Teachers of RE
- Mrs S Alder
- Mr S Browne
- Mr J Budny
- Mr J Budzynski-Seymour
- Mr J Haselden
- Mrs M Hodgson
- Miss M Rejman
- Mr P Thomas (Head of Department)
Our Vision for RE
Students at SJB study RE to understand better who they are; to find their place in the world and receive the tools to strive to be the best version of themselves.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Exam Board: EdExcel
Exam Structure: 3 exam papers sat in the summer of Year 11 (1x 1hr45 minute paper, 2x 50 minute papers)
Link to specification: Pearson Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies A (2016)
- Catholic beliefs
- Catholic practices
- Sources of wisdom and authority
- Forms of expression and Catholic art
- Beliefs in Judaism
- Practices in Judaism
- Relationships and family life in 21st Century
Key Stage 5
Exam Board: OCR
Exam Structure: 3 x 2hr exam papers sat in the summer of Year 13
Link to specification: A Level Specification Religious Studies (H573)
- Ancient philosophical influences
- arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
- the nature and impact of religious experience
- the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
- the nature of the soul, mind and body
- the possibility of life after death
- ideas about the nature of God
- issues in religious language.
- Normative ethical theories
- The application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance (e.g. abortion, euthanasia)
- Ethical language and thought
- Debates surrounding conscience and freewill
- Influences of Christianity on ethical theories.
Development of Christian thought
- Religious beliefs, values and teachings, and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world.
- Sources of religious wisdom and authority.
- Practices which shape and express religious identity.
- Significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought.
- Key themes related to the relationship between religion and society.