Post-Exam Thoughts: GCSE Religious Studies B Unit 3 – 23 May 2012


For me, the latest in this season of exams was this morning’s Religious Studies examination, which saw me answering questions on Religious Attitudes to Matters of Life (Medical Ethics)Religious Attitudes to the Elderly and Death, Religious Attitudes to Crime and Punishment, and Religious Attitudes to World Poverty.

HEROIC EFFORT: I'm hoping to get a fair grade back from this unit of my RS GCSE, which will be coupled to 2011's exam. (1214098_76585436 clemmesen)


I didn’t find the paper too bad: in last year’s exam, I forgot what ‘Soul’ was on a six-mark question, but thanks to the revision packs and extra lessons given to us by our teachers, I made sure I knew all of the definitions as required.

I probably spent too long on the earlier questions, rather than evenly spreading my time out across the paper, but I managed to put an answer in the answer booklet for everyone, even if my last answer came out slightly illegible due to the speed at which I was writing!

I’m hoping my grade won’t be too bad; I managed to include a number of religious teachings, including Zina, The Ten Commandments, among others, as one needs to in order to reach the higher marks on some of the more ‘valuable’ questions.

Tomorrow, it’s the English (Poetry) and Chemistry exams – my first ‘double exam’ day of the year.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.