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Religious Education is taught as both as a non-exam subject and an exam option for the Leaving Certificate. It is there to be chosen as an exam subject in both fifth and sixth year.
Overview of Non-Exam Religious Education:
A Curriculum Framework For Senior Cycle Non-Exam Religious Education is followed:
Summary of contents
Section A: The Search for meaning
Section B: Christianity
Section C: Morality
Section D: Celebrating Faith
Section E: God-Talk
Section F: A Living Faith-Doing Justice
Section G: Story
Individual teachers cover these sections during fifth and sixth year depending on personal preference.
Overview of Leaving Certificate Religious Education:
The exam course consists of the following sections:
O Unit One:
-Section A: The Search for Meaning and Values* (Compulsory)
- Unit Two:
– Section B: Christianity
– Section C: World Religions
– Section D: Moral Decision Making
*Any Two of Unit Two
O Unit Three:
-Section E: Religion and Gender
-Section F: Issues of Justice and Peace
-Section G: Worship, Prayer and Ritual
-Section H: The Bible, Literature and Sacred Text
-Section I: Religion: The Irish Experience
-Section J: Religion and Science
*Any one from Unit Three: plus the two from this list that are set for the project; one of the two are chosen for this. This sections choices change every two years.
O Worth 20% in total.
O You get a choice of topics on TWO of the sections in unit 3, they change every two years.
O Split in two: Part A=10% an investigation….like an essay on your topic with your findings
O Part B= 10% a personal reflection answering questions on your research.
O This is generally completed in 5th Year.
O This is a subject that overlaps with various subjects such as; History, Classics, English.
O There are overlaps with Junior Cert Religion, but also completely new topics.