Departmental Objective:

The purpose of Religious Education at St. Antony’s is two-fold. First of all RE supports the Catholic ethos of the college by nurturing students spiritually and morally. Secondly RE is an academic subject in its own right and helps to provide students with the skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation.


RE at St. Antony’s benefits from excellent facilities such as:

2 designated RE classrooms

17 desktop computers

Interactive whiteboards in each room

The latest GCSE textbooks and resources

A full range of Key Stage 3 resources such as textbooks, CD ROMs, DVDs

Access to the St Antony’s Prayer Room


Key Stage 3

All students at Key Stage 3 are taught in mixed ability forms, receiving five lessons of RE each fortnight. The curriculum is based on the Salford diocese scheme of work and contains a variety of religious topics with the main focus on Christianity.

Year 7

What topics will pupils study in this year?

  • Welcome and Baptism
  • Bible and Advent
  • Life of Jesus
  • Lent and Easter
  • Passover, Mass and Sacraments
  • Buddhism
  • History of the Church

Year 8

What topics will pupils study in this year?

  • Pilgrimage
  • Old Testament Characters
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Stewardship and the Environment

Year 9

What topics will pupils study in this year?

  • Searching for God
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Islam and Community Cohesion
  • Begin GCSE Studies with Judaism

Home Learning at Key Stage 3

Pupils are given a homework booklet at the start of a module of work. The tasks include a series of subject specific vocabulary that pupils are expected to learn and a series of questions that consolidate classroom learning.

Key Stage 4

Religious Education is at the core of our Key Stage 4 curriculum. All students study the Edexcel GCSE in Religious Education. Students are following the new WJEC Eduqas route B specification, following the governments GCSE reforms. Years 10 and 11 will study the following topics.

Component 1 weighting 37.5%

Foundational Catholic Theology

Candidates will study:

1: Origins and Meaning

2: Good and Evil

Component 2 weighting 37.5%

Applied Catholic Theology

Candidates will study:

1: Life and Death

2: Sin and Forgiveness

Component 3 weighting 25%

Study of Judaism

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings

and practices of Judaism.

Home Learning at KS4

Is issued on a weekly basis.