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Select one of the following options. You may work either individually or in pairs.
1. Design a small-scale ‘obstacle course of life’ with various symbolic stumbling blocks along the way. This could be presented on a board using paper, marker pens, glue, any collage materials that can be stuck. Think about a snakes and ladders game (without the snakes and ladders or course) etc. Include sign posts, a wide and narrow road and other aspects discussed in the Bible Study.
2. Write a modern day story of what it’s like running the race of life (whether you’re running the right race, obstacles along the way, motivation for running, pit stops along the way etc). The story should be at least 400 words long.
3. Create a short play about running the race of life (make sure it’s different from what you’ve previously seen from YouthBytes). It should be edited and shown to the class and should run for a minimum of 2 minutes.
4. Write a song/poem or rap use a popular melody about: Am I taking control of my own journey; my running? What decisions am I making (like Joseph) or am I leading (like Moses) in any way on my own journey? What is my place in this race? What road am I running on?
Ensure that your response includes God helping you run the race.


Imagine that you were there at the Cross, and that you had the Big Picture in full view. You can see and hear both sides of the battle.
Write down a conversation between the good and bad angels as they view this most pivotal point in the history of the universe.
Criteria for an A*
1. Correct spelling.
2. Correct grammar.
3. Good use of punctuation (full stops, exclamation marks, speech marks and comas).
4. The conversation should either read;-
i) like part of the original bible story.
ii) like a modern expression of the story.


Multiple choice questions from
The Book of Matthew Chapters 2-28
Be careful, as sometimes what we think are known truths are not actually in the bible.
Test yourselves on-line search engines. Research a quiz on the story of Jesus and see how much you already know.

There will be essay questions from the units below.
Unit 1 The Reality of God
Unit 2 The Character of God

Please see revision materials sent to your email account.
Make note on your computer with a the highlighter tool.
Type short revision easy to remember notes.


Sawm, Duties during Ramadan, the Last ten days of Ramadan and the Night of Power

Instructions: Read pages 136-138. Then answer the questions below.



  1. In which month does sawm occur? ( 1 mark) ____________________________
  2. What significant event occurred to Muhammad during the month in which sawm occurs? ( 2 marks) _________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. Explain why some Muslims will take the last ten days of Ramadan as a holiday. ( 2 marks) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Explain why the celebration of ID-ul-Fitr is also known as Festival of Fast Breaking. ( 2 marks) ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Give four groups/types of people who do not have to fast. ( 4 marks) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  6. Using your own words as much as possible, explain the benefits of participating in sawm ( 6 marks)


Email RE competition essays with

Full name
Date of birth
Stanborough Secondary School
WD25 9QD


Complete the two worksheets

Criteria for an A* homework

Your homework should show evidence of:
• Good sentence structures – spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Questions reflected clearly in your sentences.
• Relevant answers
• Neat well presented work.


Complete the work sheet emailed to you today.
Reflect the question in your answer.
Check your spelling, punctuation and grammar by reading you answers out loud.
Read the question twice to ensure your understanding.
Two marks will be awarded for each answer
1 for spelling, punctuation and grammar
1 for the quality of your answer.

The question are listed below.
The Plagues-Exodus 7-11

1. Why do you think the Israelites were slaves (430 years) for such a long time?

2. In what ways does God show He is fair in the giving of the plagues?

3. In Genesis 7:1 it says Moses is like God to Pharaoh. Why do you think it says this?

4. How did the Egyptian magicians make ‘miracles’? (Illusion? Demonic power? Or with God’s permission?) Exodus 8:18

5. Do you think Moses and Aaron were surprised by the magician’s tricks?

6. During the II World War there was a saying that there are no atheists in the foxholes. (Explain the saying). Do you tend to pray when things are going your way, or do you pray more when you’re in a ‘foxhole’ – a tight spot of trouble?

7. How important was the River Nile to the Egyptians? What kind of pressure do you think this plague puts on Pharaoh or his sorcerers? What was his response?

8. How do you think Moses and Aaron felt after the plague of blood?

9. Have you ever thought that God created a ‘stink’ in your life to get your attention? (Exodus 8:14).

10. In Exodus. 12:12 says ‘I will bring judgement on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.’ In what ways did the plagues do this?

11. In Exodus 4: 21 “And the Lord said to Moses When you go to return into Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart, and he shall not let the people go.”
Again and again in Chapters 7 – 11 the Bible says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart and at other times, Pharaoh hardened his heart? What does this mean why would God choose to harden Pharaohs heart?

12. When have you hardened your heart in light of God’s working?

13. From your tally, how many times does Pharaoh change his mind and say ‘No’ after saying ‘Yes’? Why do you think Pharaoh keeps changing his mind about ‘how far’ he’ll let them go?

14. What are some of the things that have been experienced by the Israelites that are now experienced by the Egyptians?

15. What does the fact that the land of Goshen was not affected by the plagues say about what God is like?

16. What is God trying to teach Pharaoh by this? What is He trying to teach the Israelites?

17. Do you think God is singling out the Israelites for special favours because they’re ‘chosen’? Why do you think so?

18. Could God have achieved his goal of releasing the Israelites without the plagues? If so, how, if not, why?

19. In Exodus 9:14 it says, “For at this time, I will send all my plagues to your very heart and on your servants and on your people that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth.” What do you think this text is talking about?

20. Why do you think God removes the plague each time Pharaoh promises to let the Israelites go, even though he changes his mind each time? What does this say about God?

21. Where do you think Pharaoh feels the most pressure? From God? Moses? His officials? The plagues themselves? His guilty conscience? Why?

22. Have you ever had a Moses (someone who forced you to see the need for God in your life) in your life? How did you react to this person – then and how so do your react to them now?


End of Year 10 Mock Exam topics

Christianity Paper

  • The nature of God
  • Biblical Accounts of Creation
  • The account of creation in Genesis 1
  • The account of Creation in Genesis 2
  • The role of the Spirit in Creation
  • The role of the Word in Creation
  • Biblical account of the Fall
  • Different and divergent interpretations of the Genesis Creation story
  • The Bible as the Word of God
  • Liberal views of the Bible
  • The problem of  evil and suffering and a loving and righteous God
  • Attitudes towards the importance and purpose of marriage
  • Sacraments
  • The importance of the Eucharist
  • Baptism
  • Jesus Christ
  • Mission
  • The World Council of Churches
  • The mission of the Church
  • The meaning and significance of evangelism in the modern church
  • Ecumenicalism and the World Council of Churches
  • The persecuted Church
  • the work of Christian aid agencies
  • The role of the church in the wider world
  • The role of the church in the local community and living practices (infant baptism, Confirmation, dedication, Believer’s baptism)
  • Celebrations (Christmas and Easter)
  • Reasons for different Christian views on god’s relationship with the world and with humanity
  • The roles of men and women in a Christian family
  • Christian attitudes towards the religious upbringing of children
  • Christian teachings about divorce, annulment and remarriage

 Islam Paper:

  • Muhammad
  • Life after death (Akhirah)
  • Eschatological beliefs (Predestination, different Islamic understandings o predestination and free will)
  • The nature of Allah
  • Angels
  • Books
  • What Tawhid means for Muslims
  • Five roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi’a tradition of Islam
  • The six Articles of Faith in Sunni tradition
  • Belief in divine justice
  • Prophethood (Risalah)
  • Books and other sources of authority in Islam
  • The importance of practices
  • Public acts of worship (Shahadah, Salah, Wudu, Shi’a Prayer)
  • Sawm
  • Duties during Ramadan
  • Hajj

You will sit two (2) papers:

Christianity: Beliefs and teachings and practices   Time: 1 hour

Islam: Beliefs and teachings and practices   Time: 1 hour

Remember: Manage your time in the exam room wisely. Attempt ALL the questions on the question paper.


3 mark questions

  • 3 clear points OR
  • depending on the question,  state a teaching and then show further development

6 mark questions

  • show a deep understanding of the issue and explore the significance to Christians/Muslims

15 mark questions =essay

  • Explore the views of different Christians/Muslims
  • include passages from the Bible/Qur’an or other appropriate sources of authority for Christians/Muslims
  • Explore what these passages suggest/teach
  • Compare the different views
  • Come to some sort of judgement or conclusion to sum up the discussion



Read the information on pages 114-115 and answer the questions below. N.B. All responses must be based on the information on pages 114-115.


  1. From what are the angels made? (2 marks)
  2. Do angels have free will? ( 1 mark)
  3. Explain why angels do or do not have free will. ( 2 marks)
  4. Write the name of the angel responsible for each of the following. You may write each angel’s name more than once.
Angel Duty
Takes obedient believers to Paradise
The guardian of heaven
Brings news of punishment for unbelief
Brought God’s message to Muhammad
Will blow the trumpet to announce the Day of Resurrection
The angel of death
Responsible for ending each person’s life by taking his/her final breath
Sends rain, lightning and thunder to earth at Allah’s command


  1. True or False     Which of the following do Muslims believe about angels?
  2. Angels have free will.
  3. All angels are made from fire.
  4. Angels record everything human beings do and say.
  5. On the Day of judgement, angels will welcome all those who have been obedient to Allah, into heaven.
  6. On the Day of judgement, angels will throw all those who have been disobedient into hell.
  7. Angels sometimes take human form to walk among men and learn what men are thinking.
  8. Angels sometimes take human form in order to do the will of Allah.
  9. Angels are immortal and have the same physical needs that men have.
  10. Angels are constantly able to serve Allah.
  11. Angels are completely free from sin because they praise Allah and are completely obedient to him.
  12. Honourable scribes are angels who are responsible for recording only the good or the bad deeds of human beings.
  13. If you commit evil actions while trying to do good, the angels record this as a good deed.
  14. If you plan an evil action, but do not carry it through, the angels record this as a good deed.
  15. If you plan an evil action, and carry it through, the angels record this as a single bad deed.
  16. Read the quotes from the Qur’an on page 115. Give three things you learn about Allah and his angels from each of the three quotes. ( 9 marks)
  17. It is right that deed in this life should affect our next life.’ Discuss this statement; include possible Islamic responses as well as your own supported opinion. (15 marks)





Revision topics for test

Christianity: Relationships and families

  • Attitudes towards the importance and purpose of marriage
  • The roles of men and women in a Christian family
  • Christian attitudes towards the religious upbringing of children
  • Should women and men be equal?
  • The role of men and women in Christian communities
  • Christian teachings about divorce
  • Christian beliefs about divorce
  • Christian beliefs about annulment
  • Christian beliefs about remarriage


  • Life after death (Akhirah)
  • The nature of Allah
  • What Tawhid means for Muslims
  • Five roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi’a tradition of Islam
  • The six Articles of Faith in Sunni tradition
  • Belief in divine justice
  • Prophethood (Risalah)
  • Books and other sources of authority in Islam
  • The importance of practices (pages 124-127)