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Religious Studies

Welcome to Religious Studies at St Aloysius' College

Staff

Mr K Campbell (Head of Department)
Mr M Owidi
Mr M Hanna
Ms D Mannion
Mr D O'Dowd
Chaplain - Mr M Hanna

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

Year 9 will be following the Edexcel GCSE syllabus - Unit 8.

The topics covered are:-

1. Beliefs & Teachings

2. Practices

3. Sources of Wisdom & Authority

4. Forms of Expression & Ways of Life

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.

This exam accounts for 50% of the GCSE marks.

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

The topics covered are:-

1. Beliefs & Teachings

2. Practices

3. Sources of Wisdom & Authority

4. Forms of Expression & Ways of Life

All the lessons have been prepared on Powerpoint.

Year 10 pupils receive Sex & Relationships teaching with input from TenTen Theatre Company.

Year 11

EDEXCEL CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY

UNIT 3

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

This exam accounts for 50% of the GCSE marks.

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

The topics covered are:-

1. Believing in God

2. Matters of Life and Death

3. Marriage and the Family

4. Religion and Community Cohesion

All the lessons have been prepared on Powerpoint.

In 2014, 75% of Year 11 pupils achieved A*-C in Religious Education.

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.

We hope to offer a Philosophy & Ethics A-Level from September 2017.

After School Club

R.E. & Philosophy Club - Monday & Thursdays, 3.05pm to 3.45pm in room 211 with Mr Owidi

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NOVEMBER 2017

  • MON 20TH - 6th Form AP2 begins (IC6
  • Year 12 AP2 Exam Timetable

    Year 13 AP2 Exam Timetable

  • WED 22ND - YR6 Banding Tests - Day 1: 9am to 12pm
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  • WED 22ND - EAL Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • THU 23RD - YR6 Banding Tests - Day 2: 9am to 12pm
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  • FRI 24TH - YR6 Music Auditions
  • DECEMBER 2017

  • FRI 1ST - YR7 to YR11 AP2 begins
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  • TUE 5TH - Sixth Form Open Evening: 4pm to 6pm
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  • THU 7TH - YR7 to YR11 AP2 ends
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  • FRI 8TH - STAFF INSET DAY, SCHOOL CLOSED
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  • THU 14TH - Christmas Music Concert: 5pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 15TH - YR11 Presenting Yourself Day
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  • WED 20TH - Ski Trip Enrichment Day
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  • THU 21ST - Last Day of Term
  • JANUARY 2018

  • THU 11TH - YR13 Parents' Evening: 5pm to 7pm
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  • THU 25TH - YR11 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • FEBRUARY 2018

  • THU 8TH - YR7 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 9TH - Ski Trip to Austria departs. Return on 17th Feb
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  • THU 22ND - YR8 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • MARCH 2018

  • THU 1ST - World Book Day
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  • MON 5TH - 6th Form AP3 begins (IC6)
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  • THU 8TH - YR10 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • MON 12TH - YR7 - YR11 AP3 begins
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  • THU 22ND - YR9 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • JUNE 2018

  • MON 18TH - YR7 - YR10 AP4 begins
  • JULY 2018

  • WED 4TH - YR5 Taster days
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  • FRI 13TH - Activities Day