Religious Education

YEAR 7

TERM 1

  • The school Badge
  • The school Mission Statement
  • The living church. About Belonging
  • The Church as the community of believers local and universal
  • that finds its identity in Jesus Christ
  • that finds its identity in the sacraments of initiation
  • that finds its identity in celebration of the Word made flesh

TERM 2

  • Christ the light
  • Easter puts faith in Jesus at the heart of Christian life
  • Jesus and Saviour
  • in the celebration of Holy Week and Easter
  • in the call for the church to live as Easter people
  • in the call to change
  • by making a place for prayer
  • relationship with God in prayer
  • Other Faiths
  • Hinduism : belief in Brahman, the Supreme Being

TERM 3

  • Becoming fully human
  • Each unique and distinctive person
  • becomes fully human through
  • the search for meaning and in asking 'Who am I?'
  • the Church in building community in Jesus
  • the Eucharist, the sacrament of life and communion

YEAR 8

AUTUMN TERM

Life Times

  • In a Time and a Place
  • Making History
  • A Sense of Vocation
  • A Lifetime's Work
  • Back to the Future

SPRING TERM

Living History

  • The People of God
  • In Search of Wholeness
  • Saviour of the World
  • People of Spirit and Truth
  • Churches Together

SUMMER TERM

Here in this Place

  • A Place for Everyone
  • A Sacred Place
  • A Place of Hopes and Dreams
  • A Place for Saints
  • Judaism

YEAR 9

Pupils follow the 'Icons' scheme i.e.

  • Pilgrimage
  • The Challenge of Time/Change
  • Change in the Church
  • Prayer - Prayer in today's society
  • Advent and Christmas
  • Transforming Power of Jesus - Life Changing Events
  • Love
  • Sacrifice / Easter - The Mass
  • Resurrection
  • Islam (Project). This unit will be research based and peer assessed.

GCSE

Pupils will need access to a Bible throughout this GCSE course. These are always available at school but for parents wanting to purchase a Bible, a "Good News Bible" is recommended. A useful text book which covers much of the GCSE course is "Dimensions of Christianity" by Sister Anne Burke, published by Kevin Mayhew.

TERM 1

  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Places of Worship
  • Eucharist
  • Pilgrimage
  • Mary, Mother of God

Major rites of the Church ~ Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation

Pilgrimage ~ meaning and purpose. Places of pilgrimage. Advent and Christmas

TERM 2

  • Morality
  • Sin
  • Abortion
  • Lent, Holy Week, Easter
  • Capital Punishment.
  • Baptism

TERM 3

  • Pentecost
  • Roman Catholics & Social Justice
  • Personal/Communal Response to Poverty/CAFOD
  • Euthanasia
  • Just War
  • Environment

TERM 4

  • Sexuality/Contraception/Marriage
  • Roman Catholic Funeral/Burial Rites/Life After Death
  • Authority
  • Catholic Education
  • Cesarea Philipppi Incident Transfiguration
  • Cosmology
  • Suffering and Evil