Hi people! We've moved to AQA this year after OCR disappointments. I manage RS over a group of non-specialist teachers and would appreciate anyone I can bounce ideas off... Also I'd like to check that I have a good understanding of the mark scheme. We have pupils ranging for A*-G. I've identified that the marks are 50% knowledge and understanding (AO1) and 50% evaluation (AO2) Could someone kindly check my understanding of each question below, the reason being it seems pretty straightforward compared to OCR although I've noticed many teachers on here not impressed with AQA results either. I'm trying to remain optimistic: AO1 2 marks - give two sentences defining the key term and either giving an example or exemplification AO1 3 marks - Give a small paragraph explaining, using examples and reasons to extend points AO1 4 marks - Describe in detail - small paragraph AO1 6 marks - Explain...Give bible references/Church teachings and explain how they affect differences of opinion. Account for differences of opinion within Christianity. Check spelling, punctuation and grammar, and use key words. About 2 paragraphs? AO2 3 marks - Find these the most difficult - give three different reasons for your own view. Is this format acceptable:\ I mostly agree/disagree because..... and also because..... However I partially agree/disagree because.... AO2 6 marks - Give reasons for and against showing Christian teachings (and differences of opinion within Christianity), as well as arguing your personal view. Is the format below acceptable Some Christians agree because....(2 reasons). Some Christians agree because....(2 reasons)....Overall I feel...because.... I appreciate these are very generalised and in some cases basic (e.g. for achieving highest marks) but I need something to start from. Is there any advice I could do with regarding: Achieving those top marks? Help with those who struggle? Advice I could give non-specialist staff? Cheers for taking your time!