Edexcel GCSE RS Unit J


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Edexcel GCSE RS Unit J

  1. 1. GCSE Revision Edexcel Unit J: Catholic Christianity
  2. 2. This slideshow was created to help my GCSE classes with their last minute revision. It is in no way attended as a stand alone resource, and should be used alongside notes from lessons, copies of past papers and mark schemes, podcasts and other materials. To my classes: I wish you all the very best!
  3. 3. J1: Beliefs and Values <ul><li>Christian beliefs about the nature of God: unity and Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Christian beliefs about God the Father </li></ul><ul><li>Christian beliefs about God the Son (Jesus) </li></ul><ul><li>Christian beliefs about the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols of the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Christian beliefs about sin </li></ul><ul><li>Christian beliefs about salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: love of God </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: love of others </li></ul>
  4. 4. J2: Community and Tradition <ul><li>The Church as a means to faith and salvation </li></ul><ul><li>The Church as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic </li></ul><ul><li>The Church as the body of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>The Church as the communion of saints </li></ul><ul><li>Christian ministry – bishops, priests and deacons </li></ul><ul><li>The role of the laity </li></ul><ul><li>The celibacy of the clergy </li></ul><ul><li>The ordination of women </li></ul><ul><li>Authority and guidance: the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Apostolic Tradition and the Magisterium </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics and the Virgin Mary </li></ul>
  5. 5. J3: Worship and Celebration <ul><li>Sacraments of initiation: baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Sacraments of initiation: confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>The Mass </li></ul><ul><li>The meaning of the Eucharist in other traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Sacraments of healing: penance and reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>Sacraments of healing: anointing of the sick </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic celebrations: Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic celebrations: Lent </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic celebrations: Holy Week </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic celebrations: Easter </li></ul>
  6. 6. J4: Living the Christian Life <ul><li>Respect for God in the Ten Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for others in the Ten Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>The Sermon on the Mount: The Law of Moses </li></ul><ul><li>The Sermon on the Mount: displaying religion </li></ul><ul><li>The Sermon on the Mount: Christians and money </li></ul><ul><li>The Sermon on the Mount: Christians and judgement </li></ul><ul><li>The Sermon on the Mount: the Golden Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: service to others </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: compassion for those who suffer </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: concern for the causes of suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: helping those in need </li></ul><ul><li>Christian values: justice for the oppressed </li></ul><ul><li>Two exemplary Christians of the twentieth century: Mother Theresa and Helder Camara or Oscar Romero. </li></ul>
  7. 7. J5: A Place of Christian Worship <ul><li>The architectural and other main features of a Catholic church </li></ul><ul><li>The role and function of a parish priest </li></ul><ul><li>The role and function of a church in the parish </li></ul><ul><li>The reasons for differences in places of Christian worship </li></ul><ul><li>The reasons for different forms of Christian worship </li></ul>
  8. 8. monotheism trinity unity Christ crucifixion incarnation resurrection Virgin Birth dove fire wind faith forgiveness reconciliation repentance apostolic catholic holy Body of Christ Communion of Saints bishops deacons Magisterium Papacy priests laity celibacy ordination Bible Golden Rule Apostolic Succession dogmas chrism vows water renewal of baptismal vows Ten Commandments Liturgy of the Eucharist Liturgy of the Word Judgement Penitential Rite Real Presence Rite of Communion sacrifice tabernacle transubstantiation absolution contrition penance viaticum Christmas Lent Holy Week Easter Service to others compassion concern oppressed Key Words
  9. 9. Top Tips for Success <ul><li>Learn those key words! </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your timing – about 1 minute per mark. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline – describe, about three points, 2 sentences per point. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain – use the word BECAUSE and refer to the Bible and “the Catholic Church teaches that …” </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree? … Always state why some people would agree, why others would disagree, and what your opinion is (and don’t worry, if you don’t have an opinion, make one up! The Examiner won’t know.) </li></ul><ul><li>Write something for every question that you answer, and check your answers at the end. </li></ul>All the best!!