All of the notes below can be downloaded as PDF files that you can read on screen and save to your computer (subject to the copyright notice here).

Some of the notes (as indicated below) can be printed out freely;
others will not print unless you purchase copies (at a token charge)
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Set Texts (Sections 1 and 2)

Click here to download a 54 page booklet containing my "Syllabus A" notes and relevant questions on the Old and New Testament Set Texts.  This is also relevant to those preparing for Scholarship exams.



Section 3: World Religions & Contemporary Issues

Click here to download my Christianity and Judaism notes for the World Religions section of the Common Entrance paper.

N.B.  The Common Entrance exam will also include questions on Sikhism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism.  Notes on these religions are not available on this site.

Section 3 will also include five questions on "Contemporary Issues".  I have written a set of notes to accompany this section of the paper; please contact me if you would like a copy.




How to tackle the Common Entrance exam

Click here to download a short booklet containing advice on how to tackle the Common Entrance examination.  It includes hints on how to answer the different questions from Sections One, Two and Three (with sample answers) and a selection of useful words/examples (including notes on Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and Dietrich Bonhoeffer).



Common Entrance Revision Tips and Quizzes

Printable from the links below.

Click here to download my
general revision advice for RS, including a selection of Christianity and Judaism practice questions.  This document includes hints on how to revise, what to revise, and when to revise!

Click here to download a massive quiz on the
Old Testament Set TextsClick here to download the answers.

Click here to download a massive quiz on the
New Testament Set Texts.  Click here to download the answers.

Click here to download a massive quiz on
Christianity.  Click here to download the answers.

Click here to download a massive quiz on
Judaism.  Click here to download the answers.
Click here to download a list of useful words to help you with your Judaism revision.

Remember, 55% of the marks in the exam are available simply for factual knowledge.
If you do not learn the texts and religions thoroughly, you cannot achieve a top grade.




Scholarship Topics

Click here to go to the 'Scholarship Work' page where you can see a list of relevant Scholarship topics.

Click here to download a booklet containing my notes on the majority of the topics.



General Bible Knowledge

Printable from the link below.

Click here to download notes on the stories that you will have studied in the run up to your final year at Prep school.  Even though these stories are no longer examined specifically at Common Entrance, knowledge of them is essential in order to understand properly the set texts.

 

All of the notes on this page can be downloaded as PDF files which you can read on screen and save to your computer (subject to the copyright notice here).  Some (indicated) can also be printed.  For the others, if you would like to print them out, please use the relevant links to order the booklet(s) you require - for which there is a token charge.

Of course, there will be ways to "beat the system" and to remove the security settings on the files above.  However, if you think highly enough of these notes to want to print them in the first place I hope that you will recognise the amount of time and effort that has gone into producing them and so choose to purchase them in the proper way.  If the cost really is an issue, please contact me.