We aim to be a welcoming, caring, loving and worshipping community, firmly rooted in the teachings of Christ, recognising and respecting each individual as a unique gift from God. Together, forging a partnership working for the good of all to enable us to grow and develop spiritually, academically, socially and morally.
There are currently four specialists in the RE department.
Mrs G Campbell (HOD)
Mrs E McCallum (Teacher in charge of promoting pupil leadership and student voice)
Mrs S Doherty (Ethos Co-Ordinator)
Mr K McMullan (Year Head)
At KS3 we follow the revised Core Curriculum for Religious Education, covering the four Core Objectives of: Revelation of God, The Christian Church, Morality and World Religions. Pupils at KS3 are engaged in active learning through discussion, role-play, team work, games and debate. This allows pupils to develop TSPC, as well as developing Literacy in which RE is a core contributing subject.
At GCSE we follow CCEA. The ‘Full’ GCSE course comprises of two modules. Unit 4 ‘Matthew’s Gospel’ is completed in May of Year 11 and Unit 8 ‘Christian Ethics’ is completed in June of Year 12. Each module is worth 50% .There is no controlled assessment or coursework. Alternative courses are offered in order to accommodate all pupils, such as the ‘Short’ GCSE course and Entry Level Qualification.
At AS/A2 we offer CCEA modules in Luke’s Gospel (Introduction and Theology) and the Celtic Church (Beginnings to Missionary outreach). Religious Studies at A Level is a very popular subject amongst the students.
Mrs S Doherty leads an impressive Junior and Senior – MAD (Making A Difference group, which deals with areas around social Justice and the environment. The group assists with the preparation and delivery of assemblies.
Mrs G Campbell leads a group of Sixth Year students in the popular John Paul II Award. This award scheme has seen extensive networking between the school, local businesses and charities. The pupils give up their own time to ‘volunteer’ their services. Students are also more actively engaged in the Church and liturgical services.
Pope John paul II Awards 2014