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Exam Questions - OCR and AQA

OCR - Religious Studies B - Philosophy and Applied Ethics, January 2010 (Paper and Mark Scheme)

(a) What is meant by divorce? [1]

(b) State two reasons which some Christians might give for seeking a divorce. [2]

(c) Describe the roles of men and women in a Christian family. [3]

(d) Explain Christian attitudes towards divorce and remarriage. [6]

(e) ‘Married couples should never divorce.’ Discuss this statement. You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. [12]

Religious Studies B - Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Specimen Paper

(a) What is meant by ‘marriage’? [1]

(b) How might Christians prepare for a wedding? [2]

(c) Name three key elements which might form part of a Christian wedding. [3]

(d) How may a Christian marriage ceremony reflect belief? [6]

(e) ‘Divorce is wrong.’ Discuss this statement. You should include different, supported points of view and a personal viewpoint. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. [12]

AQA - Religious Studies A - Christianity: Ethics (Paper and Mark Scheme)

A3 Civil Partnerships and Sexual Relationships
Look at the photograph of a civil partnership ceremony below (there is a picture of Elton John and David Furnish).

(a) What is a civil partnership? (2 marks)

(b) ‘Christians should not have homosexual relationships.’
What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)

(c) Give two reasons why some Christians believe that sex before marriage is wrong. (2 marks)

(d) ‘Teenagers under 16 years of age should not be given contraception.’ Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Christian teaching in your answer. (6 marks)

B5 Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage
(a) What is cohabitation? (2 marks)

(b) Explain two reasons why a marriage might break down. (4 marks)

(c) 'Marriage is out of date in today's society.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Christianity in your answer. (6 marks)

(d) (i) Explain why some Christians might agree with divorce in some situations. (6 marks)

(d) (ii) 'Divorced people should not be allowed to remarry in church.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

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