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Hello everyone

I'm actually year 13, but will be taking up AQA AS Religious Studies this year (won't actually continue it as I'm going to uni, but this is how the timetable worked out so I'm stuck with it).

I know how difficult essay subjects like this are, and although I didn't initially opt for this I'm prepared to give my 100% to get an A.

I'm going to be studying Unit C: Philosophy of Religion and Unit A: Religion and Ethics.

I'm looking for someone who has completed AS (or A2) Religious Studies on the AQA board to help me out with advice (preferably these modules but if not I'm sure exam technique is similar).

I think I'll do ok as I got an A in English Lit AS this year (so I can't be that bad at essay writing!). However, I only got a B in R.E. for GCSE so am a little worried.

I need help with things like the best books to buy, exam technique and just general advice you absolutely needed when you were studying this.

Thank you if you can help, feel free to PM me I really appreciate any input.

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Hello everyone

I'm actually year 13, but will be taking up AQA AS Religious Studies this year (won't actually continue it as I'm going to uni, but this is how the timetable worked out so I'm stuck with it).

I know how difficult essay subjects like this are, and although I didn't initially opt for this I'm prepared to give my 100% to get an A.

I'm going to be studying Unit C: Philosophy of Religion and Unit A: Religion and Ethics.

I'm looking for someone who has completed AS (or A2) Religious Studies on the AQA board to help me out with advice (preferably these modules but if not I'm sure exam technique is similar).

I think I'll do ok as I got an A in English Lit AS this year (so I can't be that bad at essay writing!). However, I only got a B in R.E. for GCSE so am a little worried.

I need help with things like the best books to buy, exam technique and just general advice you absolutely needed when you were studying this.

Thank you if you can help, feel free to PM me I really appreciate any input.

Hey there,

I did unit A - Religion & Ethics and and Unit D - Religion, Philosophy and Science
So I can help you a bit. There are 4 topics you learn for each paper however in the exam you only complete two topics. Each topic has two questions in it, A long essay and short essay. The long essay is worth 30 marks and it's essentially just putting down scholars, quotes and as much information as you can. There is no real structure to it so you'll be fine. The 15 Mark essay is more difficult because you get marked on evaluation instead of knowledge and information. The best structure for me was to make a point and then counter it and so on for 2/3 other points. The conclusion is very important for the 15 mark essay so always make sure you have one. Also for the ethics paper i suggest doing the Utilitarianism topic. It's interesting and they can only ask you a limited number of questions that are just reworded.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-...gious+studies- this is a link to the revision guide I used, it's really good.

You'll be fine if you got an A in English lit AS to be honest. I only got a B in English language and literature GCSE and only a C in GCSE RE but got good grades in both units. Overall I got 183/200UMS which is a high A.

Also here are some power points which will help you with the ethics side of things.
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Hey there,

I did unit A - Religion & Ethics and and Unit D - Religion, Philosophy and Science
So I can help you a bit. There are 4 topics you learn for each paper however in the exam you only complete two topics. Each topic has two questions in it, A long essay and short essay. The long essay is worth 30 marks and it's essentially just putting down scholars, quotes and as much information as you can. There is no real structure to it so you'll be fine. The 15 Mark essay is more difficult because you get marked on evaluation instead of knowledge and information. The best structure for me was to make a point and then counter it and so on for 2/3 other points. The conclusion is very important for the 15 mark essay so always make sure you have one. Also for the ethics paper i suggest doing the Utilitarianism topic. It's interesting and they can only ask you a limited number of questions that are just reworded.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-...gious+studies- this is a link to the revision guide I used, it's really good.

You'll be fine if you got an A in English lit AS to be honest. I only got a B in English language and literature GCSE and only a C in GCSE RE but got good grades in both units. Overall I got 183/200UMS which is a high A.

Also here are some power points which will help you with the ethics side of things.
Thank you so much!
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