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1 REVISED, 2003 TASK 1 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION WELSH JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE CYD-BWYLLGOR ADDYSG CYMRU ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES CORE UNIT CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION: ISLAM A written task to assess knowledge and understanding of the ways religious commitment is shown through celebration. Total Mark For Office Use Name of Centre Centre Number Candidate s Name (in full) Candidates must answer all questions. Students with reading difficulties may have the questions read to them by the person supervising the test. Oral answers may be given and written into the answer book by the teacher. Religious Commitment through Celebration Page 1 CJ

2 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION Look at the box below. EVENTS IN HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Easter Sunday 1. Put the four events in the order in which they happened. 2 First... Second... Third... Fourth What happened on Good Friday? 1 3. Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians? 3 Religious Commitment through Celebration Page 2

3 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 4. Ramadan is an important time for Muslims. During this period, many people fast. 4 (a) Name one thing that Muslims give up during Ramadan. (b) Why is fasting during Ramadan important for Muslims. Religious Commitment through Celebration Page 3

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5 REVISED, 2003 TASK 2 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION WELSH JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE CYD-BWYLLGOR ADDYSG CYMRU ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES CORE UNIT CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION - ISLAM A written task to assess knowledge and understanding of the ways religious beliefs are expressed through worship. Total Mark For Office Use Name of Centre Centre Number Candidate s Name (in full) Candidates must answer all questions. Students with reading difficulties may have the questions read to them by the person supervising the test. Oral answers may be given and written into the answer book by the teacher. Worship Page 1 CJ

6 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 1. Look at Source A. It shows pictures of items to be found inside a church. SOURCE A 2 (a) (b) (c) (d) The above are items to be found inside a church. Write in the boxes the names of each item. The words below are to help you. Select the correct word from this list. altar font lectern pulpit 2. Look at Source A again and say how two of these items are used in worship. 2 (a) Item chosen... How it is used in worship (b) Item chosen... How it is used in worship Worship Page 2

7 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 2. Source B shows the inside and outside of a mosque. 1 SOURCE B SOURCE C Select the correct words from the boxes below to complete the sentences. (a) The is the leader of public prayer in the mosque. (b) The is the tower attached to the mosque. Worship Page 3

8 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 4. Source D shows Muslim women. 4 SOURCE D Women are not expected to go to the mosque for Friday prayers. Suggest two reasons why this is. (i) (ii) Worship Page 4

9 REVISED, 2003 TASK 3 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION WELSH JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE CYD-BWYLLGOR ADDYSG CYMRU ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES CORE UNIT CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION - ISLAM A written task to assess knowledge and understanding of the religious teachings. Total Mark For Office Use Name of Centre Centre Number Candidate s Name (in full) Candidates must answer all questions. Students with reading difficulties may have the questions read to them by the person supervising the test. Oral answers may be given and written into the answer book by the teacher. Christianity and Islam Page 1 CJ

10 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 1. Look at source A below which shows two holy books. 2 SOURCE A Answer the questions below, using the words in the box. (a) What is the name of the Holy book of Christians? (b) What two sections is it divided into? (c) What is the name of the Holy book of Muslims? (d) What language was it originally written in? Old and New Testaments Arabic Qur an Bible Christianity and Islam Page 2

11 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 2. Look at the sources below showing the bible and Qu ran being used. 2 SOURCE B SOURCE C (a) How is the Bible being used in source B? (b) How is the Qu ran being used in source C? Christianity and Islam Page 3

12 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION (c) Give one other ways that the Bible and Qur an are used by followers. 2 The Bible... The Qur an Is it important that young British Muslims are taught to read the Qu ran in Arabic? Why? 2 4. Are holy books important in religion? 2 Christianity and Islam Page 4

13 REVISED, 2003 TASK 4 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION WELSH JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE CYD-BWYLLGOR ADDYSG CYMRU ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES CORE UNIT CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION - ISLAM An oral test to assess knowledge and understanding of the ways religious beliefs guide the believer in contemporary society. Total Mark For Office Use Name of Centre Centre Number Candidate s Name (in full) Candidates must answer all questions. Christianity and Islam and Contemporary Society Page 1 CJ

14 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 1. Look at the sources. SOURCE A CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE The Ring - a Symbol of: a vow or promise made everlasting love joined together forever I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and of our marriage The vow: until death do us part The reasons: - part of God s plan for all people - to have children - to have close friendship - to control sexual desires SOURCE B Many Muslim couples have arranged marriages SOURCE C If a married couple have problems that cannot be sorted out the Muslim religion allows divorce. The couple must wait for a short period of time for the divorce to become final then they are free to remarry whoever they choose. Christianity and Islam and Contemporary Society Page 2

15 CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION 1. Look at Source A Why is a ring used in the marriage ceremony? 1 2. Look at source A again. The vow until death do us part is made by Christians during their marriage ceremony. 2 What does it mean? 3. Look at Source B. (a) What is an arranged marriage? 1 (b) Why do Muslim families feel it is important to arrange their childrens marriages? 3 4. Source C is about the Muslim view on divorce. 3 What reasons do Muslims give for and against divorce? Christianity and Islam and Contemporary Society Page 3

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17 REVISED, 2003 MARKSCHEMES CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION WELSH JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE CYD-BWYLLGOR ADDYSG CYMRU ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES RELIGIOUS STUDIES CORE UNIT CHRISTIANITY AND ONE MAJOR WORLD RELIGION - ISLAM MARK SCHEMES MARKSCHEMES Page 1 CJ

18 Markscheme Religious Studies Core Unit Christianity and One Major World Religion: Islam Task 1 (Written): Religious Commitment through Celebration 1. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks Award 2 marks for correct order only 1st Palm Sunday 2nd Maundy Thursday 3rd Good Friday 4th Easter Sunday 2. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 1 mark Award 1 mark for a simple response e.g. Jesus was killed / crucified 3. This question tests Evaluation. 3 marks Level 1 award 1 mark for a simple answer which refers to Jesus coming alive again Level 2 award 2/3 marks for a more elaborate answer which demonstrates a fuller understanding of Christian belief. Candidates may mention that Jesus rose from the dead to bring new life or to save mankind from sin. 4. This question tests Knowledge, Understanding and Evaluation. 4 marks (a) (b) Award 1 mark for one correct item e.g. food Level 1 - award 1 mark for a simple answer e.g. it s good for people to go without food as they can save money for others Level 2 - award 2/3 marks for a more elaborate answer which demonstrates a full understanding of the purpose of fasting during Ramadan. MARKSCHEMES Page 2

19 Markscheme Religious Studies Core Unit Christianity and One Major World Religion: Islam Task 2 (Written): Worship 1. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks Award 1 2 mark for each correct answer (a) (b) (c) (d) font. altar. pulpit. lectern. 2. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks Award one mark for each point made on how it is used in worship e.g. a font is used in a baptism ceremony, a lectern is used for reading the Bible from. 3. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks One mark for each correct answer. (a) (b) imam. minaret. 4. This question tests Evaluation. 3 marks Level 1 award 1 mark for a simple answer which may mention one underdeveloped point e.g. Women can worship at home. Level 2 award 2/3 marks for a better explained answer which contains at least two developed points e.g. Womens main job is to care for the family at home. Womens role is less public than a man. MARKSCHEMES Page 3

20 Markscheme Religious Studies Core Unit Christianity and One Major World Religion: Islam Task 3 (Written): Religious Teaching of Christianity and Islam 1. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks (a) (b) (c) (d) The Bible. Old Testament/New Testament. The Qur an. Arabic. 2. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 4 marks Award 1 mark for each correct answer to (a) and (b). (a) (b) (c) Bible: read church by priest/minister as part of service. Qur an: studied by children in mosque class. Award one mark for each alternative e.g. Bible: in court, private study. 3. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks Level 1 award 1 mark for yes plus simple explanation e.g. its their language Level 2 award 2 marks for yes plus fuller explanation e.g. no exact translations, the prophet spoke Arabic. 4. This question tests Evaluation. 2 marks Level 1 award 1 mark for a limited response where student may answer Yes/No with little reasoning. Level 2 award 2 marks for a more detailed response with elaboration or detail referring to teachings, laws, advice etc. MARKSCHEMES Page 4

21 Markscheme Religious Studies Core Unit Christianity and One Major World Religion: Islam Task 4 (Oral): Religious Beliefs in Contemporary Society 1. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 1 mark Award 1 mark for any one of answers contained in Source A e.g. symbol of a vow or promise made. 2. This question tests Knowledge and Understanding. 2 marks Level 1 - award 1 mark for a simple statement e.g. that the couple should stay together until one of them dies. Level 2 - award 2 marks if an extra point is made e.g. no divorce or separation/commitment for life. 3. This question tests Evaluation. 4 marks (a) (b) 1 mark for correct answer. e.g. family selects marriage partner. Level 1 award 1 mark for a response limited to simplistic statements which may show little understanding of connection with religious belief. Level 2 award 2-3 marks for a response which will include a number of reasons that will probably refer to importance of marriage and family life, keeping faith strong, older family members are more wise etc. 4. This question tests Evaluation. 3 marks Level 1 1 mark Limited response which may not be able to discuss both parts of the question but at the higher level of the mark band will clearly demonstrate some religious understanding of the issue. Level marks A longer response which may include a number of reasons Muslims give for and against divorce or a deeper understanding will be shown on a couple of reasons. MARKSCHEMES Page 5

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