Interpreting thematic 'discuss/evaluate' questions

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to correctly interpret questions in the themes units for the GCSE. This will include thinking about the differences between examination boards and how best to answer one of these questions. Please make sure you have a pen and paper ready, and have cleared a quiet space for you to work in. If you have the TV or music on and can turn it off, please do. If you are not using your mobile phone for the lesson, it is best to put it to one side so you are not distracted by it. You will also need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red. Click start when you are ready to think hard!

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.All examination boards use the command word 'discuss.'

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Q2.All examination boards will award 12 marks for this type of question.

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Q3.For 'beliefs and teachings' or a 'practices' discuss/evaluate question, you can refer to different religions.

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Q4.Which of the approaches below is the best one for the following question? 'The best way for Christians to reach an understanding of God is by praying.’ Discuss

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Q5.Which of the approaches below is the best one for the following question? ‘The most important pillar of Islam is the Shahadah.’ Dicuss

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.All examination boards use the command word 'discuss.'

1/5

Q2.All examination boards will award 12 marks for this type of question.

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Q3.For 'beliefs and teachings' or a 'practices' discuss/evaluate question, you can refer to different religions.

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Q4.Which of the approaches below is the best one for the following question? 'The best way for Christians to reach an understanding of God is by praying.’ Discuss

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Q5.Which of the approaches below is the best one for the following question? ‘The most important pillar of Islam is the Shahadah.’ Dicuss

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Interpreting themes 'discuss/evaluate' questions

Well done for completing the lesson! Now answer the questions below.

Q1.What should you do before answering a question?

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Q2.You should regularly use the wording of your question in your answer. True or false?

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Q3.You can bring in your own general knowledge of society when answering the themes questions. True or false?

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Q4.All examination boards use the command word 'discuss.'

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Q5.For 'themes' discuss/evaluate question, you can refer to different religions.

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Interpreting themes 'discuss/evaluate' questions

Well done for completing the lesson! Now answer the questions below.

Q1.What should you do before answering a question?

1/5

Q2.You should regularly use the wording of your question in your answer. True or false?

2/5

Q3.You can bring in your own general knowledge of society when answering the themes questions. True or false?

3/5

Q4.All examination boards use the command word 'discuss.'

4/5

Q5.For 'themes' discuss/evaluate question, you can refer to different religions.

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Lesson summary: Interpreting thematic 'discuss/evaluate' questions

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