RE

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader:        Ms I. Pugh

Subject Teachers:    Mr C. Tamale
                                   Miss S. Yiannakas
                                   Ms M. Hartigan
                                   Miss B. Buffone
                                   Miss K. Fraser

Aims

The aim of the Religious Education department is to give all students a good quality religious education which is enjoyable and enables them to develop their knowledge, understanding, and evaluative skills, as well as foster their spiritual development. Our aim is that each student’s experience of Religious Education should help them to know that they are uniquely created by God with special gifts and talents. We aim to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their faith, and come to a greater understanding of the search for meaning in their own lives, as well as a greater appreciation of meaning in the lives of others. We aim to encourage and affirm students, and to enable them to be successful and achieve high standards.

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 our students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and have three teaching periods of RE each week. Our curriculum is based on the Bishops’ Curriculum Directory and we study 6 modules in each year. Students are regularly assessed at the end of each module, as well as end of year exams.

Course Outline:

Year 7

Belonging, Sacraments/Initiation, Advent/Christmas, The Bible and Prayer, Jesus, Hinduism.

Year 8

Creation, Covenant, The Mass, Easter, Pilgrimage, Judaism.

Year 9

Prophecy, Martin Luther King, Ultimate Questions, Conscience, Islam, Introduction to GCSE.

Additional Information/Extra:

There are enrichment trips that happen throughout the year. In the Past pupils have visited St. Monica’s Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. George Church.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 we study the Edexcel Catholic Christianity GCSE Course, Unit 10 (Catholic Christianity) and Unit 3 (Religion and Life based on a study of Catholic Christianity.) Teaching groups are form based and have three teaching periods of RE in Year 10 and in Year 11. In each year we study 4 modules:

Year 10

Unit 10
Beliefs and Values
Community and Tradition
Worship and Celebration
Living the Christian Life

Year 11

Unit 3
Believing in God
Matters of Life and Death
Marriage and the Family
Religion and Community Cohesion

Assessment:

There is no coursework. All candidates will be assessed on exam only. Each exam lasts 1.5 hours:

2 Written exams in summer term of Year 11 – Unit 10 (worth 50% of exam) Unit 3 (worth 50% of exam).

Pupils will also sit a Mock exam in Year 10 and in Year 11.

Textbooks:

Textbooks are provided by the school for pupils to use in the classroom. There is also a revision book which can be ordered through the Religious Education department in St. Anne’s.

Trips & Extra Curricular Activities

Pupils in Year 10 visit St. Monica’s church.