Domain - Understanding Religion

Domain - Understanding Religion

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Level 1

Describe the development and use of sacred writings in world religions
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5997 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the development of selected sacred writings, and describe the way in which the sacred writings are used to define beliefs, values, and lifestyles of members of selected religions.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Present sacred text and outline its meaning for members of a religion
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5998 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to present the sacred text to an audience, and outline the intended meaning of the sacred text for members of a religion.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Show how the religious nature of people is expressed through a dimension of selected religions
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5999 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain what is meant by the phrase 'the religious nature of people', and describe a major dimension of religions and how believers use it to express their religious nature.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Outline how people can become members of a religious group
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6000 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the prerequisites for becoming a member of a selected religious group and outline the initiation process/processes by which people can become members of a selected religious group.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the purpose of a sacred text within a religious tradition

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90816 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Describe a significant development within a religious tradition

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90817 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Describe the application of the key ethical principle(s) of a religious tradition to an issue

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90818 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Describe key beliefs of a religious tradition

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90819 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the development of a community that shares religious or spiritual beliefs

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91916 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how a significant religious narrative relates to a cultural context or religious tradition

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91917 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of a characteristic of a religion

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91918 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of a religious community's approach to an issue

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91919 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Explain the importance of festivals and celebrations in a religion
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6001.

9748 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe how occasions are marked within a religion by a festival or celebration, and explain the significance of the identified festivals or celebrations.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Outline a world view and its consequent lifestyle
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6002.

9749 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline a world view and describe how some aspects of a lifestyle reflect a world view.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Outline the contribution of major historical figures to world religions
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6003.

9750 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to outline the contribution of major historical figures to world religions.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 2

Explain the processes and results of different approaches to interpreting sacred writings
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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6004 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe some of the issues involved in interpretation of the selected sacred writing; describe approaches to interpretation of a sacred writing; and explain the results of different interpretations of sacred writings within groups of believers in a selected religion.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the functions and describe the dimensions of religion with reference to different religions
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6005 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain the functions of religion with reference to different religions, describe the dimensions of different religions, and explain how the functions of religion may be observed in the dimensions of one of the religions.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify the importance of continuity to a religious group with reference to one feature of its life
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6006 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the importance of continuity to the life of religious groups in general; describe a feature of the life of a selected religious group which has remained similar throughout the group's history; and explain the importance of the continuity of the selected feature to the religious group.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe benefits and responsibilities of religious membership according to beliefs of a religion
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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6007 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe benefits and responsibilities of religious membership according to beliefs of a religion.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the perspective of selected spiritual traditions on loss, death, dying, and associated grief
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6009 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe various experiences of grief associated with significant loss; explain the beliefs of two traditions about death and life after death; and describe how death is ritualised in selected traditions.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and account for the impact of major historical figures on the story of a world religion
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6012 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the story of each major historical figure; explain the impact of each figure on the society of his or her day; and describe the impact of each person on the story of the world religion.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain a major historical movement with particular reference to a religion
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6013 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain a major historical movement with particular reference to a religion.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the meanings within a sacred text
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Version 2 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91724.

90820 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the changes in an expression(s) of a religious tradition

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90821 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain how a contemporary social action derives from the ethical principles of a religious tradition

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90822 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a significant religious question

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90823 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain a significant theme in a sacred text within a religious tradition

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90820.

91724 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe religious sources of morality and their application within a religion
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6033.

9747 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe sources of morality specific to a religion, and describe how believers apply religious sources of morality to a contemporary issue.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Tell the 'story' of a religion and explain believers' responses to it and to associated symbols
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6008.

9751 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the stages in the 'story' of a religion; explain believers' responses to symbols of the religion; and explain responses of believers to the 'story' of their religion.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain how world views influence responses to a range of issues
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6010.

9752 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the world views and explain how world views influence people's response/s to issues.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify the influence of world views in a range of media presentations
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6011.

9753 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the dominant message conveyed by each selected media presentation, and identify the world views that lie behind the dominant messages of each media presentation.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 3

Investigate the origin, structure, literary form, transmission, and preservation of a sacred writing
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6014 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: investigate the origin of a sacred writing; explain the process of transmission and preservation of the selected sacred writing; describe the structure of the selected sacred writing; and explain literary forms found within the sacred writing.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe religious groups and the response of one religious group to another
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6016 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe different religious groups, and explain the response of leaders and members within one religious group to one other different religious group.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the effects of diversity of belief, lifestyle and practice within a religious group
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6017 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to examine the effects of diversity of belief, lifestyle and practice within a religious group.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain how different answers to an ultimate question support world views and shape lifestyles
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6021 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the answers given within world views to a selected ultimate question and explain how answers to an ultimate question may be used to help shape lifestyles.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine religious responses to ethical issues
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6035 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe selected ethical issues, describe responses developed by religious groups to ethical issues and explain the responses of the religious groups to the same ethical issues.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse a significant theme in a sacred text
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91725.

90824 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand

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90825 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue

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90826 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions

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90827 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse the meanings in a sacred text within a religious tradition

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90824.

91725 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Account for the place and authority of a sacred writing in branches of the religion which claim it
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6015.

9754 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the concept of authority of a sacred writing; explain how major beliefs of selected branches within a religion influence the concept of authority of the sacred writing; describe the place accorded to the sacred writing within the branches of the religion; and describe how the branches of the religion validate their concept of the authority of their sacred writing.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain ways in which the faith of believers is strengthened
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6018.

9755 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to outline the nature of faith and its development, and explain how resources may strengthen the faith of believers.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the plausibility of major beliefs of a religion from the perspective of believers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6019.

9756 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe two major beliefs of a religion, and explain the plausibility of the major beliefs from the perspective of believers using a range of evidence.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the impact of a selected worldview on one feature of society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6020.

9757 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe a feature of a selected society; describe a selected worldview; and explain how the selected worldview has influenced a feature of society, with reference to a range of factors.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the significance of selected women in the history of a religion
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6022.

9758 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the story of selected women within the history of a religion; explain the impact of each woman, or group of women, on the religion of their day; and explain the long-term influence of each woman's, or group of women's contribution to the religion.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 24 January 2022