The John Fisher School

Religious Studies

‘Where two or three are gathered I am there among them.’ (Matthew 18:20)

The Religious Studies Department

Religious Studies at The John Fisher School

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.

  • Mr E Galgey
  • Mr G Amankwah
  • Mr J Barry

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

 

Year 9 – The Life

Term

Area of Study

 

1.1

Vocation

1.1 Key Words

2.1

The Spiritual Quest (Islam)

2.1 Key Words 1

2.1 Key Words 2

3.1

Conscience

3.1 Key Words

Key Stage 4

All students in the year group are entered for the full course in Religious Studies. The exam board is EDEXCEL and we study Unit 10 in Year 10 (Roman Catholic Christianity) and Unit 3 in Year 11 (Religion and Life based on a study of Roman Catholic Christianity).

Programme of study:

Unit 3 (1.5 hour exam worth 50% of overall grade)

Term

Area of Study

 

1.1

1.2

Believing in God

Matters of Life and Death

Key Words & Definitions

Assess Your Learning

2.1

2.2

Marriage and the Family

Social Harmony

3.1

Revision

Unit 10 (1.5 hour exam worth 50% of overall grade)

Term

Area of Study

 

1.1

1.2

Beliefs and Values

Community and Tradition

Key Words & Definitions

2.1

2.2

Worship and Celebration

Living the Christian Life

3.1

Revision

Useful Links for Unit 10 CLICK HERE

Checklists for Unit 10 : Unit 10.1    Unit 10.2    Unit 10.3    Unit 10.4 

GCSE Past Papers and Mark Schemes 2010 - 2013 - NEW Jan 2015

 

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. Mrs Englefield delivers all the Ethics units and Mr Hart delivers all the Philosophy of Religion units.

 

General RE (KS 5)

To view the Sixth Form General RE & Citizenship programme CLICK HERE

 

Retreat Programme

To view the school's Retreat Programme CLICK HERE

 

Useful websites