Religious Studies - Non-Examination Course at St John Payne Catholic School
The general Religious Studies programme aims to treat each student as an individual with different unique experiences. The course content varies each year to incorporate current moral issues, with other areas including attitudes to faith, worship, the liturgical year, Cafod initiatives, sex and relationships, coping with stress, drug related issues and opportunities to share in the experiences of Holocaust survivors.
The programme aims to encourage a deeper knowledge of Catholic and Christian traditions, through a flexible and adaptable programme. It encourages young adults to look into faith, morality and religion from their own perspective.
The course challenges students to study and evaluate the attitudes and opinions of others and aims to provide each student with the skills necessary to articulate how they feel about faith and moral issues in an ever-changing world.
We engage in a variety of learning strategies including creative practical activities such as making icons for prayer, junk modelling, preparing and presenting assemblies, small group discussions retreats etc. A number of outside speakers give personal witness accounts relating to issues such as addiction, vocation, and the Holocaust experience. Year 12 students are invited to volunteer for leadership experience in assisting with Year 7 retreats, and both year groups have the opportunity to help with the disabled in a pilgrimage to Lourdes each year at Easter.
Overall the course offers opportunities to learn from and to share in personal experiences, gaining a broader insight into human nature, thus enhancing personal development.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Payne Catholic School directly.