As an Entered Apprentice Mason, you were taught the beginnings of Freemasonry, its symbolism and morality. Further, you were given working tools for that Degree, and taught the manner in which to use them toward achieving proficiency and perfection.
The second, or Fellowcraft Degree in Freemasonry, is symbolic of the advancement of your mind. In this degree, science, intellect, and industry are emphasized to teach young Brothers how to conduct themselves in a manner that impacts the whole of humanity in a positive way. Honorable conduct, wisdom to make decisions, and strength to such decisions and conduct are exemplified to each Entered Apprentice. Industry has been the cornerstone of mankind since its inception, and the labor to which a Mason is to undertake is explained in great detail.
In accordance with the lessons of science and industry, and to continue the education and perfection of the symbolic and moral lessons taught in the Entered Apprentice Degree, each Fellowcraft will begin to learn the catechism of this Degree. Again, the Masonic catechism is a question and answer forum that will allow the Fellowcraft to comprehend and understand all that has occurred in this degree, its symbolic meanings and representations. Mastering this degree will require the Fellowcraft to successfully complete this catechism with proficiency to the Master Masons of the Lodge. Upon proven proficiency, he will then be raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.