Religious Studies

Staff

W. Faris (Head of Department)

L. Beacom

J. Colwell

S. Dalzell

C. Hempton

A. Lennox

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Religious Studies is the world’s oldest academic subject. It promotes an awareness of others, develops the core skills of literacy, hones the ability to think critically and encourages independent study.

The Religious Studies Department at Omagh Academy aims to develop pupils both as individuals and as contributors to society in the 21st century.

Success

In 2018 two pupils were ranked at Northern Ireland level in GCSE Religious Studies. Naomi Orr was placed first and Lois Johnston was joint second.

 

In 2019 two Year 8 pupils, Alex Coote and Lewis Henderson were runners-up in the Schools’ Bible Project Competition.

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

An Introduction to Judaism

Love in Action

The Events of Easter

Knowing and Accepting Myself

An Introduction to Islam

The Bible unwrapped

Faith in Action

Jesus and his relationship with others

Foundations of the Christian Church

Equality and Social Justice

The challenges of Adolescence

GCSE

CCEA Full course - (optional)

Completed

Year 12

Year 12

Weightings

50%

50%

Assessment

External written exam 1 hour 30 minutes

External written exam 1 hour 30 minutes

Content

Unit 4 - Christianity through a study of the Gospel of Matthew

Unit 6 - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

*There is no controlled assessment in GCSE Religious Studies*

A Level

CCEA Religious Studies

Content

AS4: The origins and development of the Early Christian Church to AD325

AS7: Foundations of Ethics with Special Reference to issues in Medical Ethics

A24: Themes in the Early Church and the Church Today

A27: Global Ethics

Assessment

External exam

1 hour 20 minutes

External exam

1 hour 20 minutes

External exam

2 hours

External exam

2 hours

Weightings

50% of AS Level

20% of A Level

50% of AS Level

20% of A Level

30% of a Level

30% of a Level

*There is no coursework component*

Links with the wider community

In conjunction with Music Department, the RE Department is involved with organising the annual School Carol Service at St Columba’s Parish Church, Omagh which is open to members of the public. Each year a nominated charity is chosen to receive the freewill offering. In 2018, past pupils, Alex and Glenn were presented with a cheque for £1600.00 for Air Ambulance NI.

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GCSE and A-Level pupils have had the opportunity to visit Crumlin Road Gaol to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Ethics topic of crime and punishment/capital punishment.

Contact

Quicklinks

21-23 Dublin Road
Omagh,
BT78 1HF

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