New Zealand Scholarship Religious Studies

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Religious Studies assessment specification

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Religious Studies assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93603) Religious Studies
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2023

Format of the assessment

The examination will have one section. Candidates will be presented with a choice of two questions that draw from a previously advised context, with reference to Religious Studies. Candidates will respond to their choice of question.

Candidates are expected to answer in essay format.

Content / context details

The context of the essay questions will vary each year.

For 2023, the context is: "The psychology of religion and spirituality".

Religious Studies resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard (DOC, 421KB)

2022 exam materials (ZIP, 11MB)

2021 exam materials (ZIP, 9.3MB)

2020 exam materials (ZIP, 21MB)

Example assessment materials (ZIP, 271KB)

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