Religious Education forms part of the core curriculum in St Louis. All aspects of school life are underpinned by the teaching of Christ and the Religious Studies Programme of study reflects this.
The academic and catechetical programme of Religious Education in St Louis incorporates a vast array of opportunities for students to develop their spiritual and moral selves. Faith Development involves supporting students in the process of recognising, articulating and reflecting on the experience of God in their lives. There are numerous opportunities for such Faith Development in St Louis through charitable acts such as the annual shoe box appeal, school trips to Lourdes and Romania, Catholics Caring, St Vincent de Paul Hampers to name a few. There are also retreats organised for the pupils as well as class Masses. Our Chaplain plays a key role in the faith formation of St Louis pupils through his work in the school. Liturgical events throughout the school year play a key part in Faith Development. Annual celebrations include, end of year Masses (Yr 12/14), Ash Wednesday Services, Lenten Reflections and Masses, Easter Liturgies, Staff Prayer Services, start of term school Masses, November remembrance services, a whole school Penitential Service, Advent masses and Christmas Liturgies.
Religious Education at KS3
Key Stage 3 students follow the our own bespoke units of work especially commissioned to suit the needs of the Revised Curriculum and in tandem with Diocesan guidelines. All feasts and festivals throughout the liturgical year are celebrated and bespoke lessons are created to mark each festival.
GCSE Religious Studies
All students at Key Stage 4 follow the CCEA specification. Units of study include:
Each unit accounts for 50% of the total Full Course marks.
Candidates take TWO written papers – 1 hr 30 minutes each
AS/A2 Religious Studies
Why choose Religious Studies to this level?
Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe. Through studying Religious Studies, students get a broad look at how religion and spirituality form the basis of our culture.
Religious Studies also helps students develop marketable skills and aptitudes including:
These skills are particularly useful for future careers in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration or the media.
At St Louis we study CCEA AS/A2 Religious Studies.
The units of study are:
Miss S Pickering (Head of Department)
Miss A Logan
Miss N McCann
Mrs C McCloskey
Mrs C McCollum
Mrs S McGinn