Religion

Key Stage 3 Religious Studies

In key stage 3 students have 5 lessons per fortnight:

Year 8

Fully Alive 1

In Year 8, pupils study the following topics:

  • New Beginnings

  • The Bible

  • Sacraments

  • Life and Ministry of Jesus

  • Parables

  • Holy Week

  • Mary

  • The Eucharist

Year 9

Fully Alive 2

In Year 9, pupils study the following topics:

  • New Beginnings

  • Caring For The Earth

  • Morality

  • Advent and Christmas

  • Different Churches

  • Christianity Today

  • Holy Week

  • Judaism

Key Stage 4 Religious Studies

Unit 2 or 5 in year 11 - 50% of GCSE

Unit 6 in year 12 - 50% of GCSE

GCSE Religious Studies

Unit 2(a) Christian church With a Focus on the Catholic Church

Unit 5 Christianity Through a Study of the Gospel of Mark

Unit 6 An introduction to Christian Ethics

A Level

Unit AS1 An introduction to the Gospel of Luke

Unit AS7 Foundations of Ethics

Unit A21 Themes in the Synoptic Gospels

Unit A27 Global Ethics

Department Staff

Mrs Kearney (HOD)
Mrs Hughes
Mrs McGinn

Mrs Nowaski

Mr Magee

Miss Digney

Mrs Barry

Mrs McCaughey

Miss McCann

Year 10

  • I Am Valuable

  • Death and afterlife

  • Advent and Christmas

  • Miracle Stories

  • Justice and Human Rights

  • Islam

  • Holy Week

  • Background to Mark’s Gospel

Extra-Curricular Provision

Pope John Paul Award

Participation in parish services and activities

Participation in Liturgy Committee

Participation in SVDP Society

Facilities & Resources

School Oratory

School Chaplain Fr Tony Corr

Careers Information

A Level RE is an academic subject recognised by all universities and is accepted as part of the entry requirements for most undergraduate courses

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