KEY STAGE 3
The RE course is designed to fulfil the requirements of the Catholic Curriculum Directory for Religious Education.
An introduction to the basis of the Catholic faith by allowing students to learn about Christian beliefs about God, Covenant, the early life of Jesus, Parables and Sacraments. There is also a unit of work on Hinduism.
A study of the influence of faith on the lives of Christians, an in-depth unit of work on the Church and the difference between denominations, and exploration of the concepts of forgiveness and justice, culminating in a unit of work on Islam.
A topical approach to Christian Ethics, allowing students to look at how Christian beliefs can be practically applied to real world situations. The topics studied are: Prejudice, Attitudes to drugs, the role of family, attitudes to sex and relationships, war, medical ethics and poverty. In-line with the rest of KS3 students will study another religion in depth: Judaism.
KEY STAGE 4
Students follow the Eduqas Route B GCSE Religious Studies course. They are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the influence of religion on individuals, communities and societies to support their responses using appropriate knowledge and understanding of key sources of wisdom and sacred texts.
KS3: 2 hours (Y7 & Y8)
1 hours (Y9) (which includes PSHCE)
KS4: 3 hours (Y10), 2 hours (Y11)
Paper 1: (37.5%) Written exam – 1.5 hours
Fundamental Catholic Theology (Theme 1: Origins and Meaning Theme 2: Good and Evil) –
studied in Y10, examined in Y11.
Paper 2: (37.5%) Written exam – 1.5 hours
Applied Catholic Theology (Theme 3: Life and Death Theme 4: Sin and Forgiveness) studied -and examined in Y11 (1hr 30mins).
Paper 3: (25%) Written paper – 1 hour
Judaism – studied from February of Y9 to Y11, examined in Y11.
Students must know, understand and express common and divergent views and the basis for beliefs, teachings and practices. References to relevant sources of wisdom and authority are expected, including scripture and/or sacred texts.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Mr. M. Jones