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Religious Education

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths." – Muhammad Ali re

We are a dynamic and exciting department where not only do we teach our students to love to learn but also we try to do so much more. We want all our students to learn to love and our ultimate goal is to be ready to meet their maker whenever that time comes. We seek to offer religious perspectives on the issues that matter to their own lives and to the wider worldwide community. In our teaching we hope to develop every student to consider their own faith and to grow in awareness of a religious and Christian dimension within their lives.

At the centre of all topics that we study are the fundamental questions of life. To be able to make informed opinions about such matters students are encouraged to gain knowledge, to develop their understanding and then to support their views with reasoned argument and a variety of evidence. The very nature of our subject means that we deal with the most contentious and difficult issues in society, issues of faith and issues of tradition and culture. While our department concentrates and expounds the teaching of Catholicism we also must look outwards. We examine and consider other faiths to see what insights they may give in our personal searches for meaning and to understand our society and our world in a complete and deeper manner.

Religious Education develops important life and spiritual skills but as an academic subject we concentrate on the skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation. At A level these skills are further enhanced by looking at the skills of relevance and critical analysis of theological and philosophical theories. We also teach students about the following religions during KS3:
Yr 7 – Sikhism and Buddhism
Yr 8 – Hinduism and Judaism
Yr 9 – Islam

Religious Education offers many transferable skills which many students can use in a wide range of subject areas and in life. In addition the subject offers many opportunities for students to develop and show their own personal learning and thinking skills that they have gained in other subject areas. Discussion and debating skills are just one skill that is used in many lessons that can be used elsewhere in other areas of school. There are also opportunities for students to put their knowledge and efforts into practice within their church or to support the wider local community where they live. Students are encouraged to get active within the world because it is only through spiritual and personal actions that they ultimately will show the full effects of what they have learnt in the classroom.