Curriculum Intent: Religious Education
“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, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment if everyday life. “
Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools 2012
At Our Lady of Lourdes we follow Come and See curriculum where the following strategies and aims underpin the effective delivery of religious education in our school.
- Religious education will be taught discretely and developmentally. It will include the deepening of knowledge, and understanding of key theological ideas and their application to
- Ample opportunities will be offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think
- Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values will help to develop good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a love of learning and a desire to go on learning.
- Engagement with difficult questions of meaning and purpose which everyone has to face will enable them to think critically about their own questions of meaning and purpose.
- Offer the children a sense of self worth through their experience of belonging to a caring community and an awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
Aspirations For The Future
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Religious Scholar:
- Member of Parliament
- Advice Worker
- Charity fundraiser
- Youth worker
Teachers use the document Age-Related-standards-3-19-in-Religious-Education to assess our children.
The document provides a description of what is expected of almost all pupils by the time they reach the end of a particular age phase.
The age phases are:
Each phase is broken down into three key concepts:
- AT1: Knowledge and Understanding
- AT2: Engagement and Response
- AT3: Analysis and Evaluation