Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Religious Studies

Religious Beliefs

Religious Studies

Religious Practices: Prayer

Religious Studies

Religious Practices: Worship

Religious Studies

Medical Ethics

Religion plays an important role in our society and can influence what people think, feel, and believe. Through studying Religious Studies, students get a broad look at how religion and spirituality form the basis of our culture.

Religious Studies also helps students develop marketable skills and aptitudes including:


  • analytical and strategic thinking;
  • research skills;
  • critical judgement;
  • the ability to work with abstract, conceptual ideas;
  • an ability to 'understand both sides' and negotiate and resolve conflict;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • leadership skills;
  • understanding of the impact of conflicting ideologies; and
  • an appreciation of human diversity, belief systems, cultural and spiritual experiences.

These skills are particularly useful for future careers in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration or the media.