The Key Stage 3 course follows the diocesan recommended ‘Icons’ programme. Rather than following the book page by page, we have customised the material to fit the needs of the pupils at Campion and the calendar that we follow. Where possible we have also tried to fit in with the programmes of study that are undertaken in other subjects so as to promote cross curricular learning. Throughout the Key Stage we meet the specific areas of study as highlighted per age group in the directory. In 2016, the Curriculum maps were reviewed and in places rewritten to reflect the disciplines being introduced in the new GCSE.
In all topics there is a scriptural focus as well as an attempt to modernise and realise the material being covered through a basis in scripture and revelation, how this is seen the Church today and how we can identify events in the Life of Christ with our elements of worship and celebration. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 must bring a bible to all RE lessons in order to develop their bible skills but more importantly their knowledge and understanding of the word of God.
Some elements of the Directory’s prescribed areas of Study for 14-19 are met in Key Stage 3 whilst others are met in Key Stages 4 and 5.
Students in Year 8 visit the Borehamwood Synagogue as part of their unit on Judaism.