Religious Education

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The Catholic character of the College is founded on the distinctive belief that faith in Jesus Christ is at the centre of the spiritual, personal and intellectual development of all our pupils.

We consider the faith of our pupils to be inseparable from their lives, and in this respect we view Religious Education as much more than simply ‘a subject on the curriculum’.

It is a life-long commitment which does not end with the passing of examinations or the entry into an occupation. Religious Education therefore is given a position of priority within the College. In each year group pupils study their Catholic faith through the Diocesan Religious Education Programme.

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The key areas addressed include: i) sacramental life, ii) the church year, iii) Christian morality, iv) Church teaching and, v) personal religious faith and practice.

In the course of the year all pupils have the opportunity to take part in penitential services, liturgical services and to join in the celebration of the Eucharist. All our students are urged – and challenged – to become responsible and thoughtful Catholics who will play a full and meaningful role in the future of the Church.

All students study G.C.S.E. RE and this challenging and fulfilling programme has proven to be most popular with our sixth formers with many studying it at AS and A2 Level.

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