Christian Practices: End of Unit


How can I assess my learning?

Hello all, I hope this post finds you well. Before we move onto another opportunity of learning with a new unit, I wanted to provide with the opportunity to assess your learning for this unit. Each unit of learning is assessed with four questions. Each question addresses a different skill: recall (identify), describe, explain and evaluate. The post below will provide a summary of the topics and learning covered in the Christian Practices unit – I hope it provides clarity of assessment expectation and that you have a go.

Recap Questions

How many areas of study are within this unit?

5 (details below)

There are two concepts from eights in this Christian unit what are they?

sacraments and evangelism

Which quote links to forms of worship?

Matthew 18:20

Which quote links to sacraments?

John 3:3-6

Can you do this and achieve?

Absolutely!

  • To assess ‘Christian Practices’.
  • To explore exam technique
  • To consider exam stamina
  • Method to record learning – word document or pen and paper
  • Keep a log of work and send a copy to your teacher via e-mail if possible, if not hold on to until you see your teacher in person. (It should take 30-60 mins).
  • Additionally you can mail work to: RSWordpress@clf.uk

Tasks

Task 1
Consider the following areas of study within Christian Practices. If any area feels unfamiliar or causes concern please revisit the appropriate blog posts. There are usually two per area.

* Forms of worship
* Sacraments
* Pilgrimage and celebrations
* Christianity in Britain and the church in the local community
* The worldwide church

Task 2
For this unit there are many quotes/teaching you could use but there are two that should be referenced:

* Matthew 18:20
* John 3:3-6

Similarly to how you might approach English Literature GCSE explode these quotes to include: language, context, links to areas of study, possible uses and anything else you can think of.

Task 3

If you feel you need any additional support with this unit, review Christian Practices with the link below, pages 193-218.

Exam / Test Questions

1. a) What do Christians mean by ‘sacraments’? (2)
1. b) Describe Evangelical worship. (5)
1. c) Explain the social role of the church in the community. (8)
1. d) ‘Pilgrimage is the most important Christian practice (15)

Help:
2 marks (A type question)
Identify the meaning of a term and either develop the term or provide an example.

5 marks (B type question)
REMEMBER: One possible exam technique – list of five
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding by describing a belief, teaching, practice, event etc.​
​Five distinct ideas put into a paragraph.

8 marks (C type question)
REMEMBER: One possible exam technique – PEA x2
P – make a point.
E – explain idea with supportive evidence – quote, key vocabulary.
A – apply idea – how does belief affect an individual, group or community?
Repeat
Must include accurate and relevant reference to scripture or sacred writing.

15 marks (D type question)
Discuss this statement showing that you have considered more than one point of view. (You must refer to religion and belief in your answer.) [15]
REMEMBER: One possible exam technique – Frame
Many………(Christians/Buddhists/people) would agree with this because………(link
with religion and belief
)

Furthermore, they might also say that……….(expanded or different viewpoint – link
with sources of authority
)

These arguments are valid/weak/strong/make sense because………(formulating
judgements
)

On the other hand/however/additionally…. (alternative or opposing views)
some…………might disagree because…………(link with religion and belief)

In addition they could argue that……(expanded or different view – link with sources
of authority and show the effects of belief on practice
)

These arguments are valid/weak/strong/make sense because………(formulating
judgements
)

Conclusion (but not obligatory) with own opinion given (but not obligatory). If own
opinion given, use it as another opportunity to link with religion and belief e.g. ‘Like
many Christians/Buddhists/Atheists, I would argue that………because……..’

Mark Scheme (the answers)

Please note: the mark scheme is not a checklist. Other valid points must be credited.


For all (a) questions, credit 1 mark for a very simple definition and 2 marks for a
developed definition and/or an example

(a) What do Christians mean by ‘sacraments’? [2]
 An outward sign of God’s grace
 A ritual, such as baptism, that signifies receiving God’s grace
Refer to the marking bands for question (b).

(b) Describe Evangelical worship. [5]
 Evangelical worship is a form of worship led by the Holy Spirit
 Evangelical worship allows Christians to speak in tongues and interpret
 Evangelical worship is often informal and provides the congregation with
an opportunity to use music, singing and dancing
 Evangelical worship allows Christians to be spontaneous and testify to
their faith
 There is a focus on Bible teachings and sermons

In the most simplest form
(c) Explain the social role of the Church in the local community. [8]
 Many churches host a variety of social activities; creches and toddler
clubs for young mothers, youth clubs for teenagers, OAP meals, ‘sleep
overs’ for the homeless, etc. because everyone is made in God’s image
and should be treated with dignity
 Jesus’ teachings such as ‘do to others’ and ‘love one another’ means that
the Church must engage in social action
 Many churches work with charities to provide social care because
teachings from the Bible such as The Last Judgement, make it clear that
helping others is key to salvation
 Some churches employ youth workers to do outreach social work
because they may want to evangelise
 Churches organise social events and outings because they are a
community of believers

In the most simplest form
(d) ‘Pilgrimage is the most important Christian practice.’ [15]
Discuss this statement showing that you have considered more than one
point of view.
(You must refer to religion and belief in your answer.)
 Pilgrimage is an important expression of faith
 Pilgrimage to places in the Holy Land provides an opportunity for
Christians to ‘walk in the footsteps’ of Jesus
 Pilgrimage may provide an opportunity for spiritual or physical healing
 Pilgrimage is an opportunity for Christians to grow in their faith
 Pilgrimage to a sacred place allows Christians to join together with other
Christians
 Pilgrimage is the life journey to God and not just a physical journey made
to a sacred place
 Belief in God and Jesus are more important than pilgrimage
 Social action and charity work are more important than pilgrimage
 Pilgrimage is not an essential part of being a Christian
 Christian festivals, such as Christmas and Easter are more important
parts of Christianity
 It is more important for a Christian to worship God and ‘love your
neighbour’