General RE (Level 2)

National Open College Network Award in General Religious Education Level 2 General RE

As St Thomas More is a Catholic school all students from Year 7 - 13 must study a compulsory component of Religious Education as part of their overall curriculum. Although the study of AS and A2 Religious Studies is an optional choice within the subject offering made available to A level students, it is important to note that all students in Years 12 and 13 must follow a compulsory course in Religious Education as directed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

As a department we feel it is important that this course of study be of value and significance for our Sixth Form students and that it has not only academic rigour and challenge but that it encourages a wider appreciation of the world around us, the part we play in this and the possible consequences of our actions, beliefs and attitudes. It is important to us that our Sixth Form students continue to grow and mature socially, morally, culturally and spiritually.

To this end, we will follow a course of study in Years 12 and 13 that is recognised by the Diocese and supports and encourages the development of certain key skills such as communication, independent learning and reflection.

What is it?

This two year course provides a means to recognise and accredit General R.E lessons in the Sixth Form. 

The NOCN course is a unit based qualification which is assessed through a portfolio of evidence. 

It will be delivered during one period a week in class with the teacher. 

What shall I study?

  • The ethos of Volunteering
  • Justice and Peace
  • Environmental Awareness
  • The Moral Maze
  • Searching for God
  • Personal development and relationships

Who is it for?

The course is for all students in both Year 12 and 13 and runs alongside the Sixth Form Enrichment programme.

Entry requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements. However, people may have completed or be working towards:
  • A period of volunteering community action or work experience
  • Community or Junior Sports Leader Award
  • Youth Achievement Award
  • Queens Scout Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

Who can I ask for more details?

Miss McPhee