Religious Education

Hello, welcome to the Year 8 Religious Education page.

This page will give you some information about things that you will study during your first year in St Paul’s. Whether or not you have studied this subject at primary school, we’re sure you will find the information below helpful.


The following topics are covered in Religion in Year 8:

  • New Beginnings
  • I am Special
  • The Bible (Old and New Testaments)
  • Choices
  • Palestine (The land of Jesus’ Birth)
  • Jewish Religion
  • The Apostles
  • Parables
  • Sacrament of the Eucharist and Your Parish
  • Key events and dates in The Church Calendar are celebrated
  • Advent, Lent, Easter


Year 8 students study religion for three periods a week, and follow the Fully Alive Programme. The course begins with them looking at themselves and then develops on to look at the life of Jesus, sacramental life and faith development. Religion is enjoyable, fun and encourages a faith life.