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Hi. So recently in my year 10 RS mock exam, i got a 6, and I wasn't very pleased with that. Is it possible for me to make my way up to a 9 before my year 11 mocks in November and please could people suggest some tips and revision methods. Thank you!
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Of course it’s possible! With RS it’s a mixture of really understanding the content, knowing quotes and writing quickly!

For the quotes, I would suggest not going overboard with them and finding a few for both religions that apply to many contexts - e.g. for Christianity “love your neighbour” or “ and eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth [...] a life for a life”

Which exam board are you doing?
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Hi. So recently in my year 10 RS mock exam, i got a 6, and I wasn't very pleased with that. Is it possible for me to make my way up to a 9 before my year 11 mocks in November and please could people suggest some tips and revision methods. Thank you!
click the green button to get a 9 in your yr11 mocks
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Of course it’s possible! With RS it’s a mixture of really understanding the content, knowing quotes and writing quickly!

For the quotes, I would suggest not going overboard with them and finding a few for both religions that apply to many contexts - e.g. for Christianity “love your neighbour” or “ and eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth [...] a life for a life”

Which exam board are you doing?
I'm with AQA. And thank you that reply sounds so hopeful I feel more optimistic already. I think understanding the content isn't a big issue for me. Writing quickly is the biggest problem as I therefore don't get to write my full essay answers for the 12 markers
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I'm with AQA. And thank you that reply sounds so hopeful I feel more optimistic already. I think understanding the content isn't a big issue for me. Writing quickly is the biggest problem as I therefore don't get to write my full essay answers for the 12 markers
Dw u can ofc x
I'm doing AQA too, r u doing Christianity and Islam?
And yh I hate bc the new exam structure for 12 and 15 markers are to add rebuttals which means u need to add 2 extra points to support ur arguements
And also for quotes as long as it has clear meaning behind it, it doesn't have to be a long one
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hahahaha no
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im in year 10 too and we only done 2 themes next year im really screwed what should I do
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[quote=abdih037foodie1;88980368]im in year 10 too and we only done 2 themes next year im really screwed what should I do and im doit history gcse and maths gcse is soooo hard what should I do do u think I got time to
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I'm with AQA. And thank you that reply sounds so hopeful I feel more optimistic already. I think understanding the content isn't a big issue for me. Writing quickly is the biggest problem as I therefore don't get to write my full essay answers for the 12 markers
I did AQA too! I think it’s all down to practise - so when you revise or read your textbook, think of longer mark questions that could come up and think of a few points or quotes - doesn’t have to be anything written down or whatever

For 12 markers, try and stick to a kinda structure, so
- small intro, (if you can think of one)
- paragraph for
- paragraph against
- a non religious view
- a good conclusion! (This is key for the 12 markers)

For the conclusion, try not to introduce new ideas,
What I used to do was if I didn’t think I had enough time, write the conclusion before I wrote the final paragraph so I had a solid conclusion!

I think the exam is something like 1 minutes per mark? So try as much as possible to stick to the timings - move on if you don’t think you’re getting anywhere with the question at hand and come back to it at the end

Hope this helped! You can do it
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We're doing Christianity and Buddhism. But i literally feel like i have no other way to revise apart from reading the aqa revision guide. These replies are literally better than anything my teacher's said😂but man a 6! thats a B! and im not saying thats bad but just i was aiming for an A at least especially cause everyone says RS is meant to be easy
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I'm doing AQA too, r u doing Christianity and Islam?
And yh I hate bc the new exam structure for 12 and 15 markers are to add rebuttals which means u need to add 2 extra points to support ur arguements
And also for quotes as long as it has clear meaning behind it, it doesn't have to be a long one
I'm doing Christianity and Buddhism. 15 markers! We haven't got told anything about 15 markers! and ok thank you for the tip on the quotes my teacher is so unhelpful man. A main reason y i was disheartened by the 6 is because its a B and people say RS is meant to be easy
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im in year 10 too and we only done 2 themes next year im really screwed what should I do and im doit history gcse and maths gcse is soooo hard what should I do do u think I got time to
Dw I'm screwed too. We've finished Buddhism and just started Christianity. We've been doing the family and relationships topic in quarantine but have any of us really been learning anything in quarantine! For maths i can help cause I'm predicted a 9 in that so if you want tips or websites or anything...
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I did AQA too! I think it’s all down to practise - so when you revise or read your textbook, think of longer mark questions that could come up and think of a few points or quotes - doesn’t have to be anything written down or whatever

For 12 markers, try and stick to a kinda structure, so
- small intro, (if you can think of one)
- paragraph for
- paragraph against
- a non religious view
- a good conclusion! (This is key for the 12 markers)

For the conclusion, try not to introduce new ideas,
What I used to do was if I didn’t think I had enough time, write the conclusion before I wrote the final paragraph so I had a solid conclusion!

I think the exam is something like 1 minutes per mark? So try as much as possible to stick to the timings - move on if you don’t think you’re getting anywhere with the question at hand and come back to it at the end

Hope this helped! You can do it
Omg thank you so so much! This has made my day, especially that 12 mark question structure. I think more than understanding the content or memorising quotes it was the time pressure which put me down, and now I have the structure under control thanks to you. Do you have any advice on how I could learn to write faster as well?
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Hi. So recently in my year 10 RS mock exam, i got a 6, and I wasn't very pleased with that. Is it possible for me to make my way up to a 9 before my year 11 mocks in November and please could people suggest some tips and revision methods. Thank you!
Hi, right now I'm in year 11 so I don't get the opportunity to write my RS GCSE exam but RS was a really difficult topic for me to understand and I always got grade 4's but for my year 11 mock I got a grade 8 so don't worry if you got a grade 6 you have a lot of time right now, but here are a few tips for revising RS (hope they help):
Make sure you learn quotes (they don't have to be too long)and key words for topics
Make a revision palace e.g. if you want to remember a key word or quote write it down on a post it note and stick it someplace where you usually visit so every time you go there you can read the post it note and remember it easily
On YouTube there is an RE teacher (MrMcMillanREvis) and he covers topics for catholic Christianity for the exam boards AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas
Final tip do practice papers and also try to understand the mark scheme that way you have a glimpse of how to achieve the highest marks possible
Hope these tips help Good Luck and remember you can do this
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Omg thank you so so much! This has made my day, especially that 12 mark question structure. I think more than understanding the content or memorising quotes it was the time pressure which put me down, and now I have the structure under control thanks to you. Do you have any advice on how I could learn to write faster as well?
I really worried about the time pressures too, thankfully the adrenaline in the exam helped me a lot!
I think it just comes down to practise - especially getting used to an exam question structure, make sure to understand the key word in the 12 markers e.g. “assess” or “to what extent” and the differences between them
I know it’s hard when not in test conditions or any real reason to write really fast, but it could be worth re-doing a question that you’ve done in class before and see how much/how fast you can write (remember quantity doesn’t mean quality!) now that you will vaguely recognise the question.

A YouTube video I found really useful was WorldFaiths, if you go onto the “playlists” bit of their channel I think it separates out between Christianity and Hinduism and has videos on all the topics I think

Do ask if you want anymore help
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I'm doing Christianity and Buddhism. 15 markers! We haven't got told anything about 15 markers! and ok thank you for the tip on the quotes my teacher is so unhelpful man. A main reason y i was disheartened by the 6 is because its a B and people say RS is meant to be easy
I mean theres 4 topics for Christianity in AQA

Belief in god
Crime and punishment
Living the Christian life
Peace and conflict

And j have a) b) c) and d) questions for all so 16 questions
The first and the third are 15 markers bc of SPaG, uno bc of all the subject terminology
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Hi, right now I'm in year 11 so I don't get the opportunity to write my RS GCSE exam but RS was a really difficult topic for me to understand and I always got grade 4's but for my year 11 mock I got a grade 8 so don't worry if you got a grade 6 you have a lot of time right now, but here are a few tips for revising RS (hope they help):
Make sure you learn quotes (they don't have to be too long)and key words for topics
Make a revision palace e.g. if you want to remember a key word or quote write it down on a post it note and stick it someplace where you usually visit so every time you go there you can read the post it note and remember it easily
On YouTube there is an RE teacher (MrMcMillanREvis) and he covers topics for catholic Christianity for the exam boards AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas
Final tip do practice papers and also try to understand the mark scheme that way you have a glimpse of how to achieve the highest marks possible
Hope these tips help Good Luck and remember you can do this
Wow! A 4 to an 8 is an amazing definitely given me hope.OOO the revision palace sounds like quite a fun to way to learn the quotes actually. Thank you I'm gonna watch those Youtube videos definitely. I think a reason why I got a 6 was cause I wasn't being a very serious candidate and didn't really do any practice.
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I really worried about the time pressures too, thankfully the adrenaline in the exam helped me a lot!
I think it just comes down to practise - especially getting used to an exam question structure, make sure to understand the key word in the 12 markers e.g. “assess” or “to what extent” and the differences between them
I know it’s hard when not in test conditions or any real reason to write really fast, but it could be worth re-doing a question that you’ve done in class before and see how much/how fast you can write (remember quantity doesn’t mean quality!) now that you will vaguely recognise the question.

A YouTube video I found really useful was WorldFaiths, if you go onto the “playlists” bit of their channel I think it separates out between Christianity and Hinduism and has videos on all the topics I think

Do ask if you want anymore help
Ahaha! Hopefully in my year 11 mock I'll have more adrenaline. And definitely learning the structures would help me because I would then just need to substitute in the right information. I definitely need to do more practice questions. And thank you for the youtube channel I'll have a look.
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I mean theres 4 topics for Christianity in AQA

Belief in god
Crime and punishment
Living the Christian life
Peace and conflict

And j have a) b) c) and d) questions for all so 16 questions
The first and the third are 15 markers bc of SPaG, uno bc of all the subject terminology
ohhh yes I forgot about the SPaG so I just thought 12 marker. We have 5 questions per each other so 20 questions. Guess I'll just have to do more practice.
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Hi. So recently in my year 10 RS mock exam, i got a 6, and I wasn't very pleased with that. Is it possible for me to make my way up to a 9 before my year 11 mocks in November and please could people suggest some tips and revision methods. Thank you!
It is definitely possible. I am in year 12 now. RS (aqa) was never my strongest subject, but I made it into my strongest. I went from a 5/6 in mid year 10, to a weak grade 8 in my year 10 mocks, to a weak 9 in my year 11 mocks, to a strong 9 (200/204) in my final GCSE. My top tip to get a 9 in RS would be to PLAN EXAM QUESTIONS. Write down every single 4/5/12 marker you can find, and plan what points and what scripture (very important!!) you would write in the real thing. Don't do the whole essay, just plan every question you can find. Hope this helps!
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