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.
Pupils have many opportunities to enhance their knowledge, both spiritually and academically with support from our Salesian Sisters and wider Salesian Family. All year groups participate in annual retreats and have can attend local and national youth gatherings..
Initial content will be introductory and welcome to St John Bosco
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
There will also be opportunity for students to explore new content, some of which will encourage students to question the world. Students should now be guiding their extended answers in to a GCSE style format showing greater understanding and depth to the content.
Term 1 Topics & Content: Where was God at 9/11, Problem of Evil, Islam, Islamaphobia
Term 2 Topics & Content: GCSE Component 3 will be taught (See Below)
Term 3 Topics & Content: GCSE Component 3 will be taught (See Below)
Edexcel Religious Studies A, Catholic Christianity with Judaism and Philosophy and Ethics. The GCSE course is studied over two years.
Component 1 : Catholic Christianity
Beliefs and Teachings:
The Paschal Mystery
Sources of Wisdom and Authority
Forms of Expression and ways of life
Component 2 : Judaism
Pupils will examine, and be assessed on, beliefs, teachings and practices in Judaism including:
Component 3: Philosophy and Ethics
Pupils will examine the arguments for the existence of God through:
Also they will explore religious teachings on relationships and families in the 21st Century looking at:
Edexcel Religious 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
Mrs A Sweeney - Subject Leader
Mr J Collins
Mrs D Tomkins
Mrs J Jenkins
Mrs T Mathias
Miss M Murphy
Sr Ann Frances