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Religious Education

Staff

Mrs L Colson - B.D.(Hons.), P.G.C.E., P.Q.H  / Head of Department
Mrs E MacCombe – M.A.Ed., B.Ed. / Subject Teacher

Statement of Values

All members of the school are important and each has a contribution to make within the whole school setting. We value thinking skills, achievement and the desire for knowledge along with the evaluation of that knowledge in everyday life. We acknowledge that Religious Education plays an important role in the school community life and that it has a valuable part to play in the personal, social and moral and spiritual development of the pupils within the school.

The following aims and objectives relate directly to the aims of Omagh High School.

Aims

  • To maintain and/or stimulate student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Religious Education and to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject with the skills in which to evaluate topics covered.

  • To encourage students to have open, enquiring minds through the development of Thinking Skills and to perceive Religious Education in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills to provide a sound basis for life-long learning and the pursuits of personal interest. To employ a variety of learning and teaching activities and resources and ICT technology that allow all pupils irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability etc to have equal access to Religious Education and to experience success and enjoyment in their work.

  • To cultivate in students a sense of belonging, knowledge of differing denominations within Christianity, differing religions within the world, differing cultures and an empathy with people in our own and other societies.

  • To develop in students an awareness of moral issues relating to today’s society and various religious and secular view points on these moral issues.

  • To develop students as individuals, contributors to society and contributors to the Economy and the Environment.

  • To develop in students an understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live in religious, cultural and moral terms.

  • To encourage in students the development of informed opinions and to support such opinions with reasoned arguments and to communicate ideas and opinions effectively.

  • To support the implementation of the statement on ‘Shared Values’ and to enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal capabilities such as working with others, self-management, creativity, safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.

GCSE & GCE  Religious Education

Please watch the video to find out what GCSE / GCE Religious Studies & GCE Philosophy entails.