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Year 11 Past Papers


Practice answering these questions to help you with your revision. This is aimed at Year 11s, but Year 10s should be able to answer the questions as well.

First of all – visit this Edexcel page and you can view past papers AND mark schemes. Very useful for your revision.

C1 Believing in God
(a) questions – 2 marks
1. Name TWO features of a Catholic upbringing. (2002)
2. What does the word atheism mean? (2002)
3. Name TWO types of religious experience. (2003)
4. What is agnosticism? (2003)
5. What does numinous mean? (2004)
6. What does benevolent mean? (2004)
7. What is prayer? (2005)
8. What are miracles? (2005)
9. What is conversion? (2006)
10. What does omnipotent mean? (2006)
11. What is atheism? (2007)
12. What is meant by design? (2007)
13. What does omniscient mean? (2008)
14. What does numinous mean? (2008)
15. What is agnosticism? (2009)
16. What is meant by causation? (2009)

(b) questions – 6 marks
1. Outline Catholic responses to the problem of evil and suffering. (2002)
2. Describe ONE religious experience. (2002)
3. State, with examples, what is meant by moral evil. (2003)
4. Describe ONE miracle. (2003)
5. Describe the main features of a Catholic upbringing. (2004)
6. Outline an argument for God’s existence based on the appearance of design in the world. (2004)
7. Outline THREE types of religious experience which may lead to, or support, belief in God. (2005)
8. Describe how Catholics respond to the problem of evil and suffering. (2005)
9. Outline an argument for God’s existence based on causation. (2006)
10. What is the problem of evil and suffering for people who believe in God? (2006)
11. Outline a non-religious (scientific) explanation for the existence of the world. (2007)
12. Describe, with examples, what is meant by unanswered prayers. (2007)
13. Describe one religious experience. (2008)
14. Outline the main features of a religious upbringing in a Catholic family.(2008)
15. What is the problem of evil and suffering for people who believe in God? (2009)
16. Outline how Catholics respond to the problem of evil and suffering.
(2009)

(c) questions – 8 marks
1. Explain why some people do not believe in God. (2002)
2. Explain how a Catholic upbringing may lead to or support belief in God. (2002)
3. Explain how the appearance of design in the world may lead to or support belief in God. (2003)
4. Explain why the existence of evil and suffering may cause problems for people who believe in God. (2003)
5. Explain how the search for meaning and purpose in life may lead to, or support, belief in God. (2004)
6. Explain why such things as earthquakes, floods and volcanoes may make it difficult to believe in God. (2004)
7. Explain why the idea of causation may lead to, or support, belief in God. (2005)
8. Explain why some people do not believe in God. (2005)
9. Explain how the presence of religion in the world can lead to, or support, belief in God. (2006)
10. Explain, with examples, how having a religious experience can lead to, or support, belief in God. (2006)
11. Explain how a religious upbringing in a Catholic family can lead to, or support, belief in God. (2007)
12. Explain how Catholics respond to the problem of evil and suffering. (2007)
13. Explain why the existence of evil and suffering causes problems for some people who believe in God. (2008)
14. Explain how seeing design in the world can lead to, or support, belief in God. (2008)
15. Explain why the idea of causation leads some people to believe in God. (2009)
16.Explain why the search for meaning and purpose in life can lead some people to believe in God. (2009)

(d) questions – 4 marks
1. “All children need to be taught about Christianity.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing that you have considered another point of view. (2002)
2. “There is plenty of evidence that God exists.” (2002)
3. “If God really loved Christians, he would not let them suffer.” (2003)
4. “God must exist because so many people believe in him.” (2003)
5. “God cannot be good to allow so much evil and suffering.” (2004)
6. “Ideas like the Big Bang make it impossible to believe in God.” (2004)
7. “God answers everyone’s prayers.” (2005)
8. “God gives meaning and purpose to life.” (2005)
9. “A religious upbringing brainwashes people into believing in God.” (2006)
10. “Considering the evidence, everyone should be an agnostic.” (2006)
11. “The fact that there is so much religion in the world proves that God exists.” (2007)
12. “God is the only possible cause for the existence of the universe.” (2007)
13. ‘If God doesn’t answer our prayers, he can’t exist.’ (2008)
14. ‘There should be no suffering in a world created by God.’ (2008)
15. “Evil and suffering is not God’s fault.” (2009)
16. “You cannot believe in miracles today.” (2009)

C2 Matters of Life and Death
(a) questions – 2 marks
1. What is meant by immortality of the soul? (2002)
2. What is an abortion? (2002)
3. What is assisted suicide? (2003)
4. Give TWO examples of the paranormal. (2003)
5. What does resurrection mean? (2004)
6. What is sanctity of life? (2004)
7. What is purgatory? (2005)
8. What is euthanasia? (2005)
9. What is immortality of the soul? (2006)
10. What is abortion? (2006)
11. Give one example of non-voluntary euthanasia. (2007)
12. What is resurrection? (2007)
13. What is assisted suicide? (2008)
14. What is the paranormal? (2008)
15. What is heaven? (2009)
16. What is voluntary euthanasia? (2009)

(b) questions – 6 marks
1. Outline Christian attitudes to contraception. (2002)
2. Outline Catholic teaching about purgatory. (2002)
3. Outline different attitudes among Christians to abortion. (2003)
4. Outline Catholic beliefs about life after death. (2003)
5. Outline British law on abortion. (2004)
6. Outline different attitudes to euthanasia in Christianity. (2004)
7. Outline Catholic teachings on the sanctity of life. (2005)
8. Outline different attitudes to contraception in Christianity. (2005)
9. Outline non-religious reasons for believing in life after death. (2006)
10. Outline two different attitudes to life after death in Christianity. (2006)
11. Outline different Christian attitudes to contraception. (2007)
12. Outline different Christian attitudes to euthanasia. (2007)
13. Outline different attitudes to abortion in Christianity. (2008)
14. Outline Catholic teachings about the sanctity of life. (2008)
15. Outline non-religious reasons for believing in life after death. (2009)
16. Outline British law on abortion. (2009)

(c) questions – 8 marks
1. Explain why Catholics believe in life after death. (2002)
2. Explain why most Christians are against euthanasia. (2002)
3. Explain why some people do not believe in life after death. (2003)
4. Explain why Catholics believe that life is sacred. (2003)
5. Explain why there are different attitudes to contraception in Christianity. (2004)
6. Explain why there are different attitudes about what happens after death in Christianity. (2004)
7. Explain why Catholics believe in life after death. (2005)
8. Explain why there are different attitudes to euthanasia in Christianity. (2005)
9. Explain why there are different attitudes to euthanasia in Christianity. (2006)
10. Explain why Catholics believe life is sacred. (2006)
11. Explain why people argue about abortion. (2007)
12. Explain why some people do not believe in life after death. (2007)
13. Explain why Catholics believe in life after death. (2008)
14. Explain why some people think the law on euthanasia should be changed. (2008)
15. Explain why there are different attitudes to life after death in Christianity. (2009)
16. Explain why there are different attitudes to abortion in Christianity. (2009)

(d) questions – 4 marks
1. “Life belongs to God and should only be taken by God.” (2002)
2. “There is no evidence for life after death.” (2002)
3. “Only God has the right to take someone’s life, so euthanasia is wrong.” (2003)
4. “All good people will go to heaven whatever they believe.” (2003)
5. “When you’re dead, you’re dead and that’s the end of you.” (2004)
6. “Every woman should have the right to an abortion if she wants one.” (2004)
7. “The law banning euthanasia should be changed.” (2005)
8. “There is no evidence for life after death.” (2005)
9. “No Christian should ever have an abortion.” (2006)
10. “Artificial contraception makes happy families, so everyone should agree with it.” (2006)
11. “The paranormal proves that there is life after death.” (2007)
12. “Abortion is never right, whatever the circumstances.” (2007)
13. ‘Euthanasia should be allowed for people who have no quality of life.’ (2008)
14. ‘When you’re dead, you’re dead, and that’s the end of you.’ (2008)
15. “Abortions can prevent suffering, so Christians should agree with them.” (2009)
16. “There must be some sort of life after death.” (2009)

C3 Marriage and the Family
(a) questions – 2 marks
1. What is a divorce? (2002)
2. What does the word cohabitation mean? (2002)
3. What is premarital sex? (2003)
4. What is a reconstituted family? (2003)
5. What is an extended family? (2004)
6. What is faithfulness in marriage? (2004)
7. What is homosexuality? (2005)
8. What is annulment? (2005)
9. What is cohabitation? (2006)
10. What is adultery? (2006)
11. What is marriage? (2007)
12. What is a nuclear family? (2007)
13. What is a re-constituted family? (2008)
14. What is pre-marital sex? (2008)
15. What is an extended family? (2009)
16. What is faithfulness? (2009)

(b) questions – 6 marks
1. Outline Catholic teachings on family life. (2002)
2. Outline Christian attitudes to homosexuality. (2002)
3. Outline different attitudes among Christians to divorce. (2003)
4. Describe how Catholic churches help with the upbringing of children. (2003)
5. Outline ways in which Catholic churches help to keep the family together. (2004)
6. Outline how attitudes to divorce have changed in the United Kingdom. (2004)
7. Outline the purposes of marriage in Christianity. (2004)
8. Outline the main features of a Catholic marriage ceremony. (2004)
9. Outline different Christian attitudes to sex outside marriage. (2006)
10. Describe how family life has changed in the United Kingdom. (2006)
11. Outline different Christian attitudes to divorce. (2007)
12. Outline different Christian attitudes to homosexuality. (2007)
13. Outline the purposes of marriage for Christians. (2008)
14. Outline the main features of a Catholic wedding ceremony. (2008)
15. Outline Catholic teachings on family life. (2009)
16. Outline how attitudes to cohabitation and marriage have changed. (2009)

(c) questions – 8 marks
1. Explain how the Catholic marriage ceremony shows the purposes of marriage for Christians. (2002)
2. Explain why there are different attitudes among Christians to premarital sex. (2002)
3. Explain why many Christians believe that sex outside marriage is wrong. (2003)
4. Explain why there are different attitudes among Christians to remarriage after divorce. (2003)
5. Explain why there are different attitudes to re-marriage in Christianity. (2004)
6. Explain why there are different attitudes to homosexuality in Christianity. (2004)
7. Explain why the family is important in Catholic Christianity. (2005)
8. Explain why there are different attitudes to divorce in Christianity. (2005)
9. Explain how churches help to keep families together. (2006)
10. Explain why changing attitudes to homosexuality cause problems for some Christians. (2006)
11. Explain why family life is important in Catholic Christianity. (2007)
12. Explain why there are more divorces now that there used to be. (2007)
13. Explain why there are different attitudes to homosexuality in Christianity. (2008)
14. Explain why family life has changed in the United Kingdom. (2008)
15. Explain why most Christians are against sex outside marriage. (2009)
16. Explain why there are different attitudes to divorce and remarriage in Christianity. (2009)

(d) questions – 4 marks
1. “No Christian should ever have sex outside marriage.” (2002)
2. “Religion helps families to stay together.” (2002)
3. “Children should follow the religion of their parents.” (2003)
4. “There is nothing wrong with homosexuality.” (2003)
5. “The world would be a better place if everyone followed Catholic rules on sex and marriage.” (2004)
6. “Children don’t need a mother and father who are married to each other.” (2004)
7. “Sex before marriage is always wrong.” (2005)
8. “The family that prays together stays together.” (2005)
9. ‘It’s better to get divorced than to argue all the time.’ (2006)
10. ‘Marriage is only a piece of paper, you might just as well live together.’ (2006)
11. “No Christian should ever have sex before marriage.” (2007)
12. “Family life is more important for Catholics than for non-religious people.” (2007)
13. ‘If you have a Christian wedding, you should never get divorced.’ (2008)
14. ‘Churches keep families together.’ (2008)
15. “You cannot be a Christian and have a homosexual partnership.” (2009)
16. “Religion is the best way of keeping families together.” (2009)

C4 Social Harmony
(a) questions – 2 marks
1. What does the word prejudice mean? (2002)
2. Name TWO religions, other than Christianity, practised in the United Kingdom. (2002)
3. Give ONE example of racial discrimination. (2003)
4. What is religious pluralism? (2003)
5. What is religious freedom? (2004)
6. What is racial harmony? (2004)
7. What is a multi-faith society? (2005)
8. What is sexism? (2005)
9. What is equality? (2006)
10. What is prejudice? (2006)
11. What is a multi-ethnic society? (2007)
12. What is racism? (2007)
13. Give an example of discrimination. (2008)
14. What is religious pluralism? (2008)
15. What is religious freedom? (2009)
16. What is sexism? (2009)

(b) questions – 6 marks
1. Outline Catholic teachings on the role of women in the ministry. (2002)
2. Outline the contribution of ONE Christian person or Christian organisation to racial harmony. (2002)
3. Outline different attitudes among Christians to the role of women in ministry. (2003)
4. Outline biblical teachings on the roles of men and women. (2003)
5. Outline Catholic teachings which help to promote racial harmony. (2004)
6. Outline different attitudes to other religions in Christianity. (2004)
7. Outline the growth of equal rights for women in the United Kingdom. (2005)
8. Describe, with examples, the difference between prejudice and discrimination. (2005)
9. Outline two different attitudes to the role of women in Christianity. (2006)
10. Describe the growth of equal rights for women in the United Kingdom. (2006)
11. Outline Biblical teachings on the roles of men and women. (2007)
12. Outline the benefits of living in a multi-faith society. (2007)
13. Outline different Christian attitudes to other religions. (2008)
14. Outline the work of one Christian person or organisation for racial harmony. (2008)
15. Outline different attitudes to the roles of women in Christian ministry. (2009)
16. Outline Catholic teachings on racial harmony. (2009)

(c) questions – 8 marks
1. Explain how the presence of many different religions in society may cause problems for Catholics. (2002)
2. Explain why there are different attitudes among Catholics to other religions. (2002)
3. Explain how Catholic teachings may help to promote racial harmony. (2004)
4. Explain how ONE modern Christian person or organisation has promoted racial harmony. (2004)
5. Explain why there are different attitudes to the roles of men and women in Christianity. (2005)
6. Explain why prejudice and discrimination cause problems in a multi-ethnic society. (2004)
7. Explain why ONE modern Christian person or organisation has worked to promote racial harmony. (2005)
8. Explain why there are different attitudes to other religions in Christianity. (2005)
9. Explain why trying to convert people may cause problems in a multi-faith society. (2006)
10. Choose one Christian person, or organisation, that has contributed to racial harmony and explain why they did this work. (2006)
11. Explain why there are different Christian attitudes towards other religions. (2007)
12. Explain why Catholics should help to promote racial harmony. (2007)
13. Explain why some people think there are a lot of advantages to living in a multi-faith society. (2008)
14. Explain why there are different attitudes to the role of women in Christianity. (2008)
15. Explain why religious freedom might cause problems for some religious people. (2009)
16. Choose one Christian person or organisation and explain how they have helped to promote racial harmony. (2009)

(d) questions – 4 marks
1. “Nothing does more for racial harmony than religion.” (2002)
2. “Christianity shows that women are less important than men.” (2002)
3. “All societies should be multi-faith societies.” (2003)
4. “Christianity stops people being racist.” (2003)
5. “In a multi-faith society Catholics should not try to convert followers of other religions.” (2004)
6. “The Catholic Church should set an example by having women leaders.” (2004)
7. “You can’t really believe in one religion unless you have studied others.” (2005)
8. “Religions still treat women as second class citizens.” (2005)
9. ‘Catholics are just as racist as anyone else.’ (2006)
10. ‘All religions are just different paths to the same God.’ (2006)
11. “If everyone were religious, there would be no racism.” (2007)
12. “Women should have the same rights as men in religion.” (2007)
13. ‘All religions deserve equal respect.’ (2008)
14. ‘No one has the right to try to convert you.’ (2008)
15. “Religion is the best way of helping different races live together in peace.” (2009)
16. “Christianity needs women leaders.” (2009)

C5 Religion: Wealth and Poverty
(a) questions – 4 marks
1. Describe the work of ONE Catholic person, community or organisation that helps to relieve poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom. (2002)
2. Outline what is done by Catholics to relieve poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom. (2003)
3. Outline the causes of world poverty. (2004)
4. Outline the work of ONE Catholic agency for world development and the relief of poverty. (2005)
5. Outline the work of one Catholic person, community or organisation that relieves poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom. (2006)
6. Choose ONE Catholic agency and outline its work for world development and the relief of poverty. (2007)
7. Describe the work of one Catholic person, community or organisation to relieve poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom. (2008)
8. Outline Catholic teachings about wealth. (2009)

(b) questions – 8 marks
1. Explain how the teachings of Christianity may lead them to do this work. (2002)
2. Explain why Catholics should try to remove world poverty. (2003)
3. Explain why Catholics should try to relieve poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom. (2004)
4. Explain why religious teachings on wealth and poverty and important for Christians today. (2005)
5. Explain why there is a need for world development. (2006)
6. Explain why Catholic agencies work to help world development. (2007)
7. Explain why some countries are poorer than others. (2008)
8. Choose one Catholic agency and explain how it is trying to remove the causes of poverty. (2009)

(c) questions – 8 marks
1. “Religion cannot solve the problems of world poverty.” (2002)
2. “World poverty is caused by selfishness.” (2003)
3. “All Christians living in the developed world should give 10% of their income to end poverty.” (2004)
4. “There should be no rich Christians when people are starving.” (2005)
5. ‘Giving money to religious agencies is the best way to get rid of world poverty.’ (2006)
6. “You cannot be wealthy and really religious.” (2007)
7. ‘Catholics should do more than anyone else to relieve world poverty.’ (2008)
8. “If everyone was Christian, there would be no poverty in the world.” (2009)

(Remember, you also get up to 3 Quality of Written Communication Marks for this section, so spend 30 mins on this section and 20 on each of the others.)

C1 Believing in God Revision Mindmap


You can click and drag to see different parts of the mindmap. What would you add to it?

C2 Matters of Life and Death Revision Mindmap


Hope this works! This is the MindMeister mindmap that we started in class.

3.1 Exam Questions (Year 10)


GCSE Unit 3.1 Exam Questions

Hopefully you will find this helpful with your revision for your end of unit test!

a) What does (KEYWORD) mean? (2)

1 b) Do you think children should follow the same religions as their parents? Give two reasons for your point of view. (4)
2 b) Do you think miracles prove that God exists?
3 b) Do you think God designed the world?
4 b) Do you think God is the cause of the universe?
5 b) Do you think science shows that God did not design the world?
6 b) Do you think the scientific explanation of the universe shows that God exists?
7 b) Do you think unanswered prayers prove that God does not exist?
8 b) Do you think prayer is a waste of time?
9 b) Do you think evil and suffering show that God does not exist?
10 b) Do you think God allows us to suffer?
11 b) Do you think programmes about religion can affect your belief in God?
12 b) Do you think numinous experiences prove that God exists?

1 c) Explain how a Catholic upbringing can lead to, or support, belief in God. (8)
2 c) Explain how religious experience can lead to, or support, belief in God. (8)
3 c) Explain why the design argument leads some people to believe in God. (8)
4 c) Explain how the argument from causation proves that God exists. (8)
5 c) Explain why the scientific explanation of the world leads some people to become atheists or agnostics. (8)
6 c) Explain how Catholics respond to scientific explanations of the world.
7 c) Explain why unanswered prayers may lead some people to become atheists.
8 c) Explain how Catholics respond to unanswered prayers.
9 c) Explain how the existence of evil and suffering may lead some people to deny God’s existence.
10 c) Explain how Catholics respond to the problem of evil and suffering.
11 c) Choose one programme and explain how it might affect someone’s belief about God.
12 c) Explain why some people do not believe in God.

1 d) “A Catholic upbringing leads children to believe in God.”
(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion. (3)
(ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you. (3)
2 d) “Religious experiences prove that God exists.”
3 d) “The design argument proves that God exists.”
4 d) “The argument from causation proves that God exists.”
5 d) “Science proves that God did not create the universe.”
6 d) “Science needs God to explain the universe.”
7 d) “God always answers prayers.”
8 d) “Unanswered prayers prove that God does not exist.”
9 d) “A loving God would not let us suffer.”
10 d) “Evil and suffering in the world prove that God does not exist.”
11 d) “Religious programmes on television or the radio encourage you to believe in God.”
12 d) “Considering the evidence, everyone should be an agnostic.”
13 d) “Ideas like the Big Bang make it impossible to believe in God.”
14 d) “If God really loved us, there would be no evil and suffering.”
15 d) “God does not answer prayers.”
16 d) “Miracles do not happen today.”
17 d) “Children should be allowed to make up their minds about whether to believe in God.”
18 d) “There is plenty of evidence that God exists.”
19 d) “No one can be sure that God exists.”
20 d) “The world has been designed by God.”
21 d) “Religious education helps people believe in God.”

Year 11 Homework


You have booklets with four sets of GCSE questions on the topic of Life after Death. This week you should be completing the second set of questions.

Key Word Memory Hooks


I hope this document embeds properly! It was made by a Year 10 RE student in Birmingham. I hope it helps you remember the three important key words that we have learnt in class!

The Theory of Evolution


For more information on different Christian responses, follow the link below:

http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/liturgical-gangstas-15-that-evolution-question/comment-page-1#comment-511005

Some key words


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Year 10 Unit 3.1 Homework 1


Learn the key words for this unit. Follow the link to help you:

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There are games and activities to help you learn these key words.

Year 11 C1.1 Homework


In order to learn your key words, visit:

http://www.studystack.com/menu-229265

This has a series of different activities and games that will help you learn the key words for the unit, Believing in God.