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GCSE Religious Studies Specification A SPAMs for first teaching 2012: version 1.1 including SPaG
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GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
JUNE
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SPECIFICATION A) (405005)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SPECIFICATION A) (SHORT COURSE)
UNIT 5 ST MARK'S GOSPEL
SPECIMEN PAPER
For this paper you must have:
· an insert containing Part B questions (enclosed).
Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes
Instructions
· Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
· Fill in the boxes at the top of this page.
· Answer five questions.
Part A Answer all questions in Part A in the spaces provided in this booklet.
Part B Answer either Question B5 or Question B6. Write your answer to either Question B5
or Question B6 on pages 10 to 16 of this booklet.
· Do all rough work in this booklet. Continuation sheets are provided for this purpose on pages
15 and 16.
· You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Answers written in the margins or on
blank pages will not be marked.
· If you use any additional answer sheets, tie them loosely to the back of this booklet.
· Do not write on the insert. Any work on the insert will not be marked.
· Do not place the insert into the answer booklet at the end of the examination.
· You must not use a Bible.
Information
· The maximum mark for this paper is 76.
· Four of these marks are for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
· Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar will be assessed in Questions B5 and B6. The marks
available for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) are shown in italics for each
question.
· You will be marked on your ability to use English, to organise information clearly and to use
specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
· The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
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GCSE Religious Studies Specification A SPAMs for first teaching 2012: version 1.1 including SPaG
PART A
Answer all questions in this part in the spaces provided.
A1 Background to Mark's Gospel
Look at the drawing of the calming of the storm below.
(a) Explain what is meant by the term `gospel'.
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(b) Outline the story of the calming of the storm.
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(c) How might the story of Jesus calming the storm help Christians facing persecution?
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(d) `Christians can learn more from today's religious leaders than from Jesus.'
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about
more than one point of view.
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GCSE Religious Studies Specification A SPAMs for first teaching 2012: version 1.1 including SPaG
A2 Discipleship
(a) Name two of the fishermen Jesus called to follow him.
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(b) What did Jesus teach about the cost of being a disciple?
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(c) `The twelve disciples make good role models for 21st century Christians.'
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about
more than one point of view.
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A3 Jesus' Suffering, Death and Resurrection
(a) Who was set free by Pilate instead of Jesus?
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(b) `When he sentenced Jesus to death, Pilate was just being a coward.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.
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(c) Outline the mocking of Jesus by the Roman soldiers.
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(d) `The death of Jesus is the most important event recorded in Mark's Gospel.'
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about
more than one point of view.
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A4 Jesus' Relationships with Others
Read the Bible passages below.
A man with leprosy came to him and `It is not the healthy who need a doctor,
begged him on his knees, "If you are but the sick. I have not come to call
willing, you can make me clean." Filled the righteous, but sinners.'
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(c) How might Jesus' concern for others influence the ways in which Christians treat
other people?
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(d) `For Christians, discrimination is the greatest evil in the world today.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.
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GCSE Religious Studies Specification A SPAMs for first teaching 2012: version 1.1 including SPaG
GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
JUNE
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SPECIFICATION A) (405005)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SPECIFICATION A) (SHORT COURSE)
UNIT 5 ST MARK'S GOSPEL
INSERT
M/Jun/INSERT TO Unit 5
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