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AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Paper 1 (8062/ 11-17) - 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Paper 1 (8062/ 11-17) | 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam. Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.
Wishing you all the best of luck.

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Date/Time: 9th May 2024 AM
Length: 1h 45m

Link to Study Group:
GCSE Religious Studies Study Group 2023-2024
Link to Master Thread:
GCSE Exam Discussions 2024
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GCSE Religious Studies A
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AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Paper 1: 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

Here is the exam discussion for this years 2024 exam. You can chat about anything from how to revise to specific questions, time management and sharing helpful resources. :smile:

Date/Time: Thursday 9th May AM
Length: 1h 45mins
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Original post by checkered-almond
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Paper 1: 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

Here is the exam discussion for this years 2024 exam. You can chat about anything from how to revise to specific questions, time management and sharing helpful resources. :smile:

Date/Time: Thursday 9th May AM
Length: 1h 45mins

Link to past papers: https://www.aqa.org.uk/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes
Original post by checkered-almond
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A Paper 1: 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

Here is the exam discussion for this years 2024 exam. You can chat about anything from how to revise to specific questions, time management and sharing helpful resources. :smile:

Date/Time: Thursday 9th May AM
Length: 1h 45mins
I take the Islam and Christianity papers so if you have any specific questions about these topics I could help!!
could anyone please list the topics that haven't come up yet - i do islam and christianity too 🙂
Reply 5
Original post by _StudyGeek_
could anyone please list the topics that haven't come up yet - i do islam and christianity too 🙂

i heard the 5 roots are pretty likley so id revise them and the 6 articles too, im not fully 100% sure on this but its allwasy good to revise for this
Original post by user299
i heard the 5 roots are pretty likley so id revise them and the 6 articles too, im not fully 100% sure on this but its allwasy good to revise for this

i heard sin and salvation is really likely as well !
I’ll bump this
Reply 8
Aiming for a 9 quite nervous have this and drama on the same day but this is definitely more important for me than drama so...

My strongest is probably Islam and Christianity Beliefs - hate practices (except baptism)
Original post by Mesacake
Aiming for a 9 quite nervous have this and drama on the same day but this is definitely more important for me than drama so...
My strongest is probably Islam and Christianity Beliefs - hate practices (except baptism)


Sameee but I’m kinda worried bc RE grade boundaries are always crazy high for no reason and I think I’m good with Christianity but bad when it comes to Shi’a Islam specificslly
How do I get at least a 7. My school only has 1 re lesson a week and I got a 2 in my November mock. I’ve been doing a lot of revision for it self teaching myself everything but can’t apply my knowledge to actual exam questions. You reckon if I do every past paper and learn the mark schemes I’ll be good?
Original post by Kayla35689
Sameee but I’m kinda worried bc RE grade boundaries are always crazy high for no reason and I think I’m good with Christianity but bad when it comes to Shi’a Islam specificslly

Ikr like you need insane marks to get the high grades, really makes me wonder who can do so well to make them high. I see on the exemplar answers that 12 mark answers are really short but whenever I try to replicate that I get like 6-7 so long answers just work better for me even if it's more stressful to get it done in timed conditions.

I think for Shi'a only difference worth noting is the Imamate which just is basically Muslims add 'Ali is a friend of God' to the Shahadah, believe in spiritual Imam leaders and Khums (20% of earnings) otherwise they are quite similar.
Original post by Jasmaster
How do I get at least a 7. My school only has 1 re lesson a week and I got a 2 in my November mock. I’ve been doing a lot of revision for it self teaching myself everything but can’t apply my knowledge to actual exam questions. You reckon if I do every past paper and learn the mark schemes I’ll be good?

I got a 6 in my Year 10 summer exam and I managed to get a 9 in the y11 mocks. Learning quotes and general knowledge around the subject really helps. For exams try On the one hand, I agree then On the other hand, I disagree, should help you out. Don't forget a conclusion.

If you want any model answers I have a few I can PM to you. Good luck!
does anyone have any predictions for 12 markers or topics for christianity and buddhism?
Original post by Mesacake
Ikr like you need insane marks to get the high grades, really makes me wonder who can do so well to make them high. I see on the exemplar answers that 12 mark answers are really short but whenever I try to replicate that I get like 6-7 so long answers just work better for me even if it's more stressful to get it done in timed conditions.
I think for Shi'a only difference worth noting is the Imamate which just is basically Muslims add 'Ali is a friend of God' to the Shahadah, believe in spiritual Imam leaders and Khums (20% of earnings) otherwise they are quite similar.

Where do you find exemplar 12 marker
Guys after I have my 2agree and 2 disagree and I move on to the conclusion how do I evaluate it.
Original post by vai2099
Guys after I have my 2agree and 2 disagree and I move on to the conclusion how do I evaluate it.

i would day that you evaluate the 2 agree together. and then evaluate after 2 disagree. then write your conclusion with stating what is the strongest argument of only 1 side and explain. Then you can evaluate further by adding your opinion. Remember, to chose only one side as a stronger one.Screenshot 2024-05-06 174737.png
Original post by Mesacake
Ikr like you need insane marks to get the high grades, really makes me wonder who can do so well to make them high. I see on the exemplar answers that 12 mark answers are really short but whenever I try to replicate that I get like 6-7 so long answers just work better for me even if it's more stressful to get it done in timed conditions.
I think for Shi'a only difference worth noting is the Imamate which just is basically Muslims add 'Ali is a friend of God' to the Shahadah, believe in spiritual Imam leaders and Khums (20% of earnings) otherwise they are quite similar.


Sameee I have to write so much for a 12 marker, and I totally understand the stress!! 😭 also thank you so much for clarifying some of the differences between Shi’a and Sunni Islam bc my school kinda rushed over it c:
Original post by _StudyGeek_
i heard sin and salvation is really likely as well !

2 days left till paper 1 🤯😟 what do you recommend that i do to ensure i get top grades ?
Original post by Kayla35689
Sameee I have to write so much for a 12 marker, and I totally understand the stress!! 😭 also thank you so much for clarifying some of the differences between Shi’a and Sunni Islam bc my school kinda rushed over it c:

Same! a pro tip i do is that if you know 12 markers take you the longest start with those then move onto 5 markers then 4 markers and so on! losing 3 marks on a 5 marker is better than losing 7 marks on a 12 marker

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