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How does Priestley explore responsibility in An Inspector Calls

 

Write about:

  •  the ideas about responsibility in  An Inspector Calls
  •  how Priestley presents these ideas by the ways he writes.

[30 marks]

AO4 [4 marks]

11732

English Language        25 May 2018

Paper 2 Question 5

Aim: To construct a convincing argument

Visit http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/mainguides/argue.htm

  • Read carefully.
  • Make notes.
  • Use the knowledge gained from visiting this site to write an effective response to the sample Paper 2 Question 5 below.
  • Conduct any additional research needed for your article.

Task:

‘It is the responsibility of the State to look after the sick and the elderly.’ Write an article for a broadsheet newspaper in which you argue for or against this statement.

(24 marks for content and organisation and 16 marks for technical accuracy)

[40 marks]

 

11688

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.

 

Questions:

  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)

11575

Year 11 GCSE Religious Studies Revision topics (Please note, if I have left off any topic we have covered, all the topics can be found in your core text as well as on the OCR website)

Christianity

  • 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 value and importance of arguments about the existence of God
  • 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
  • Violence and conflict
  • Peace and peacemaking
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Challenges for religion
  • Dialogue within and between religious groups
  • Dialogue within and between religious and non-religious groups
  • The role of religion in public life
  • The place of religion in a secular society
  • The rise of humanism
  • Potential clashes between religious and secular values in education
  • Christian attitudes to abortion, in vitro fertilisation and euthanasia
  • Challenges to God’s goodness
  • The  religious upbringing of children
  • Slavery
  • Christian responses to same-sex marriage
  • Christian responses to civil partnerships
  • Therole and importance of pilgrimage

 Islam:

  • Muhammad (his life, the revelation of the Qur’an and prophethood, Muhammad as the Seal of the Prophets)
  • Akhirah (Life after death): Heaven, hell, Martyrdom in Islam, Barzakh, The Day of Judgement, the impact of these teachings upon Muslims
  • Angels
  • Eschatological beliefs (different Islamic understandings of predestination and free will)
  • 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
  • Public acts of worship (Shahadah, Salah, Wudu, Shi’a Prayer, Rak’ahs, Jumu’ah)
  • Private acts of worship : Du’a’ (Supplication), Prayer beads, Zakah, Sadaqah, Khums
  •  Sawm, exemptions from fasting, the benefits of fasting
  • Duties during Ramadan, Last ten days of Ramadan and the Night of Power, The end of Ramadan, Sawm in Islamic and non-Islamic countries
  • Hajj
  • Festivals and special days: Id-ul-Adha, Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Ghadeer, Ashura, Celebrating Islamic festivals in non-Muslim countries
  • Jihad: Greater Jihad, Lesser Jihad

 

You will sit three (3) papers:

Christianity: Beliefs and teachings and practices   Time: 1 hour

Islam: Beliefs and teachings and practices   Time: 1 hour

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in the modern world from a Christian perspective  Time:  2 hours

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

Guide: 1 hour papers

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

  • Remember to use PEAL to help you construct an effective response to the statement given
  • Re-read the question. Ask yourself
  • “What did the question ask me to do?
  • Have I done what the question asked me to do?
  • Have I responded effectively to the question/statement?
  • Proofread

 

  • 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

Guide: 2 hour 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

Question 4 of this paper will examine the dialogue theme

  • your response must demonstrate an awareness of the fact the religious traditions in Great Britain are diverse, but mainly Christian

15 mark questions =essay

  • Identify the key words in the statement.
  • Ask yourself questions that will help you understand the given statement.
  • Use brainstorming to identify key arguments that you can use to respond effectively to the statement.
  • Use brainstorming (no more than a total of 5 minutes should be spent planning/outlining your arguments
  • Where relevant, include current events that can be used to support or oppose various views on the issue.
  • Remember that this is from a Christian perspective, so you MUST explore how different Christian groups or individual Christians might respond to the issue and why…
  •  Include passages from the Bible and/or other appropriate sources of authority for Christians
  • Explore what these passages suggest/teach
  • Compare different views on the issue
  • Come to some sort of judgement or conclusion to sum up the discussion
  • Remember to use PEAL to help you construct an effective response to the statement given
  • Re-read the question. Ask yourself
  • “What did the question ask me to do?
  • Have I done what the question asked me to do?
  • Have I responded effectively to the question/statement?
  • Proofread

Remember to use the Revision Guides that you were given in both Year 10 and Year 11 to help you prepare for your exams.

Go… Study…Practise…Revise

AND

YOU WILL BE AMAZING!

God Speed and God Bless!

 

11569

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.

Guide:

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

 

11564

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)

 

 

 

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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

Islam:

  • 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)

11549

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

Islam:

  • 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)

11547

Topics to revise for your test on 2 May.

  • Identifying and interpreting explicit and implicit information and ideas
  • Analysing how writers use language and structure to influence the reader
  • Comparing how two writers convey their perspectives
  • Descriptive writing
  • Summary writing

11545

Topics to revise for your test on 1 May.

  • Identifying and interpreting explicit and implicit information and ideas
  • Analysing how writers use language and structure to influence the reader
  • Comparing how two writers convey their perspectives
  • Descriptive writing
  • Summary writing