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I have an Edexcel R.E exam next month (Catholic Christianity) I don't really have much trouble on revising for my other subjects; for some reason R.E is just one of those subjects that I'm unsure of how to revise for. So, what are your own methods on effectively revising for R.E?
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Might help if you told us which religion it was.

I just did Christianity and, personally, the 2 things I didn't revise for was English and RE because I didn't have a clue on how to revise them. =l

Although, my RE course was half a GCSE and the other half came from Citizenship of which I got a B in both.
Now in year 13, I couldn't tell you anything I learned in both. =l
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Might help if you told us which religion it was.

I just did Christianity and, personally, the 2 things I didn't revise for was English and RE because I didn't have a clue on how to revise them. =l

Although, my RE course was half a GCSE and the other half came from Citizenship of which I got a B in both.
Now in year 13, I couldn't tell you anything I learned in both. =l
Catholic Christianity, and then my second R.E exam is Mark's Gospel. Yea I know, I don't really understand how others end up doing it
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Make sure you're really clear on any theories you have to know- like if you're supposed to know the ontological argument, make sure you can use it in an exam question as it will impress examiners. Also try to learn all the "posh" names for stuff
Also make sure you have lots of teachings to use, ranging from the generic "love thy neighbour" to specific topic-related ones.
I don't know what exam board you're on but I'm on OCR and making your essay structured with clear viewpoints and your own viewpoint is essential, if there's any past papers you can find, it might be worth planning how you would answer the long answer questions.
Hope that helps
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I have an RE exam as well (but I'm doing a different syllabus) and to revise, I'll be revisiting the Christian teachings to ensure I understand them but then I'm going to try and memorise some quotes for each of the topics. Also, remember to do past papers!

Hope this helps
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R.E is really different in my school, it's more philosophy and religion's views, it's really easy and doesn't take any revising really, just remember to put in theist's view atheist's view your view and stuff like that


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you don't need to..
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I think we are doing the same exam, are you doing unit 3 on the 13th may? I can message you some resources and ways I have been revising although I haven't really spent much time on it as I have other subjects I need to revise for.
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(Original post by goldenshades)
I have an Edexcel R.E exam next month (Catholic Christianity) I don't really have much trouble on revising for my other subjects; for some reason R.E is just one of those subjects that I'm unsure of how to revise for. So, what are your own methods on effectively revising for R.E?
Revise directly from mark schemes and do loads of exam practice I would also say draw up a table to memorise the key terminology effectively (so one column could be 'term' and the next could be 'definition'). If I remember correctly, in the exam paper question a) asks you to define the key term. This is what I did and I managed to get an A*, so my main revision method would definitely be past papers!

Good luck
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Mind maps helped me a lot. As did reading from all the resource materials my teacher gave me. Make sure you know Catholic views on a range of topics, and perhaps other religions to make a comparison (I don't know if this is relevant for Edexcel so check with your teacher!)

For essay technique, reading the past papers and their markscheme. Your teacher should be able to provide you with an exemplar essay to help you further.
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Depends on whether you prefer more visual or kinaesthetic revision methods generally...
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(Original post by jasmine.)
Make sure you're really clear on any theories you have to know- like if you're supposed to know the ontological argument, make sure you can use it in an exam question as it will impress examiners. Also try to learn all the "posh" names for stuff
Also make sure you have lots of teachings to use, ranging from the generic "love thy neighbour" to specific topic-related ones.
I don't know what exam board you're on but I'm on OCR and making your essay structured with clear viewpoints and your own viewpoint is essential, if there's any past papers you can find, it might be worth planning how you would answer the long answer questions.
Hope that helps
Wow thanks, you really have helped Are you doing an R.E GCSE
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R.E is really different in my school, it's more philosophy and religion's views, it's really easy and doesn't take any revising really, just remember to put in theist's view atheist's view your view and stuff like that


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Lucky Thank you!
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you don't need to..
Unfortunately I'm the kind of person that does - I'd rather not take the risk
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I think we are doing the same exam, are you doing unit 3 on the 13th may? I can message you some resources and ways I have been revising although I haven't really spent much time on it as I have other subjects I need to revise for.
Yep! That's pretty cool lol And thanks, I'd appreciate that a lot!
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Revise directly from mark schemes and do loads of exam practice I would also say draw up a table to memorise the key terminology effectively (so one column could be 'term' and the next could be 'definition'). If I remember correctly, in the exam paper question a) asks you to define the key term. This is what I did and I managed to get an A*, so my main revision method would definitely be past papers!

Good luck
Okay, awesome! I'll definitely search up for a few past papers and mark schemes then Thanks so much, and congrats on the amazing A*
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Mind maps helped me a lot. As did reading from all the resource materials my teacher gave me. Make sure you know Catholic views on a range of topics, and perhaps other religions to make a comparison (I don't know if this is relevant for Edexcel so check with your teacher!)

For essay technique, reading the past papers and their markscheme. Your teacher should be able to provide you with an exemplar essay to help you further.
I'm not always the kinda person who works well with mind maps, but I could always try using a few every now and then I don't think it is necessary but I'll still check haha! Thank you for the advice ^.^ It seems like you've already taken your exams - is it possible for you to tell me what grade you got?
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Depends on whether you prefer more visual or kinaesthetic revision methods generally...
I know, but I'm asking how you yourself revise
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when i did R.E there were soooo many key terms to learn, so I put all the definitions to the tunes of my favourite songs at the time. It worked wonderfully- made them really easy to remember and put me in a great mood in the exam, cos I was just singing answers to things in my head to myself.
could be worth a try if you feel like it would help you, too?! good luck! xx
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R.E is really different in my school, it's more philosophy and religion's views, it's really easy and doesn't take any revising really, just remember to put in theist's view atheist's view your view and stuff like that


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We're following the OCR syllabus which, in my opinion, seems much stricter than yours. We were told that we shouldn't do an atheist's point of view and to include generic statements such as Christians believe other religions are wrong (but instead say that Christians believe that the only way to the father is through the son) because you would not have needed to have studies RE to have known something like that. :cool:
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