Oxford University Press
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1): Christianity Revision Guide
Marianne Fleming, Peter Smith
Education & Teaching
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1): Christianity Revision Guide
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Building on the Oxford AQA GCSE Religious Studies Student Book, 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 theyll need to concentrate their efforts for further revision. 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.

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Title Page
1 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
1 Exam practice
2 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
2 Exam practice
3 Relationships and families
3.1 Christian teachings about human sexuality
3.2 Sexual relationships before and outside marriage
3.3 Contraception and family planning
3.4 Christian teachings about marriage
3.5 Divorce and remarriage
3.6 Christian teachings about the nature of families
3.7 Christian teachings about the purpose of families
3.8 Christian beliefs about gender equality
3 Exam practice
4 Religion and life
4.1 Origins and value of the universe and the world
4.2 Stewardship, dominion and the use of the environment
4.3 The abuse of the environment and pollution
4.4 The use and abuse of animals
4.5 The origins of human life
4.6 Abortion
4.7 Euthanasia
4.8 Death and the afterlife
4 Exam practice
5 The existence of God and revelation
5.1 The Design argument
5.2 The First Cause argument
5.3 The argument from miracles
5.4 Further arguments against the existence of God
5.5 Special revelation and enlightenment
5.6 General revelation
5.7 Different ideas about the divine
5.8 The value of revelation and enlightenment
5 Exam practice
6 Religion, peace and conflict
6.1 Introduction to religion, peace and conflict
6.2 Violent protest and terrorism
6.3 Reasons for war
6.4 Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction
6.5 The just war
6.6 Holy war and religion as a cause of violence
6.7 Pacifism and peacemaking
6.8 Christian responses to victims of war
6 Exam practice
7 Religion, crime and punishment
7.1 Crime and punishment
7.2 Reasons for crime
7.3 Christian attitudes to lawbreakers and different types of crime
7.4 Three aims of punishment
7.5 Christian attitudes to suffering and causing suffering to others
7.6 Christian attitudes to the treatment of criminals – prison, corporal punishment and community service
7.7 Christian attitudes to forgiveness
7.8 Christian attitudes to the death penalty
7 Exam practice
8 Religion, human rights and social justice
8.1 Social justice and human rights
8.2 Prejudice and discrimination
8.3 Religious freedom
8.4 Prejudice and discrimination – race
8.5 Christian teachings about wealth
8.6 Poverty and its causes
8.7 Exploitation of the poor
8.8 Giving money to the poor
8 Exam practice
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