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Core Religious Education

“I have learnt how to articulate myself in debates and also the importance of being able to step back and consider the opposite side of the argument.” Year 13 student

Why study Core Religious Education

Core RE is a compulsory part of the Sixth Form curriculum; all Sixth Forms nationally have a legal obligation to provide Religious Education.
The Core RE programme at BTHCC is a rigorous curriculum of study which is intended to challenge and develop students as whole persons. It includes diverse topics, such as Social Justice, Medical
Ethics, Sex and Relationships and Crime and Punishment. The flexibility of the programme is also a strength; staff and students have the time and freedom to explore the topics which interest you
because you are not restricted by an examination syllabus. The programme provides students with skills and experiences which are transferable. Core RE lessons are essential to the holistic development of you as people; spiritually, morally and intellectually.


Extra-curricular aspects of the course
The programme of study includes opportunities to hear interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics. You will also participate in prayer and meditation sessions, particularly at important times in the liturgical year.


Higher Education and Careers
Students acquire a great range of skills, such as analysis, interpretation, critical thinking and evaluation. They will engage in, the high level thinking of debate and conversation which builds oracy skills. These skills will prepare students well for a range of higher education courses and, beyond that, in employment generally. Engagement with current affairs, religious, and philosophical issues prepares students well for both university interviews and moving from school out into the wider world.
 

Assessment
Students will be assessed through written work, verbal contributions and presentations.
 

For more information on this course please contact 

 Miss P Crone
misscrone@bthcc.org.uk