Religious Education is a central aspect within the College as well as within the curriculum, with all pupils studying it at GCSE level. All sixth form students attend core RE and have the opportunity to study Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at A-Level. The Salesian ethos is embedded within the Religious Education Curriculum.
Mrs A Sweeney – Subject Leader
Mrs D Tomkins – 2nd in RE
Mr J Collins - Teacher of RE
Mrs Mathias – Teacher of RE / PPC
Miss Murphy – Teacher of REPPC
Mrs Jenkins – Teacher of RE (part time)
Initial content will be introductory and welcome to St John Bosco Arts College and our Salesian family
Term 1 Topics & Content: Belonging, Revelation, What is truth, Who is God? Who is Jesus?
Term 2 Topics & Content: What is the Kingdom of God? What are the signs of Catholic identity? Baptism. Eucharist
Term 3 Topics & Content: The Joys of Living as a Christian, Hinduism
Year 7 are also taught by one of our Salesian Sisters, Sr Anne Frances, Salesian Spirituality one lesson a fortnight.
Content in Year 8 will provide students with increased depth to their learning. Some content will be built up on from previous teaching which will offer different insights and possibilities to demonstrate to students that there are diverse ways of thinking. There is also new content introduced.
Term 1 Topics & Content: Promises, Covenant in the Old Testament
Term 2 Topics & Content: Forgiveness, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Lent, The Passion, The Easter Vigil
Term 3 Topics & Content: Social Justice, Cafod, Saints
Term 1: Where was God at 9/11, Problem of Evil, Islam, Islamaphobia
Term 2: Component 3 of GCSE – Philosophy and Ethics- Religious Teachings on Relationships and Families in the 21st Century; Marriage, Family Planning, Divorce, Equality of men and women
Term 3: Component 3 of GCSE – Philosophy and Ethics – Arguments for the Existence of God; Revelation, Miracles, Religious Experiences, The design and cosmological arguments, The Problem of suffering
Term 1: Paper 1 – Catholic Christianity - Forms of Expression and Ways of Life;Catholic Church Architecture and features, Sacred objects, Artwork, sculptures and statues, Drama and Music in worshipPractices; Sacraments, Liturgical Worship, The Funeral Rite, Prayer, Pilgrimage, Catholic Social Teaching
Term 2: Paper 1 –Catholic Christianity - Beliefs and Teachings; Trinity, Creation, Incarnation, The Paschal Mystery, Eschatology
Term 3: Paper 1 – Catholic Christianity - Sources of Wisdom and Authority; The Bible, Magisterium, Second Vatican Council, Church, Mary the Mother of God
Term 1: Paper 2 – Judaism – Beliefs and Teachings; The Messiah, The Covenant, The Mitzvot, Life After Death, Prayer,
Term 2: Paper 2 – Judaism – Practices; Shabbat, Festivals, The synagogue
Term 3: Revision and Exam Preparation
Edexcel Religious Studies
Qualification Details – Edexcel A-Level Religious Studies:
Paper 1: Philosophy
Paper 2: Ethics
Paper 3: New Testament Studies
Over the two years students will prepare for three A Level Papers:
Paper 1: Philosophy
All students will participate in 1 hour of Core RE a week.
Term 1: Body Image
Term 2: Salesian Spiritualty
Term 3: Faith Traditions in our city
Term 1: Capital Punishment
Term 2: The effects of War
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|Additional Information Religious Studies Curriculum delivered in accordance with the guidance from the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Bishops Council|