Mrs B Gormley (Head of Department) 
Mr S Doherty
Mrs E McCaffrey 
Mrs MT Meenan

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Key Stage 3

The ‘Fully Alive' programme feeds into a comprehensive faith-based programme delivered at Key Stage 3. The programme centres on faith in God, the Bible, sacraments, moral teachings and prayer and meets the requirements of the NI Curriculum. Through the programme the students are given the opportunity to:

  • develop their understanding of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit
  • appreciate the scriptures
  • celebrate the sacraments
  • understand the Church and its teachings
  • experience different forms of prayer
  • be supported in their faith and spiritual development


All students will study the AQA Specification:
Unit 4 Roman Catholicism: Ethics
Unit 5 St Mark's Gospel
This specification encourages students to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for,

  • a study of religion and its relation to the wider world
  • develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the significance, impact of beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning;
  • express their personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments.

Students sit two written papers, each worth 50% of the course, at the end of Year 12.

A Level

All A Level RE students will study the RE CCEA Specification.
The units we study are:

  • Luke's Gospel
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Celtic Church

Students sit two written papers at the end of AS and A2.
A Level RE gives students the opportunity to learn about, discuss, evaluate and learn from religious beliefs, practices and values. It allows opportunities for candidates to engage with challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, people's place in society and the world around them. Candidates also have to make connections with other aspects of human experience, shedding light upon the viewpoint and practices of others.

Extra Curricular

The RE programme is part of the overall programme of faith development within the school - Morning Prayer, Retreats, First Friday Mass, Advent Mass, Lenten Mass and special services.

Other articles of interest:

March 2017

AS Irish Workshop UU

» 3rd March 2017

Year 12 Retreat

» 6th March 2017

Year 14 Retreat

» 7th March 2017

Year 8 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 7th March 2017 at 1:00 - 3:30pm

Reconciliation Day

» 8th March 2017

Fainne Airgid

» 10th March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 11th March 2017

Unity Project 10A and 10E

» 13th March 2017

PTA / Student Council - Irish Night

» 14th March 2017 at 8pm

Year 14 Spanish Debate QUB

» 14th March 2017

Aifreann La Feile Padraig

» 15th March 2017

Exceptional Closure

» 16th March 2017

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 9:00am - 11:30am

Year 13 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Silver DoE Expedition

» 16th March 2017

St Patrick's Day Holiday

» 17th March 2017

History Berlin Trip

» 17th March 2017 ~ 20th March 2017

Year 12 GCSE PE Moderation

» 21st March 2017

Netball Finals

» 22nd March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 25th March 2017

Bronze DoE

» 25th March 2017

A2 Irish Work Shop UU

» 31st March 2017