Okay so some people were wondering how to structure an essay, so i'm gonna use one of my a accredited essays on gender differences as an example and hopefully help out a little firstly - people worry over how many sociologists you need to include, we were told that you do not need to 'over populate'. View our reformed and ofqual accredited as and a level religious studies qualifications available in england for first teaching from 2016. Cambridge pre-u philosophy and theology encourages learners to think rigorously about fundamental questions of truth and human understanding it also introduces learners to the academic study of philosophy and theology they will develop the ability to identify, select and apply ideas and concepts through the use of. I offer first some general comments on philosophical writing, and then some specific dos and don'ts one of the first points to be clear about is that a philosophical essay is quite different from an essay in most other subjects that is because it is neither a research paper nor an exercise in literary self-expression it is not a. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and if anyone has any exemplar material (their own essays or any they've found online) i'd really appreciate it, whether or not it's about something relating to the ontological argument as i just need to be able to understand the essay structure for 15 mark questions.
Tips for a level students lesson ramblings for teachers (helpful ideas too. Writing a level essays here are some model a level essays, written for the new ocr specification the essays are all out of 40 marks (16 ao1 and 24 ao2) and written with a level notes, using my standard a level plan (below), in 4o minutes the amount of time you will have in the final examination obviously enough. New a level students, an excellent blog post with practical advice on how to write essays religious education matters my lower sixth pupils have got off to a flying start with their first foray into the new a level specification from ocr i am teaching the philosophy side of the course this year and we are just. Example answers 2 and 5 mark items: sample assessment materials (1567 kb) 9 mark items: sample assessment materials (1622 kb) new mark scheme: design argument essay (872 kb) old and new mark scheme: design argument essay (892 kb).
The following are taken from the resource on essay writing that i put together and included in a course guide for my a level pupils all members of my department use the same structure for essay writing it works for all three parts of the ocr course: philosophy, ethics and theology 1 what is the examiner. This guide is intended to give new students of philosophy some preliminary advice about writing philosophy essays at university for many of you, writing a philosophy essay will be something of a new experience, and no doubt many of you will be a little unsure of what to expect, or of what is expected of you most of you.
Religious studies and philosophy covers some of the most fundamental questions you can think of: is there a god is there such a thing as right and wrong or good and evil just who are we as a subject it is very much suited to those who can think for themselves and who can appreciate the logic of other ideas even if. Writing skills thus, the focus below is on essay skills alone do not feel intimidated or concerned if the topics referred to in the examples below are unfamiliar to you the material is meant to not identical, at least in terms of connotations, because they all are used on different levels of all of philosophy, or just ethics.