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June 05, 2020, 08:36:47 pm

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What actually is meant to be studied in R&S?
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:48:03 pm »
So I study R&S 1/2 (as a compulsory subject...Catholic schools  >:( ). But we're not doing what all the other R&S classes are doing. We recently had our first Outcome which our teacher told us to write a 1000 word essay on ancient religions (we had never even gone over ancient religions in class at all). Before that we learned about prayers, morality, and ethics. All my friends who aren't in my class say they studied things about ancient religions, different religions in Australia, etc., but we're not doing any of that stuff.

Our teacher is kinda really bad though. He's a raised-Buddhist-Catholic-priest from Myanmar who never comes to class on time (once he "forgot" he had a class and left us sitting outside for the whole 75 minute period).

Is there any way I could achieve a good study score with a teacher who's not good? We don't have a textbook or anything. What is actually expected in the exams?


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Re: What actually is meant to be studied in R&S?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 07:05:34 pm »
Wouldn't worry about getting a good study score for next year when it's a Unit 1/2 subject. If there's other classes, I'd find out what could be done about switching into one with a better teacher? If you absolutely can't, trying talking to your year level co-ordinator about any concerns you've got about the classwork and structure itself, but I wouldn't personally attack the teacher, if I were you, mate. Or basically, sure, say he's often late if you have to but don't mutter anything about Buddhist Catholics. And from everything I've ever been told, Unit 1/2 has very little affect on Unit 3/4. At my school, we're encouraged to just skip 1/2 and do 3/4 in Year 11. So if you can't do anything about the class, and you've waited out a term and nothings happened and it's still compulsory next year and you'll have the same teacher, I'd try doing it by correspondence. At least then you'll have a structure to follow, and a lot of it really seems to be memorisation and understanding/analysing/applying the basic concepts, then more memorising, which should be doable via corro.