Levels 3 & 4 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 4 students working at standard will be able to:

Strand: Christian Ethics – Personal and Social

God’s love calls people to live justly and peacefully; to serve others with respect, sensitivity, compassion and love.


Generate and justify ways in which Christians respond to the call to be active witnesses to God’s love in the world.

Provide examples of how Christians are called to be active witnesses to God’s love.

Through discipleship, Christians seek to grow in holiness, making loving choices that reflect the dignity of self, others and all of creation.


Discern the role of conscience in developing and maintaining right relationship, where decisions are motivated by God’s love for all and a call to holiness.

Explain how in following Jesus, Christians are called to make loving choices that nurture right relationship.

Strand: Church and Tradition

Reflective of the mutual love of the Triune God, Mary the Mother of God and the communion of saints are examples of faith and self-giving love.


Explore the mutual love of the Triune God as reflected in the example of Mary the Mother of God and the communion of saints.

Connect the example of Mary and the communion of saints with the mutual love of the triune God.

The Holy Spirit empowers the Church community to be people of unity and justice through witness and ministry.


Suggest how the Church community, by their witness, can become people of unity and justice through the action of the Holy Spirit.

Consider how the Church community can become people of unity and justice through the action of the Holy Spirit.

Strand: God, Religion and Society

Knowledge and understanding of aspects of religions and other worldviews enables self-understanding, cooperation and the promotion of the common good.


Name the commonalities and differences in and between religious and other worldviews that challenge people to respectful engagement with others.

Identify a variety of aspects of religious beliefs and worldviews that challenge people towards self-understanding and cooperation.

Christians believe in the sacredness of life and that humanity is created in the image of God and is forever growing.


Investigate and imagine different ways the people of God can honour and celebrate the sacredness of life.

Explain how Christians believe in the sacredness of life.

 Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

The Sacraments of Christian initiation enable Catholic Christians to participate fully in the life of the Church, calling them to live lives of ministry and service in Jesus’ name.


Articulate the relationship between the Sacraments of Initiation and living out the mission of Jesus.

Describe how the celebration of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation is lived out in full ministry and service in the life of the Church.

Prayer and liturgy express and deepen the loving relationship between God and the community of faith.


Examine the elements of prayer, Scripture, silence, music and others rituals that express and invite this relationship.

Link prayer and liturgy with developing and enriching a relationship with God

Scripture, Israel and Jesus

Scripture is the living voice of God that speaks through a variety of literary forms that convey the original author’s intention at the time.


Differentiate the style and author’s purpose from among a selection of literary forms contained in Scripture, speaking to their lives and their world.

Explore selected literary forms of Scripture to understand messages from Old and New Testament.

Jesus’ actions, teachings and encounters modelled the reign of God.


Connect Jesus modelling of the reign of God with how it speaks to the lives and the world of the Christian today.

Connect relevant Scripture from the New Testament to explain the reign of God with the lives and world of the Christian today.

The Holy Spirit guides and strengthens Christians to live in accordance with teachings of Jesus.


Imagine and represent the actions of the Holy Spirit at work in the world today.

Link Jesus’ actions and teachings to the way Christians are guided by the Spirit today.