Curriculum Religious Education

As a Catholic school, religious teachings run through all that we do.  We have a chapel and a chaplain and students regularly take part in prayers, mass, religious retreats and charitable activities.

A good grasp of RE and ethics is particularly useful to those students who wish to join the police force, become a nurse or a social worker.

Key Stage 3

Students follow the national curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Our GCSE course is split into two units which are studied over two years.  The first examines beliefs and sources of authority in Roman Catholicism, the second looks at tradition and Christian lifestyles and behaviour.  Assessment is via examinations only.  GCSE studies can begin in year 9, those students that attain a GCSE in year 10 will then complete the NOCN general RE course.

Key Stage 5

All students who attend our sixth form take part in our RE programme. The course is an hour a week and during that time students explore issues such as morality, faith, community, justice and world religions.

We offer an A Level in philosophy and ethics. Topics covered during this course include Ancient Greek influences on religion, medical ethics, war, free will and the nature of God.  Philosophy raises important questions about us and our place in the world. Assessment is via examination only.

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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH