This is a great website that talks you through all the things you need to know about Jesus.
In the National 5 and Higher Exam – you will need to know Who Jesus was, Beliefs about him, his teachings, what impact he had as well as basic information about his life.
You may be asked to reflect on who he was in relation to God. Also you should be able to describe a few parables in detail.
This Website – REQuest is really easy to use and helpful at guiding you through Jesus’ life.
Why not use it to answer some of these questions.
- Create a timeline of key events in Jesus’ life.
- What is the significance of the Incarnation (Birth of Jesus) to Christians (4)
- What are Christian Beliefs about Jesus? (4)
- Explain what is meant by the Holy Trinity. (4)
- Jesus is often referred to as the Messiah – What does this mean? (4)
- Jesus taught people how to live by using parables.
- Summarise 2 parables and their meanings.
- Explain how Jesus used Parables to teach people how to live their lives (4)
- Summarise the Easter Story. (4)
- How do Christians celebrate this? (4)
The website also has lots of other information for revision. I will pinpoint some other parts.
Hello National 5s
Below are the revision guides for your three units to complete in the exam.
I will add more and more revision guides to this website for the topics that you need to know about for the exam.
Remember to use this website to help or come along to B12 after school for help.
Use these Revision Questions to help test your knowledge of the above content. There are revision guides on this page for most of the topics if you need extra help.
National 5- Revision Questions
Below is a model answer for a National 5 8 Marker Evaluation Question.
Read more about how to answer these here.
Is it reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the universe? (8 marks)
Some people would argue that it is reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the universe. A theist would say that god created the universe and would use the Cosmological arguments to support this. The cosmological argument is based on the idea that everything that exists must have a cause, the universe exists and theist would say that its cause is God. This links with the Big Bang Theory, which Scientists would agree was the beginning of the Universe. For many because the Big Bang was the start of time, space and matter it doesn’t need a cause. However theists would say that this cause is God.
An atheist would disagree saying that God does not exist. They would agree that the Big Bang Theory was the start of the universe and everything within it. However they would argue that the Cosmological Argument does not prove that God Exists just that there is no explanation yet as to how the Big Bang began and for many this is irrelevant as the Big Bang was the beginning of everything.
Therefore it can be reasonable to believe that God is the uncaused cause of the Universe but it would require Faith and belief in god in addition to the scientific evidence and reason.
The National 5 Exam is made up of three parts.
Explaining and commenting on the meaning and context of religious beliefs, practices and sources.
Presenting detailed and reasoned views about contemporary moral question
Religious and Philosophical Questions
Analysing religious and philosophical questions and responses.
It lasts 90 minutes, so roughly 30 minutes per section. Within each section there are different topics, you need to make sure you answer only the topic you have studied.
One Moral Issue
One Philosophical Question
Each section will have 3-4 questions, the whole section will be worth 20 marks.
There are two main skills you will need in your exam, alongside basic description questions.
Analysis is a pivotal skill in National 5. The focus in analysis is on breaking down factual information. Analysis can follow knowledge and understanding and very often excellent knowledge and understanding is, in fact, analysis. Similarly, analysis often precedes evaluation. Analysis includes the following:
- making connections
- explaining the background
- predicting consequences
- identifying implications
- interpreting sources and viewpoints
There will be an 8 marker question in each section, this will be an Evaluation question.
For some time now, ‘evaluating’ has been misunderstood as simply listing two sides of an argument. The skill demands much more than this and expects candidates to discuss the quality of any positions taken. This involves:
- making a supported judgement on an issue
- making a supported measurement of the effects, impact or significance of an issue
- presenting a case for or against a position
- commenting on the quality of positions taken on issues
Read more about How to answer 8 Marker Questions here.
There are many alternative options to Euthanasia.
The NHS has provided some details of alternatives.
It would be good exam revision to learn about a few of these and the arguments for and against that option.
In your Morality and Medicine topic you may be asked about Embryo Research and viewpoints related to it. Here are some resources you can use to help you revise for this section.
What is Embryo Research?
Humanist (non-religious) response to Embryo Research
Buddhist Response to Embryo Research
I am not even a little bit ashamed to admit how excited I am about my Revision Wall. Complete with Fairy Lights.
On it I have some revision posters, model answers and revision guides. I also in a drawer underneath I have marking schemes of past paper questions to help pupils with creating revision mind maps and notes.
Here’s the posters below, feel free to use.
See the below revision guide for tips on topics you should be revising for your prelim.
Feel free to come speak to Mrs Whyte at either lunch or after school to go over anything you are not sure of.
Found this fantastic resource that breaks down how to answer the different types of question in the National 5 RMPS exam.
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For those who are still struggling with writing essays and need help with structure or how to write an essay at higher. See this help sheet for example paragraphs and structure.