You must prepare for the exam by studying the WAEC Christian Religious Studies (CRS) syllabus. The Christian Religious Studies (CRS) exam’s goals and objectives, notes, and format are all included.
You must review the Christian Religious Studies (CRS) curriculum in order to be prepared for the exam. You can use it as a guide to help you decide which topics to read about. Additionally, there are notes on ideas that you ought to learn carefully.
It would be equivalent to going to the farm without your agricultural tools to study for an exam without using the Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Works syllabus. You won’t be effective in the end.
Make sure to use the syllabus when you start your exam preparations.
The syllabus for Christian Religious Studies (CRS) and the West African Examination Council’s suggested textbooks are included in this post (WAEC).
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The candidate will be anticipated to; after the conclusion of the three-year course of study,
- have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the religious, cultural, historical and social background of the biblical materials prescribed to be studied;
- understand the nature of biblical moral lessons in the selected passages/themes from the Bible and the extent of their relevance and possible application to present-day social, political, religious and cultural life and existence;
- identify difficulties involved in the application of healthy attitudes, concepts and skills acquired from the Bible in ensuring peaceful co-existence and national development;
- demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education through critical thinking and independent work.
Scheme of Examination
Papers 1 and 2 are two papers that must both be taken in one session and are composite exams.
Paper 1 will include 50 multiple-choice objective questions that must all be answered in one hour for a total of 40 marks.
The second paper will have nine essay-style questions. Candidates must respond to four questions for 60 points in two hours.
The sections in which the questions will be divided are as follows:
Section A: Four questions on themes from the Old Testament.
Section B: Three questions based on themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostle.
Section C: Two questions based on themes from a few epistles.
All four questions must be answered by candidates, with the fourth question coming from either Section A or Section B. Candidates must select at least one question from each section.
The Bible’s Revised Standard Version will be consulted while formulating the questions.
WAEC CRS Syllabus
Themes from the Old Testament
|1||The Sovereignty of God
God, the Creator God
The Controller of the universe
|Gen. 1; 2|
|Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15|
|3||Parental Responsibility: Eli and Samuel||Judges 4
1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1-
|4||Consequences of Saul’s disobedience||1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13|
|5||Submission to the will of God
David’s submission to the will of God
David’s sin, repentance and forgiveness
|1 Sam 26;
2 Sam 12: 15-25
The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam
|1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8
1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20
|7||Supremacy of God
Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign
Elijah at Mount Carmel
|1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19
1 Kings 18: 17-46
|8||Greed and its effects AhabGehazi||1 Kings 21: 1-29
2 Kings 5
|9||Religious reforms The reign of King Josiah||2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30|
|10||Concern for one’s Nation
The condition of the nation
Response to the state of the nation
|2 Kings 24; 25;1-17
Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4
|11||Faith in God Faith and courage Faith and power||Daniel 3
|12||Nature of God
(a) True religion and social justice – Amos
(b) God’s divine love – Hosea
|Amos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 10-17; 8
Hosea 1; 2; 3; 6
Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles
|1||Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
Mark 1: 9-11;
Luke 3: 21-22
Matthew 4: 1-11;
Mark 1: 12-13;
|2||The Call and Demands of Discipleship||Matthew 4: 18-25; 8: 18-22; 9:9-13 ;
Mark 1: 16-20; 2: 13-17;
Luke 5: 1-11; 9: 57-63; 14: 25-33
|3||Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness||Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35|
|4||The Trials of Jesus
Jesus at Gethsemane
Condemnation of Jesus
Mk 14: 32-52;
Matthew 26: 69-75;
Mark 14: 66-72;
Luke 22: 54-62
Mark 14: 53-72;
Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12
|5||The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Crucifixion and burial
|Matthew 27: 32-66
Mark 15: 16-47;
Luke 23: 26-56
|6||Fellowship in the Early Church||Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6|
|7||The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Mission to the Gentiles
Acts 9; 11:1-18
|8||Opposition to the Gospel Message||Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24|
Themes from selected Epistles
|1.||The Epistles of James
Faith and Works
|James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26
James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18
|2.||The Epistle of 1 Peter
Christians Living among non-Christians
Interpersonal Relationship among Christians
|1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:1-25
1 Peter 5:1-11
WAEC Recommended Text
SUGGESTED READING LIST/REFERENCES
- The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version)
- New Clarendon Bible Series
- Bright, John: History and Religion of Israel
- Anderson, B. W.: The Living World of the Old Testament
- Kee. H. C. & Young: The Living World of the New Testament
- Cambell, D. B. J.: The Synoptic Gospels
- New Bible Commentary – Cambridge.
- Quarcoopome, T. N. O. : History and Religion of Israel AUP, Ibadan, 1986.
- Dickson, Kwesi i.
- History and Religion of Israel Darton L & T 1968
- From the Institution of the Monarchy to the fall of the Northern Kingdom
- Guy, H. A.
- The Life of Christ.
- The Acts of the Apostles
- Pobee, John S: Matthew and Mark for Schools
- Dickson K . A: The Gospel According to Luke (Accra, Asempa Publishers)
- Awolabi Joshua: Simple Approach to Christian Religious Knowledge Elis Association, Lagos 2011