Religious Education

Religious Education at Trinity has been strategically planned to support the academy ethos, values, SMSC, personal development and pupil’s contextual needs, as well as being influenced by the Doncaster Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE.

At Key Stage 3 units have been carefully selected for sequencing to reflect the fact that we are infinitely precious, people of purpose and morally responsible due to being made in the image of God.

Values that shape our curriculum;

  1. Infinitely precious – all of humanity
  2. Gifted for a purpose – Regardless of our abilities
  3. Morally responsible – Regardless of faith and belief

Year 7 - Infinitely precious

Units Taught

Big Question: Is there a God?

Term 1: Does God Exist?

Term 2: Understanding Christianity and Judaism

Term 3: Narnian Virtues

Main Skills Developed

Throughout Year 7 pupils will begin to understand religious beliefs, teachings, sources of wisdom, questions about meaning, purpose and truth. They will also explore questions about practices and ways of living, as well as about values and commitment. This unit aims to get students to reflect on how we are all infinitely precious though often different in our beliefs and traditions.  This is done through exploring the development from polytheistic traditions to monotheism through the history of faith.

 Throughout Year 7 pupils will develop their skills of identifying, describing, explaining, analysing, and evaluating. SPAG and literacy strategies are also a key priority. Pupils will also be encouraged to reflect upon their own personal beliefs and the beliefs of others.


Parent Support
Provide a quiet space for homework. Encourage students to complete all RE homework tasks and memorise the facts in the knowledge organisers.

Useful Websites

https://www.reonline.org.uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt


Extra-curricular

Y7 visit to local place of worship

 SMSC/British Values
Tolerance
Rule of Law
Democracy
Individual liberty
Imago Dei
Christian teachings

Yr8- Gifted for a purpose

 Units Taught

Big Question – what is our purpose?

Term 1 – People of purpose

Term 2 – Young leaders Award

Term 3 – Journey of life

 

Main Skills Developed

Understanding religious beliefs, teachings, sources of wisdom; questions about meaning, purpose and truth. Questions about practices and ways of living and about values and commitment. This unit of work aims to build upon and reflect on our infinitely precious theme in Y7 and begin to think about how those key beliefs influence and inspire people of purpose, how we at trinity academy are people of purpose and how people of faith rites of passage are reflected.

Throughout Year 8 pupils will continue to develop their skills of identifying, describing, explaining, analysing, and evaluating. The key skill of explanation and evaluation is aimed to be built upon significantly in Y8 through the application of big questions. SPAG and literacy strategies are also a key priority. Pupils will also be encouraged to reflect upon their own personal beliefs and the beliefs of others.


Parent Support
Provide a quiet space for homework. Encourage students to complete all RE homework tasks and memorise the facts in the knowledge organisers.


Useful Websites
https://www.reonline.org.uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt


Extra-curricular

Buddhist Centre visit


SMSC/British Values
Tolerance
Individual Liberty
Rule of Law
Moral values
Ethics
Christian teachings

  

Y9- Morally responsible

Units Taught

Big question: How do we decide what is right and wrong?

Term 1 – Making moral choices, Philosophy and common world view

Term 2 – Morality and Ethics

Term 3 – Justice and conviction

 

Main Skills Developed

Understanding religious beliefs, teachings, sources of wisdom, questions about meaning, purpose and truth. Questions about practices and ways of living, as well as about values and commitment. This unit of work aims to allow pupils to apply their knowledge of how we are all infinitely precious and people of purpose and apply it to those ‘big questions’ within the modern world through our final theme of ‘morally responsible’.

Throughout Year 9 pupils will continue to develop their skills of identifying, describing, explaining, analysing, and evaluating. Pupils will also be encouraged to reflect upon their own personal beliefs and the beliefs of others through developing the skill of critical evaluation and reaching judgments on these perspectives.  SPAG and literacy strategies are also a key priority.


Parent Support
Provide a quiet space for homework. Encourage students to complete all RE homework tasks and memorise the facts in the knowledge organisers.


Useful Websites
https://www.reonline.org.uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt


Extra-curricular
Anne Frank Trust Workshop 


SMSC/British Values
Tolerance
Individual Liberty
Rule of Law
Moral values
Ethics
Christian teachings 

Year 10 and 11

During the GCSE Course, the following units are taught:

 

GCSE Eduqas Route A, Component 1: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World.

Theme 1: Issues of Relationships

Theme 2: Issues of Life and Death

Theme 3: Issues of Good and Evil

Theme 4: Issues of Human Rights

 

GCSE Eduqas Route A, Component 2: Study of Christianity.

  1. Christian Beliefs
  2. Christian Practices

 

GCSE Eduqas Route A, Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Judaism.

  1. Jewish Beliefs and Teachings
  2. Jewish Practices

 

Main Skills Developed

Following this specification will enable learners to:

  • - deepen their understanding of the relationship between people;
  • - become informed about common and divergent views within traditions in the way beliefs and teachings are understood and expressed;
  • - demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fact that religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian;
  • - understand that religious traditions in Great Britain are diverse and include the following religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism;

We will focus on the religious traditions of Christianity and Judaism.

 

Parent Support

Provide a quiet space for homework. Encourage students to complete all RE homework tasks and memorise the facts in the knowledge organisers. In addition, encourage early and ongoing revision of work completed in the lessons.

Useful Websites

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/home/student-support/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f

 

Extra-curricular

Beth Shalom- Holocaust Museum and Minster visit

 

SMSC/British Values

Tolerance

Individual Liberty

Empathy

Moral values

Ethics

Christian teachings

Equality

Respect

Year 12/13

For details of A level Religious Studies, please click here.