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2 EXAM PREPARATION Analyse the Structure of a GCSE question

3 For each Unit studied – BIG; MLD; M&F; CC – there will be TWO questions to choose from.For each Unit studied – BIG; MLD; M&F; CC – there will be TWO questions to choose from. You will have to answer only ONE per Unit – Four Questions in totalYou will have to answer only ONE per Unit – Four Questions in total Each question has FOUR parts – Total 20 marksEach question has FOUR parts – Total 20 marks a.Definition a.Definition – 2 marks b.Opinion b.Opinion – 4 marks c.Explanation c.Explanation – 8 marks d.Evaluation d.Evaluation – 6 marks Read the question carefully and choose the one which will give you the greatest chance for marks –i.e. look at question c) & d) when deciding! Eye on the Exam

4 a.Definition –This is a straight forward definition of one of the KEY WORDS from the section. –Use full sentences and be very clear. –Begin with the key word itself – for example Atheism is... The numinous is.... –There are only 2 marks available –Keep it simple!! Eye on the Exam

5 b.Opinion –This is asking to outline with two reasons your viewpoint on a given topic. –Use keywords and definitions to support your answer. For example: AtheistIf looking at an Atheists viewpoint, state what an Atheist is PrayerDefine what is Prayer –2 marks for each reason! Eye on the Exam

6 c.Explanation ExplainWhy / How –This is asking to Explain Why / How something happens. 4 –Looking for 4 good reasons (2 marks each) Keywords –Use Keywords to support your answer –For example How does being raised by Christians actually make someone believe How do Christians RESPOND TO – i.e. what do they DO to deal with – the issue of Evil Eye on the Exam

7 d.Evaluation TWO –This is asking you to look at TWO different viewpoints on any given statement. –One Viewpoint is YOUR OPINION RELIGIOUS –You must include a “RELIGIOUS” viewpoint –Opinions must be detailed & include reasons. Some Christians might agree with this statement because... Others might disagree with this because... Eye on the Exam

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9 a)What is agnosticism? (2) b)Do you think scientific explanations of the origins of the world prove that God does not exist? Give two reasons for your point of view (4) c)*Explain how religious experiences can lead to belief in God. (8) d)‘No one should believe in God when there is so much evil and suffering in the world.’ i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 1 - Believing in God

10 a)What is atheism? (2) b)Do you think prayer is a waste of time? Give two reasons for your point of view (4) Explain c)* Explain how one religion responds to the problem of evil and suffering. (8) d)‘A religious upbringing forces children to believe in God.’ i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 1 - Believing in God

11 Euthanasia a)What is Euthanasia (2) abortion b)Do you agree with abortion? Give two reasons for your point of view. (4) most of the followers of that religion are against euthanasia c)*Choose one religion other than Christianity and explain why most of the followers of that religion are against euthanasia. (8) The paranormal proves that there is life after death d)“The paranormal proves that there is life after death”. i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 2 – Matters of Life and Death

12 a)What is assisted suicide? (2) b)Do you think that euthanasia is always wrong? Give two reasons for your point of view. (4) c)*Explain c)*Explain why Christians believe in life after death. (8) d)“No religious person should ever have an abortion.” i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 2 – Matters of Life and Death

13 a)What is procreation? (2) b)Do you agree with sex outside marriage? Give two reasons for your point of view. (4) c)*Explain c)*Explain why some followers of one religion other than Christianity do not accept homosexuality. (8) d)“All married couples should be faithful.” i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 3 – Marriage & The Family

14 a)What is co-habitation? (2) b)Do you think marriage is outdated? Give two reasons for your point of view (4) c)*Explain why most Christians are against sex outside marriage (8) d)‘Living together is no different to being married.’ i.Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) ii.Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3) In your answer you should refer to at least one religion. Total marks = 20 Unit 3 – Marriage & The Family


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