Religious Studies Level 3

L3RST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. McGregor

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. 

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.


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.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90824 Analyse a significant theme in a sacred text
I
6
6
A.S. 90825 v3 Religious Studies 3.2 - Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 90826 v3 Religious Studies 3.3 - Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Pathway Tags

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