DIVINITY ADVANCED LEVEL NEW EXAMINATION FORMAT ACSEE
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
This examination format is the revised version of the 2015 format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania.
The format is based on 2011 Divinity Syllabus for Advanced Level of Secondary Education.
The revised format emphasizes on measuring the candidates’ competences in higher order thinking skills.
Despite the improvement made in the format, there are no changes in the examination content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The Divinity examination will assess the extent to which candidates can:
2.1 acquire knowledge of God and deepen their understanding of the Christian dimensions of life as contained in the Biblical revelation and Christian history;
2.2 acquire the knowledge of guiding principles and teachings to spread the Gospel message;
2.3 develop insights into religious or Christian moral values and to relate those values to life as a basis for judgements and choices in the changing world;
2.4 understand the Christian-moral values of the Old and New Testament literature; and
2.5 lay an adequate religious foundation to those who wish to pursue the study of Religion and Theology at higher levels.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The Divinity examination will test the candidates’ ability to:
3.1 comment, analyse, evaluate, interpret and apply Biblical texts, concepts, themes and teachings in the Christian Religion;
3.2 use knowledge of the guiding principles and teachings of the Gospel message in various situations, strengthening their faith and live in a Christian life;
3.3 use religious or Christian moral values as a basis for judgements and choices in the changing world and maintain good citizenship (social responsibility);
3.4 analyse and apply Christian-moral values as revealed in the New Testament literature; and
3.5 use the knowledge gained in Divinity classes to help others to understand crosscutting issues such as HIV and AIDS, environment, human rights, gender, corruption, embezzlement of public resources and globalization.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
The examination will comprise two papers, namely 114/1 Divinity 1 and 114/2 Divinity 2.
4.1 114/1 Divinity 1
This paper will last for three (3) hours. The paper will consist of sections A and B with a total of nine (9) questions. The candidates will be required to answer eight (8) questions which will weigh 100 marks.
Section A will consist of six (6) short answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each question will carry 10 marks. Therefore, this section will carry 60 marks.
Section B will consist of three (3) essay questions. The candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions. Each question will carry 20 marks. This section will therefore, carry 40 marks.
4.2 114/2 Divinity 2
The duration for this paper will be three (3) hours. The paper will consist of sections A and B with a total of nine (9) questions.
The candidates will be required to answer eight (8) questions which will weigh 100 marks.
Section A will consist of six (6) short answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer all questions. Each question will carry 10 marks. This section will carry 60 marks.
Section B will consist of three (3) essay questions. The candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions. Each question will carry 20 marks. This section will carry 40 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENTS
The candidates will be assessed in the following topics:
5.1 114/1 Divinity 1: The Old Testament
5.1.1 Historical Books
188.8.131.52 Faith and teachings
184.108.40.206 The Book of Judges (Judges 1-21)
220.127.116.11 Establishment of Monarchy in Israel
18.104.22.168 The earlier prophets: The prophetic mission of Elijah and Elisha (The Book of Kings)
5.1.2 Prophetic Literature
22.214.171.124 The Book of Prophet Amos (Amos 1:1-9:15)
126.96.36.199 The Book of Prophet Hosea (Hosea 1:1-14:9)
188.8.131.52 The Book of Prophet Isaiah – The First Isaiah (Isaiah 1:1-12:6) and The Second Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40:1 -45: 25)
184.108.40.206 The Book of Prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1- 45:5)
220.127.116.11 The Book of Prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:1- 24:27)
18.104.22.168 The Book of Prophet Haggai (Haggai 1:1-2:23)
22.214.171.124 The Book of Prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 1:1- 8:23)
5.2 114/2 Divinity 2: The New Testament
5.2.1 The Four Gospels
126.96.36.199 The Gospel of Mathew (1:1-28:20)
188.8.131.52 The Gospel of Mark (1:1-16:20)
184.108.40.206 The Gospel of Luke (1:1-24:53
220.127.116.11 The Gospel of John (1:1-21:25)
5.2.2 The Apostolic Age
18.104.22.168 The Book of the Acts of the Apostles (1:1- 28:31)
22.214.171.124 The Letter of St. Paul to the Romans (1:1- 16:27)
126.96.36.199 The First Letter to the Corinthians (1:1-16:24)
188.8.131.52 The Letter to the Galatians (1:1-6:18)
184.108.40.206 The First Letter to the Thessalonians (1:1-5:5- 28)
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