Religious Education at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy explores beliefs and teachings within Catholic Christianity and Judaism at GCSE along with Sikhism, Islam and Buddhism throughout years 7 and 8. Our curriculum explores key philosophical questions and ethical debates from both religious and non-religious perspectives, including Humanism. RE is all about exploring the wonderful world around us, examining real life ethical debates and learning to understand, respect and tolerate those around us. Our RE syllabus has Christ at the Centre, encompassing our Catholic Values of Faith, Excellence and Respect and inspiring our students to ‘Aspire to Be More’ in all that they do.
Key areas of study include:
Year 7: The Nature of God, Mass and the Church, Creation, Sacraments, Religion in the World Today and Sikhism
Year 8: Discipleship and Role Models, Vocations, Islam, Buddhism and Ethical Studies
Year 9: Introduction to GCSE: ‘Life and Death’ which includes religious and non-religious beliefs about Creation, the Afterlife, Medical Ethics and the Sanctity of Life; the Study of Judaism including Jewish Beliefs and Practices.
Year 10 and 11: GCSE topics include:
Relationships with ourselves, others and Christ
GCSE RE is a full GCSE which will be graded from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade.
RE is a popular subject studied on to A-Level as ‘Philosophy, Ethics and Theology’. It is highly regarded by top universities and is an excellent foundation for anyone looking to work in Law, Politics, Education, Medicine, Business and many more exciting fields of work.
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