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    I'm taking Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) for A level
    And I'm taking the Philosophy exam in January!
    I'm unable to take this subject at school as it clashes with my other subjects so I'm trying to teach myself the whole syllabus and aiming for an A (Ambitiously stupid? Maybe..But I'm still going for it)

    So I really need an A in this exam and I'm determined to work hard to get it!

    I've just got a text book and I'm trying to learn all the subjects such as
    Religious Language
    Miracles
    Religious Experience
    etc..

    and then attempting essays.

    If anybody has any advice on how to secure an A in this exam it would be very much appreicated !! Thanks
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    (Original post by InspiredEmma)
    I'm taking Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) for A level
    And I'm taking the Philosophy exam in January!
    I'm unable to take this subject at school as it clashes with my other subjects so I'm trying to teach myself the whole syllabus and aiming for an A (Ambitiously stupid? Maybe..But I'm still going for it)

    So I really need an A in this exam and I'm determined to work hard to get it!

    I've just got a text book and I'm trying to learn all the subjects such as
    Religious Language
    Miracles
    Religious Experience
    etc..

    and then attempting essays.

    If anybody has any advice on how to secure an A in this exam it would be very much appreicated !! Thanks
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    Well the best advice I can give you would be the obvious, which is to know the theories inside out. You get a lot of marks for recalling certain theories/views, so make sure you know them. Then learn some criticisms/strengths for every possible theory which you can throw in your essays.

    When answering the questions, try and figure out a structure that works best for you. For me, I like to answer each question in the following way:

    Paragraph 1 - Intro - Address the question, set the scene type thing. Make sure you state that there are two viewpoints: One that agrees with the statement in the question, one that disagrees with it

    Paragraph 2 - First Point - This point should support the question. Outline a theory that supports this point.

    Paragraph 3 - Criticism/strength of the first point - This could include more than one point, so maybe a weakness and a strength. Whichever floats your boat

    Then Point 2 which may disagree with the question, criticism/strength of the second point and so on...

    Continue like this then reach a decisive conclusion which either agrees or disagrees with the statement in the question.

    I hope that helped!
 
 
 
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