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    Religious Studies

    As a Catholic community RE is at the heart of all that we do and gospel values are reflected across the whole of the curriculum. RE is more than just an academic subject – it is also about students individual faith journeys and as such it is unique. Students at John Fisher enjoy their RE lessons and the spiritual and liturgical opportunities they are offered.

    Where two or three are gathered I am there among them.

    Matthew 18:20

    As a Catholic community RE is at the heart of all that we do and gospel values are reflected across the whole of the curriculum. RE is more than just an academic subject – it is also about students individual faith journeys and as such it is unique. Students at John Fisher enjoy their RE lessons and the spiritual and liturgical opportunities they are offered.

    Key Stage 3

    All students at KS 3 follow The Way, The Truth, The Life as endorsed by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. Assessment happen at the end of every unit/half term and there is also a mid unit assessment which the whole year group sit.

    Year 7 – The Way

    Term Area of Study
    1.1 1.2 The Word of God God’s Call 1.1 Key Words
    1.2 Key Words
    2.1 2.2 The Sacraments Sacraments of Healing 2.1 Overview
    2.2 Key Words
    3.1 3.2 Leadership in the Church The Church’s Mission 3.1 Key Words  

    Year 8 – The Truth

    Term Area of Study
    1.1 1.2 Creation Covenant 1.1 Key Words
    1.2 Key Words
    2.1 2.2 Exploring the Mass The Paschal Mystery 2.2 Key Words 1
    2.2 Key Words 2
    3.1 3.2 The Prophetic Role of the Church The Church in Britain 3.1 Key Words  

    Key Stage 4

    Religious Studies GCSE Syllabus Route B (Eduqas)

    This syllabus addresses the subject of Catholic Christianity from both ethical and theological viewpoints, in addition to this there is also a study of Judaism.   It does not presuppose faith.   It may be taken by anyone of any faith or no faith.   In furtherance of its aim of promoting understanding of particular religious beliefs and attitudes it will automatically take into account opposing views including atheistic and humanist points of view.   Responses involve evaluative judgement and personal reactions and will be assessed according to relevance and quality of argumentation, and not by conformity with any pre-established doctrinal or moral position.

    Key Stage 5

    The exam board is OCR and AS students study Philosophy of Religion (G571) and Religious Ethics (G572). At A2 students study Philosophy of Religion (G581) and Religious Ethics (G582). These units are worth 50% of the final grade.

    Retreat Programme

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