(Original post by conanq)
Can anyone send me an example of a 10/11/12 mark answer to any 12 mark question. My exam is on monday and i usually struggle on the 12 mark qs, or how to structure them.
It's quite easy when you get the hang of it:
E.g: is it possible for a religious person to go to war ?
Intro: Most religions are against harming others and usually support the ideda for peace but there are circumstances where even religion allows war
(reword question and say a brief argument)
P - Many Christians believe that...
you should look for peace, not war
E - in the bible...
it says 'blessed are the peacemakers'
E - therefore...
, many Christians would try to achieve peace so that they become blessed
P - Many Muslims believe ...
you shouldn't go to war as you will inevitably kill someone which is wrong
E - In the Qur'an, it says...
'if you kill a soul, it is as though you have killed all of mankind'
E - therefore
, Muslims wouldn't go to war as in the Qur'an it says you shouldn't kill
P - Many Christians believe
you shouldn't go to war as Jesus's main teaching was to love all, so you shouldn't look at others with hate or intent of killing
E - in the bible
it says 'love thy neighbour'
E - Therefore
, humans should seek to love each other and so should not kill each other in war
(3 arguments for – make sure it’s is a mix of both religions when doing a thematic question i.e. marriage and family/ conflict)
P - However, many Muslims believe
that you can go to war to defend your religion
E - this is called
the 'lesser jihad'
E – Therefore
, this allows Muslims to go to war to defend their faith
P – Many Christians believe that
you should go to war if the govt. tells you to
E – in the bible
it says ‘give to Caesar what is Caesar’s’
E- This means that
if the govt. tell Christians go to war, Christians will do so
P – Also, many Christians believe that
you should go to war if someone declared war on you first
E – In the bible
it says ‘an eye for an eye’
E – This means
Christians are allow to go to war to seek revenge
(again 3 arguments against)
I think that religious people will go to war because there are many examples in history where religious people have gone to war e.g. the crusades. Although it is to defend their faith, war is still war and perhaps religion makes people more inclined to fight as they have more to defend.
(say your point)
you should make sure that each paragraph is 3 sentences with each sentence having clear sentence starters- it’ll make your life much easier
This structure is what our school has banged into our heads repeatedly through the past two years and my r.s teacher is an examiner so I trust her advice and her advice is everything I’ve written above…..so good luck