Thomas Becket Catholic School

Thomas Becket Catholic School

“Learning together, achieving together and building foundations in Christ” 

The aims of the RE department is to enable students to develop a fundamental understanding of religious beliefs and practices, whilst also encouraging the spiritual and moral development of each individual student. 

Learning together: RE teachers provide a stimulating curriculum, within a purposeful environment, that enriches the learning of the student. Our students are encouraged to be confident and resilient learners in order to rise to the challenges they will encounter, within the school, the community and beyond.

Achieving together: The RE department aims to instill a sense of aspiration in the student through positive attitudes and high expectations. Students can expect a high focus on developing religious literacy and a consistent approach to excellent progress for all.

Building foundations: The RE department works in harmony with the school Chaplain to promote the values, virtues and ethos that shape our students' character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Catholic Church.

In Christ: The RE department places the values that Christ taught us at the centre of all that we do. This means integrating Gospel values given by Christ himself and the teachings of the Catholic Church into every aspect of learning, teaching and the totality of school life. We aim to provide a nurturing environment for the spiritual development of all students regardless of their faith. It is an act of respect and compassion that our curriculum helps them to develop their own spiritual growth and reflect on the nature of their own religious identity.

Year 7

  • Creation and the nature of God
  • The Bible and prophecy
  • From Galilee to Jerusalem - Jesus' ministry
  • From Desert to Garden
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Dialogue and Encounter

Year 8

  • Why do promises matter?
  • How is faith put into action?
  • Are there limits to forgiveness?
  • Why do we celebrate?
  • Exploring Islam
  • Exploring Sikhism

Year 9

  • Who is Jesus
  • Discipleship
  • How can we spread the story about Jesus?
  • Jesus' moral teachings
  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority
  • What do Jews belive and practice?

Year 10 GCSE

  • Catholic Christianity
  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority
  • Forms of Expressions and Ways of life
  • Philosophy and Ethics - Arguments for God
  • Judaism

Year 11 GCSE

  • Judaism
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Catholic Christianity
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Practise AO1/AO2 Exam Skills

Links to Other Subjects

  • History—Renaissance, Reformation, Medieval Views
  • English ‘A Christmas Carol’
  • Science—Adaptation and Inheritance, Evolution, Genetics, Chemical Changes, Rates of Reaction
  • ICT-Robotics
  • English– ‘Frankenstein ‘
  • Geography—Climate change and  damage to the environment
  • Science—Adaptation and Inheritance
  • Geography— Unequal world
  • History—Exploring Empire, War and Conflict,
  • English conflict poetry
  • English– Race relations in ‘Naughts and Crosses’
  • Languages– social issues and global issues
  • Art– Form and perspective