Levels 5 & 6 All Strands

Level descriptors reflect the strand specific enduring understandings by describing key knowledge, understanding and learning processes aligned to levels of learning achievement.

They explain the content to be taught and promote engagement in analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Achievement standards indicate the quality of learning (the extent of knowledge, the depth of understanding and the sophistication of skills) students should typically demonstrate by a particular point in their schooling.

Level Descriptor

Learning Process
To ensure full expression of the content students will:

Achievement Standard
By the end of Level 6 students working at standard will be able to:

Strand: Christian Ethics – Personal and Social

Christians are called to respect the uniqueness and diversity of all of creation, with particular concern for the poor and marginalised, as modelled by Jesus.

CEL5-6E1

Critically analyse how Jesus, through his ministry, called people to love with compassion.

Identify how the teaching of Jesus are evidenced through Catholic Social Teachings.

Catholic Social Teaching honours God’s fidelity to creation by promoting peace, love and justice.

CEL5-6E2

Interpret the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and discern how these can be integrated into the fullness of Christian life.

Evaluate how Catholic Social Teachings are voiced to address current local or global issues.

Strand: Church and Tradition

The mission of the Church is continued through the actions and ministry of people across time.

CTL5-6E1

Discern the actions and ministry of people in the Church as reflective of Jesus’ ministry on earth.

Identify the mission of the Church and how it has been continued through the actions and ministry of people across time. 

 

The various models of Church express and accommodate the People of God and their understanding of Church in place and time.

CTL5-6E2

Explore various ways in which the People of God can be Church today as faithful bearers of the mission of Jesus.

Describe how a model of the Church reflects the signs of the times.

Strand: God, Religion and Society

The mutual relationship between God and the People of God is a covenant relationship lived, ritualised, celebrated and reverenced by people of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faith today.

GRSL5-6E1

Determine patterns of lifestyle and religious expression that reflect a covenantal relationship between God and the People of God across Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths.

Provide examples of how the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths are lived out through rituals and celebrations.

The covenant relationship empowers and challenges people to be stewards of creation.

GRSL5-6E2

Evaluate the ways in which the covenantal relationship empowers and challenges people to be stewards of creation.

Explain how the covenantal relationship empowers and challenges people to be stewards of creation.

 Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

A praying and sacramental Church nourishes and celebrates key moments in the lives of its members, the community and the wider world. 

PLSL5-6E1

Discern the relationship between prayer, sacramental expressions and key moments in life.

Explain how the Church nourishes and celebrates the lives of its members through prayer and Sacraments. 

 

Christians regard sin as missing the mark in relationship with self, others, God and creation.

PLSL5-6E2

Recognise that sin is missing the mark and examine the different ways in which relationships may be broken and reconciled.

Give real world examples of the concept of sin as “missing the mark”, and its effect on self, others, God and creation.

In order to address sin, people are called to metanoia and reconciliation. The Church celebrates reconciliation in the Sacrament of Penance.

PLSL5-6E3

Articulate the place of metanoia in the call to right relationship through the Sacrament of Penance.

Describe the key concepts that underpin the Church’s understanding of reconciliation and the sacrament of Penance.

Scripture, Israel and Jesus

The relationship between God and the People of God is a covenant relationship, expressed through the Old and New Testaments. This relationship has enduring implications for the ways Christians and Jews live their lives.

SIJL5-6E1

Critically examine the covenant relationship as expressed in the Scriptures and its implications for the ways Christians and those of the Jewish faith live their lives.

Define the covenantal relationship as expressed in the Old and New Testaments to provide examples of foundations upon which Jews and Christians live out their lives.

 

Through his life, death and resurrection, Jesus reveals the saving love of God and gives hope to the world.

SIJL5-6E2

Imagine and explain how the Christian faith through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus might give hope to the world.

Articulate ways that Jesus’ life, death and resurrection give hope to the Christians in their daily life.

The resurrection experience is integral to Christian daily life.

SIJL5-6E3

Reflect upon the resurrection experience as a metaphor for the experiences within Christian daily life and possible barriers that prevent such experiences.

Recognise resurrection as metaphor for Christian life and evidence examples of what this means today.