Religion and Life General
The Religion and Life General course provides students with opportunities to learn about religion and explores the relationships between religion, society and individuals. It examines the nature of religion and how it offers individuals and their communities an understanding of the world around them.
Students develop an understanding of ways in which people discover, understand and express their religious beliefs. They explore Catholicism, a denomination of the Christian Religion and investigate the characteristics of the religion, its origins, foundations, cultural influences and development over time. They analyse the role religion has played in human affairs and explore issues of concern to the Christian Catholic religion.
Through the Religion and Life General course, students learn skills that will enable them to understand the role religion plays in society and in the lives of people. They use a range of primary and secondary sources and employ a variety of methods to investigate information. These methods include research, observation, analysis, and discussion.
Students are required to complete four to five assessment tasks per semester focusing on explanation, investigation and source analysis.
“It helps me to see the world in a new way and become a better person. I am not overly religious but enjoying finding out about different religious perspectives” Year 11 General Student
“It can be difficult at times to remain motivated and focused due to the stress of Year12, however I do find Religion and life provides opportunities for discussion, prayer, mediation and mindfulness. However, I did not realise the amount of content the General curriculum would require us to cover. “ Year 12 General Student