RE is at the heart of the curriculum at St Mary’s, providing a foundation for your child’s future. Many skills are gained through RE, challenging your child to apply their knowledge; remember key facts; apply their beliefs to everyday life situations and have the ability to evaluate contrasting views. RE addresses fundamental human questions and allows discourse to occur. In providing these opportunities in RE, your child will have the ability to think deeply about complex issues, and inspire them to live out the Gospel values both in and out of school.


Mrs Conway Curriculum Leader for RE
Miss Wilson 2nd in RE
Miss Jones Teacher of RE

All pupils study RE until the end of Year 11.

All pupils will study and sit the GCSE in Religious Education in year 11.

The following topics are studied at KS3.


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Community; the Bible

Prayer and Lent; Holy Week

Pentecost and Creation; Hinduism

Year 8

Judaism and Covenant

Jesus and the New Covenant, Eucharist – living out the covenant

Early Christianity; Key beliefs of Christianity

Year 9

Believing in God; Rights and responsibilities

Islam; Creation

Creation; Incarnation

 The following units are studied at KS4.


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Incarnation; Trinity; Redemption

Redemption; Church

Church; Eschatology

Year 11

Eschatology; Jewish Beliefs; Jewish Practices

Relationships and families; Human rights and social justice


Extra-curricular activities and visits:

The RE department works closely with Chaplaincy, developing the spiritual growth of your child. Each year your child will be given the opportunity to develop their beliefs through a number of extra curricular activities.

Year 7: Friendship Day

Year 8: Pilgrimage

Year 9: Relationships Day

Year 10: Retreat to Castlerigg

Year 11: Various opportunities to lead and support Worship both in and out of school.

Charity: Thinking of others is at the heart of our faith. Each year group supports a different charity, with many events taking place throughout the year.