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General Certificate of Secondary Education
Religious Studies (Specification B) 40553
Religious Studies (Specification B)
(Short Course)
Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Specimen paper for examinations in June 2010 onwards
This question paper uses the new numbering system and new AQA answer book
For this paper you must have:
· an AQA 16-page answer book.
Time allowed
· 1 hour 30 minutes
Instructions
· Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
· Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for
this paper is AQA. The Paper Reference is 40553.
· Answer four questions. Each question has five parts.
· Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work that you do not want to be
marked.
Information
· The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
· The maximum mark for this paper is 72.
· You will be marked on your ability to use good English, to organise information clearly and to
use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Answer four questions.
There are 18 marks for each question.
Each question has five parts. Answer all five parts of each question.
Question 1 Religious Attitudes to Matters of Life (Medical Ethics)
Look at the photograph below.
0 1 Name two artificial methods of conception. (2 marks)
0 2 Give three reasons why some religious people believe that embryo research is wrong.
(3 marks)
0 3 `Religious believers should not be surrogate parents.…read more

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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Question 2 Religious Attitudes to the Elderly and Death
Look at the poster below.
0 6 Name two types of euthanasia. (2 marks)
0 7 Explain the attitudes of religious believers to euthanasia. (4 marks)
0 8 `Religion provides comfort for the dying.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
0 9 Give three reasons why some religious people support the work of a hospice.…read more

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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Question 3 Religious Attitudes to Drug Abuse
Look at the statement below.
You pay for illegal drugs twice ­ once when you
get them and once when they get you.
1 1 Name two illegal drugs. (2 marks)
1 2 Give three reasons why some people take illegal drugs. (3 marks)
1 3 `Religious believers should not use any drugs.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.…read more

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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Question 4 Religious Attitudes to Crime and Punishment
Look at the photograph below.
1 6 Name two aims of punishment. (2 marks)
1 7 Give three reasons why some people break the law. (3 marks)
1 8 `Crime prevention is a major priority for religious believers.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
1 9 Explain the attitudes of religious believers to the death penalty (capital punishment).…read more

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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Question 5 Religious Attitudes to the Rich and Poor in British Society
Look at the drawing below.
2 1 Name two ways that the government helps the poor. (2 marks)
2 2 Give three reasons why a religious person might choose not to take part in lotteries.
(3 marks)
2 3 `Religious people have no responsibility to help the poor.'
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GCSE Religious Studies Specification B Unit 3 Religion and Morality
Question 6 Religious Attitudes to World Poverty
Look at the photograph below.
2 6 Name two religious charities that help the poor in Less Economically Developed
Countries (LEDCs). (2 marks)
2 7 Give three ways that show how the poor in Less Economically Developed Countries
(LEDCs) are treated unfairly. (3 marks)
2 8 `Religious organisations should concentrate on long term aid rather than short term
(emergency) aid.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.…read more

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