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RE Department

Learning about religion and from religion helps students to develop an understanding of themselves and others. Through participation in discussions students can express their thoughts and learn to value different viewpoints.

Religious Education aims to give students the opportunity to explore religions and beliefs and the role religion plays in society. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of religious language and enhance their spiritual awareness.
Religious Education also helps students develop skills and aptitudes, such as, an ability to negotiate and resolve conflict through communication, problem solving skills and to have an appreciation of human diversity.
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Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students follow the Northern Ireland Core Syllabus for Religious Education which is divided into four attainment targets:
The Revelation of God; The Christian Church; Morality; World Religions.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to study for CCEA GCSE Religious Studies, Unit 2: The Christian Church and Unit 4: Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Matthew. Students who are not entered for these examinations follow the Core Syllabus for Religious Education.

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Career Opportunities

Studying Religious Studies can lead on to a variety of careers, for example in teaching, public service, advice work, counselling, ministry, social work, charity organisations, youth work, community work.
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