of two exam papers, with a possibility of achieving an A* -G pass grade.

Y9 and Y10 will follow the new Eduqas GCSE which studies Philosophy and Ethics through Catholic Christianity and Judaism.  Assessment is through the completion of three exam papers, with the possibility of achieving a level 1-9.

Key Stage 5

Current year 13 are studying the OCR A Level course which moves away from the traditional areas of study at GCSE and introduces students to two new areas of study, Religious Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.

Year 12 will study the new Eduqas A Level course which moves away from the traditional areas of study at GCSE and introduces students to three areas of study, Religious Ethics, Philosophy of Religion and the Study of a Religion, focused on Christianity.

All 6th form students study the General RE programe, which looks at topical issues in the light of different faith, through research and discussion.