Religious Education


Religious Education

Faculty of Religious Education


Staff

Mrs M Tomlinson - Head of Faculty

Mr D O'Sullivan

 

 

 

Mrs S Johnson

Mr M Sanders

Miss H Wolstenholme

Ethos

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.

Aims

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 2017-2018


 

Year 7

In year 7 Religious Education (RE) is taught using 'The Way' scheme of work. Students discover theology, a new way of thinking about what they learn in RE. They learn to think in a deeper way and look for meanings that are not immediately obvious.

YEAR 7 RE CURRICULUM TOPICS

Year 8

In Year 8, Religious Education is taught using 'The Truth' scheme of work. Students learn to think deeply and understand events that took place two thousand years ago, yet are still celebrated throughout the world today.

YEAR 8 RE CURRICULUM TOPICS

 


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018


 

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.

Component

Method of Assessment

Percentage of qualification

Marks

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.