This table below is a quick reference guide for all past paper questions in Higher for Justice, Islam and Origins. What can you do with these questions to help your revision?
- Time yourself writing a response. It should be about 20 minutes for a 10 marker and 40 minutes for a 20 marker.
- Go through them and work out what each question is asking you. Can you spot any similarities in the questions.
- Give yourself 10 minutes and write a plan for the essays. Follow the structure
- KKK AA x 3 (For analysis questions)
- KKK AA EE x4 (For evaluation Questions)
- Cross reference these questions with revision guides on this site such as the Justice one or the Islam one.
|Before 2018, questions were split into 10 A and 10 E) They are now 10 A and 20 AE.|
|2015||Explain the purpose of worship in Islam.||How significant is the life of Muhammad to Muslims today?||Analyse the moral debate surrounding the purposes of punishment.||“Sentences in the UK are too soft. We need to bring back the death penalty.” To what extent do you agree?||. “It is reasonable to believe that God created the universe.” Discuss. In your answer you should present a reasoned and well-structured view|
|2016||In what ways are Muslim beliefs about the nature of human beings and judgement connected?||“Practising the Five Pillars presents more challenges than benefits for Muslims today.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?||Analyse the moral issues arising from sentencing in the UK.||Evaluate religious viewpoints on capital punishment.||“The theory of evolution is enough to prove that life does not require a creator.” How far do you agree?|
|2017||Explain the relationship between two Muslim beliefs you have studied.||To what extent does worship benefit Muslims?||Explain the reasons why there is a moral debate about the causes of crime||Choose a non-religious response to the purposes of punishment. To what extent do you agree with this response?||How convincing are religious views on origins?|
|2018||Explain the purpose of living according to the Five Pillars.||‘Beliefs about judgement present challenges for Muslims.’ How far do you agree?||Analyse the moral issues arising from UK responses to crime.||‘Capital punishment can never be justified.’ To what extent do you agree with religious responses to this statement?||To what extent do you agree that the universe required a creator?|
|2019||Analyse the purpose of practicing submission.||Beliefs about God are the most significant of all Muslim beliefs.’ How far do you agree?||Analyse religious responses to custodial sentences||‘Retribution is as morally acceptable as any other purpose of punishment.’ How far do you agree?||‘Life was created.’ How far do you agree?|
|SQP||Analyse the relationship between beliefs about free will and suffering.||. ‘Living according to the Five Pillars presents too many challenges for Muslims.’ To what extent do you agree?||Analyse the moral debate surrounding custodial sentences.||‘Of all the purposes of punishment, reformation is the most important.’ To what extent do you agree?||To what extent do you agree that religious and scientific views on the origins of life are compatible?|