Here are all of my essay plans for the Christian Theology paper of the 2018 OCR Religious Studies exam.
I have structured the plans as follows:
- First I’ve made Line of Argument (LOA) Tables which outline my response to the four main key questions of the topic, listed on the exam mark scheme on the website. The exam questions they have asked and put in text books are based around these four questions so if you have a pre-prepared essay plan for them (which you can adapt) you’re pretty much sorted. I structure my response by listing two lines of argument I will reject (forming the first two paragraphs) and then the loa I accept (forming the last paragraph).
- After the table I have the individual plans for each question (and other similar questions I have found from various resources). I outline an intro and then fill out three paragraphs/ sections. P1 and P2 are structured with an argument (one I reject), a counter argument, a rebuttal, and finally a counter rebuttal. P3 is structured with an argument (my accepted argument) a counter argument and a rebuttal (ending on my argument). I then outline a conclusion.
- Each plan is colour co-ordinated and includes loads of relevant scholars, with their points/ quotes condensed into one to two lines so you can write everything down in time/ learn the plans easily.
These essay plans basically cover EVERYTHING you need for an A star. They took me two years to perfect. I learnt them off by heart and achieved 100% in the exam :)