Religious Education

Qualification: Other

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Length of Course:
2 Years

All sixth form students follow a course in General RE in Years 12 and 13 alongside their other A-Level and BTEC courses.

This course aims to enable students to explore their own beliefs and values, develop their moral reasoning skills and apply these to their own and others’ religious traditions. Learners will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually, ethically and theologically. It is suitable for students from any faith tradition or none.

Through discussion and debate, students will be able to formulate and articulate their own views and opinions on a variety of subjects including matters of life and death, genetic engineering and cultural norms.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to the wider life of the school and the community through the General RE programme. Many students participate in ‘practical RE’ through working with our Food Bank and various charitable organisations. These experiences help build confidence, communication and inter-personal skills, and are a fantastic addition to a curriculum vitae.

Many of the skills developed in General RE lessons can be transferred to other subjects and indeed will help students develop into good citizens committed to the ‘common good’ and contribute to our Mercy Ethos.

Entry Requirements


Further Information

This is a course in Religion that is studied by all students at St Anthony's and St Aidan's Sixth Form.