Religious education challenges me and encourages me to think about the world in different ways.

Oskar – Year 9

Religious Education

At Trinity Catholic School we believe that the whole process of education is not a purely human activity but a striving to God under the direction of the Holy Spirit. We provide opportunities for growth so that students feel empowered to fulfill their potential both academically and spiritually. We demand high standards from students in both their work, attitude and behaviour at all times.

We provide a challenging academic curriculum that develops the students knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the Catholic faith in the context of Christianity and other World Religions.

In Key Stage 3, all students follow The Way, Truth and Life programme of study in line with the Curriculum Directory.

KS3 Program

Pupils in Year 7 receive three lesson per week. Pupils in Years 8 and 9 receive two lessons per week.

KS4 Program

In Key Stage 4, Year 10 and 11 students study the WJEC full GCSE course in Religious Studies.

KS5 Program

In Key Stage 5,students study the AS/A2 in Religious Studies, following the Edexcel Board. The two units studied are Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Year 12 and 13 also follow a core Religious Education course for one lesson a week.

Its not all chalk and talk!

The RE Department arrange a number of retreats for years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form. We have also planned days of recollection for the lower school.

Head Of Department

Subject Descriptor
6th Form

Exam Boards

Religious Education is the study of faith and its interaction with the rest of the world. You study RE as a compulsory subject up to GCSE, exploring topics ranging from abortion to wedding ceremonies and the corresponding religious positions. The great thing about RE at Trinity is that it begins with questions, giving scope for debates and analytical thinking. Why do we label some things as good and some things as bad? What are we talking about when we say the word ‘God’? It is from these questions that our learning begins.

Tom - Y13