St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy


The invitation of Jesus Christ for all people to live life in all its fullness is the challenge that lies at the heart of Religious Education within a Catholic school”.

 - Catholic Education Service. 

Religious Studies at Key Stage 3 is a vibrant and engaging subject at St Mary’s. All students from Years 7 to 9 follow a program of study in line with the Shrewsbury Diocesan Framework. Religious Studies plays a central part in the life of our College. We provide opportunities for all students to engage with the deepest questions about life. We encourage investigation and reflection by the students and we aim to develop appropriate skills and attitudes which promote informed and full responses to God’s call in everyday life. 

At Key Stage 4 all students take the Eduqas Route B full GCSE course. This popular and relevant course allows students to explore issues such as Origin and Meaning, Good and Evil, Life and Death and Sin and Forgiveness, all underpinned through an exploration of Roman Catholic, Christian & Jewish beliefs, attitudes and practices. Students are encouraged to develop vital skills, including discussion and evaluation, as well as developing their own opinion within an extended writing format.