Religious Education Curriculum Intent Statement
We aim to help student to shape their morality around the Gospel Values of love and to see how that impacts on their thinking, learning and relationships. We seek to help students see themselves as made in the image and likeness of God and to make all feel welcomed and loved.
Our vision in Religious Education is to develop the whole person from year 7 all the way through to year 13. It is to develop a healthy curiosity of their and others’ faith, to see it as an enrichment of life and a pursuit of transcendent truth based in the revelation of God.
We wish to foster a love of learning for the sake of learning, rather than to see their subjects as having only a utilitarian value. It is to encourage enquiry and questioning of beliefs and practices and see the value in them. It is to promote critical thinking, higher order thinking and insight into the reasons why people behave the way they do and how that behaviour shapes all of society. It is to develop moral engagement and their own sense of morality and ultimately seek truth. All the skills we train our students in are transferable to other subjects and so Religious Education is a facilitating subject for that reason.
Religious Education is unique among the subjects because it is not a subject that leads students to one particular end. It is a subject that forms the whole character. Through the skills we teach and using the content that we cover from year 7 to 13, our purpose is to form our students into critical thinkers and active participants, and, where students share our school’s faith, become more educated believers and future leaders.