Core Religious Education
The College provides a Religious Education programme for all students. ‘To Live is to Change’. These famous words of Cardinal Newman’s encapsulate the aims and objectives of the College’s RE programme, which seeks to develop students’ spiritual and moral development within the context of respecting the faith traditions of all members of the College community. The RE Programme is designed to support the Prevent Strategy by incorporating lessons on Extremism, Fundamentalism and New Religious Movements.
RE teaching staff are required to teach one lesson of RE a week and lessons are compulsory for all students in Year 1 and Year 2. With the support of the Chaplain, each RE class is responsible for preparing Mass once in an academic year. Staff are provided with training and the lessons form part of the College’s Lesson observation cycle.
Sex and Relationship Education (RSE) is delivered through the Year 1 module 'Created to Love'. A range of contemporary issues are explored. The College's RSE Policy (below) provides a framework to engage with our students in open and honest conversations about relationships, while remaining true to Catholic teaching.