Welcome to the RE Department

Introduction

RE is taught by six specialist RE teachers:

  • Mr Bowden:  Head of Department
  • Mrs Burns:  Lead Teacher
  • Mrs Hunt
  • Mr Crompton
  • Mrs Woolley
  • Mrs Town

Two Catholic non- specialists teachers teach at KS3:

  • Mr Wormald Head of Year 10
  • Mrs Cambell Head of Year 8

Pupils have RE for 3x 50 minutes a week which is 10% of their timetable

RE is taught in its own purpose built suite of five classrooms with the RE office and store room on the same landing.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summative assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9

 

 

 

 

Catholic Christianity: Existence of God

Catholic Christianity: Relationships and Families in the 21st Century

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Catholic Beliefs and teachings

Catholic Practices

Catholic Sources of Wisdom and authority

Catholic Forms of expression and Ways of Life

Judaism: Beliefs and teachings

Judaism: Beliefs and teachings

Year 11

Judaism: Practices

Judaism: Practices

Revision

Revision

 

 

 

Summative assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

Year 11

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

 

 

The exam board is EDEXCEL

The course will consist of:

  • Paper 1  (1 X 1hr 45 minute exam) 50% of final GCSE grade.
  • Paper 2 (1x 50 minute exam) 25% of final GCSE grade
  • Paper 3 1x 50 minute exam) 25% of final GCSE grade

The current (9-1) specification covers the following topics at GCSE level:

  • Catholic Beliefs and teachings
  • Catholic Practices
  • Catholic Sources of Wisdom and authority
  • Catholic Forms of expression and Ways of Life
  • Judaism: Beliefs and teachings
  • Judaism: Practices
  • Catholic Christianity: Existence of God
  • Catholic Christianity: Relationships and Families in the 21st Century

Link to specifications

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Religious%20Studies/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-Religious-Studies-A-June-2016-Draft-4.pdf


Revision web sites or in school resources

  • Edexcel OXFORD  Revision Guide January 2018 publication
  • GCSE POD
  • GCSE Catholic Christianity Kerboodle

Where does it lead

Pupils who study RE can progress to careers in teaching, law, charity administration, social work, Theology


What our students and parents say

The following is from the 2017 departmental review parental opinion section.

  • Their children enjoy their RE lessons, they are fun not boring.
  • Their children are valued by the RE staff.
  • RE staff foster an open, safe environment that encourages discussion and opinion.
  • RE for their children is about engaging in real life issues that they can evaluate against their faith and the teaching of the Catholic Church, not just about praying.
  • RE lessons make their children think and question, there are philosophical debates that take place in lessons and follow on at home.