Levels 9 & 10 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 10 students working at standard will be able to:

Strand: Christian Ethics – Personal and Social

Drawing hope from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, Christians can attend to the human experience of brokenness and human frailty.


Identify acts of healing, forgiveness and reconciliation, and explore the Catholic tradition that can guide the living and acting for human flourishing.

Articulate ways in which the Catholic tradition supports the human person in their experiences of life’s struggles and joys.

Christians give witness to the vision of God’s kingdom as Jesus lived it, and motivated by God’s love for all, place the needs of those who are marginalized and most vulnerable in society ahead of personal self-interests.


Investigate the relationship between worldviews and ethical thinking and acting by analysing a range of contemporary social issues.

Examine and give examples of how the Catholic tradition contributes to supporting the marginalised and most vulnerable in society.

All human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is a cornerstone of Catholic moral teaching. 


Drawing upon Catholic moral teaching, reflect on how Christians can live their lives in response to the Gospel’s command of love.

Describe how the Catholic tradition can support people to make an informed moral response to life’s situations.

Strand: Church and Tradition

The signs of the time calls for the continual renewal of identity by the Church and people of faith.


Critique key events of renewal in the history of the local and/or universal Church.

Analyse key events of renewal in the history of the local and/or universal Church.

All people of God are called to be holy by living in love and bearing witness to the Gospel. Within the Church there are inspirational men and women (from the distant and less distant past) who are called saints because they consistently followed the way of Jesus.


Investigate the lives of those who have contributed to bringing about God’s dream for the world in their times.

Describe the common characteristics of those who have contributed to bringing about God's dream for the world in their times.

The Church is a dynamic community called to know, understand and encounter other systems of meaning and belief.


Select and research different systems of belief, meaning and identity and how they differ and align with the Catholic worldview.

Compare and contrast a different worldview with the Catholic tradition and explain how it could enrich the Catholic worldview.

Strand: God, Religion and Society

The Church is called to dialogue and work with other Christian traditions and religions, philosophies or worldviews.


Identify and examine occurrences of dialogue within and between the Catholic tradition and people from other Christian traditions, religions and worldviews.

Examine how the Church dialogues and cooperates with other Christian traditions, world religions and philosophies.

In all its beauty, creation from the perspective of religious traditions and other worldviews holds meaning and importance for humans with implications for an ethical life.


Explore and critically analyse religious traditions and other worldviews for their understanding of creation.

Illustrate how religious traditions and other worldviews, express and enact attitudes and behaviour for the care of all creation.

 Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

Prayer, understood as a communication with God, is central to the life and mission of the Church.


Identify and analyse prayers of the Church that could be understood as an expression of God’s presence with creation (human and other than human).

Explain how prayer is central to the life and mission of the Church.

For Catholics, Eucharistic celebrations inform everyday life; through these celebrations Christ is made present in a tangible way. 


From the perspective of the Catholic faith, discern and articulate the relationship between the Eucharist and how people of faith are called to be Eucharistic people in the world today.

Explain ways in which Catholics, who share the life of the risen Jesus in the eucharistic bread and wine are called to pursue the transformation of the world.

Scripture, Israel and Jesus

The Scriptures are central to the life, teaching and worship of the Church.


Investigate the ways in which Scripture is integral to the worship and the lived experience of Church.

Identify and explore ways in which the Scriptures inform the worship and actions of the Church.

For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ is the central message of the Good News of salvation. Christ’s message of salvation is one of hope, liberation, new life and victory through death.


Articulate an understanding of Christian hope, liberation and new life brought about by Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as expressed in Scripture.

Articulate an understanding of Christian hope, liberation and new life, as expressed in Scripture. 


The Scriptures invite an encounter with God. For some, this invitation will lead to a life of faith, love and service working for the fulfillment of God’s dream for the world.


Discern and describe the connections between God's dream for the world as expressed in Scripture and the way Christians choose to live their Christian vocation.

Investigate and consider how Scripture informs the lives of people for a life lived in faithfulness to God's dream for the world.