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Religious Education: Unit 3 Area of Study 2: Expressing meaning

Resources to support senior religious education curriculum.

RE Unit 3 AOS2

Expressing Meaning

In this area of study students build on the knowledge of religious beliefs from Area of Study 1. Beliefs are intended to achieve their full meaning when they are expressed through the other aspects of religion. Students study how the meaning of belief is expressed through other aspects of religion. They consider the role of the aspects of religion in general. Students then explore at least two beliefs studied in Area of Study 1, as they are expressed in the other aspects of the selected religious tradition/s or denominations. They examine how the selected beliefs and their expression in each of the other aspects are intended by the selected religious tradition/s or denomination/s to engender and nurture meaning.

RE Unit 3 AOS2 Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to examine how beliefs and their expression in other aspects of religion are intended to respond to the search for meaning.

To achieve this outcome the student will draw on key knowledge and key skills outlined in Area of Study 2.

RE Unit 3 AOS2: Expressing Meaning

U3 AOS2: Key knowledge

  • for religion in general, the role of each of the aspects, other than beliefs, in responding to the search for meaning
  • for religion in general, the relationship of the aspects of religion to each other
  • for the selected religious tradition/s or denomination/s:
    – how at least two religious beliefs are expressed through each of the other aspects of religion
    – the connections between these expressions, for each belief
    – how the selected beliefs and their expression in each of the other aspects are intended by the selected religious tradition/s or denomination/s to engender and nurture meaning.

U3 AOS2: Key skills

  • explain the role of each of the aspects other than beliefs in responding to the search for meaning
  • explain the relationship of the aspects of religion to each other
  • analyse the expression of religious beliefs through each of the other aspects of religion
  • examine how religious beliefs and their expression in each of the other aspects is intended to engender and nurture meaning
  • interpret, synthesise and apply primary and secondary source material.