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SECTION 1 TEST (page 19 of Religion and Society Revision Guide) MARK SCHEME FOR QUESTION 1
Question Example answer Commentary Mark
1a) What is the Golden
Rule?
(2 marks)
The teaching of Jesus that you
should treat others as you would like
them to treat you.
A correct
definition
2 marks
1b) Do you think you are
your brother’s keeper?
Give two reasons for
Yes I do because of the story of Cain
and Abel in Genesis 4.
A personal
response with
one brief reason
1 mark
your point of view.
(4 marks)
Yes I do because of the story of Cain
and Abel in Genesis 4.
Also St John says: ‘We should love
one another.’
A personal
response with
two brief
reasons
2 marks
Yes I do because of the story of Cain
and Abel in Genesis 4. When God
asks Cain where his brother is, Cain
replies, ‘I don’t know. Am I my
brother’s keeper?’ God then
punishes Cain, showing that God
created humans to be their brothers’
keepers.
A personal
response with
one developed
reason
2 marks
Yes I do because of the story of Cain
and Abel in Genesis 4. When God
asks Cain where his brother is, Cain
replies, ‘I don’t know. Am I my
brother’s keeper?’ God then
punishes Cain, showing that God
created humans to be their brothers’
keepers.
Also St John says: ‘We should love
one another.’
A personal
response with
two reasons with
one developed
3 marks
Yes I do because of the story of Cain
and Abel in Genesis 4. When God
asks Cain where his brother is, Cain
replies, ‘I don’t know. Am I my
brother’s keeper?’ God then
punishes Cain, showing that God
created humans to be their brothers’
keepers.
Also St John says: ‘We should love
one another.’ He tells Christians not
to be like Cain, but to love their
brothers.
A personal
response with
two developed
reasons
4 marks
2
Question Example answer Commentary Mark
1c) Explain why
some Christians
use situation
ethics as a guide
for making moral
decisions.
(8 marks)
Jesus seemed to follow situation ethics
because he over‐ruled what the Old
Testament said when he thought it was
unloving. For example, he healed people on
the Sabbath because he said it was more
important to do good than to obey the
Sabbath laws.
Level 1: One
brief reason in
basic English
2 marks
Jesus seemed to follow situation ethics
because he over‐ruled what the Old
Testament said when he thought it was
unloving. For example, he healed people on
the Sabbath because he said it was more
important to do good than to obey the
Sabbath laws.
Some Christians think they should only do
what will produce good results, for example
stealing nuclear weapons and allowing a
twelve‐year‐old to have an abortion might be
the right thing to do.
Level 2: Two
brief reasons
in basic English
4 marks
Jesus seemed to follow situation ethics
because he over‐ruled what the Old
Testament said when he thought it was
unloving. For example, he healed people on
the Sabbath because he said it was more
important to do good than to obey the
Sabbath laws.
Some Christians think they should only do
what will produce good results, for example
stealing nuclear weapons and allowing a
twelve‐year‐old to have an abortion might be
the right thing to do.
Jesus said the greatest commandments are
to love God and love your neighbour,
meaning Christians should always do what
will have the most loving results.
Level 3: Three
brief reasons
written in a
clear style
with some
specialist
vocabulary
5 or 6
marks
depending
on the
QWC
Jesus seemed to follow situation ethics
because he over‐ruled what the Old
Testament said when he thought it was
unloving. For example, he healed people on
the Sabbath because he said it was more
important to do good than to obey the
Sabbath laws.
Some Christians think they should only do
what will produce good results, for example
stealing nuclear weapons and allowing a
twelve‐year‐old to have an abortion might be
the right thing to do.
Jesus said the...
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