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Hi, I was wondering whether any of you have any tips for Ethics & Philosophy, especially in writing essays as I’m not the best at it, but I need an A at the end to get into the course I want to study at Uni.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Post an essay you've done here and I'll tell you how to take it up a grade.
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I just finished A level RS OCR and got an A so if you want any specific tips then dont hesitate to ask with essays I would say to read practice essays online and to keep doing practice for them. For the actual exam I looked up loads of essay questions and made essay plans for them and then learned them by heart for the exam. I would also say to be wary about predictions too as often they arent completely accurate. which religion are you doing?? I did Buddhism.

if theres anything else you need to know then i dont mind helping

here are some usful websites:

https://www.ocr.org.uk › 423...PDF
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A Level Religious Studies Candidate Exemplars - Religion and Ethics (H573/02) - OCR


https://www.ocr.org.uk › 380...PDF
AS Level Religious Studies Candidate Exemplar Work - Philosophy of Religion (H173/01) - OCR

https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-l...rs-past-papers

the last link i found especially useful as it has all the past papers and markschemes on which is really difficult to find usually for OCR
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I just finished A level RS OCR and got an A so if you want any specific tips then dont hesitate to ask with essays I would say to read practice essays online and to keep doing practice for them. For the actual exam I looked up loads of essay questions and made essay plans for them and then learned them by heart for the exam. I would also say to be wary about predictions too as often they arent completely accurate. which religion are you doing?? I did Buddhism.

if theres anything else you need to know then i dont mind helping

here are some usful websites:

https://www.ocr.org.uk › 423...PDF
Web results
A Level Religious Studies Candidate Exemplars - Religion and Ethics (H573/02) - OCR


https://www.ocr.org.uk › 380...PDF
AS Level Religious Studies Candidate Exemplar Work - Philosophy of Religion (H173/01) - OCR

https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-l...rs-past-papers

the last link i found especially useful as it has all the past papers and markschemes on which is really difficult to find usually for OCR
Thank you so much,


Our teachers didn't tell us much about what we will be doing, but from what I heard I think we will be studying Christianity as well as liberation theology, the rise of secularism and was Jesus really divinely inspired rather than divine.

In ethics I've been told that we will look at Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics and the role of conscience and whether it is God given or a product of social conditioning.

We started with the Kantian Ethics and I must say I'm quite confused, and when I asked the teacher he wasn't really helpful so if anyone would be able to go over Kantian Ethics with me it would be highly appreciated.

Thank you again for all the websites
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Post an essay you've done here and I'll tell you how to take it up a grade.
We haven't done any real essays yet, but as soon as we do one I will post it.

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Thank you so much,


Our teachers didn't tell us much about what we will be doing, but from what I heard I think we will be studying Christianity as well as liberation theology, the rise of secularism and was Jesus really divinely inspired rather than divine.

In ethics I've been told that we will look at Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics and the role of conscience and whether it is God given or a product of social conditioning.

We started with the Kantian Ethics and I must say I'm quite confused, and when I asked the teacher he wasn't really helpful so if anyone would be able to go over Kantian Ethics with me it would be highly appreciated.

Thank you again for all the websites
thats ok! is there anything specifically you didnt get about kantian ethics?? cos it was one that i found relatively ok to comprehend so if you have any questions then im more than happy to help!
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thats ok! is there anything specifically you didnt get about kantian ethics?? cos it was one that i found relatively ok to comprehend so if you have any questions then im more than happy to help!
We have done “D.R.E.A.M.” And the Categorical Imperative.
I sort of understand the meaning of dream but I don’t get the application of it, and for the categorical imperative I just can’t wrap my head around it.
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We have done “D.R.E.A.M.” And the Categorical Imperative.
I sort of understand the meaning of dream but I don’t get the application of it, and for the categorical imperative I just can’t wrap my head around it.
what is dream?? we may have done it differently as i dont remember that, i quite like the categorical and hypothetical imperitive, so ill try and find my notes so i can see if i can help explain it, if you havent done the hypothetical imperitive then dont worry
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what is dream?? we may have done it differently as i dont remember that, i quite like the categorical and hypothetical imperitive, so ill try and find my notes so i can see if i can help explain it, if you havent done the hypothetical imperitive then dont worry
Thank you so so much,
And no we haven’t done the hypothetical imperative yet, I think we will do it next lesson.
Dream stands for:
Deontologist, Reason, Equality, Autonomy and Motive.
It’s the way that our teacher came up to explain it to us ahahah
I just really don’t understand what they are actually saying though.
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