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

With Jesus as model, Christians are called to respect the uniqueness and diversity of creation, particularly the poor and marginalised.

CEL5-6E1

Analyse how with Jesus as model, people today are called to respect creation (human and other than human) with love and compassion.

Identify how the teaching of Jesus are evidenced through Catholic social teaching.

Catholic social teaching enables God’s fidelity to creation by promoting discernment and action for peace, love and justice.

CEL5-6E2

Interpret the principles of Catholic social teaching and discernment for action.

Link principles of Catholic social teaching to actions for change that enables God's fidelity to creation.

Strand: Church and Tradition

The mission of the Church in the world is continued through the actions and ministry of the communion of saints, and people across time.

CTL5-6E1

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

Identify how the actions and ministry of the communion of saints and others across time have continued the mission of the Church. 

 

The Catholic Church gathers in local communities around the bishops and unites in the common faith around the successor of the apostle Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the various Christian denominations bring different perspectives to being Church.

CTL5-6E2

Compare and contrast the history, design and function of the local Catholic church with another Christian place of worship.

Explain the ways in which history, design and function of the local Church enables worship today in contrast to the history, design and function of another Christian place of worship.

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.

Religions are communal forms of life enacted in particular beliefs, cultic practices, codes of conduct, sacred writings, structured roles and functions, dedicated places, times and objects.  Religions and cultures interact and influence each other in modern societies.

GRSL5-6E2

Explore the communal forms of life particular to Catholicism and either Australian Indigenous spiritualities or another religious tradition, comment on ways in which they interact with culture.

Analyse ways in which a culture may 'push back' or challenge those who claim a life lived according to a particular religious tradition.

God, who is triune mystery and beyond human understanding, can be grappled with through relationship, language, image, symbol, ritual and music.

GRSL5-6E3

Investigate ways in which relationships, images, symbols, rituals, language and music contribute to an understanding of the triune God.

Illustrate how relationships, images, symbols, rituals, language and / or music may contribute to an understanding of the truine god.

Strand: 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 through prayer and sacrament the Church nourishes and celebrates the lives of its members.

 

Christians regard sin as missing the mark in relationship with self, others, God and creation. In order to address sin, people are called to metanoia and reconciliation.

PLSL5-6E2

Articulate the place of metanoia in the call of right relationship with self, others, God and creation.

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

Strand: Scripture, Israel and Jesus

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

SIJL5-6E1

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

Describe a covenantal relationship from the Old Testament (for Jews) and the Old or New Testaments (for Christians) that provides examples of the foundation upon which each tradition is based.

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.

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