BIBLE KNOWLEDGE FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT (FTNA) FORMAT
014 BIBLE KNOWLEDGE
This assessment format is a revised version of the Form Two National Assessment (FTNA) format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in 2017.
The format is based on the Bible Knowledge Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education of 2012.
Changes in this format are the improvement of the assessment rubric and the inclusion of a table of specifications.
Apart from these improvements, there is no change in the assessment content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment intends to find out the extent to which students are able to:
2.1 demonstrate the understanding of biblical stories, quotations, places, persons and occasion of the statements;
2.2 narrate biblical stories and events taken from their selected texts;
2.3 use the knowledge gained from the Bible to protect and preserve human dignity and the environment; and
2.4 apply biblical information and teachings in order to improve social, cultural, political, economic and technological life in Tanzania.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment questions will test students’ ability to:
3.1 demonstrate knowledge of Biblical quotations regarding the speaker/addressee, context/occasion and ability to bring some interpretation and comments;
3.2 narrate biblical stories and events taken from their selected texts as a means to make other people know the Bible;
3.3 use biblical information and teachings to improve social, cultural, political, economic and technological life in Tanzania; and
3.4 demonstrate and apply biblical instructions and teaching in the protection and preservation of human dignity and environment, admit the mistakes they make and accept the responsibility.
4.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper, which will take 1 2 2 hours. The paper will comprise 10 questions in sections A, B and C. Students will be required to answer all questions. The paper will weigh a total of 100 marks.
Section A will comprise two (2) objective questions. Question 1 will consist of 10 multiple-choice items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.
Question 2 will be a matching items question with five (5) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks. Therefore, this section will weigh a total of 15 marks.
Section B will consist of seven (7) short answer questions. Each question will carry 10 marks. This section will carry a total of 70 marks.
Section C will consist of one (1) essay question, carrying 15 marks.
5.0 ASSESSMENT CONTENTS
5.2 The fall and its outcome
5.3 Life of Abraham
5.4 The sons of Isaac
5.5 The Hebrews in Egypt
5.6 Israelites’ journey through the desert
5.7 Israel under the leadership of Joshua
5.8 Israel under the leadership of Judges