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    How would you answer "Divorce is sometimes necessary" Discuss this statement. You should include different supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.
    How would you get 10 and over out of 12? I am not sure how to 'weave' my answer together with counter arguments.
    Any advice/responses would be great
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    (Original post by georginarowley)
    How would you answer "Divorce is sometimes necessary" Discuss this statement. You should include different supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.
    How would you get 10 and over out of 12? I am not sure how to 'weave' my answer together with counter arguments.
    Any advice/responses would be great
    Did GCSE philosophy and ethics like 2 years ago and my personal structure was something like this:

    Para 1- contextualise issue so explain how the statement is relevant to society today e.g. more and more people getting divorced, people getting married younger etc etc.

    View 1- pick a religious viewpoint with a quote to back it up and explore it e.g. a catholic might say ... with evidence for that viewpoint, ideally a quote (sorry i did this two years ago so i can't remember quotes to use as an example)

    view 2- explore another religious (or atheist) viewpoint again with evidence

    view 3- and so on

    view 4 if time

    conclusion - Where your own opinion should go (leave this out of the earlier paragraphs), toss up both sides of the argument before reaching a final judgement.

    Ideally if you're using 3 views I would normally have one view anti the statement e.g. Catholic's might argue divorce is always wrong, one view for e.g. atheist might say that people should do what makes them happy and they shouldn't be forced to stay in a marriage that makes them unhappy, and then one which is somewhere in the middle e.g. a liberal christian might believe in the sanctity of marriage, the ring showing that marriage is eternal... but they also believe that 'God is love' and that God would want what is best for us so in some circumstances it might be warranted.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Did GCSE philosophy and ethics like 2 years ago and my personal structure was something like this:

    Para 1- contextualise issue so explain how the statement is relevant to society today e.g. more and more people getting divorced, people getting married younger etc etc.

    View 1- pick a religious viewpoint with a quote to back it up and explore it e.g. a catholic might say ... with evidence for that viewpoint, ideally a quote (sorry i did this two years ago so i can't remember quotes to use as an example)

    view 2- explore another religious (or atheist) viewpoint again with evidence

    view 3- and so on

    view 4 if time

    conclusion - Where your own opinion should go (leave this out of the earlier paragraphs), toss up both sides of the argument before reaching a final judgement.

    Ideally if you're using 3 views I would normally have one view anti the statement e.g. Catholic's might argue divorce is always wrong, one view for e.g. atheist might say that people should do what makes them happy and they shouldn't be forced to stay in a marriage that makes them unhappy, and then one which is somewhere in the middle e.g. a liberal christian might believe in the sanctity of marriage, the ring showing that marriage is eternal... but they also believe that 'God is love' and that God would want what is best for us so in some circumstances it might be warranted.
    Thanks, i kinda did this but not in different paragraphs, as counter arguements instead.i didn't support my extra points with quotes oops. Thanks for your reponse, it really helped with what other views to include
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    (Original post by georginarowley)
    Thanks, i kinda did this but not in different paragraphs, as counter arguements instead.i didn't support my extra points with quotes oops. Thanks for your reponse, it really helped with what other views to include
    No worries, just find a structure that works for you and stick to it really. Glad I could help even though i'm a bit rusty haha
 
 
 
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