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1 Lets have some fun Jake, Haris, Nick, Eli, Josh, Dylan, Kyle, Indy, Natalie, Emily, Helen, Inderpreet, Lilly, Magalie, Izzy, Sophie, Alicia, Aaliyah, Michelle, Abi, Amber, Lucy, Rhianna, Kirsty, Kennedi, Bryony, Kira, Shelly, Beth, Fionnuala, Gabbie, Carys… How to answer exam style questions

2 Objective: to answer a 12 mark question… Putting it all together

3 Each question - in FIVE parts… Part (a) = 1 mark knowledge question Part (b) = 2 mark knowledge question Part (c) = 3 mark knowledge question Part (d) = 6 mark question testing your knowledge and understanding Part (e) = a 12 mark question asking you to evaluate a statement and consider different viewpoints

4 2 questions - 30 minutes to answer each question (a – c) are quick answers – worth [1, 2, 3 marks] (d) minutes… explain something (belief/teaching) = make a point and explain it. [6] (e) 12 – 15 minutes…[12] Speling and Grammer is worth an extra 3 marks for the first time

5 Lets have a go… What is a God? (1 mark) a god is a divine being 1) a miracle is an amazing event not bought about by humans or nature, and so, is said to be performed by God 2) Christians see miracles as a way that God shows his love for people Name two things Christians believe about miracles (2 marks)

6 Describe Christian beliefs about God. (3 marks = three points) 1) Christians believe in God as Trinity…the father, son and Holy Spirit. 2) Christians believe that God wants people to have a relationship with Him – he shows what he is like in Jesus 3) God is omni-this, omni-that; He is creator, who is transcendent, immanent, personal (Trinity)

7 Explain why Christians believe in God (6 marks) – 3x points: explained, or examples, or combination of both) Start – Christians believe in God for many reasons…PE/E Could say… Different arguments to the existence of God – in detail People having experiences of God or events which have changed their lives and made them believe in God Influence of upbringing/part of a Christian community Miracles Conscience Experience If all else fails – write some bullet points !

8 ‘There is no way of knowing what God is like.’ [12] Discuss this statement…You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. Evidence – argument - evaluate Belief in Deity ‘If God existed we would know it’

9 ‘If God existed we would know it’ (12) What are we going to talk about? See work-sheet The Trinity Who is God – how do Christians’ describe ‘Him’ Bible – the word of God Up-bringing (church – parents) Creation – cosmological argument (first cause) – Teleological argument (design) Moral argument (Conscience) Miracles – Old Testament, New Testament, today… Experiences (numinous – conscience)

10 (What is the question asking…mention Christianity - key words) Intro: - ‘There is a lot of evidence to show that God exists’ This is an important statement to Christians because…they would say that there is a lot of evidence to show that God exists. Christian viewpoint (PEE) X3: Some Christians would say… This is because… For example… X3

11 Christian viewpoint (PEE) X3: Some Christians would say… This is because… For example… X3 Another argument used by Christians is William Paley’s watch analogy. Paley stated that “If you had never seen a watch before, and found one, you would be amazed and the complexity of its design would make you believe there was a watch maker.” The universe is so complex, that it too must have a designer. This statement proves to be a good theory for God designing the universe. The watch argument is supported in the Bible in Genesis, the creation story.

12 Example 2 Christians also visit shrines to God to get healed, miracles apparently happen in these places; Knock in Ireland, and Lourdes in France. These places are known to have cured the sick, which for Christians is evidence that God exists.

13 Example 3 In my opinion there is no solid evidence that God exists so I will continue to be sceptical until it’s proven otherwise. In my eyes if God existed then he would not allow prejudice against homosexuals and people of a different creed or colour as He has created these people in His image, so they must be acceptable to everyone in society.

14 Other Christians tend to focus on the Cosmological Argument to prove that God exists. Thomas Aquinas first said that everything must have a first cause, that something is not produced from nothing. This theory is correct as everything that happens in the world has to have a starting event which causes the outcome. Aquinas stated that if this is the case, then the universe must have a first cause and, to Christians, the only possible cause is God, therefore God exists.

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16 Opposing argument (PEE): other Christians – Secular (atheist - agnostic) – Humanist: x2/3 – DO NOT talk about any other religion An atheist might argue… This is because… For example… An atheist might disagree with these points because of all the suffering, poverty and other evils that occur in the world. For example, the 2004 tsunami, which left 220,000 people dead and many more homeless. Why would a loving God allow this to happen. If all else fails – write some bullet points!

17 Evaluation - My viewpoint on this is… Overall or In Conclusion, my view(s) on the religious idea(s) is(are)… your opinion is crucial… I agree with this. If God is omnipotent, omnibenevolent then He would surely want to help all in his creation and prove that he is an all loving God. At the same time, because he is transcendent, then it may not be possible for Him to intervene in his creation. This may lead some to believe that he is not all powerful. Overall, I’m not sure if it’s possible to know if God exists. On the one hand the way in which creation appears to work like clockwork makes me feel that it could not have happened by chance, and that God must have been the first cause. Yet science, and philosophers like Richard Dawkins point to the idea of the big bang and evolution to explain the universe. This seems to disprove God.

18 Plenary Write down how you think you did in this task. WWW EBI

19 General Feedback Y10 Approximately 1 minute per mark Read each question properly and relate your answer to it Know the structure of each question In the real exam you will have a choice – choose wisely

20 Intro: What is the question asking…mention Christianity-key words This is an important statement to Christians because… Christian viewpoint (PEE) X3: Some Christians would say… This is because… For example… I agree/disagree with… I think this because…


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