The Family and Religious Studies learning area is a two-year syllabus that provides learners with skills that enable them to critically reflect on religious concepts and experiences. The learning area helps the learners understand and interpret religious and moral concepts in their everyday life. It is a multi-faith, non-proselytising approach to the study of religion which makes learners be aware of their respective religious identities in the context of Unhu/Ubuntu/Vumunhu and religious plurality. It inculcates in the learners the invaluable ability to hold responsible dialogue where they tolerate each other’s religion in a peaceful environment. The learning area enables learners to evaluate and synthesise religious concepts to formulate theoretical frameworks for sustainable development. The syllabus employs a thematic approach that will graduate learners to a mature relationship with religious and moral thinking and practice. The learning phase will see learners being assessed through both continuous assessment and summative examination.

  • Identify the key aspects of the four religions in Zimbabwe 
  • Apply concepts from the religions in problem-solving
  • Evaluate the elements of Unhu/Ubuntu/Vumunhu in the Indigenous Religion 
  • Delineate the traits of Unhu/Ubuntu/Vumunhu in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Discuss concepts in the four religions that shape identity and national values
  • Assess the role of religion in fostering the dignity of hard work and teamwork 
  • Synthesise religious concepts from the four religions into the models of hard work and teamwork for Sustainable development