Religious Studies

Staff

Name
Miss R Moore – Head of Department
Mrs S Smith
Mrs S Hopkins

About Religious Studies

In Year 7 the topics of study focus on the question ‘Whose world is it anyway?’  Topics include:

  • Creation stories from major world faiths
  • Scientific theories on creation
  • Philosophical arguments for the existence of God
  • Problem of evil and suffering
  • Stewardship and dominion

In Year 8 the topics of study focus on the question ‘Where on Earth…?’ Topics include:

  • The Exodus and Jewish celebration today
  • Jesus’ life
  • Sacraments
  • Liturgical Year
  • Catholic Social Teaching

In Year 9 the topics of study focus on the question ‘Can one act change the world?’  Topics include:

  • Pilgrimage
  • Discipleship and Witness
  • Hierarchy of the Church
  • Vocation
  • History of the Church

In Years 10 and 11 pupils study the WJEC GCSE Religious Studies Catholic Christianity and Judaism course.

In Year 10 topics of study include:

  • Creation stories from Christianity and Judaism
  • Nature of Humanity
  • Existence and Nature of God
  • Life and Teaching of Jesus
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making
  • Places of Worship
  • Social Justice
  • Life and Death
  • Humanism
  • Challenge of science and secularism

In Year 11 topics of study include:

  • Nature of the Church
  • Mary
  • Nature and Purpose of the Bible
  • The Afterlife
  • Places of Worship
  • Contemplative Life
  • Religious Expression
  • Gender and Equality
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Poverty and Wealth
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