Head of RE – Mrs R Bishop (Maternity Leave)
Mrs C Houghton – Acting Head of RE
Mrs A Dimond
Mrs S Loveday
Mr F Atkin
Miss M McHugh
Religious Education is regarded as the heart of the curriculum at St John Fisher High School. It enriches and informs all areas of learning with the light of the gospel, teaching students to seek the truth which is of God, in the whole of creation, in themselves and others.
The Religious Education curriculum allows for discussion and debate about the fundamental questions of life in a safe learning environment to foster the spiritual and academic development of each individual.
Pupils gain an informed understanding of Catholic Christianity as well as other World Religions to appreciate that we live in a multi-faith society where tolerance and a mutual understanding between religious communities is important.
Skills developed through the study of RE
- Critical thinking
- Self – awareness
Future Career Prospects
The skills required in Religious Studies are useful in many different areas and are a good foundation for many academic courses at university.
Many courses value the critical thinking skills of questioning and reasoning through issues along with having an ability to make sound, informed and ethical choices.
- Social work
- Charity officer
Curriculum in RE
Click on the link below to access a detailed explanation of the curriculum for each year group
Assessment in RE
Assessment at KS3: All pupils will complete an end of unit levelled assessment each half term.
Assessment KS4: All pupils will complete an end of unit assessment each half term based on past paper GCSE questions.
Year 10 will complete a mock GCSE RE examination in April.
Year 11 will complete a mock GCSE RE examination in December.
All RE classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and the department has a bank of laptops that are available for use in lessons, to develop the ICT skills of all pupils when they approach particular tasks.
RE Department Enrichment
Residential retreat Myddleton Grange, Ilkley
Cafod Soup and Roll Day
Cafod Shoe Shine
Fairtrade Love Day
Places of Worship Visit – Leeds
(Proposed) Rome trip 2016