The principal aim of Religious Education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that students can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
This option enables students to explore the world's major religions and views which are independent of religious belief and to consider the challenges posed by these beliefs and values.
Students will have an in-depth understanding of the basic beliefs, practices, history, and sacred texts of at least two major traditions of the student’s choosing.
Students can articulate how religious symbols and narratives are interpreted and mobilized to construct meaning in human life, by individuals and by communities – and how this changes over time or across different communities.
Students can engage in public dialogue and debate regarding ethical and political issues related to religion.
Students can articulate their own thoughts clearly in critical discussion and in writing.
Students can engage in constructive dialogue regarding the role religions play in public life in a modern democracy.
Students will appreciate the diverse accounts of wisdom and scripturally based moralities articulated by different religious traditions.