Mocks revision - The Grange School Blogs


14 déc. 2012 (il y a 8 années et 7 mois)

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Aim: To revise for the mock

Starter: List 3 revision tips

The mock...Thursday 8


4 topics:


Legal and illegal, drugs in sport.

Matters of life

Fertility treatments, cloning,
genetic engineering, organ transplants.

Crime and Punishment

A collection of Qns covering suicide, care for
the elderly and wealth and poverty

10 minutes spare to re
read and add anything.

Common mistakes

Most common problems are caused by not
reading the question carefully.

This often results in

answering the wrong question

misunderstanding the point

failing to see the emphasis

not following the instructions


Don't Panic

Read the question.

Make sure you understand the question.

Highlight the allocation of marks.

There is no point in spending 30 minutes or 2 pages
on a part of a question that is only worth 5 marks. Or
writing 5 sentences when it is only worth 1 mark.

Answer the question.

There is no point in answering what you think the
question is.


Answer these questions...let’s see how much you

Name 3 legal drugs

Give two reasons why people take drugs.

Name a Christian group that smokes cannabis.

Give a reason why other Christians are against
taking drugs.

Name the drug classifications and give some
examples of each.

Drug classifications

Class A

Heroin, Cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD, Magic

Class B

Amphetamines (speed), Cannabis

Class C

Anabolic steroids, ketamine.

*Remember the dangers of legal drugs too*



The ‘Sanctity of Life’

Holy and Sacred

Created by God

Life is a gift

Life must be preserved

Every life has a purpose

God alone decides the beginning and end of

What is fertility treatment?

What do religious people think about fertility

Christian Attitude to Infertility

No direct biblical teaching concerning fertility

“Be fruitful and Multiply”

Biblical view of childlessness was that it was God’s

Most denominations accept IVF and AIH

Many oppose AID

adultery “Do not comitt

Roman Catholics oppose fertility treatment

‘unnatural’ sexual acts e.g. masturbation

(only way to

Arguments For Therapeutic Cloning

Could eliminate heart disease and heart

Could deal with serious burns and brain

Could reduce infertility

Reversing the ageing process?

Arguments Against Therapeutic Cloning

Suggests some human characteristics more
important than others

Would allow designer babies

Slippery Slope

Destroys individuality

Against the will of God?


Population crisis

Christian Attitude to Genetic
Engineering and Cloning

given responsibility to care for creation

Worry that genetic engineering abuses human

Many accept on the grounds that it is hugely
beneficial to human health

Most very wary of cloning

Human life conceived through man, woman and God

Some support strictly controlled therapeutic

Transplants and Transfusions

Many more donors are needed to meet demand

Jehovah’s Witnesses (Christian) oppose blood

Biblical commands not to consume blood

Court becomes involved if parents refuse transfusion
to save life of child

Normally court over
rules parents’ religious beliefs

Arguments For Transplants

No risk to dead person

One person’s death=life for another

Last chance of life for many

Donor’s final contribution to society

Arguments Against Transplants

Difficult to define death

need to remove
organs quickly

Risk to living donors

Upsetting for living relatives

Transplant operations are very expensive and
take resources away from other equally needy

Christian Attitude to Embryology
and Transplants

Catholics oppose all embryo research

Other denominations accept controlled
embryo research

C of E supports embryo research up to 14

Most accept organ donation

Blood transfusions accepted by all except
Jehovah’s Witnesses

Key Christian Beliefs

Life is a gift from God

Sanctity of life

God is the giver and destroyer of life

Trust in God

Individuality and purpose of each human life

Jesus was a healer

Matters of Life


Matters of Death:
Key Questions

When is a person actually dead?

Is there any life after death?

Do we have the right to take our own life or
help another to end theirs?

Whose responsibility is it to care for the sick
and the elderly?

Caring for the Elderly

Should we be caring for our parents and grandparents?

Failing Health



Old people are living for longer, a large percentage of
population are old

Care provided by the family?

Care provided by the government?


The Hospice Movement was started by a Christian
called Leonard Cheshire as a response to the
suffering some people go though before they die. The
aim of a Hospice is to provide a peaceful and
comfortable environment for people to die in.

Began in the early 20th Century

Aim is to care for the dying

People move into hospices when they are terminally ill.

Helps the patient, friends and family face up to

Offer short and long term help

Not just death


Literally means ‘easy death’. It is when a decision is
made to terminate the life of a dying or suffering

Euthanasia is illegal in nearly every country in the world.
However illegal euthanasia is widely known to occur


have legalised euthanasia
under certain conditions.

Involuntary (PASSIVE) is when a person is too sick or is
in a PVS* so they cannot make the decision for
themselves, a family member must decide e.g. Turning
off life support machines for people in a coma

Voluntary (ACTIVE) euthanasia is when a person
chooses to be assisted in ending their lives e.g. lethal
injection or tablets




A persons life is their own, you should have control
over your death. It’s a way of loving your neighbour to
relieve their pain. Pain and sickness can rob you of your
dignity. It is pointless using up expensive medical services
for people who are dying anyway. Some Christians accept
that passive euthanasia is acceptable under certain



Human life is a gift from God, only God can take
it away. The timing of death should be left to God. Roman
Catholics are opposed to all forms of euthanasia. They
believe very strongly in the sanctity of life. CofE
Christians believe in life after death. Because of this they
do not accept that ending life prematurely is reasonable.
Suffering may be serving some purpose. A few Christians
will accept active euthanasia on the grounds of compassion
and love.


Taking ones own life.


depression, bereavement, bullying, illness,

Its wrong to take your own life. ‘Do not murder’.

Catholics believe you would go to Hell if commit
suicide, it is a sin.


organisation to help those in need.


Honour your father and mother’ (Exodus 20v12) but
this does not necessarily mean looking after them in
the family home if a care home is better

Support should be given to the elderly as they are

Traditionally Christians have preferred to retain
independence of the elderly

Many churches provide facilities for the elderly
experience and wisdom should be cherished

Christians also provide and work with homes for the
elderly and hospices etc for the terminally ill.