Study of Religion investigates religious
traditions and how religion has influenced,
and continues to influence, people’s lives.
Students become aware of their own
religious beliefs, the religious beliefs of
others, and how people holding such beliefs
are able to co-exist in a pluralist society.
Students study the five major world religions
of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism
and Buddhism; and Australian Aboriginal
spiritualities and Torres Strait Islander
religion and their influence on people,
society and culture. These are explored
through sacred texts and religious writings
that offer insights into life, and through the
rituals that mark significant moments and
events in the religion itself and the lives of
Students develop a logical and critical
approach to understanding the influence of
religion, with judgments supported through
valid and reasoned argument. They develop
critical thinking skills, including those of
analysis, reasoning and evaluation, as well
as communication skills that support further
study and post-school participation in a wide
range of fields.
Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context.
In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the
assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive
an overall subject result (A–E)