Structuring 'explain' questions

In this lesson we will be looking at how to structure and answer 'explain' questions 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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Quiz:

Structuring 'explain' questions

Thank you very much for taking part in our lesson and working so hard! Below is a quiz just to round off the lesson and see what you can remember after reviewing the last few lessons. Remember, it is ok if you cannot remember all the answers, learning is a process. The questions will give feedback if an answer is incorrect

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.All examination boards will award 5 marks for this type of question.

1/5

Q2.It is a good idea to include references to scripture/evidence/sources of wisdom and authority

2/5

Q3.You shouldn't directly reference the religion you are writing about.

3/5

Q4.In the examination, marks are usually a minute per mark in terms of timing.

4/5

Q5.It is best to check with your teacher which examination specification you are with.

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Structuring 'explain' questions

Thank you very much for taking part in our lesson and working so hard! Below is a quiz just to round off the lesson and see what you can remember after reviewing the last few lessons. Remember, it is ok if you cannot remember all the answers, learning is a process. The questions will give feedback if an answer is incorrect

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.All examination boards will award 5 marks for this type of question.

1/5

Q2.It is a good idea to include references to scripture/evidence/sources of wisdom and authority

2/5

Q3.You shouldn't directly reference the religion you are writing about.

3/5

Q4.In the examination, marks are usually a minute per mark in terms of timing.

4/5

Q5.It is best to check with your teacher which examination specification you are with.

5/5

Lesson summary: Structuring 'explain' questions

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