Level: Stage 1

Pre requisite: None required

Additional Cost: None

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Who Is This Course For?

Students who are interested in ‘life’s big questions,’ and how they are reflected through different spiritualities and religions around the world will find this subject interesting. Students will explore several big ideas, issues and/or concepts, and reflect on personal and shared meaning within one or more religions, and/or spiritualities.

What Will I Learn?


Students explore key beliefs, values, and practices of one or more spiritualities or religions from around the world. They engage with big ideas individually and in collaboration with others, through imaginative exploration, research, dialogue, open questioning, and empathic listening.

Over the course of a semester students will investigate one to two of the following big ideas:

1)      Growth, belonging, and flourishing

2)      Community, justice, and diversity

3)      Story, visions, and futures

4)      Spiritualities, religions, and ultimate questions

5)      Life, the universe, and integral ecology


6)      Evil and suffering.


How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through the following assessment types. Three to four tasks will be assessed:

·         one or two representations tasks: Looking at how different spiritualities and/or religions represent a particular big idea

·         one connections task: How different spiritual and/or religious principles underpin socialjustice actions in the school or broader community.

·         one issues investigation: Students research a contemporary issue linked to one of the big ideas

Spiritualities, Religion and Meaning does lead into a Stage 2 subject, however, it does not have an external exam and as such there will be no trial exam in Stage 1.