Solar Power Cheapest Energy Source

Leading analysts are saying that solar energy is becoming the cheapest energy source. It has now become slightly cheaper than wind energy. An analyst claimed, “Renewable energy will beat any other technology in most of the world without subsidies.” In MEDC’s the existing fossil fuel power stations and all their accompanying subsidies (extra money from the government to prop them up, often to avoid loss of jobs) mean that solar power sometimes struggles to compete.


7 minutes or less – short videos on belief

BBC Bitesize has some useful short videos for you to watch and learn about religious beliefs. A relaxing way to start your revision before hitting the past exam question trail!

You can start on the contents pages of BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Beliefs or use the links below to particularly useful videos:

Another BBC series called Matters of Life and Death has some other really interesting programmes lasting approximately 10 minutes, including ones on animal testing, assisted suicide, abortion and the death penalty. However it advises that you are over 16 years old.


“I walked through the gates of hell into freedom”

After 45 years of imprisonment for a crime he did not commit, Albert Woodfox, speaks to the Guardian about how it felt in February when he was finally released and how he see the USA of 2016. Sentenced to decades of solitary confinement: 23 hours a day locked into an 9ft by 6ft (2.7 metres by 1.8 metres) cell, barred at one end, in a tier of “14, 15, 16” similar cells. There was some communication possible with neighbours, even if he could not see them, or with other inmates on their way to the showers. Woodfox says in Cruel and Unusual, a feature documentary about the Angola Three that will be shown on Channel 4 later this year. “We could die in prison if that’s what it took. Once you break that spirit, you can’t get it back.”


Albert Woodfox and his fellow surviving member of the Angola Three, Robert King, will visit the UK and France next month, kicking off on 1 November with the launch of Amnesty UK’s Write for Rights campaign. You can read more about Albert Woodfox and the Angola 3 on a special website which was set up to campaign for their release.



Revising for your Morality Mock Exam

Keep an eye out over the coming week as more and more resources and information is posted on here to help you prepare for your GCSE Mock Exam in late November.

Ms Strachan posted numerous articles which will help you revise and learn about IVF, transplants, euthanasia, drugs, crime, and capital punishment on her previous wordpress: Just type into the search engine the topic you want to revise, or GCSE, and numerous articles should pop up. At her previous school they did Edexcel rather than AQA exam board so some of the references to units or sections won’t be quite right but the facts and knowledge will be!

These are the topics you’ll need for the Morality Mock exam:

  1. Matters of Life
  2. Elderly and Death
  3. Drug Abuse
  4. Crime and Punishment

On the exam paper there are 6 topics, but you only need to answer 4 (phew) and we’ve chosen the first 4 of the exam paper to keep things straightforward for you.

If you want to look at past exam papers and other information about the course check out AQA’s website. The past paper you’ll be interested is Unit 3 Morality and they’ve got them for 2013 – 2015.

TrueTube has some simple short videos which you can revise from:

I’ve checked out YouTube too:

  1. It might be an OCR video but it discusses what IVF is
  2. 8 minutes of questionable music choice and speedy facts about Elderly and Death
  3. For 8 minutes a teacher talks through the Drug Abuse part of an exam paper.
  4. Crime and Punishment 45 seconds

Below are links to three useful revision guides for three of our topics:

  1. We’re missing topic 1 sorry
  2. revision-guide-elderly-death-2014
  3. revision-guide-on-religious-attitudes-drug-abuse
  4. revision-notes-on-crime-and-punishment

And finally, if you didn’t believe me when I repeatedly said how important the 6 mark statement response question is then why not watch another RE teacher banging on about answering it with religious arguments!

Please leave a comment if you are finding these links useful and you’d like more of the same. Or more importantly if you’d like different revision resources get in contact.