RE at St Thomas More: An Introduction
All students from Years 7-11 study RE. The subject has full core status and is taken at GCSE by the whole school.
Exam results in RE are excellent and have, year on year, been well ahead of the national average. St Thomas More School RE results rank highly in both Greenwich and in the Diocese of Southwark.
In Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils follow The Way, The Truth and The Life. They study a range of topics over three years which fulfil all requirements of the Curriculum Directory of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Other religions studied are Hinduism and Sikhism in Year 7, Judaism in Year 8 and Islam in Year 9.
Students are assessed on their work at the end of every half term by their teachers and also receive formative feedback on how to improve their work further.
For GCSE, students follow AQA Specification B Catholic Christianity. They are examined at the end of Year 11 in two terminal papers of 1 hour and 45 minutes each.
50% of the exam is dedicated to Catholic Christianity, 25% to Judaism and 25% to the study of themes; the ethics of Marriage and the Family and of Religion, Peace and Conflict.