The course complements the aims of the Junior Certificate Hebrew Studies syllabus by enabling students to deepen their understanding of the history, religion and civilization of the Hebrew people. The course focuses in greater depth on major themes regarding institutions, religious ideas and roles as they were expressed and developed during the course of Israelite history.
The syllabus is divided into four sections, A, B, C, D, each of which covers two major topics from Israelite history. There are prescribed texts for each topic.
2. Government and Monarchy
1. Prophetic Protest
1. Worship (sacrifice and prayer)
2. Festivals and Symbols
1. Election and Covenant
Leaving Certificate Hebrew Studies is assessed at two levels, Ordinary and Higher. At each level, assessment is by means of a terminal examination paper. Both Ordinary and Higher level papers have four sections corresponding with the four sections of the syllabus. Questions within each section (which may include Hebrew grammar) are based on two passages of prescribed Hebrew texts, one relating to each of the topics in the corresponding section of the syllabus. Candidates must deal with one passage only in each section.
The Ordinary and Higher level papers have the same content, except that one question on each of the eight prescribed topics will be different from the questions set on the corresponding topics on the Ordinary level paper.
Leaving Certificate Hebrew Studies Syllabus
Siollabas Léann Eabhrach (Gnáthleibhéal agus Ardleibhéal)
State Examinations Commission
Department of Education and Science