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Religious Studies AQA (Islam &Christianity) last minute revision tips

Anyone have any last minute revision tips or advice for the RS exam on the 9th of May!? I'm stressing out soo much cos i wanna get a 9 but recently i have been getting 8s in my mocks and i have only ever gotten a grade 9 once!! Any advice from people who got a grade 9 or are aiming for a 9 would be great!
Reply 1
Hi! Please don't panic; I didn't finish 3 of my 12 mark questions (I did AQA) and I still got a 9, so you do have room for error. One thing I'd focus on is trying to remember Bible/Qur'an quotes that can be applied to multiple questions. I did my GCSEs a year ago so I've forgotten most of the quotes, but if you have a sheet of multipurpose quotes, that will be your best friend.
Then, no matter what 12 mark Qs come up, you can base your arguments AROUND the quotes, saving you time in the exam as you already have starting points for your arguments.

Also, within the exam, if you run out of time make sure you have good conclusions for your 12 markers. You can't get into the top mark bands if you don't have a conclusion, so it's better to have Intro, For, Against, Conc. than just Intro, For, Against, For, Against with no conclusion.

You also want to make sure that your 1,2,4,5 markers (again, I'm assuming you're also AQA, apologies if not!) are always 100%; the key thing is that you make your answers as concise as possible with a clear structure. It's entirely possible to get a 4/4 in just 2 sentences, and a 5/5 in 3 sentences. As you're a grade 8/9 student, I assume that you're confident on the knowledge aspect of everything, so focus on your quotes and you should be fine.

(If you have time, timed past papers are also great!)

You got this 🙂 best of luck!
Reply 2
Thanks soooo much! This was so helpful. i do AQA too. This has given me a big confidence boost so thxxx! Multipurpose quotes is a rlly good idea cos ive been trying to remember like 100 different quotes and i hasnt been working, so ill use that!!
Reply 3
Original post by Lily__S
Hi! Please don't panic; I didn't finish 3 of my 12 mark questions (I did AQA) and I still got a 9, so you do have room for error. One thing I'd focus on is trying to remember Bible/Qur'an quotes that can be applied to multiple questions. I did my GCSEs a year ago so I've forgotten most of the quotes, but if you have a sheet of multipurpose quotes, that will be your best friend.
Then, no matter what 12 mark Qs come up, you can base your arguments AROUND the quotes, saving you time in the exam as you already have starting points for your arguments.
Also, within the exam, if you run out of time make sure you have good conclusions for your 12 markers. You can't get into the top mark bands if you don't have a conclusion, so it's better to have Intro, For, Against, Conc. than just Intro, For, Against, For, Against with no conclusion.
You also want to make sure that your 1,2,4,5 markers (again, I'm assuming you're also AQA, apologies if not!) are always 100%; the key thing is that you make your answers as concise as possible with a clear structure. It's entirely possible to get a 4/4 in just 2 sentences, and a 5/5 in 3 sentences. As you're a grade 8/9 student, I assume that you're confident on the knowledge aspect of everything, so focus on your quotes and you should be fine.
(If you have time, timed past papers are also great!)
You got this 🙂 best of luck!

One of the multipurpose quotes I always seem to use for Christianity is "love thy neighbour" which you can use for absolutely anything. For Islam, I might use "if you save a life, it is as if you have saved all of humanity..." or maybe one of the 99 names of Allah.

Ps. I have 2 days till my RE GCSE exam and i am aiming for a grade 9
Can you give some examples of multipurpose quotes please? Good luck for your exam!
Reply 5
Original post by BibliophileLibra
Can you give some examples of multipurpose quotes please? Good luck for your exam!

Look up for a few examples

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