NCEA Level 3 Christian Studies

13CHS
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Bartrum

Christian Studies

Prerequisites: Minimum of achieved grades in at least three Level 2 ENG or GEO or HIS or CLS Standards. An interest in developing a personal relationship with Christ and a desire to explore the Bible as it relates to our world. A willingness to be involved in an aspect of servant leadership within the school community is essential.

Students will use the Bible as the base for all components of this course. They will be challenged to understand ethical issues, research the ultimate questions in life, they will use methods of interpretation of the Bible and students will analyse contemporary worship in New Zealand. The class will be involved in numerous service and leadership activities.



Subject Overview

Term 1
During this term the students analyze how Worship and Christianity has changed within New Zealand. During this term they also investigate Worldviews. Students will actively participate in Spiritual disciplines and leadership within the school.

Term 2
Students investigate the big questions in life and compare the differences and similarities between the Christian faith and a variety of World views.

Term 3
Students will examine a variety of ethical issues and examine Christianities beliefs around the issue. They will also learn how to effectively interpret the bible using various methods of interpretation. Students will be involved in service and leadership activities during this term and will have a class serving trip.

Term 4
Students will learn how to effectively interpret the bible with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of context. This term is spent on preparing the students for Faith outside of school and examining strengthening ones personal relationship with God.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Fee: A personal copy of the Bible is essential; $150 for the course including a NZ Missions trip – city to be confirmed.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90825 v3 Religious Studies 3.2 - Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 90826 v3 Religious Studies 3.3 - Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 90827 v3 Religious Studies 3.4 - Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91725 v2 Religious Studies 3.1 - Analyse the meanings in a sacred text within a religious tradition
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

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