As I have mentioned before I am helping an A level student get through his RE.
He has no books for his course and no properly written coursebook as he would had he attended somewhere like Maryvale. I have in fact ended up lending him a Maryvale booklet which covers his course contents with more clarity and without the daft erroneous statements.
He has a few handouts that constitute the whole of his A'level course. They were written by the teachers and have some photocopies from some poorly sourced books.
So he is given statements like this:
'Church doctrine was that the sun revolved around the earth. That doctrine changed so there is no reason so assume other doctrines cannot change.' No I'm not making this up.
Then on another handout he was informed that Christians are dualists.
On his ethics handout he is told that science can't tell when human life begins!
There's the usual misuse and taking out of context of texts by St Thomas Aquinas and then there's the erroneous statements about history- getting the creeds and Scripture the wrong way round.
He has been given nothing but confused ramblings from someone who barely knows the subject they are teaching and is expected to get through an A'level exam.
I am praying for him.