Holy Cross is a Catholic High School established by the Catholic Community of the Chorley Deanery.
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Here at Holy Cross we have an extensive curriculum which is built around key stage 3 and key stage 4.
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All pupils receive five 60 minute lessons of RE over a 2 week timetable and our faith is at the centre of our school. Our mission statement “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” is lived out in the RE department through our academic success at GCSE level and through our spiritual support and guidance for pupils as they progress through their faith journey.
The department has a suite of 4 teaching rooms and a chapel. The chapel is used by RE classes throughout the week for meditations and focused prayer activities. The wider school community use the chapel for tutor masses (weekly), tutor time collective worship, ‘Breakfast with God’ (staff prayer Fridays 8.30 a.m.), Reconciliation services and many more occasions.
In accordance with the directive of the Archdiocese of Liverpool pupils follow the PEOPLE OF GOD framework:
All pupils at Key Stage 3 are assessed at the end of each unit of work. Assessment will take the form of summative assessments (specific pieces of work / projects) and formative (written tests). These assessments inform teaching, progress and setting arrangements.
In accordance with the directive of the Archdiocese of Liverpool pupils follow:
Area of Study 1 – Study of Catholic Christianity
Area of Study 2 – Study of a Second Religion-Judaism
Area of Study 3 – Philosophy and Ethics based on Catholic Christianity
*We subscribe to ‘Kerboodle’ which enables pupils to access the course textbook on line
Assessment overview-3 formal exams are taken at the end of Yr 11
(More detail is available on the Edexcel website)
Myles Standish Way Chorley, Lancashire PR7 3LS Tel:
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