TAP303

Level 3 Theology & Philosophy (TAP303)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Screech

This course is for students who are interested in exploring theological and philosophical questions at a deeper levelStudents will contrast religious and non-religious worldviews, analyse the dangers of religious cults and interpret books of the Bible from different perspectives.This is a separate course to Religious Studies, however, you must select RST303 if selecting this course. 

There are three 6 credit Level 3 Achievement Standards offered. 

3.2: “Sects and Cults” is a study of religious expression in New Zealand.
3.4: “Religious versus Secular” is a comparative study of religious and secular worldviews.
3.1 “What is the meaning of this sacred text?” gives students the tools to analyse sacred texts deeply. 

All three Standards are internally assessed. (Students taking this course will still take the compulsory Year 13 Religious Studies course.)


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students own choice of stationary. Options from 2B5 notebook, a refill pad and binder.
Laptop

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, although there is significant reading and writing component to the course, and students who have had success in English, Religious Studies and/or the Social Sciences may find this subject more suitable.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90825 v3
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 3.2 - Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 90827 v3
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 3.4 - Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91725 v2
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 3.1 - Analyse the meanings in a sacred text within a religious tradition
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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.