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Whilst it's not a particularly big thing to get a 9 in RS I'm free to give any tips or help answer questions. I did Christianity, Islam and four Ethical themes and dropped 7 marks across both exams.
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What A levels are/ did you do
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Whilst it's not a particularly big thing to get a 9 in RS I'm free to give any tips or help answer questions. I did Christianity, Islam and four Ethical themes and dropped 7 marks across both exams.
well done I am doing the same topics.Do you do Aqa
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What A levels are/ did you do
I'm currently in year 11 but did RS a year early with two others in my year so I'm in the process of applying for A levels. I'm going to do chemistry, biology, maths and further maths (may end up dropping further maths)
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well done I am doing the same topics.Do you do Aqa
Thanks! I quite enjoyed those topics Yep I did AQA
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Same. It was the easiest subject of my life
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Did you do RS as a full GCSE, or as the mandatory exam?
How come you're not thinking of doing it past your GCSEs?
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i got a 1 ama
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Same. It was the easiest subject of my life
I know when I did the GCSE RS exam it was basically just my opinion for every question. Easiest A I ever got (would've got an A* if I hadn't changed which question I was answering after I already wrote a full response...)
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Same. It was the easiest subject of my life
Yes mine too!
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Whilst it's not a particularly big thing to get a 9 in RS I'm free to give any tips or help answer questions. I did Christianity, Islam and four Ethical themes and dropped 7 marks across both exams.
Which is the middle verse of the Bible?
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I don't really enjoy Religous studies it not because it's hard. It is just my teacher is so boring she just makes us copy stuff from the book, but I love the themes they are like my favourite part.
Do you have any top tips for Islam I have a mock in 2 weeks and family planning and crime and punishment
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Did you do RS as a full GCSE, or as the mandatory exam?
How come you're not thinking of doing it past your GCSEs?
I did it as the full GCSE but at our school it wasn't optional so everyone has to do the whole course.
Whilst I didn't find it challenging, it's not something I think would be useful for me further down the line as I'm really interested in science and maths so plan to go into medical research or forensic science instead
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Which is the middle verse of the Bible?
Psalm 118 is the middle chapter and the middle of that chapter are the two verses 'When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;

he brought me into a spacious place.' so I guess that's your answer! (ngl just looked that up but thanks, learn something new everyday!)
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I did it as the full GCSE but at our school it wasn't optional so everyone has to do the whole course.
Whilst I didn't find it challenging, it's not something I think would be useful for me further down the line as I'm really interested in science and maths so plan to go into medical research or forensic science instead
I could make a pretty good argument for continuing it! RS at ALEVEL is typically philosophy based provided you're not doing a confessional degree, and it can help put you a foot forwards for jobs working with other people.
Of course don't take it if you dont want to, but if you're interested in RS in general get the books Engaging With Living Religion and Food Sex And Strangers, as those two should completely undo everything you've learned so far (GCSE RS education is really quite abysmal!)
Wishing you the best!
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I don't really enjoy Religous studies it not because it's hard. It is just my teacher is so boring she just makes us copy stuff from the book, but I love the themes they are like my favourite part.
Do you have any top tips for Islam I have a mock in 2 weeks and family planning and crime and punishment
Ah yes fair enough, any subject with a boring teacher isn't exactly fun - English is my experience of that. Absolutely hate it!
Themes are great, just give opinions and other points of view and you're sorted!

For all aspects of RS, the most important thing for me was understanding how to answer the questions. As long as you have some basic knowledge, you're sorted as long as you can manipulate it to answer questions. Learn the 5 pillars for practices and a bit about them plus a quote for each; learn a bit about the festivals and a quote for each one. If you're doing AQA, there's a fantastic revision guide that's green and purple that covers islam, christianity and the 6 themes from those religions' point of view and I went through and answered all the questions on the review sections after looking through the content - three of the 12 markers were ACTUALLY IN THE FINAL EXAM!! So practicing questions and the style of answering really paid off.
Basically, learn a few quotes and have some generic ones under your belt that you can whip out - the examiner will clock any quotes and be thinking you're a student who knows their stuff
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I know when I did the GCSE RS exam it was basically just my opinion for every question. Easiest A I ever got (would've got an A* if I hadn't changed which question I was answering after I already wrote a full response...)
Ahh that's a shame - well done on an A though!
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Ah yes fair enough, any subject with a boring teacher isn't exactly fun - English is my experience of that. Absolutely hate it!
Themes are great, just give opinions and other points of view and you're sorted!

For all aspects of RS, the most important thing for me was understanding how to answer the questions. As long as you have some basic knowledge, you're sorted as long as you can manipulate it to answer questions. Learn the 5 pillars for practices and a bit about them plus a quote for each; learn a bit about the festivals and a quote for each one. If you're doing AQA, there's a fantastic revision guide that's green and purple that covers islam, christianity and the 6 themes from those religions' point of view and I went through and answered all the questions on the review sections after looking through the content - three of the 12 markers were ACTUALLY IN THE FINAL EXAM!! So practicing questions and the style of answering really paid off.
Basically, learn a few quotes and have some generic ones under your belt that you can whip out - the examiner will clock any quotes and be thinking you're a student who knows their stuff
Thanks for the info. I agree with you Religous studies is not content-heavy.You just need to learn to answer questions and voice your opinions
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How long did you revise for?
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