Religious Education

The RE department is a successful and committed department of 5 full time teaching staff, supported by a full time lay Chaplin.

Ms J Rogers- Director of Learning for RE
Mrs C Teague - KS2 link coordinator
Mrs Eves - Teacher of RE and Child Protection Officer
Mr Murray - Teacher of RE and KS 3 coordinator
Miss Melia - Teacher of RE
Mr Kavanagh - Teacher of RE and Deputy Headteacher
Teresa - Lay Chaplin
Father The - Chaplin

The RE department follows a two year KS 3 and a three year KS 4.

In year 7 and 8 pupils follow a varied curriculum covering topics such as the Bible, Mass and the sacraments. Students also learn about Judaism and Islam.

In year 9, 10 and 11, pupils start their GCSE course. In year 9 pupils have an introduction to GCSE, developing skills necessary for GCSE success as well as looking at topics connected to drugs and other related contemporary issues. Pupils also undertake a broad study of Sikhism.

During year 10 and 11 pupils follow the Edexcel Catholic Christianity course looking at contemporary moral issues such as abortion and poverty. In year 11 pupils look at other issues such as war and the environment contrasting the teachings of Christianity with Islam.

At KS5 St John Fisher has a successful tradition of high success at A Level. Currently we study the Edexcel Philosophy and Ethics course, looking at arguments for the existence of God and what it means to be good.

At St John Fisher all sixth form pupils do general RE. Currently all pupils follow the Edexcel Level 3 project which is worth 70 UCAS points. All pupils complete an independent project looking at Catholic, social and modern teaching on a medical and contemporary ethical issue of their choice. For example many students look at issues surrounding euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion and stem cell research.


In year 9 pupils benefit from a one day retreat with Savio house, currently held at Holy Trinity Community Centre.

In year 10 and in the sixth form pupils have the opportunity to attend a residential retreat to Savio House, a Catholic Youth centre.

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