"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, whoever believes in him will have eternal life" John 3:16
Religious Education provides a rich and wide range of experiences inside and outside the classroom. This subject provides students with opportunities to develop concepts and skills that will help them to make sense of their own experiences and beliefs, and to understand the beliefs and practices of members of faith communities.
Within Religious Education students are stimulated with fundamental questions about life, morality and contemporary world issues. RE presents a space in which young people develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues which they will carry forward into adult life.
In the RE department we aspire to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, and to have an understanding of the values and traditions and that are followed in our multi-cultural society.
The Religious Studies department is staffed by four specialist teachers:
|Miss N Caserta
|Curriculum Manager of RE
|Miss E Kennedy
|Teacher of RE
|Miss C McDougall
|Teacher of RE, KS3 Lead
|Mr D Latham
|Teacher of RE
The department has four dedicated teaching rooms. Each room is equipped with a PC, projector and interactive white-board. Students have access to 30 laptops in Religious Education to support their studies. There are also textbooks, videos, DVDs and music CDs available in the department, all of which greatly enhance the learning experience for the students.
Extended Learning and Enrichment Activities
The RE department encourages learning outside of the classroom in several ways. Speakers are invited into school to speak to and work with our students, such as the Manchester Prison Service and representatives from various charities, such as Christian Aid and CAFOD.
There is also knowledge organiser given to the students for every topic, as well as revision guides for all year 11 students.
The department is also responsible for organising and running Retreat Days for the students. Current retreats organised are:
- Year 7 welcome to Holy Family
- Year 8 Places of worship
- Year 9 What is Faith
- Year 10 Community