Religious Education

Religious Education

Faculty of Religious Education


Miss D Williams - Head of Faculty

Mr D O'Sullivan

Mrs H Scoular

Mr M Sanders

Miss Kenwright

Mrs S Johnson

Mrs K Soulsby


St Peter's RC High School is a community founded on mutual love and care for the individual in which the Faith of the Church underpins all our activities. Religious Education ensures each pupil has an equal opportunity to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, and to make a positive contribution to community cohesion in a multi-faith society.


Our aim is that all pupils will be able to:

  • Become religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect spiritually and think ethically and theologically.
  • Think critically and relate the knowledge gained in religious education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum and their lives in the wider community.
  • Have greater awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities and be aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life, in order to respect and understand others.


KS3 Curriculum 2019-2020


Years 7 & 8

In Years 7 and 8 pupils study topics following the requirements of the Religious Education Directory for Catholic Schools. They also undertake a programme of study called spirituality which focuses on how pupils are called by God to be active citizens. The topics follow the themes of REflect, REact and REspond in which pupils develop their vocation, their relationships with each other and Gods creation and work within the local and global community. 

Y7 and 8 Curriculum Topics


KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020


Years 9, 10 & 11

In Years 9, 10 and 11 pupils will follow the Welsh Board EDUQAS GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Course and will study the following three Components:

Component 1

Foundational Catholic Theology

Pupils will study:

1: Origins and Meaning

2: Good and Evil


Component 2

Applied Catholic Theology

Pupils will study:

1: Life and Death

2: Sin and Forgiveness



Component 3

Study of Judaism

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.


Assessment: This is a linear qualification in which all assessments must be taken at the end of the course in Year 11. Summer 2018 will be the first assessment opportunity for this new exam.


Method of Assessment

Percentage of qualification


Foundational Catholic Theology


Written examination: 1½ hours


37.5% of qualification


90 marks (plus 6 for spelling, punctuation and grammar)

Applied Catholic Theology


Written examination: 1½ hours


37.5% of qualification


90 marks (plus 6 for spelling, punctuation and grammar)

Study of a World Faith: Judaism

Written examination: 1 hour

25% of qualification


60 marks



Religious Education in the Community

In addition to classroom work, every RE class has a class Mass at least once a year. The school chaplains also deliver services for specific festivals during the liturgical year, including Christmas and Easter.

All Year 7 and 8 students have a day retreat in school delivered by Just Youth. Retreats are an opportunity to bond with peers, to understand how to become a school community and to reflect on their own spirituality. We also take groups of students to residential retreats, most recently to Savio House.

Throughout the year there are educational trips to local places of worship of various faiths, to develop an awareness and appreciation of how others worship.