Faculty Leader: Ms R
Leader: Mrs A McCreesh
'As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our
respect for others. We value our God-given gifts, talents and
abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a
safe and happy environment. Everyone should know that we are
followers of God by what we do, not just by what we
'To ensure our pupils
enjoy and achieve in Religious Education whilst fully engaging with
the religious and cultural ethos of our school.'
'Before I formed you
in the womb I knew you, before you came to birth I consecrated
Jeremiah 1: 4 -
of the current religious education curriculum at The Barlow Roman
Catholic High School is:
- To provide a broad balanced
challenging curriculum that develops pupils' spiritually and
academically. Such a curriculum that develops pupil's knowledge,
understanding of the Catholic faith, whilst deepening their
understanding of other world religions.
- To provide pupils with the
knowledge, skills and confidence to approach social and moral
issues in a diverse society reflecting on Catholic Social Teachings
- To examine various religious
beliefs in a Multi-Faith Society so that pupils can demonstrate
tolerance towards others, as part of SMSC.
- To help pupils focus and
evaluate the key religious teachings and principles of the Catholic
faith through Catholic values, The Catechism, reflecting scripture
and Sources of Wisdom and Authority.
- To understand Jesus' ministry
and key moral teachings and apply these to our daily life to fulfil
our school's Mission Statement.
Eduqas/Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious
- The Religious Studies
Curriculum follows the GCSE guidance and those outlined by the
Diocesan guidance. PSHE, Citizenship, Drug Education, Sex and
Relationship Education is taught within the curriculum. The
curriculum is delivered in 10% of curriculum time over the key
stage as per Diocesan guidance.
- Year 9 and 10:Study Edexcel Religious Studies
Specification A: Catholic Christianity with Judaism.
- Year 11: Study WJEC Eduqas Religious Studies
Specification B: Catholic Christianity and Judaism.
- The qualification allows for a
wide breadth of study, covering a range of issues on a local,
regional, national and global scale.
- Question style on assessment
materials is more accessible for cohorts with lower literacy
To find out more about the subject and course options please