Presentation on theme: "Religion and Society Revision Know the Study Design – unit introductions, key knowledge and skills The knowledge and skill ‘dot points’ and the outcomes."— Presentation transcript:
Religion and Society Revision Know the Study Design – unit introductions, key knowledge and skills The knowledge and skill ‘dot points’ and the outcomes are what all students have in common no matter the tradition The language of the study design is the ‘language’ of the exam All revision should be done with reference to the RAS 3&4 study design.
Knowledge and Understanding “The paint and the painting” Begin with knowledge. “What have I learnt this year?” It is your “paint”. Use this knowledge to paint “word pictures”. Make sense of the knowledge you have to show understanding.
4 Principles of Revision: OrganiseSummariseMemoriseApply
ORGANISE All course material should be separated into five separate outcomes: 3.1 Meaning in religious traditions 3.2 Maintaining continuity of religious beliefs 3.3 Significant life experience and religious belief 4.1 Historical challenges to religious traditions 4.2 Contemporary challenges and their impact
SUMMARISE Read through all material with a pen in hand Write down the key points and information that is contained in the material. At the end of this process you should have a collection of information and quotes under each of the five outcome headings. Select the important information and arrange it in a logical order according to outcome dot points.
MEMORISE You need to know important facts and quotes in the Religion and Society exam. This is unavoidable. It requires consistent hard work, re- reading and re-writing your information.
APPLY Challenge yourself by answering practice questions from past exam papers. Discipline yourself by working within time limits for each type of question: 5 minute responses for Part A questions 30 minutes responses for Part B questions 45 minutes responses for Part C questions Submit these attempts for correction.
Hints Work in groups Read other students’ work, especially model answers Set aside a little time each day to work on Religion and Society, even when other subjects may be a more immediate priority. This will aid the memory work.
Always work with a pen in hand and write points down. Be prepared to re-write material if you discover something new Use your teacher as a resource. We want you to do as well as possible and will give you every assistance
Make connections between the different outcomes. They are all related through the beliefs of the religious tradition and it is important to understand the big picture as well as the separate outcomes.
Sitting the Exam Read. Think. Decide on your questions and where you will use your material. Avoid repetition. Read. Think. Decide on your questions and where you will use your material. Avoid repetition. THEN WRITE! THEN WRITE! Don’t panic! No matter what the question is, it must be asking you about something you have learnt this year. It is an invitation to show the examiner what you know. Don’t panic! No matter what the question is, it must be asking you about something you have learnt this year. It is an invitation to show the examiner what you know.