Head of Religious Education
Mr D Bayliss
Teachers of Religious Education
Ms S Doyle
MS K D'Angelo
Introduction to Religious Education
Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the example of Jesus Christ and under the patronage of St. Catherine of Sienna the Faculty of Religious Education aims to equip each pupil with the skills to succeed in life.
Pupils are challenged to become the best possible version of them self both academically and personally, we believe in holistically developing our young pupils to become motivated learners, philosophers, who embrace challenges, learn from mistakes and ultimately know how they can develop their understanding.
From the foundation of a strong Catholic faith and ethos we serve in order to lead our pupils to achieve whilst developing a love of all races and faiths, a love of learning, a love of others and a love of one’s self.
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16
Years 7 and 8
In KS3 pupils follow a curriculum that addresses the basics of belief, predominately in Catholicism, but also looking at the other Abrahamic religions; addressing why we believe in God, what we believe about God and the world around us, the history of these religions and how a belief in God affects believers. This provides the foundation for greater in depth study at GCSE.
Years 9 to 11
In year 9 all pupils start to follow the WJEC Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies Route B. This involves a study of three topics: Foundation Catholic Theology (with a focus on Origins & Meaning and Good & Evil), Applied Catholic Theology (looking at Life & Death and Sin & Forgiveness) and finally a study of the teachings and practices of Judaism.
GCSE Qualifications Offered
WJEC Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies Route B