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Religious Studies

Welcome to Religious Studies at St Aloysius' College

Staff

Mr K. Campbell Head of Department
Mr S. Brown RE / Assistant Head
Ms D. Mannion RE / Psychology
Mr M. Owidi RE
Mr J. Upton RE
Ms L. Whittaker RE NQT

The Catholic ethos is very important at St Aloysius. Prayers are said each morning at Registration or Assembly. The Angelus is said each day at Noon. We have a Chapel, and Catholic images have a high profile around the school

All pupils attend Mass at St Joseph’s parish church several times a year; at the start and end of term and on Holy Days.

There is a Mass in the School Chapel every Remembrance Sunday, which is attended by many pupils and Old Boys. Mass is also celebrated every Friday morning and all staff and pupils are welcome.

There is an opportunity for pupils to go to confession once a month.

Archbishop Stack (a former pupil) said Mass for two Year Groups, in the Chapel, just before taking up his appointment as Archbishop of Wales.

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon (a former pupil) said Mass in the Chapel last December to celebrate the opening of the new building.

Each Advent and Lent, collections and fund raising events are held for various charities.

We have links to many Catholic agencies who regularly come in to speak to groups of pupils.

Year 7

In Year 7 we use “The Way” syllabus - Second Edition (published by the Catholic Truth Society). There is an exam before Christmas and another one in the summer.

Each half term we study one of the following topics:-

1. Revelation & Faith

2. God’s Promises Fulfilled

3. The Saviour

4. The Church

5. The Sacraments

6. Christianity & Other Faiths

Year 7 pupils receive Sex & Relationships teaching with input from TenTen Theatre Company.

Year 8

In Year 8 we use “The Truth” syllabus - Second Edition (published by the Catholic Truth Society). There is an exam before Christmas and another one in the summer.

Each half term we study one of the following topics:-

1. Creation

2. Covenant

3. The Mystery of the Eucharist

4. The Paschal Mystery

5. The Mission of the Church

6. The Church in Britain

Year 8 pupils receive Sex & Relationships teaching with input from TenTen Theatre Company.

Year 9

EDEXCEL CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY WITH JUDAISM

The topics covered are:-

1. Judaism - Beliefs & Teachings

2. Judaism - Practices

3. Catholic Christianity - Beliefs & Teachings

4. Catholic Christianity - Practices

5. Catholic Christianity - Sources of Wisdom

All the lessons are prepared on Powerpoint.

Year 9 pupils receive Sex & Relationships teaching with input from TenTen Theatre Company.

Year 10

EDEXCEL CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY WITH JUDAISM

UNIT 10

This is taught in Year 10 from September with a mock exam before Christmas. The GCSE exam takes place in May or June.

The Assessment Point Test results are used to keep track of pupil’s progress.

The topics covered are:-

1. Catholic Christianity - Forms of Expression & Ways of Life

2. Catholic Christianity - Beliefs & Teachings

3. Catholic Christianity - Practices

4. Catholic Christianity - Sources of Wisdom

5. Judaism - Beliefs & Teachings

All the lessons have been prepared on Powerpoint.

Year 11

EDEXCEL CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY WITH JUDAISM

This is taught in Year 11 from September with a mock exam before Christmas. The GCSE exam takes place in May or June. There will be 3 GCSE exams.

The End of Unit Test results are used to keep track of pupil’s progress.

The topics covered are:-

1. Arguments for the Existence of God

2. Religious Teachings on Relationships and Families in the 21st Century

3. Judaism - Practices

All the lessons have been prepared on Powerpoint.

Sixth form

All pupils at St Aloysius College Sixth form attend General R.E. lessons. The lessons are on the topic of Justice and Peace.

A Level pupils follow the Edexcel Philosophy and Ethics Course.

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Extra-Curricular Programme 2018-2019

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Youth Council Members

MAY 2019

  • MON 27TH - May Bank Holiday
  • JULY 2019

  • THU 4TH - Summer Music Concert
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  • MON 8TH - Year 10 Work Experience begins
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  • TUE 9TH - Induction Day for new Year 7's
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  • WED 10TH - Sixth Form Farewell Barbeque
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  • THU 11TH - Activities Day
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  • FRI 12TH - Sports Day & Year 9 Trip to WW1 Battlefields
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  • MON 15TH - Year 10 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • TUE 16TH - Year 9 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • WED 17TH - Year 8 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • THU 18TH - Year 7 Prize Giving afternoon