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General Religious Studies at St John Plessington Catholic College

Course description

Whilst in Sixth Form at SJP, all students are required to participate in a General RE course. This lesson is delivered by the RE department and will be a timetabled session for one hour each week. The course that is followed in Year 12 and 13 gives an opportunity for spiritual reflection, including an Advent and Lenten service in the College Chapel and the chance to examine moral issues through discussion and debate. You also gain time for personal reflection and will be asked to get involved in charity work and service to the College and local community throughout the year.

Entry requirements

The skills that students will develop throughout the course will be transferable to any profession or further education: debate, enquiry, service, moral integrity, an ability to understand and respond to the beliefs and perspectives of others and to be community and globally aware. Students would be able to make reference to these in any personal statement or CV.


Although there is no external examination, you are required to keep a reflective log in the form of a booklet that will be formally assessed twice throughout the year.

During the course you will look at the following areas:
- Psycho geometric testing
- can others test our personality?
- The Enneagram
- Human Rights: Are Human Rights universal?
- Human trafficking and Asylum
- Gender Issues (including homosexuality)
- The meaning and purpose of life in Christianity and Hinduism
- Ethical Dilemmas
- An understanding of the major world religions
- How to be happy
- The moral maze
- Just War
- The search for God

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Plessington Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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