Our Teaching staff
|Co-Heads of Department||Teaching Staff|
|Mrs E. Freeman & Mrs L. Pettett||Ms A. Benson Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator
Mrs P. Woodcock
Mrs S. Sultana
Mrs D. Cunningham (Assistant Head and School Chaplain)
- Religious Education aims to provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God and issues of right and wrong.
- It develops students understanding of Christianity and other religions.
- It challenges students to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of faith and ethics.
- It is our hope that students become religiously literate young women who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually, ethically and theologically and to be aware of the demands of religious commitment in today’s world.
Main skills developed in year 7/8/9
Investigation: knowing how to use a variety of sources in order to gather information;
Interpretation: the ability to draw meaning from artefacts, works of art, poetry and symbolism and the ability to suggest meanings of religious texts.
Reflection: the ability to reflect on feelings, experience, attitudes, beliefs, values, relationships, practices and ultimate questions.
Evaluation: the ability to debate issues of religious significance with reference to evidence, argument, opinion and statements of faith;
Brief outline of the content
Year 7: Community, Bible, Sacraments, Sikhism, Discipleship, Church History.
Year 8: Covenants, Islam, Morality, Paschal Mystery, Philosophy of Religion and the Existence of God, Human Dignity
Year 9: Roman catholic and Jewish belief: The nature of God, Covenant, Beliefs about the Messiah, The sanctity of Life, The afterlife.
Practices in Judaism: worship and the synagogue, Rituals, Daily Life and festivals Daily Life and festivals.
Students will study the Eduqas Route B Catholic Christianity
Component 1 - Foundation Catholic Theology 37.5%
· Origins and Meaning
· Good and Evil
Paper 1: 90 mins
Component 2 - Applied catholic Theology 37.5%
· Sin and Forgiveness
· Life and Death
Paper 2: 90 mins
Component 3 - Study of Judaism 25%
Beliefs and teachings
Paper 3: 60 mins
Exam board qualification and assessment information
Eduqas Route B Catholic Christianity. Pupils will be assessed over 3 papers. See above details
Some graduates of theology and philosophy follow careers in teaching, international relations, journalism or law
If you would like to find out more about the RE curriculum, please contact Mrs Freeman at: