The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280

Religious Studies

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out” - Proverbs 18:15
'The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have
the knowledge, understanding and skills - appropriate to their age and capacity - to reflect spiritually, think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.'
Mrs Coe ~ Leader of Learning
Religious Studies Statement Of Intent

Core Objectives

To provide a knowledge rich Religious Education curriculum that gives students an
appreciation of the Catholic Faith through the key disciplines of Theology, Philosophy,
Ethics and Biblical Literacy.

Catholic virtues and Gospel values are at the heart of our curriculum and through
response lessons, young people will experience the joys of the Church and reach
personal meaning through each topic

To equip students with the knowledge, understanding and transferable skills needed
to be aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life

Key Principle 1 - Gospel Values

To develop the critical faculties of pupils so that they can relate their Catholic faith to
daily life

To demonstrate an active and missionary faith, spreading the word of God as lived
out through the practiced and lived example of those who teach it.

To encourage additional acts of worship, reflections and opportunities for young
people to experience their faith in a practical way

Key Principle 2 - Powerful Knowledge

To present engagingly a comprehensive content which is the basis of knowledge and
understanding of the Catholic faith

To enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding
and be able to communicate this effectively

To raise pupils awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in
order to respect and understand them

Key Principle 3 - Enrichment

To present an authentic vision of the Church's moral and social teaching so that pupils can make a critique of the underlying trends in contemporary culture and society

To stimulate pupils’ imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as
revealed in the truth of the Catholic faith

To bring clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and
culture.