Assembly 1 - Mrs Kane - Glossopdale Community College

This exam will be for 90 minutes long
This exam will be for 90 minutes long
Unit 1 – Religion and Life
You will be expected to
answer four questions, one
from each section.
Section 1
Religious Experience
Problem of Evil
Causation Argument
Design Argument
Section 2
What happens when
we die?
Sanctity of Life
Family Life or Marriage?
Section 3
Sex before Marriage
Section 4
Racial Harmony
Government Action
Multi-Faith Society
Prejudice and
Your exam
will be a
booklet like
the one on
the left.
What does
this mean?
One question =
1 a, b, c, di and dii
2 a, b, c, di and dii
Choose your
question based on
the C + D question
as most marks.
So not to get
confused, scribble
out the one you are
not going to
You get 4
extra marks
for your
and grammar
in section 1.
marked with
A minute a
mark you
should aim
Check your
answers at
the end
Question A
Explaining the meaning of a word
What is meant by moral evil? (2 marks)
Present tense
Moral evil is when humans bring suffering upon others. For example murder.
Score 2/2 – Sophie Booth May 2013 exam
Give an example
For example
Such as
An example would be
Question B: expressing your own point of view
First person
Do you think miracles have happened?
Give two reasons for your answer.
(4 marks)
•Present an argument for or against a
specific point of view.
•To encourage the reader to agree with
your point of view.
Present your own point of view.
Give two reasons to support your own
point of view.
Write in the first person (I).
Connectives to join your ideas: firstly,
secondly, in addition, furthermore,
another way
Ways to express your opinion: I believe, in
my opinion, I think that
Sentence to establish
your opinion
I do not agree believe miracles have
happened because amazing occurrences can
often have a scientific explanation, for example if
someone has cancer and is cured, it is always by
the medicine and research that is logically done,
not by anything spiritual.
Another reason for my view is that although
the bible states that Jesus rose from the dead,
and that was a miracle, no such thing has
happened since or recently, therefore I don’t think
it is possible and therefore miracles don’t occur.
Score 4/4 – Sophie Booth May 2013
Use of first person
to express your
Specific vocabulary
Question C: writing an explanation
Explain why scientific explanations of
how the world began may lead some
people not to believe in God. (8)
A general sentence about the subject of
the explanation
Specific vocabulary
•To say how scientific arguments could
lead to atheism.
•You need to example of scientific theories
giving reasons and analysis.
There are theories that God created the world in the
Bible, but there are also scientific theories that counteract
such theories. This immediately gives something gives
something for non-religious people to believe, in terms of
how the world was created that isn’t to do with God, and
can completely remove the idea that God even exists from
their head.
Write in the third person (he, she, they)
Past tense
Connectives to sequence your ideas:
firstly, secondly, in addition, furthermore.
Connectives to explain consequences: as a
result, consequently, so that, because,
The story of creation from God is based upon
people’s stories passed down for thousands of years and
many have been even changes or lost in translation.
Contrary, to this, the scientific theories like the big bang are
based on scientific evidence, such as red shift, showing the
world is still expanding. This could lead people not to
believe in God as it proves he didn't create the world, so
everything about him might be false.
Connectives to
explain consequences
Also the big bang theory, that is widely accepted by
scientists and the public almost suggests that science and
nature are more powerful than God. God is believed to be
omnipotent so if there is a being more powerful, then
perhaps this could lead people to believe he doesn’t exist.
Score 8/8 – Jack Leyland May exam 2013.
Connectives to sequence
Question D: writing a discussion
Comparing two points of view.
“The media helps people to believe in God.” In your
answer you should refer to at a least one religion.
(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion. (3)
(ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree
with you. (3)
•To say whether you agree or disagree with a
•Present two opposing points of view.
Present your own point of view.
Give two reasons to support your own point of view.
Write in the first person (I).
Connectives to join your ideas: firstly, secondly, in
addition, furthermore.
I believe, In my opinion, I think that
Present the opposing point of view.
Give two reasons to support this point of view.
Write in the third person (they)
Connectives to introduce this point of view: however,
on the other hand, in contrast.
Connectives to join your ideas: firstly, secondly, in
addition, furthermore.
other people may disagree, some people may argue
that, some people may think
First person
Sentence to
establish your
(i) I agree that the media helps people to believe in
God, for example in Bruce Almighty. One problem with
God’s existence is how many prayers are left unanswered .
But in the film, it’s shown that some prayers are best left
unanswered, such as Bruce praying for love and illustrates
why God would not answer prayers, which explains how
God’s mind works and that he does exist.
Also in Bruce Almighty, God's existence is never
questioned throughout the film. This shows and leads the
audience to believe that he quite simply does exist.
Score 3/3
(ii) However, God’s powers are given to Bruce in the
film which shows that God has an equal. Roman Catholics
believe that God is all powerful and has no equal, so this is
a problem with the film and how it promotes God’s
Also, God gives his powers to Bruce despite how
much he foul-mouths God throughout the film. Bruce
doesn’t deserve God’s love and so suggests that people’s
views on God is different to how he’s presented in the film,
so people may even start to not believe in God due to the
media’s presentation of God.
Score 3/3
Jack Leyland – May 2013 exam
Connective to introduce
the opposing point of view
Specific vocabulary
Final Note
Everybody should
have received two
revision guides.
• 1 for the mock
• 1 Feb Half term
Contains 8 topics
for the 2 exams.
If lost, or need
other revision

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