St. Anselm's Catholic School

St Anselm's Cahtolic School

St Anselm’s Catholic School

RE

As a Catholic school, the RE department lies at the heart of our school community with all students from Year 7 to 13 studying RE receiving five hours of RE over a two week period. GCSE RE is compulsory in Years 10 and 11 and all students attend non-exam RE lessons in the 6th form, even if they take A Level Religious Studies. This A Level course is a popular choice for students who study two modules in philosophy and ethics.

The responsibility for the liturgical life of the school lies within the department and this work is supported by the School Chaplain. Once again all students are encouraged to be involved in the different acts of worship that are offered. These include daily acts of worship, form group prayers, a weekly mass and whole school masses and services based on the Church’s liturgical Year. An opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered twice a year. All students are also invited to attend retreats to Aylesford Priory and to Kintbury for 6th form students. The school has recently developed links with Minster Abbey and smaller groups of students have started attending special retreats to this community of Benedictine nuns.

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