Religious Education Curriculum 


‘ The outcome of Religious Education is religiously literate young people 
who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to 
their age and capacity – to think spiritually, ethically and theologically, 
and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in 
everyday life.’ 

The Aims of Religious Education:

to promote knowledge and understanding of Catholic faith and life

 to promote knowledge and understanding of the response of faith to the ultimate questions about human life, its origin and purpose

to promote the skills required to engage in examination of and reflection upon religious belief and practice3


Curriculum time allocation:

In line with Bishops’ Conference recommendations, 10% of curriculum time is allocated to Religious Education. This does not include Collective Worship.


Programme of Study:

To fulfil the above aims and to address the 4 areas of study outlined in the Curriculum Directory – Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. The way, the Truth and the Life programme is used in school, as recommended by the Diocese, supplemented with other resources to support the teaching and appreciation of other faiths through the curriculum. Relationship and Sex education is taught in line with the Diocese teachings through RE and PSHE. See below for the School’s Long Term plans.

Our school operates curriculum on a two year cycle, we are currently on Route A.


In our latest Section 48: RE inspection, Religious Education was graded:Outstanding. See the report here.


Policies and Documents

Religious Education Policy.pdf .pdf
RE Long Term Plan.pdf .pdf
RSE Overview.pdf .pdf
Catholic Character Education.pdf .pdf

Religious Education at St Nicholas