Religious Education

Post 16 Provision

Exam Board: CCEA

Units of Study: Pupils study two modules at both A.S. and A.2. Level:

  1. Textual study based on the Acts of the Apostles.
  2. Historical study based on the Origins and Development of Celtic Christianity.

The Religious Studies Department in St Comhghall’s follows the newly revised CCEA Specification for A.S. and A.2. Religious Studies. This specification draws its content from a range of textual studies, religious traditions, and religious beliefs and from a philosophical and ethical approach to religion. Specific units offer for a rigorous study of religion, as well as encouraging students to make connections with other aspects of human experience.

Thus, Religious Studies provides students with a tool kit of concepts and ideas to allow them to critically investigate issues and problems. It allows them to evaluate information and evidence and arrive at reasoned conclusions and judgements.

Examples of Key Stage 5 resources available for use within the R.E Department:

Examples of students’ work from the A Level programme of study:


Post 16 Religious Education Programme (Non-Examination)

The Religious Education Department encourages holistic spiritual development among all Key Stage 5 pupils through the organisation of retreats, prayer services and guided meditation. Each year, in collaboration with the College Chaplain , the Religious Education Department organises a one day retreat to Lough Derg.

The Religious Education Department strives to promote links between the College and local Parishes by encouraging all pupils, particularly Key Stage 5 pupils, to take an active role in the life of their local faith community. The Religious Education Department is involved in the implementation of the Pope John Paul II Awards programme in the Diocese of Clogher. The Pope John Paul II Awards programme was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who, throughout his papacy, was committed to developing the role of young people within the Church. The aim of the Pope John Paul II Awards programme is to highlight the role of young people in parish life. The Programme aims to enable young people to live out their faith in their community and to develop their sense of social awareness.


Staff in Department

Miss C O'Connor - Head of Department and Teacher of Religious Studies

Mr J Conlon

School Chaplain

Canon Dawson