Religious Studies

 
Members

Mrs J Donnan H.O.D

Mr S Andrews

Mr G Harbinson

Mr N Sloan

General aims

To develop the potential of each child in our care; spiritually, morally, socially and academically. To celebrate our love for and faith in God through prayer, liturgy and sacramental worship. To develop a respect for and reverence of scripture as the word of God. To identify the challenges involved in living a Christian life in to-day’s world. To inform the conscience of each child in our care on moral, social and religious issues. To establish respect for and tolerance of all religions.

Key Stage 3

Year 8- Fully Alive One Year 9- Fully Alive Two Year 10- Fully Alive Three

Key Stage 4 Year 11 G.C.S.E. AQA- A Study of St. Mark’s Gospel:  50%

Year 12 G.C.S.E. AQAA Study of Roman Catholic Ethics: 50%

Both modules examined in Year 12. (2 x  1 hour 30 minute papers)

Post 16

Religious Studies ‘A’ level CEA

Year 13

AS1 - An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke- 1 hour 20 minutes externally assessed written paper .         

AS4- The Christian Church in the Roman Empire: Beginnings, Expansion and External Pressure- 1 hour 20 minutes externally assessed written paper.         

Each paper worth 50% of AS 25% of A Level.

Year 14

A2 1- The Theology of the Gospel of Luke . 2 hour externally assessed written paper         

A2 4- The Continued Development of the Christian Church in the Roman Empire to AD 325  . 2 hour externally assessed written paper .

            Each paper worth 50% of A2 25% of  A Level     

Extra-curricular activities

Lenten Campaign – Fundraising for Trocaire and other charities in the Developing World St. Malachy’s St. Vincent de Paul Society – Donation of hampers to Local St. Vincent de Paul Conference for distribution to local parishes during Advent.

Pope John Paul 11 Award Junior and Senior School Masses + Year 8 Welcome Mass and Year 12 and 14 Leavers Masses Year 8, 12 and 14 Retreats

Invited Guests on related subject Issues e.g. Abortion, Vocations, Drug Abuse, Alcoholism

Future opportunities

Religious Vocation, Teacher, Diocesan Advisor , Lecturer, Civil Service, Nursing, Social Work, Psychologist, Librarian, Journalism, Writer, Personal Secretary, Receptionist, Sales Representative, Advertising, Human Resources, Public Relations Practitioner, Marketing, Town and Country Planning, Law

General aims

To develop the potential of each child in our care; spiritually, morally, socially and academically
To celebrate our love for and faith in God through prayer, liturgy and sacramental worship
To develop a respect for and reverence of scripture as the word of God
To identify the challenges involved in living a Christian life in to-day’s world
To inform the conscience of each child in our care on moral, social and religious issues
To establish respect for and tolerance of all religions

Key Stage 3

Year 8
Fully Alive One
Year 9
Fully Alive Two
Year 10
Fully Alive Three
Key Stage 4 programmes of study to include details of external examinations, modules, practicalsetc
Year 11   G.C.S.E.  AQA
A Study of St. Mark’s Gospel:    Examination in June of Year 11.   Is 50% of full G.C.S.E.
Year 12   G.C.S.E.  AQA
 A Study of Roman Catholic Ethics:  Examination in May of Year 12.  Is 50% of full G.C.S.E.

Post 16

Religious Studies ‘A’ level  CEA
Year 13 AS level:   An Introduction to Old Testament Covenant and Prophecy + The Christian Church in the Roman Empire: Beginnings, Expansion and External Pressure
Two Examinations at the end of Year 13 contributing to 50% of ‘A’ level grade
Year 14 A2 level:  The Covenant Community:  Prophecy and Renewal + The Continued Development of the Christian Church in the Roman Empire to 325 AD
Two Examinations at the end of Year 14 contributing to 50% of ‘A’ level grade
Religious Education [Morality]
Year 13:  Respect for Life + Respect for Love
Year 14:  Global Issues:  War, Prejudice, Discrimination, Crime and Punishment, Wealth and Poverty
 


Extra-curricular activities

Lenten Campaign – Fundraising for Trocaire and other charities in the Developing World
St. Malachy’s St. Vincent de Paul Society –  Donation of hampers to Local St. Vincent de Paul Conference for distribution to local parishes during Advent
Junior and Senior School Masses + Year 8 Welcome Mass and Year 12 and 14 Leavers Masses
Year Group Reconciliation Services
Year 8, 12 and 14 Retreats co-ordinated by Frances Mc Nally  [Youth Minister]
Invited Guests on related subject Issues e.g. Abortion, Vocations, Drug Abuse, Alcoholism
Specific Events including The Life Conference, Harvest Thanksgiving, and Christian Conferences

Career opportunities

Primary and Secondary School Teaching, Lecturer, Civil Service, Nursing, Social Work, Psychologist, Librarian, Journalism,  Writer, Personal Secretary, Receptionist, Sales Representative, Advertising, Human Resources, Public Relations Practitioner, Marketing, Town and Country Planning, Law.

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