During Years 7 and 8 pupils follow the Icons Programme. Specifically, Year 7 pupils study the following topics: Bible, Prayer and Mass (Autumn Term); Advent, Christmas, Lent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Spring Term); Holy Week, Easter and Baptism (Summer Term). Year 8 pupils study the following topics: Jesus the Jew, Jesus' vocation and Religious apostolic and contemplative life (Autumn Term); People of God and Passover, Jesus the Saviour and the Sacrament of the Sick (Spring Term); Pentecost and Confirmation, Building the Kingdom of God on Earth, Cafod and SVP and Saints as role models (Summer Term). In both Year 7 and Year 8 we also learn about other religions. Additional curriculum information can be obtained from the Head of Religious Education.
Pupils’ progress is regularly monitored and assessed by the class teacher. Summative assessments are done at the end of every school term, hence there are three summative assessments. Also, subject specific vocabulary is examined three times a year.
During Years 9, 10 and 11 students follow the Edexcel GCSE course which consists of the following units:
Unit 3: Religion and Life based on a study of Roman Catholic Christianity:
3.1. Believing in God
3.2. Matters of life and death
3.3. Marriage and the family
3.4. Religion and community cohesion
Unit 10: Catholic Christianity:
10.1 Beliefs and values
10.2 Community and tradition
10.3. Worship and celebration
10.4 Living the Christian life