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Studies of Religion I & II – Performance Band descriptions

The typical examination performance in this band:

Band 6

  • demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the influence of religion and its expression in Australian society, including Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualities
  • demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of religious traditions and their significance for adherents
  • demonstrates comprehensive understanding of concepts and issues relevant to religion and beliefs
  • demonstrates comprehensive analysis, synthesis and evaluation of relevant sources and research findings
  • communicates complex information in oral and written forms, using terminology appropriate to Studies of Religion

Band 5

  • demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of the influence of religion and its expression in Australian society, including Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualities
  • demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of religious traditions and their significance for adherents
  • demonstrates thorough understanding of concepts and issues relevant to religion and beliefs
  • demonstrates thorough analysis and evaluation of relevant sources and research findings
  • communicates information clearly in oral and written forms, using terminology appropriate to Studies of Religion

Band 4

  • demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the influence of religion and its expression in Australian society, including Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualities
  • demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of religious traditions and their significance for adherents
  • demonstrates sound understanding of concepts and issues relevant to religion and beliefs
  • demonstrates sound evaluation of relevant sources and research findings
  • communicates information in oral and written forms, using some terminology appropriate to Studies of Religion

Band 3

  • demonstrates basic knowledge of the influence of religion and its expression in Australian society, including Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualities
  • demonstrates basic knowledge of religious traditions and their significance for adherents
  • demonstrates basic understanding of issues relevant to religion and beliefs
  • demonstrates basic use of sources and research findings
  • communicates information, using limited terminology appropriate to Studies of Religion

Band 2

  • demonstrates limited knowledge of religion in Australian society, including some Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualities
  • demonstrates limited knowledge of religious traditions
  • demonstrates limited understanding of issues relevant to religion and beliefs
  • communicates limited information using some relevant terminology

Band 1

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