Religious Education

Religious Education Curriculum Intent

The RE dept is built around the instruction we are given at the end of Mass – to ‘Go in peace, glorifying the Lord ’ – We  believe that this is our mission to enable students to live through their beliefs in today society.  The RE dept nurtures and encourages reflective young people, they will have grown because of the wealth of experiences and opportunities that we provide for them.

It is our intention that in RE students will:

  • build knowledge and understanding a variety of religion belief
  • develop a range of analytical skills when interpreting a range of sources of wisdom 
  • expand their speaking and listening skills
  • enable students to deal with the ‘big questions’ that are presented in society today

Overview and Learning experience

KS3 Programme of Study

In KS3 we plant the seed of interest and wonder as we take them through a liturgical, sacramental and Christ-centred journey to prepare them for KS4 – the content of which addresses head-on the issues of today’s world within the context of the Catholic Church and the life of Jesus Christ.  The programme of study is based on   ‘The Religious Education Curriculum Directory’.  The Scheme enables our students to develop knowledge and understanding of the four areas set out by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales – Revelation, The Church, Celebration and Life in Christ.

For more information please click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to download the directory. http://www.catholiceducation.org.uk/schools/religious-education

Y7

Y8

Community

Mystery of the Eucharist

Revelation and Faith

The Paschal Mystery

God’s promises fulfilled

The Gospels

The Saviour

Mission of the Church

Sacraments

Morality and conscience

Other Faiths

Dialogue with other faiths

Homework and Independent Study

Homework is set weekly by the classroom teacher. Where appropriate teachers will communicate tasks and deadlines using ‘Microsoft Teams’ and the student planner. 

KS4 Programme of study                                                                                                                                                   EDUQAS specification in Religious Studies Route B – Fundamental Catholic Theology, Applied Catholic Theology and Judaism.                                                                                                                                              There will be many opportunities for ‘student-centred’ learning involving independent research and the opportunity to develop informed viewpoints.                                                                                                              * You will learn about the teachings of Judaism the Catholic Church and be able to support this with sources of wisdom                                                                                                                                                               * You will develop the skill of evaluation through class discussion and focused written responses                              * You will improve your analysis skills through learning to examine ethical issues in detail                                * You will need to analyse and critique arguments studied in order to assess the validity of an argument The course is assessed at the end of Year 11 with three written exams.

GCSE Overview

Terms

Y9 

Y10 

Y11 Revision

Advent

Judaism Beliefs and teachings

Good and Evil

Origins and meanings

Good and Evil

 

 

Life and Death

Sin and forgiveness

Lent

Judaism Practices

Life and Death

Judaism Beliefs and teachings

Judaism Practices

 

 

Review/Revision

Pentecost

Origins and Meanings/RSE

Sin and Forgiveness

Review/Revision

 

 

 

Homework and Independent Study

Homework is set weekly by the classroom teacher. Where appropriate teachers will communicate tasks and deadlines using student work booklets ‘Microsoft Teams’ and the student planner.  This will be reviewed in the classroom in order to build student revision skills and support them in preparation for exam at the end of Y11.

KS5 Programme of study

Eduqas Religious Studies A Level with the study of Christianity

The course develops a students’ interest and enthusiasm for religion and its relation to the wider world. It is an academic discipline developing knowledge, understanding and evaluation skills which enable the student to reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes.

Component 1: A Study of Religion: This component offers the choice of the study of one religion which is Christianity.                                                                                                                                                                             There will be four themes: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts and religious life; significant social and historical developments in religious thought; religious practices and religious identity. Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.  Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification                                                                                  

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion                                                                                                                       There will be four themes within this component: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language. Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification. Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification

Component 3: Religion and Ethics                                                                                                                             There will be four themes within this component: ethical thought; deontological ethics; teleological ethics; determinism and free will. Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification. Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification

The Eduqas A level in Religious Studies encourages learners to:

  • develop their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world • develop knowledge and understanding appropriate to a study of religion                                                           • develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals specialist, communities and societies                                                                                                                             • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion                                                                 • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study.

 A level Religious Studies is designed to enable learners to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a study of religion and its place in the wider world.

Homework and Independent Study

Homework is set weekly by the classroom teacher. Where appropriate teachers will communicate tasks and deadlines using student work booklets ‘Microsoft Teams’ and the student planner.  This will be reviewed in the classroom in order to build student revision skills and support them in preparation for exam at the end of Y13.

KS5 Core RE Programme of study

All 6th form students who are not taking the RS A level we provide a programme of study in line with the Religious Education Curriculum directory as required by the Catholic Education Service. Our intent is to raise awareness of social issues in the context of faith and responsibility.  Student will develop a range of knowledge, understanding and skills  which will support there other area of study and prepare them for their place as a responsible member of society, encouraging students to:                                                                     • develop their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world                                     • develop an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies                                                                                                                                                                                         • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion                                                                         • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions