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Theology and RE constitute the core of the core curriculum at Wimbledon College, with all boys receiving two lessons a week at KS3 and three lessons a week at GCSE. 

Lower Line (KS3)

Figures (Y7) students receive two lessons of RE each week which increases to three lesson per week in Rudiments (Y8) and Lower Grammar (Y9). The lessons follow the framework of a series called, “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.”

This programme is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools published by the Bishops’ Conference.

Figures (Y7) Rudiments (Y8) Lower Grammar (Y9)
7.1 - Revelation in Faith 8.1 - Creation 9.1 - The Spiritual Quest
7.2 - God’s Promises Fulfilled 8.2 - The Covenant 9.2 - The Gospels
7.3 - The Saviour 8.3 - Mystery of the Eucharist 9.3 - Life of the Spirit
7.4 - The Church 8.4 - Holy Week 9.4 - God's Call
7.5 - The Sacraments 8.5 - Mission of the Church 9.5 Morality & Conscience
7.6 - Christianity and Other Faiths 8.6 - The Church in Britain 9.6 - Dialogue with other Faiths


Higher Line (KS4)

All students receive three periods of RE each week and are prepared and entered for the WJEC Eduqas GCSE (1-9) Route B.  Assessment is by 100% terminal examination.

Eduqas GCSE Components 1-3

Route B

Component 1

Foundational Catholic Theology

Theme 1: Origins and meaning

Theme 2: Good and Evil

Component 2

Applied Catholic Theology

Theme 3: Life and Death

Theme 4: Sin and Forgiveness

Component 3

Study of a World Faith


Sixth Form

 Students will undertake a more in depth study of Religious studies at A-Level. Topics include: Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics, & Development in Christian thought. There is an increased focus on essay writing skills, and students learn how to competently analyse and evaluate key ideas and concepts in relation to issues both of the past and present.

Poetry (Y12) Rhetoric (Y13)

Philosophy of Religion (H573/01)

Philosophical Language and Thought
Ancient philosophical influences (Plato and Aristotle)
Soul, mind and body

The existence of God
Arguments based on observation:
The teleological argument
The cosmological argument

The existence of God
Challenges to arguments from observation
Arguments based on reason:
The ontological argument

God and the world
Religious experience
The problem of evil (taught after Augustine’s Teaching on Human Nature)

Philosophy of Religion (H573/01)

Theological and Philosophical Developments
The nature or attributes of God

Religious Language: Negative, Analogical or Symbolic
Religious language: negative, Analogical or Symbolic

Religious Language: Twentieth Century Perspectives
Twentieth century perspectives and philosophical comparisons

Religion and ethics (H573/02)

Normative Ethical Theories:  Religious Approaches
Natural Law
Situation Ethics

Normative Ethical Theories: Secular approaches
Kantian Ethics

Applied Ethics
Business Ethics

Religion and ethics (H573/02)

Ethical Language: Meta Ethics
Meta-ethical theories

Significant Ideas

Developments in Ethical Thought
Sexual Ethics

Developments in Christian thought (H573/03)

Augustine’s Teaching on Human Nature
Death and the Afterlife

Revelation and knowledge of God’s Existence
Christology: The person of Jesus Christ

Christian moral principles (the diversity of Christian moral reasoning and practices and sources of ethics)
Christian moral action (The teaching and example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Developments in Christian thought (H573/03)

Religious pluralism and theology
Religious pluralism and society

Liberation Theology and Marx
The challenge of secularism

Our students are

  • Prophetic
  • Learned
  • Faith-filled
  • Generous
  • Grateful
  • Hopeful
  • Curious
  • Attentive
  • Prophetic
  • Learned
  • Faith-filled
  • Generous
  • Grateful
  • Hopeful
  • Curious
  • Attentive