L2RST

Religious Studies Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. McGregor

This course contains a selection of topics including The Church’s Story: The Modern Age, Loss Death Grief and Dying and Biblical Studies. The course deepens students’ awareness of their Christian responsibilities and the necessity for Christian commitment. Students are introduced to using the building blocks of Level one content in light of their personal context.



Course Overview

Term 1
Biblical studies I builds on the Gospel material learnt about in the previous year. It offers an opportunity for a more detailed and in depth study of the Gospels to fuel robust discussion and reflection.

Term 2
​The Church’s Story: The Modern Age is intended to give students an overview of Church history as it relates to the Second Vatican Council. It deals with the major teachings of the Council particularly as they have affected ‘The Church In the Modern World'. Students learn an appreciation for how the Church has renewed itself and set itself up to thrive in a modern world.

Term 3
Loss, Death, Grief and dying provides students the opportunity to study and understand four universal human experiences from a Christian perspective. It also looks at different religious and cultural expressions associated with death and dying.

Term 4
Final reflections on Level 2.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90821 v3
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 2.2 - Explain the changes in an expression(s) of a religious tradition
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90823 v3
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 2.4 - Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a significant religious question
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91724 v2
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 2.1 - Explain a significant theme in a sacred text within a religious tradition
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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