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AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1): Christianity and Judaism Revision Guide
Marianne Fleming, Pete Smith, Harriet Power
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1): Christianity and Judaism Revision Guide
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Building on the Oxford AQA GCSE Religious Studies Student Books, this Revision Guide offers a structured approach to revising for the new 9-1 exams.
1. RECAP: key content from the Student Book is condensed and re-presented in simple visual styles to make content memorable and help retention.
2. APPLY: students actively apply the content they have just revised to build the knowledge and evaluative skills needed for the exams.
3. REVIEW: regular opportunities to practice exam questions and review answers direct students to pinpoint any areas of weakness in knowledge or exam skills, identifying where they'll need to concentrate their efforts for further revision.
This Revision Guide is ideal for students combining Christianity and Judaism. With all the essential content condensed and made memorable, and plenty of exam practice, tips and annotated sample answers, students can confidently prepare for their new exams.

Chapter 1: Christianity: Beliefs and teachings
1.1 The nature of God
1.2 God as omnipotent, loving and just
1.3 The Oneness of God and the Trinity
1.4 Different Christian beliefs about creation
1.5 The incarnation and Jesus, the Son of God
1.6 The crucifixion
1.7 The resurrection and ascension
1.8 Resurrection and life after death
1.9 The afterlife and judgement
1.10 Heaven and hell
1.11 Sin and salvation
1.12 The role of Christ in salvation
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Chapter 2: Christianity: Practices
2.1 Worship
2.2 Prayer
2.3 The sacraments: Baptism
2.4 The sacraments: Holy Communion
2.5 Celebrating Holy Communion
2.6 Pilgrimage
2.7 Celebrating festivals
2.8 The role of the Church in the local community: Food banks
2.9 The role of the Church in the local community: Street Pastors
2.10 The place of mission and evangelism
2.11 Church growth
2.12 The importance of the worldwide Church
2.13 Christian persecution
2.14 The Church’s response to world poverty
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Chapter 3: Judaism: Beliefs and teachings
3.1 The nature of God: God as One
3.2 The nature of God: God as creator
3.3 The nature of God: God as lawgiver and judge; the divine presence
3.4 Life after death, judgement and resurrection
3.5 The nature and role of the Messiah
3.6 The Promised Land and the covenant with Abraham
3.7 The covenant at Sinai and the Ten Commandments
3.8 Key moral principles in Judaism
3.9 Sanctity of life
3.10 Free will and mitzvot
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Chapter 4: Judaism: Practices
4.1 The importance of the synagogue
4.2 Interior features of a synagogue
4.3 Worship in Orthodox and Reform synagogues
4.4 Daily services and prayer
4.5 Shabbat in the synagogue
4.6 Shabbat in the home
4.7 Worship in the home; the written and oral law
4.8 Ceremonies associated with birth
4.9 Bar and Bat Mitzvah
4.10 Marriage
4.11 Mourning for the dead
4.12 Dietary laws
4.13 Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
4.14 Pesach
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Chapter 5: Relationships and families
5.1 Religious teachings about human sexuality
5.2 Sexual relationships before and outside marriage
5.3 Contraception and family planning
5.4 Religious teachings about marriage
5.5 Divorce and remarriage
5.6 The nature of families
5.7 The purpose of families
5.8 Religious attitudes to gender equality
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Chapter 6: Religion and life
6.1 The origins of the universe
6.2 The value of the world
6.3 The use and abuse of the environment, and pollution
6.4 The use and abuse of animals
6.5 The origins of human life
6.6 Abortion
6.7 Euthanasia
6.8 Death and the afterlife
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Chapter 7: The existence of God and revelation
7.1 The Design argument
7.2 The First Cause argument
7.3 The argument from miracles
7.4 Further arguments against the existence of God
7.5 Special revelation and enlightenment
7.6 General revelation
7.7 Different ideas about the divine
7.8 The value of revelation and enlightenment
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Chapter 8: Religion, peace and conflict
8.1 Introduction to religion, peace and conflict
8.2 Violent protest and terrorism
8.3 Reasons for war
8.4 Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction
8.5 The just war
8.6 Holy war and religion as a cause of violence
8.7 Pacifism and peacemaking
8.8 Religious responses to victims of war
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Chapter 9: Religion, crime and punishment
9.1 Crime and punishment
9.2 Reasons for crime
9.3 Attitudes to lawbreakers and different types of crime
9.4 Three aims of punishment
9.5 Religious attitudes to suffering and causing suffering to others
9.6 The treatment of criminals – prison, corporal punishment and community service
9.7 Religious attitudes to forgiveness
9.8 Religious attitudes to the death penalty
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Chapter 10: Religion, human rights and social justice
10.1 Social justice and human rights
10.2 Prejudice and discrimination
10.3 Religious freedom
10.4 Prejudice and discrimination – race
10.5 The status and roles of women in religion
10.6 Teachings about wealth
10.7 Exploitation of the poor
10.8 Giving money to the poor
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