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VCE CARE

Religion and Society Unit 3

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit focusses on core religious beliefs and the ways in which they create meaning for religious communities and individuals. These beliefs refer to views about ultimate reality held by individuals, groups, organisations and whole societies. Religious beliefs may be communicated and expressed through the various means — formal statements of belief, myths and other stories, sacred texts and other religious writings, rituals, symbols, social structures, oral or written codes of behaviour, religious experience and spirituality. Reference may be made to the following traditions:

  • Primal Religion (Australian Aboriginal Spirituality).
  • Asian Religion (Buddhism).
  • Semitic religions (Christianity and Islam).

Areas of Study

This study is designed to enable students to:

  • explain and evaluate the significance of a range of core beliefs within one or more religious traditions;
  • explain continuity and maintenance of a core religious belief or beliefs within one or more traditions;
  • draw conclusions about the interplay between religious beliefs and significant life experiences.

Assessment

Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)

Explain and evaluate the significance of a range of core beliefs within one Abrahamic and one eastern religion.

Three different tasks, selected by the teacher from the following:
  • Structured questions.
  • Test.
  • Essay.
  • Case study.
  • Analytical exercises.
30

Explain continuity and maintenance of a core religious belief or beliefs within an indigenous religious belief system.

30

Draw conclusions about the interplay between religious beliefs and significant life experiences.

40
Total Marks 100

Overall Final Assessment

Graded Assessment Title Assessment Exam Duration Contribution to Study Score (%)
1 Unit 3 Coursework School-assessed   25
2 Unit 4 Coursework School-assessed   25
3 Written Examination November 2 hours 50

 

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