The Head of Department is Mrs C Siney
Our department Bible verse is: 'There is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Jesus Christ.’ (Galatians 3:28)
Our departmental policy can be found here.
Religious Education at Trinity School encourages pupils to think about key world religions and ethical issues. This includes considering the range of different beliefs between and within religions as well as developing their own moral and ethical viewpoints on religious issues. This takes place through the studying of a religion's beliefs and practices as well as exploring social and cultural contemporary issues.
The Religious Education department adopt the ethos that it is our responsibility to help pupils understand each others' beliefs and that human beings are all one under God's loving grace. This supports pupils in living in modern British society.
Pupils will develop the necessary foundation of knowledge and understanding to access the GCSE course. Pupils will be able to express and reflect upon key ethical and religious issues as well as listen to and respect viewpoints that are not their own.
The assessment descriptors for this subject are available here.
Key Stage 4
Pupils sit the GCSE Religious Studies (Full-Course) through a study of Christianity and Islam. Pupils sit two examination papers: Religion and Ethics through the study of Christianity and Religion, Peace and Conflict through the study of Islam.
Religious Studies GCSE
Through the GCSE course pupils are able to develop their knowledge and understanding of religious and non-religious beliefs. This includes appreciating the importance of key scripture and sources of wisdom and authority to Christians and Muslims. Pupils are also given the opportunity to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and will contribute to their preparation for adult life in modern Britain. Through their studies pupils will develop their ability to construct rational and informed arguments that show the range of common and divergent views within religious and ethical beliefs and values.