Religious Education is the ‘core of the core curriculum’ (Pope St. John Paul II) because ‘At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is expressed and explored in religious education. Therefore, religious education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.’ (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, 2000).

All 6th form students at St Bonaventure’s are expected to ‘at least pass’ the CORE course. They will be assessed via written responses to essay questions will be graded as Distinction, Merit or Pass.

St Bonaventure’s helps all it’s students to grow in In Sanctitate et Doctrina (In Holiness and Learning), which for all students means they can grow as good, well-rounded young people.

  • Where am I? [The Life and History of St Bonaventure’s School]
  • What should I do? [Personal Ethics]
  • What should we do? [Ethics – The Death Penalty]
  • How do we think? [Classic Philosophy]