STUDY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
The Study of Religion and Spirituality (SRS) at Geelong Grammar School has been developed to encourage both an objective and sympathetic study of religion and spirituality. In particular to look at the beliefs, practices and experience of the Christian faith. The Year 9 syllabus aims at deepening the students’ knowledge and appreciation of faith and spirituality in an Anglican context. Students are encouraged to assess the place of religion, spirituality and personal faith in the overall setting of the Timbertop year. In broad terms the academic studies for SRS are:
Term 1 Introduction to the Christian Faith, the Bible and Christian Denominations.
Term 2 Overview of prayer, in particular the Lord’s Prayer, and The “Search for the Jesus of History”.
Term 3 "The Da Vinci Code" Fact or Fiction? and Concepts of Grace and Forgiveness.
Term 4 An overview of World Religions and a study of the film “Amazing Grace” which looks at the abolition of slavery.
Formal assignments are regularly set in the Study of Religion and Spirituality.
1. Classwork and Module (30%)
2. Written Responses/Assignments (70%)