Hello, eager young minds!

Hello, eager young minds!
This blog contains various articles and stuff to help you achieve a decent grade in your RS GCSE.

There is a box over there on the side with all the labels for various posts, key terms such as 'Just War'. So when you want to look at a specific key term you can click on those to find all the relevant posts. You then read these posts to enhance your knowledge and understanding of that topic. It really is that simple!

I very much look forward to checking the stats for this blog to discover that literally none of you have bothered to read any of it.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Past papers for GCSE 2017

These links take you to past papers for both exams.  The format is generally the same, so you can also write your own questions by keeping the format and changing the key term, for example a question like ‘explain the teachings on suffering from two religious traditions’ you keep the question format and swap the word ‘suffering’ for ‘equality’ or ‘justice’ or ‘divorce’ or ‘afterlife’ or ‘funerals’ or whatever. This formula can be applied to other questions to, so you can create as many practice questions as you like.  

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Resurrection did not happen, say quarter of Christians





A quarter of people who describe themselves as Christians in Great Britain do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus, a survey commissioned by the BBC suggests.
However, almost one in 10 people of no religion say they do believe the Easter story, but it has "some content that should not be taken literally".
A fifth of non-religious people believe in life after death, the poll suggests.



Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls




Amnesty International has sharply criticised China for continuing to conceal the number of people it sentences to death, as the human rights group reported a fall in executions globally last year. 
The number of executions around the world fell by more than a third to 1,032 across 23 countries in 2016, compared with 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan were the top executioners.
It is estimated that China executes thousands of people, but Beijing does not release statistics and considers the number of death sentences to be a state secret.



Terminally ill former lecturer wins right to fight assisted dying ban



A terminally ill former lecturer has won the right to challenge the legal ban on assisted dying in the hope that he can end his life at home surrounded by his family.
Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in November 2014. His condition is incurable and he is not expected to live beyond 12 months.