Religious Studies Level 3

L3RST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. McGregor

Recommended Prior Learning

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The course challenges students as they begin to assume adult responsibilities. By doing a more in depth analysis of scripture, history and belief students are more able to gain the reflective tools to successfully live as a productive member of society. Edmund Rice and the universal Catholic Church set a frame work for students to navigate lifestyle and potentially life changing decisions for themselves and the wider community. 



Course Overview

Term 1
Biblical Studies II allows for an in depth analysis of the Gospels. This allows students to discuss actions of the global world community, their own governments, local communities and for themselves personally in light of Jesus' teachings.

Term 2
Ethics and ethical issues explores ethical theories and looks at the basis, the teachings and general application of Catholic ethics. Students are asked to consider moral issues from a Catholic perspective while building their own beliefs that support a productive and caring participation in society today and as they age.

Term 3
A Church in Change sets to delve deep into the development of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa. Students are able to understand their own Liston College roots from the first missionaries, through the changes made by Vatican II to today's global context.

Term 4
Final reflections on Level 3 content.

Learning Areas:

Religious Education



Career Pathways

Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Recruitment Consultant, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Contact Centre Worker, Counsellor, Marketing Specialist, Psychotherapist, Case Manager, Career Consultant, Minister of Religion, Elected Government Representative, Civil Engineer, Insurance Claims Officer, Psychologist, Trainer, Journalist, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Technician, Community Development Worker, Editor, Corrections Officer, Curator, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Foreign Policy Officer, Personal Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Archivist, Police Officer, Author, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Primary School Teacher, Librarian, Library Assistant