Key Stage 3
Pupils follow a Diocesan Scheme of Work “Icons”, studying the following units in Year 7:
- Beginnings and Belongings > Understanding the importance of belonging to a community such as the Becket School
- Bible > An opportunity to develop Biblical skills and research the different types of writing in The Bible
- Baptism > An investigation into Infant and Adult Baptism
- Mass and The Eucharist > A study of the central ideas of Eucharist and Mass
- Advent > An opportunity to discuss the importance of Advent
- Prayer > An examination of prayer, involving different methods of prayer and the power of answered prayers
- Love and Service > A study of the Sacraments of Vocation
- Lent and Easter > A textual based project investigating the last week of Jesus’ life
- Sin and Reconciliation > An investigation into the origin of sin and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Holy Places > An exploration of the practice of Pilgrimage and Holy Places around the world
- Islam > An introduction to the teachings and practices of Islam
Pupils follow a Diocesan Scheme of Work “Icons”, studying the following units in Year 8:
- Salvation History > An investigation into the Covenants and Salvation of Humanity
- Judaism > A study of the teachings and practices of Judaism
- Who is Jesus? > An exploration of Jesus through study of St Marks Gospel
- Pain, Death and Resurrection > A reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ
- Discipleship > An exploration of discipleship and the Sacrament of Confirmation
- Knowing God > An examination of arguments for the existence of God and their ability to reconcile with Science
- The Church > An enquiry into Church History and Authority
- Prophecy > A foundational study of the Prophets of the Old Testament and investigation into Modern Day Prophecy
Yr7 – Religious Education – Learner Descriptors:
RE – Yr7 – 5. Advent (no link)
Yr8 – Religious Education – Learner Descriptors:
Key Stage 4
GCSE (Exam Board: Eduqas – Route B)
The GCSE will be assessed through three examinations:
Foundational Catholic Theology 37.5% Exam: 1 ½ hours, 90 marks
Applied Catholic Theology 37.5% Exam: 1 ½ hours, 90 marks
Judaism 25% Exam: 1 hour, 60 marks
Year 9 – Foundational Catholic Theology
Students study the following topics in Year 9:
Origins and Meanings
- Origins and Meanings of the Universe
- Beliefs on Creation
- The Bible
- Forms of Expression in Painting
- Forms of Expression and Symbolism
- Practices – Catholic Social Teaching – CAFOD, SVP
Good and Evil
- Good, Evil and Suffering
- Jesus and Moral Authority
- Sculpture and Statuary
- Practices – Pilgrimage, Lourdes, Piety
Year 10 – Applied Catholic Theology
Students study the following topics in Year 10:
Life and Death
- Death and the Afterlife
- The Magisterium
- Forms of Expression – Artefacts
- Forms of Expression – Music
- The Funeral Rite
- Practices – Prayer in the Catholic Community
Sin and Forgiveness
- Crime and Punishment
- Forms of Expression – Buildings
- Sacraments of the Catholic Church
- Mission and Evangelisation
Year 11 – Judaism
Students study the following topics in Year 11:
Judaism – Beliefs and Teachings
- The Nature of God
- Messiah (Mashiach)
- Life on Earth
- The Afterlife
Judaism – Practices
- Worship in Britain and Elsewhere
- The Synagogue and Daily Life
Please click the link below to access the Religious Education Personal Learner Checklist:
Key Stage 5
AS and A2 (Exam Board: Edexcel)
For As Religious Studies there will be three exams. Each exam is 1 hour and is 33.33% of the total qualification.
For A2 Religious Studies there will be three exams. Each exam is 2 hours and is 33.33% of the total qualification.
Paper 1 Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophical issues.
- Nature and influence of religious experience.
- Problems of evil and suffering.
- Philosophical language.
- Works of scholars.
- Influences of developments.
Paper 2 Religion and Ethics
- Significant concepts in issues and debates.
- Study of three ethical theories.
- Application of ethical theories.
- Ethical language.
- Deontology, Virtue Ethics and the works of scholars.
- Medical ethics.
Paper 3 New Testament Studies
- Contexts of the New Testament.
- Texts and interpretation of the Person of Jesus.
- Interpreting the text and the purpose and authorship.
- Ways of interpreting the scripture.
- Texts and interpretation.
- Scientific and historical-critical challenges.