We believe that the purpose of Religious Education is to develop young people’s knowledge, skills and understanding of their own faith, the faith of their community and the major faiths of the world. We enable students with skills to reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.

We are a staff of 5 members who share in the mission statement and gospel values of the school.
 
Religious Education is an important part of the spiritual and moral development of your daughter.

Self-awareness in religious studies includes pupils:

feeling confident about their own beliefs and identity and sharing them without fear of embarrassment or ridicule

developing a realistic and positive sense of their own religious, moral and spiritual ideas

recognising their own uniqueness as human beings and affirming their self-worth

becoming increasingly sensitive to the impact of their ideas and behaviour on other people.

Respect for all in religious studies includes pupils:

developing skills of listening and a willingness to learn from others, even when others’ views are different from their own

being ready to value difference and diversity for the common good

appreciating that some beliefs are not inclusive and considering the issues that this raises for individuals and society

being prepared to recognise and acknowledge their own bias

being sensitive to the feelings and ideas of others.

Open-mindedness in religious studies includes pupils:

being willing to learn and gain new understanding

engaging in argument or disagreeing reasonably and respectfully (without belittling or abusing others) about religious, moral and spiritual questions

being willing to go beyond surface impressions

distinguishing between opinions, viewpoints and beliefs in connection with issues of conviction and faith.

Appreciation and wonder in religious studies includes pupils:

developing their imagination and curiosity;

recognising that knowledge is bounded by mystery;

appreciating the sense of wonder at the world in which they live;

developing their capacity to respond to questions of meaning and purpose.

 
The department is situated in F1-5 (hub on the second floor of the new building). It has well equipped classrooms, and is excellently resourced with textbooks, artifacts, videos and computer software, and has five subject-specialist teachers.
 
From the beginning of year 7 students explore Catholic life of the school, community and their family. Students also explore other world religions in order to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of the multi- faith society in which they live.
Key Stage 3 - Modules
 
We start the course in year 9 to allow students to get a head start with their qualification. We study the following topics:
 
Year 10
 Year 11
Rights and Responsibilities
Environmental and medical issues
Peace and Conflict

Crime and punishment
 
Philosophy
 Ethics
Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion
Ethical theories
Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion
Applied ethical topics
Traditional arguments for the existence of God
Challenges to religious belief
 
Philosophy
 Ethics
Religious Language
Meta Ethics
Religious Experience
Free will and determinism
Revelation
Conscience
Life After Death
Virtue Ethics
Nature of God
Applied Ethics topics
Miracles
 
The department provides School RE drop in sessions every lunch time, also available is GCSE intervention.