Compulsory, Year long

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, Christian Denominations and Sprituality
Term 2  Ethical behaviour and a comparison of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam to Christianity
Term 3  The spread of Christianity through Europe and the formation of the Church of England
Term 4  The power of Christianity to bring about major social change in the world.

This is not a formally assessed subject and there is no official written report.