|Texts and Traditions is a VCE study based on the analysis and understanding of the texts of religious traditions. Schools from Christian, Jewish and Islamic backgrounds are involved in the teaching of this study. Unit 1 looks at narrative and story as a part of a developing tradition of belief; Unit 2 has a focus on how texts play a part in a tradition's understanding of issues and the way believers should respond to particular issues. Units 3 and 4 are based on the study of one of the following texts: The Gospel of John, the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the Gospel of Luke or the Qur'an. Selected passages from these books are analysed in depth in the light of current scholarship.
VATTT is an organisation which has, as its main focus, the promotion of Texts and Traditions and the support of teachers in the teaching of T&T. Its committee is made up of teachers of the subject from across the traditions involved in the study. It is hoped that the organisation, and this website, might be of some use to both teachers and students in their attempts to come to a deeper understanding of the scriptures.
Please note that of Friday 1 May, 2020, the set passages for special study and the study design have been altered to allow for more time in the teaching year. This has no impact on the actual wording of any outcome, nor does it change the number of outcomes in either Unit 3 or Unit 4, it does change the weighting of Unit 3 (now 30% of the year's total) and Unit 4 (now 20% of the year's total.) Outcome 1 of Unit 4 will now be marked out of 30 marks with the notion that most teachers held two SACs of 30 marks each in previous years. The aim is to reduce the number of SACs in Unit 4. If, however, your school had only one SAC worth 60 marks in the past, that SAC will now be worth 30 marks. Outcome 2 of Unit 4 will still be worth 40 marks.
Each Traditions has had their passages for special study reduced by a similar amount: in the case of the Gospel of John and Luke and the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, it means a reduction of one whole chapter from the passages. In the case of the Quran, it means that one Surah has had a substantial part of it removed from thost passages.
All details can be found at the VCAA Texts and Traditions Page.
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