HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR EDEXCEL GCSE RE QUESTIONS

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STRUCTURING YOUR GCSE RE QUESTIONS!
Section A style question ­ Definition (2 marks)
You will get 1 mark if you only give an example
Eg. What does miracle mean? (2 marks)
A miracle is something that breaks the laws of Science which makes you believe only
God could have done it, for example, Jesus asking the sick girl to walk. (2 marks)
A miracle is when Jesus asked the sick to walk. (1 mark)
Section B style question ­ Your views (4 marks) (2 main points which are well explained)
No need to give both sides, one sided is fine.
Remember as its 4 marks, keep your answer brief and concise.
Eg. Do you think prayer is a waste of time? (4 marks)
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Section C style question ­ Explain why something happens (8 marks) (4 well explained
points)
You need to give WHY it happens, using KEYWORDS.
Describing alone will get you only 2 marks.
The questions usually start with "Explain how...", "Explain why..." or "Explain the
importance of..."

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STRUCTURING YOUR GCSE RE QUESTIONS!
Key connectives to add include- because, and so, therefore, and then, this results in, as
a result and this causes.
Eg. Explain why different Christians have different attitudes towards Homosexuality.
(8 marks)
Catholic Christians believe ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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STRUCTURING YOUR GCSE RE QUESTIONS!
Eg. "People who get a divorce are not religious" Do you agree?
In your answer refer to a religion.
(i): Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3 marks)
(ii): Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3 marks)
Yes/No I agree/disagree with this statement because ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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