Year Ten

  • Achievement Standards
  • Knowledge, Understandings and Skills
  • Sample Units

Year 10

By the end of Year Ten students propose that God reaches out to us through experiences of our lives and invites us into a personal relationship through Jesus as revealed in Scripture and Tradition. Students identify a range of visual texts in different mediums to explain how they are used to reveal an understanding of God as Trinity. Students consider ‘who is Jesus’ in light of the Paschal Mystery, Scripture, the Incarnation and the Resurrection of Christ.

By the end of Year Ten students propose and explore relevant questions about how the sacraments are an invitation to engage in the Christian quest for meaning and purpose. Students particularly investigate the vocational options of Matrimony and Holy Orders. Students select a range of tools and techniques to communicate the complexity of sacraments, exploring the notions of service and leadership.

By the end of Year Ten students identify, analyse and communicate a clear understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Students demonstrate an awareness of a responsibility to protect the dignity of the human person.

By the end of Year Ten students investigate the Eucharist as source and summit of Christian Life for the individual and the community. Students investigate a particular spiritual tradition.

Knowledge and Understandings



Humans respond to the revelation of God’s love and truth in Jesus Christ, in Scripture and Tradition, in creation and in human experiences.

The primary way to approach the revelation of God is to receive it with awe.
Art expresses theology, which has been shaped by an understanding of God and contemporary influences.
Art evokes a sense of the sacred.
Art and music create a bridge to religious experience
Images of God can express differing theologies.
Some religious traditions have rules about depicting God and people e.g. Islam and Judaism.

Jesus Christ is truly human, truly divine:
the “Word made flesh”.
The divinity of Jesus radically challenges and   transforms all
human concepts of God..
Through the Spirit, Jesus enables us to become what he is.

The mystery of the Trinity is a fundamental belief of Christianity. The Trinity is One – one God in three interrelated persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Discern how societal and historical concerns influence religious understanding and expression.
Outline ways in which religion and religious ideas are presented in various art forms, observing the historical and social concerns of the time.
Engaging in , and reflecting on, the arts and justify its’ use for personal religious experiences.
Use scripture and various forms of multimodal texts with attention to the etymology of significant terms, along with the author’s purpose and audience, to assist with seeking and making theological and philosophical meaning.

Explore their own considered and critical questions about the person of Jesus Christ.
Discuss major developments in the formation of the Church’s understanding of Jesus.
Construct meaning from the Church’s teaching on life and dignity of the human person.
Reflect deeply on personal responses  to the message of Christ.

Analyze ideas and images of the Trinity that communicate the fundamental Christian belief of Trinity as expressed in Church teachings (e.g.  Scripture, creeds)
Assess images of the Trinity and explain how these images express the interrelatedness of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Marriage and Holy Orders – Sacraments of Commitment.
Matrimony celebrates freedom and commitment
Holy Orders celebrate the paradox of service and leadership.
Other world religions value and celebrate marriage.

Critique some of the challenges that flow from the celebration of the Sacraments, politically, ethically, spiritually.
Describe and analyse the meaning of vocation in the Christian context.
Justify an appreciation of the dignity and purpose of work and leisure.
Critically reflect on issues that arise out of the human right to engage in meaningful work and leisure.
Identify the value and use of the Scriptures and Catholic Tradition in understanding vocation.
Evaluate what is meaningful work and leisure.
Outline the history and nature of the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders.
Explain how the married, single and ordained states of life are expressions of service.


God loves everything into being.

Jesus through the Holy Spirit calls and empowers us to work for the liberation of all people.

Christians are called to read the signs of the times in terms of the significant (positive and negative) movements throughout the world in which we live. They are called to reflect on and to act on them in ways that bring about the transformation of the world.

The dignity of each human person requires the pursuit of the common good in a spirit of solidarity.

Christians are called to create and support institutions and networks that enhance people’s opportunities for their full human development

Living in a global community calls for respect and action for justice on behalf of all creation.

Identify and analyze contemporary social justice issues

Generate findings on an exploration of a moral issues, using Scripture and Church documents

Compose personal understandings, beliefs and questions about their responsibilities in the context of the Christian response to global issues

Create practical and Christian responses to social justice issues.

Design  an argument, informed by the principles of Catholic Social teaching, which expresses an opinion, justifies a position, and makes a judgment about an issue.


God is revealed in different ways.
Forms of prayer, meditation and retreat experiences are a means of exploring, responding to, and touching the presence of God in human experience.
Different styles of prayer, for example, devotional practices, vocal prayer, meditation, lectio divina, contemplation, Liturgy of the Hours are part of the rich heritage of the Church.
CCC2700- 2719
The Eucharist is the summit and source of Christian life and prayer.
In order to pray one must have the will to pray and know how to pray.
CCC2650, 2685-2690
The way we live our lives is an expression of our personal spirituality.
CCC2651, 2693, 2697

Formulate questions about life and faith.
Reflect on what gives meaning to their lives.
Creatively express an understanding of prayer as a life-long journey out of self into mystery.
Investigate a particular spiritual tradition or a person who belongs to a spiritual tradition e.g. Augustinian, Benedictine, Franciscan, Ignatian, Julian of Norwich, Theresa of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen, The Little Way (Therese of Lisieux), Aboriginal spiritualities.

The sample units below are to be modified and adapted to your own teaching style and the learning needs of your students. 

Sacraments at the Service of Communion

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The Church's involvement in actions for Social Justice

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How I image God

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Inquiry Unit Proforma

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Liturgical Units

Lent Unit Prep-Yr10
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Stations of the Forest

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Easter Unit Prep-Yr 10
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Pentecost Unit Prep-Yr 10
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Advent Unit Prep-Yr10
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Christmas Unit Prep-Yr10.
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