Learning Objectives: To understand the structure of the course To understand the structure of the paper To understand the structure of the examination questions To consider time allocations To consider examination techniques To ensure up-to-date knowledge. The examination
Assessment Objectives: Assessment Object 1 (AO1) : Describe, explain and analyse, using knowledge and understanding50% Assessment Object 2 (AO2) : Use evidence and reasoned argument to express and evaluate personal responses, informed insights, and differing viewpoints50% What skills are you examined on?
Unit B601: Philosophy 1 - Belief about deity Nature of God Beliefs about the nature of God Belief in God Reasons given in support of belief Miracles Concept of miracles, including different beliefs within the religion God intervening in the world through: Miracles Jesus Holy Spirit What units do you study?
Unit B601: Philosophy 1 - The end of life Body and soul Concept of soul The relationship between the body and soul Life after death Concept of life after death Beliefs about: Heaven Hell Purgatory Salvation Redemption The suffering of Christ Resurrection
Unit B601: Philosophy 1 - The end of life God as judge Relationship between God the judge, life on earth and the afterlife Funeral rites The ways funeral rites reflect belief and aim to support the bereaved
Unit B603: Ethics 1 - Religion and Human Relationships Roles of men and women in the family Roles of men and women in a Christian family Roles of men and women in the Church family Marriage and marriage ceremonies Marriage ceremonies The ways in which the ceremonies reflect and emphasise Christian teaching about marriage Responses to civil partnerships
Unit B603 : Ethics 1 - Religion and Human Relationships Divorce Beliefs about the ethics of divorce Beliefs about the ethics of re-marriage Sexual relationships and contraception Beliefs about sexual relationships Beliefs about contraception
Unit B603: Ethics 1 - Religion and Medical Ethics Attitudes to abortion Different attitudes towards abortion Reasons for different attitudes Attitudes to fertility treatment Responses to issues raised by fertility treatment and cloning
Unit B603: Ethics 1 - Religion and Medical Ethics Attitudes to euthanasia and suicide Different attitudes towards euthanasia Different attitudes towards suicide Reasons for different attitudes Using animals in medical research Beliefs about the use of animals in medical research
The structure of the paper: Each paper you sit has three topics on it You are answering on two of these topics only Each topic has six questions, each of five parts You have been taught the Christianity topics and should answer only on these You must not answer more than one question for each topic.
The structure of the questions: Each question is in five parts: (a) 1 mark testing your knowledge (b) 2 marks testing your knowledge (c) 3 marks testing your knowledge (d) 6 marks testing your understanding (e) 12 marks testing your evaluative skills
Time allocations: You have one hour in which you should answer two questions: This means you should spend about 30 minutes on each question In total each question has 24 marks so it is just about one minute per mark
Examination techniques: For parts (a), (b), and (c) you need to show your knowledge of the subject matter You could be asked to name 3 things for example Or you might be asked to describe something for 3 marks Whichever it is you should not spend much more than 3 minutes on part (c).
Examination techniques: For part (d) questions you need to show what you understand about a particular topic There are several different types of (d) questions such as: Explain why people might believe … Explain how x might affect the life of … However, they are all testing the same skill.
Examination techniques: The next slide shows one way which makes it easier to answer some (d) questions It works for those question which asked how something might ‘affect the live of a believer’ for example.
A structure for answering ‘affects’ type questions AO1 Personal Moral SpiritualSocial
Examination techniques: For part (e) questions you need to show that you can consider and discuss different viewpoints Each (e) question is structured like this: ‘If God existed we would know it.’ Discuss this statement. You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.  Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Examination Techniques: So, for a part (e) question you need to give at least 3 viewpoints: 1 view must be a Christian one 1 view must be your own 1 view must be a different Christian one, the point of view of a different religion or a secular or Humanist viewpoint.
Examination Techniques: Each viewpoint must be supported by evidence and / or argument The (e) part of the question carries half the total marks and you should spend about 15 minutes on it.
Remember there are three marks for the quality of your spelling, punctuation and grammar so make sure your writing is as clear as possible and try to avoid spelling mistakes. These marks are assessed on the two part (e) questions which you answer on each paper. You will be awarded the higher of the two marks which you receive. As a reminder this symbol appears next to the questions. You should: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate so that meaning is clear present information in a form that suits its purpose use an appropriate style of writing, and where applicable, specialist terminology.
Examination techniques: The next slide shows one way which makes it easier to answer (e) questions.
Some people would agree because… This view may be supported by: who say - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OR This view can be supported by saying- - - - Some people would disagree because … Their view may be supported by saying - - OR by who say - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - And therefore I……………….because … ?
Activity 1: (d) Explain why some Christians do not agree with abortion? [6 marks]
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A procured abortion is the deliberate expulsion of the foetus from the womb. If a woman unfortunately has a miscarriage this is also described as an abortion. Roman Catholics consider that all life is a gift from God. If a woman becomes pregnant then it is God’s wish that a new life should come into the world. To have the foetus aborted is to go against God’s wishes. Catholics also believe that all human life is sacred – this is called the sanctity of life. An abortion would break this sanctity. If an abortion is caused as an unintended result of an operation, such as when the egg is fertilised in the fallopian tubes, an ectopic pregnancy, this is not a sin and is explained by the Doctrine of Double Effect. Catholics believe that as God gives life also only God has the right to take life therefore humans have no right to end a life.
Activity 2: (e) “Women should have the same rights as men in religion.” Discuss this statement. You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.  Spelling, punctuation and grammar
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I agree that women should have the same rights as men in religion. God created men and women in his image (Genesis 1) therefore there should be no difference between their rights. Also women can worship God just as men can. There have been many great Christian women such as Blessed Mother Teresa who have devoted their whole life to God’s work and therefore they should have the same rights as men. Some people would disagree with me because they would say that in Genesis 2 God created the woman from the side of the man and that this shows that women have a secondary place. If women did have equal rights with men then women would be able to be priests and the Roman Catholic Church does not allow this even though many other churches such as the Church of England do. Because women are the ones who have to bear children many people would say that although they are equal to men they have different rights and duties in church.