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Religious Education

Intent Statement

We share and promote the vision for Religious Education articulated by the Religious Education Curriculum directory. We aspire to form students that are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in their everyday life and feel empowered to shape and enrich our world by carrying this with them into the wider world, sharing St Paul’s teaching: “there is nothing love cannot face” 1 Corinthians 13:7. We aim to achieve this through the promotion of our mission statement, our core values, and the understanding that we are all: “a masterpiece of God’s creation”. Ephesians 2:10

The RE department has a true commitment to ensure that all our students flourish academically and grow spiritually while developing their God given talents.

We instill an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church and work to develop an attitude of tolerance and understanding of other religions, races, and ways of life.

Students become religiously literate as they develop the knowledge and skills to prepare them for adult life and the working world so they can make a positive contribution to society, echoing Pope Francis’ words: “I encourage you to not be afraid to dream, to have great ideals, to be builders of hope”.

Explore the Religious Education Learning Journey


Religious Education


Mrs Stewart (Head of Department)
Mr Wilson
Miss Kennedy
Mr Harris (Progress Leader Year 9)
Mr Kilburn (School Chaplain)

Course Outline

Foundational Catholic Theology students study two themes, Origins and Meaning and Good and Evil.

Applied Catholic Theology students study a further two themes, Life and Death and Sin and Forgiveness.

In the Judaism module students study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.

There is no coursework element to the Religious Education GCSE.

Students develop knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism. They also develop the ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of the subject. Religious Education also challenges students to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and contributes to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community.



Foundational Catholic Theology – 100% Examination
June of Year 11 – 37.5% of final mark

Applied Catholic Theology – 100% Examination
June of Year 11 – 37.5% of final mark

Judaism – 100% Examination
June of Year 11 – 25% of final mark


Higher Education Courses/Careers


Sixth Form: GCE A Level Philosophy and Ethics GCE A Level Sociology GCE A Level Theology

Religious Education can be studied with a variety of other subjects at University.

Careers where this course may be useful are youth and community work, counselling, law, journalism, local government, the charity
sector, librarian, minister of religion, social work and teaching.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.


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