In Stage 6, students study the nature of religion and beliefs, Australian Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualties, and close studies of Christianity and Islam. Religion has been and continues to be an integral and unique aspect of human experience and a component of every culture. An appreciation of society is enhanced by an understanding of religion, its influence on human behaviour and interaction within culture. The aim of the Stage 6 Studies of Religion syllabus is to promote an understanding and critical awareness of the nature and significance of religion and the influence of belief systems and religious traditions on individuals and within society. Studies of Religion emphasises the development of skills of analysis, independent research, collaboration and effective communication. These skills empower students to become critically reflective life-long learners, whilst the course content enables students to become more socially and culturally aware citizens and participants in society.
The Studies of Religion subject is divided into the Preliminary and the HSC Courses.
Preliminary Studies of Religion:
- The Nature of Religion and Beliefs
- Religious Tradition Study 1: Christianity
- Religious Tradition Study 2: Islam
HSC Studies of Religion:
- Religion and Belief Systems in Australia post 1945
- Religious Tradition Depth Study 1: Christianity
- Religious Tradition Depth Study 2: Islam