Levels 1 & 2 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 2 students working at standard will be able to:

Strand: Christian Ethics – Personal and Social

God calls humanity to care for self, others and Creation as a gift of love.


Describe ways in which Christians can share the responsibility of caring for all of God’s creation both human and natural.

Explain what it means to be a steward of God’s creation; caring for self, others and creation.

Christians are called to be in right relationship with God, each other and creation.


Identify the link between the choices we make and the effect these have on the relationship with self, others and creation and for the Christian, one’s relationship with God.

Identify choices that impact relationships with God, self, others and environment.

Strand: Church and Tradition

The Church is a community of people who accept the invitation to follow Jesus, listen to the Good News and respond through word and action.


Explore and describe ways the invitation of Jesus is a call to Christians to gather, listen and respond.

Explain that Church is a community of people who respond to the Good News.

The Church celebrates Jesus’ life, death and resurrection in the many feasts and seasons of the liturgical year and various Christian denominations bring their own perspectives.


Determine how the cycle of the liturgical year reflects the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Link some feasts and the seasons of the liturgical year to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus

Strand: God, Religion and Society

God can be understood as Trinity: a communion of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Explore and imagine the relationship of the Trinity as a divine relationship of mutual love that invites the Christian into this circle of love.

Express an understanding of the Trinity as a core belief of Christians.

God’s love is realised through a variety of experiences.


Consider and articulate life experiences that develop an understanding of God.

Name varied experiences that develop an understanding of God.

Christians are called to respect the diversity of world views.


Investigate how Christians and others demonstrate respect for diversity.

Recognise respect for diversity in belief systems and worldviews

Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

Through various prayer forms, liturgy and sacramental encounters people can grow in relationship with self, others, creation and God.


Imagine and name ways Christians experience God in the everyday and prepare Christian rituals that reflect this encounter.

Opportunities where God can be encountered through prayer, liturgy and sacrament.

God’s presence can be experienced in a special way through the Sacraments of the Church.


Investigate and explain the communal celebrations of the Sacraments of the Church.

Name how God’s presence can be identified in the Sacraments of the Church.

Scripture, Israel and Jesus

The Old Testament contains stories that explain the relationship between people and God.


Examine and articulate the relationships that the people of Israel had with God.

The relationship between people and God in the Old Testament

Through the stories and teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, Christians are shown how to pray, live and love God and each other.


Investigate and express how Christians today can pray, love God and each other as modelled by Jesus in the New Testament

Name how Christian living reflects Jesus’ actions as found in the New Testament.

Parables have enduring wisdom to be interpreted in the context of the time in which they were told by Jesus. This allows people to hear the living voice of Jesus speaking into their lives and the world.


Interpret God’s dream through the parables and identify the challenges this poses for Christians today.

Discern wisdom contained within parables and its relevance for today.