Religious Studies is taught to all students at St. Bede’s. The schemes of work are based upon the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (2012) agreed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. In KS3 pupils are developed on the different skills needed in Religious Education which is to investigate, challenge and question.
In year 10 & 11 the GCSE course followed is Edexcel Specification A, which has three areas of study:
Catholic Christianity – beliefs and teachings, practices, sources of authority and the expression of faith through art, architecture, music and drama. (50%)
Judaism – beliefs, teachings and practices. (25%)
Philosophy and Ethics – arguments for the existence of God and religious teachings on relationships and families in the twenty-first century. (25%)