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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Religious Education

In KS3 Religious Eduction students develop their understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and the philosophy of religion.




  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Aut.1 Creation and Covenant
The mystery of God and how human beings come to know Him
A Covenant People A Study of World Religion: Islam
Aut.2 Prophecy and Promise
The Bible as special revelation from God
Early Church History: St Peter and St Paul A Study of World Religion: Judaism
Spr.1 Galilee to Jerusalem
Jesus as the perfect revelation of God
British Church History Morality and World Religions
Spr.2 Desert to Garden
Jesus as saviour and the sacraments as gifts
Vocation and Modern Day Discipleship Relationships and Sex Education
Sum.1 To the end of the Earth
The Holy Spirit in the life of the Church
Sacramental Life: Sacraments of Healing  Edexcel RE GCSE Introduction
Paper 1: Section 1
Beliefs and Teachings

The Wider Religious World
A Study of Hinduism 

A Pilgrimage of Faith: Places of Christian Pilgrimage Edexcel RE GCSE Introduction
Paper 1: Section 1
Beliefs and Teachings


Where does this subject lead me? 

KS4 Religious Studies

In Years 10-11 all students study GCSE Religious Studies.  The course studies Christian and Jewish beliefs and teachings and how these are expressed in lifestyle, worship and organisation. We also study a variety of moral issues and religious and nonreligious responses to them, opening opportunity for students to engage in philosophical and ethical thinking and to formulate and share their own opinions.  For more info., visit our KS4 Religious Studies page.

Career Pathways

The skills learned as part of studying Religious Education can be useful in many different jobs that require logical thought or communication of ideas and many people who study philosophy / RS go on to work in careers in law, education, politics or business.

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use Religious Studies on the BBC Bitesize website.

For examples of careers leading from this subject, click here.

For advice on apprenticeship courses, click here.