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I love learning! I am too easily excited over creating or finding new resources or ideas for the classroom. I can't wait to see students engaging and enjoying their learning. Throw in a Laminator and I am set!! I am a bit of a planner and I am constantly thinking of new ideas and processes to make things in teaching go a little smoother and improve . I thought it was time to start sharing the ideas whirling round my head. I hope you like the resources I have created and find them useful!

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I love learning! I am too easily excited over creating or finding new resources or ideas for the classroom. I can't wait to see students engaging and enjoying their learning. Throw in a Laminator and I am set!! I am a bit of a planner and I am constantly thinking of new ideas and processes to make things in teaching go a little smoother and improve . I thought it was time to start sharing the ideas whirling round my head. I hope you like the resources I have created and find them useful!
Evaluation Q Planning Template- Religious Studies
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Evaluation Q Planning Template- Religious Studies

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A template to support students with writing an evaluation answer using F.A.R.M.E.R.S. as a checklist after they have jotted down their ideas. The template includes steps and questions to support with structuring their arguments. I tell my students that ‘I’ is banned to try and encourage a higher level of writing and avoid phrases like ‘I think’ or ‘I agree’ etc. Let me know what you think! Keep a check back on the resource as I will add samples of completed worksheets over time. F.A.R.M.E.R.S Checklist: For Against Religion/Religious teachings/beliefs Multiple denominations/views Evaluation Refer back to Q Sacred text/source of Authority.
Incarnation
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Incarnation

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A set of worksheets to help students explore the Incarnation of Jesus, The focus is on the concept of Jesus being God and Human. Using the Gospel accounts of Luke and Matthew of the annunciation and Birth narratives, students examine evidence to support the concept of Jesus as God and Jesus as Human. Includes a sample 12 mark exam question with a planning template.
AQA GCSE RE Spec A - 12 Mark Q breakdown and planning template
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AQA GCSE RE Spec A - 12 Mark Q breakdown and planning template

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A student friendly outline of what to include within their 12 mark evaluation question. and a breakdown of five exemplar questions for AQA Spec A GCSE. There is also a blank template for students to breakdown and create a short plan on how to answer questions. Check back for updates as more questions are added. **Resource Updated: 25th September 2016: More questions added and student template. Please take a moment to review the resource so it can be improved and updated. **Updated December 2017** If you have already purchased the resources: Go to your purchases / downloads section and you can download it again. No need for 2nd Purchase.
Feedback Sheets for NEW  AQA GCSE RE SPEC A
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Feedback Sheets for NEW AQA GCSE RE SPEC A

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**Updated December 2017** 2 new sheets added! Selection of feedback sheets for AQA GCSE RE: Linked to my checklists for the 12 and 5 mark questions using acronyms of F.A.R.M.E.R.S and S.E.E.D.S. Feedback sheets are for a: -Single topic paper on Beliefs/ Practices or a single theme -Two topic paper on Beliefs and Practices or two themes - A full Mock paper on two religions and four themes. - A single topic sheet specific to themes and religions I am teaching.(Christianity and Islam) If you have any requests for a specific resource or suggestions on improving the resources please comment below.
Teacher Interventions Log
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Teacher Interventions Log

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A logbook to keep track of interventions run for students not making expected progress. There are 12 suggestions for interventions with a section to review/ evaluate the impact they have had. Also included are an action plan form, Parent communication log, a student profile page and a blank interventions page to add and review your own strategies. If you think there is more that could be added please let me know and I will upgrade the resource. I would greatly appreciate your comments and feedback on my resources. I have a similar editable resource for keeping track of a GCSE class. Why not check it out in my shop.
Book Check/ Folder Check sheet
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Book Check/ Folder Check sheet

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A simple check sheet for students classwork, HW and revision. Designed for use with my GCSE group for AQA GCSE RE in particular the S.P.A.G Levels 1-4. It may be useful for other exam boards/ subjects.
The Parable of the Sheep and Goats
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The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

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A worksheet for students to examine the Parable of Sheep and Goats and what it teaches about Heaven and Hell and Judgement day. The parable is included for students to annotate and highlight key sections. Can be used as a main class activity or a revision resource. A range of higher and lower order questions . Feedback is greatly appreciated.
The Trinity
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The Trinity

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A worksheet where students answer key questions on the Trinity. e.g.Who are the three persons of God? and what do Christians believe about the three persons of God? Students can use the Nicene and Apostle's creed that are included to support their answers. I would love to have feedback or opinions on the resource please.
NEW AQA GCSE RE SPEC A 2016 Christianity
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NEW AQA GCSE RE SPEC A 2016 Christianity

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The start of my resources for the New specification A(8062) It includes Course outline, Christianity Beliefs, teaching and practices Topic checklists/ reviews, a student assessment tracker and reflection sheet , 12 mark q breakdowns, worksheets and activities on the Nature of God, The Trinity, Heaven and Hell and more! I am creating new resources all the time as I venture through the new Spec. Come back and check for updates. Please review the resources so they can be improved and updated. If you would like to see a resource on a particular topic comment below.
AQA GCSE RE SPEC A 2016 Course Introduction
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AQA GCSE RE SPEC A 2016 Course Introduction

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**Updated December 2017 to reflect AQA changes ** This is the first section of a student handbook that I am putting together for the new AQA GCSE RE Spec A. It outlines what the course involves, topics and routes through the course too. I am building up sections each week and will add more. I have also completed checklists for Christianity Beliefs and Teachings and Practices. Available on TES too. If you would like to see something specific as part of my AQA series then please message me. As these are all brand new resources I have created, I would greatly appreciate any feedback.
Intervention Log Exam classes
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Intervention Log Exam classes

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A resource to help staff keep records and evidence of interventions put in place for exam classes. Termly summary of students of concern, revision session attendance, student profiles and records of forecast/ predicted grades.
Jesus Bundle!
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Jesus Bundle!

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Resources all about Jesus. From Birth Narratives , incarnation, background political and Historical information and the Crucifixion.
Parental Communication Forms
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Parental Communication Forms

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A short form to record notes from phone calls, emails or meetings with parents. I have found it very useful to keep track of and recall communication with parents. Also a second form to help plan communication with Parents and record discussion highlights and action points. Hope you find it useful, Feedback welcome on resource.
Creation- Genesis 1 & 2 and John 1:1-5
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Creation- Genesis 1 & 2 and John 1:1-5

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A set of worksheets for the Christian Creation Stories found in Genesis 1 & 2 and the reference to the word in John 1:1-5. Students examine the role of the trinity within creation , compare Genesis 1 & 2 and examine how different Christians interpret the creation stories.
Checklists and feedback sheets
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Checklists and feedback sheets

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***Update: Check back soon for updated sheets to be inline with S.P.A.G changes from AQA. (Awaiting final confirmation) If purchased already you will see the updated versions in your purchases area once uploaded. Breakdown and checklists for the 12 and 5 mark questions for AQA GCSE RE Spec A as well as corresponding feedback sheets for end of topic exams and mock exams.
Life and times of Jesus
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Life and times of Jesus

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A short summary of the historical and political background of Judea/Israel in the time leading up to Jesus' birth. It Identifies the different Political and Religious powers of the time. The aim was to provide students with a little more information of the time in history, to help them understand why Jesus was crucified. One of a series of handouts I am developing for the life of Jesus.