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I am an Head of Department for Religious Studies in an outstanding London school. I teach the AQA GCSE and provide tried and tested resources for the this curriculum. I have created these lessons so that they are easy to follow, exam focused and challenging. Lessons are fully resourced and complete. I hope you enjoy teaching the lessons I have planned; your feedback is very welcome. Happy teaching!

I am an Head of Department for Religious Studies in an outstanding London school. I teach the AQA GCSE and provide tried and tested resources for the this curriculum. I have created these lessons so that they are easy to follow, exam focused and challenging. Lessons are fully resourced and complete. I hope you enjoy teaching the lessons I have planned; your feedback is very welcome. Happy teaching!
AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES:  Jihad: Greater and Lesser
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AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES: Jihad: Greater and Lesser

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Concise, easy to follow and comprehensive, ‘MASTERY’ and **exam-focused lesson. ** Date on slide updates automatically **Resource light ** Easy to follow & Suitable for non-specialists (notes on slides) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES: Jihad: Greater and Lesser ** Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority):** • Explain the difference between Lesser and Greater Jihad • Evaluate which is most important Greater or lesser Jihad ** Activities include:** Customisable recap starter (just add two questions), reading and question task, mini-plenary quiz with ‘stretch and challenge’ questions, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion), debate, ‘Skills mastery’, model answer analysis, exam question with peer assessment & student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
AQA RS Islam Practices
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AQA RS Islam Practices

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This bundle includes all resources needed to deliver AQA Religious Studies: Islam Practices. It is designed to promote maximum success for ALL learners. Concise, comprehensive. ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lessons. Date on slide updates automatically **Resource efficient & easy to follow (note on slides for non-specialists) ** LESSONS INCLUDE: Salah and Shahada Zakat and Ramadan Five Pillars: Hajj Jihad Festivals Id’ul-Adha Festivals: Eid and Ashura Activities include: Customisable recap starter (just add two questions), reading and question task, mini-plenary quiz with ‘stretch and challenge’ questions, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion), debate, ‘Skills mastery’, model answer analysis, exam question with peer assessment & student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching these lessons. Your feedback is most welcome.
AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: MISSION AND EVANGELISM
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: MISSION AND EVANGELISM

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically. **Resource light & easy to follow ** SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: MISSION AND EVANGELISM Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • Explain two ways (mission and evangelism) in which Christians carry out their responsibility of discipleship (spreading Christianity) Activities include: Recap on prior learning of Christian Practices, Research and presentation, exam question with modelling of developed points /self/peer assessment with student friendly success criteria/mini-plenaries/structured discussion of one short video clip (Bear Grylls Alpha Course) I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
Different Christian Beliefs about The Afterlife
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Different Christian Beliefs about The Afterlife

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This is a useful and easy to follow lesson for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Christian Beliefs / Different Christian beliefs about the afterlife Students will be able to: • Explain Christian beliefs about resurrection and judgement • Explain Catholic, liberal and fundamentalist beliefs about heaven and hell with reference to scripture • Debate whether an omnibenevolent God would send anyone to hell • Explain the importance of the resurrection to believers and how it influences Christians today. Activities include: Starter stimulus (doom paintings) / information sheet / answer 5 mark question on contrasting Christian beliefs about the afterlife/ debate Differentiation: ** Differentiation by task **
Theme B:  Status/Use of Animals (Food/Testing) Christianity, Islam, Humanism. DOUBLE LESSON
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Theme B: Status/Use of Animals (Food/Testing) Christianity, Islam, Humanism. DOUBLE LESSON

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Concise, comprehensive challenging exam-focused revision or standard lesson (prior knowledge not necessary) Double lesson **Resource light- easy to follow. ** Suitable for delivering: AQA Theme B Humans and Animals (Christianity, Islam, Humanism) Students will be able to: Explain religious beliefs about the use of animals for food Evaluate whether it is wrong to use animals for food. Explain religious beliefs about animal experimentation Evaluate whether animal experimentation is always wrong with reference to religious scripture and contemporary philosopher, Peter Singer Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Optional video tasks to enrich learning and give their writing hands a rest, Peer/self assessment with success criteria.
Value and Abuse of the Environment AQA THEME B
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Value and Abuse of the Environment AQA THEME B

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Suitable for a single lesson. Thisresource-light and easy to follow lesson is suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Theme B / Humans and the Environment Students will be able to: • Outline current environmental issues and possible solutions • Understand the terms: stewardship and dominion • Explain contrasting religious teachings about environmental issues with reference to scripture 5 mk question • Evaluate whether religious believers have more of a duty to protect the planet than non-believers Activities include: Information sheet and reading tasks / links to clips on deforestation and conservation / 5 mark question and evaluation question with model paragraph and peer assessment activity
Sin and Salvation (Christian Beliefs)
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Sin and Salvation (Christian Beliefs)

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This is a** resource-light,** useful and easy to follow lesson for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Christian Beliefs / Different Christian beliefs about the afterlife Students will be able to: • Explain the meaning of Grace, Sola Fide (faith alone), Good deeds and Gods laws • Explain different Christian beliefs about the means of salvation with reference to scripture • Evaluate which (if any) is a sufficient means of salvation Activities include: Starter stimulus: the story behind Amazing grace (video) / carousel posters (A3) / 5 mark question on contrasting Christian beliefs salvation. silent writing activity with timer Differentiation: **Differentiation by task **
Christian Beliefs:  The Resurrection of  Jesus
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Christian Beliefs: The Resurrection of Jesus

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This is a useful and easy to follow lesson for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Christian Beliefs / The Resurrection Students will be able to: • Explain evidence of the resurrection • Explain humanist arguments • Explain the importance of the resurrection to believers and how it influences Christians today. Activities include: Video / information sheet / write a speech / answer a 5 mark question / debate
AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  GCSE 2 HOUR INTERVENTION/REVISION SESSION
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: GCSE 2 HOUR INTERVENTION/REVISION SESSION

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This intervention session focuses on recap and mastery of skills such as strong religious reference and writing a strong conclusion. There is minimal preparation (see below) The topics covered are: Christian Beliefs and Practices Islam Beliefs and Practices Relationships Existence of God (Theme C) Religion and Life Human Rights RESOURCES CAN BE ADAPTED TO SUIT THE TOPICS THAT YOU TEACH Tasks involve: Games for recap of key beliefs and quotes (matching, sorting etc.) Mastery instruction with model answers, exam board and student friendly success criteria and paired discussion. Applying mastered skills to answering a choice of 12 mark questions Preparation involves cutting up one set of cards that are distributed to the class printing the worksheet - one per student print Questions - 1 copy print answers - 1 copy
Theme B Sanctity/Quality of Life:   Abortion & Euthanasia (Christianity, Islam, Humanism). DOUBLE
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Theme B Sanctity/Quality of Life: Abortion & Euthanasia (Christianity, Islam, Humanism). DOUBLE

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused revision lesson **Suitable for a double lesson. Suitable for revision but prior knowledge not necessary **Resource light- easy to follow. **Suitable for delivering: AQA Theme B Sanctity/Quality of Life: Abortion & Euthanasia (Christianity, Islam, Humanism) Students will be able to: Explain two similar beliefs about the sanctity of life. 5 mks Evaluate: Abortion is always wrong. 12 mks Explain two contrasting beliefs about euthanasia. 5 mks Evaluate: Quality of life is more important than sanctity of life. 12 mks Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Video tasks (to give their writing hands a rest!) and Peer assessment with success criteria. Your reviews are very welcome
AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  ISLAM BELIEFS NATURE OF ALLAH
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: ISLAM BELIEFS NATURE OF ALLAH

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically. Resource light & easy to follow SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: ISLAM BELIEFS NATURE OF ALLAH Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): Explain Muslim beliefs about the nature of Allah Evaluate whether ‘transcendent’ is the best way to describe Allah Activities include: Paired Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers and analysis / structured discussion / self/peer assessment with student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: Role of the Church/response to worldwide poverty/Christian Relief organisation
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CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: Role of the Church/response to worldwide poverty/Christian Relief organisation

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically. Resource light & easy to follow SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: Role of the Church/response to worldwide poverty/Christian Relief organisation (Christian Aid) Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): Explain two ways in which a worldwide Christian relief organisation carries out its mission overseas. 5 marks Evaluate whether it is always right to give charity 12 marks Activities include: Paired Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers and analysis. Video task to enrich learning and give writing hands a rest! / structured discussion / self/peer assessment with student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
SHAHADA, TAWHID, SALAH. GCSE REVISION LESSON / AQA ISLAM BELIEFS & PRACTICES
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SHAHADA, TAWHID, SALAH. GCSE REVISION LESSON / AQA ISLAM BELIEFS & PRACTICES

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused revision lesson Suitable for a double lesson. Resource light- easy to follow Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Islam Beliefs and Practices Students will be able to: Explain the importance of Shahada, tawhid and Salah Explain contrasting ways Salah is practiced Evaluate whether prayer is the best way for Muslims to understand God Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Peer assessment.
AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES:  Revision of all ISLAM Practices and linked quotes
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AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES: Revision of all ISLAM Practices and linked quotes

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Concise, comprehensive. RECAP & ‘MASTERY’ exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically Timers included on every task Resource light – one resource to print Easy to follow & Suitable for non-specialists (notes on slides) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES: Revision of all ISLAM Practices and linked quotes Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • RECAP ON ALL BELIEFS & LINKED QUOTES • MASTER strong religious reference • MASTER strong conclusions • Evaluate whether the Shahada is the most important Muslim duty Activities include: Recap starter, mastery of content (partnered teaching), Skills mastery: strong religious reference and persuasive conclusions. Plan and write a 12-mark answer. Model answer analysis, exam question with peer assessment & student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
AQA RS CHRISTIAN & ISLAM PRACTICES: GCSE REVISION & MASTERY of all Practices /linked quotes.
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AQA RS CHRISTIAN & ISLAM PRACTICES: GCSE REVISION & MASTERY of all Practices /linked quotes.

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Concise, comprehensive. RECAP & ‘MASTERY’ exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically DOUBLE LESSON EASILY DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS Timers included on every task Resource light – one resource to print Easy to follow & Suitable for non-specialists (notes on slides) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS CHRISTIAN & ISLAM PRACTICES: Revision of all Practices and linked quotes Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • RECAP ON ALL BELIEFS & LINKED QUOTES • MASTER strong religious reference • MASTER strong conclusions • Evaluate whether the Shahada is the most important Muslim duty • Evaluate whether the sacraments are the most important Christian practice Activities include: Recap starter, mastery of content (partnered teaching), Skills mastery: strong religious reference and persuasive conclusions. Plan and write a 12-mark answer. Model answer analysis, exam question with peer assessment & student friendly success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
AQA: ORIGINS OF UNIVERSE/LIFE PLUS STEWARDSHIP:  Science, Christianity and Islam. DOUBLE LESSON
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AQA: ORIGINS OF UNIVERSE/LIFE PLUS STEWARDSHIP: Science, Christianity and Islam. DOUBLE LESSON

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused. Resource light- easy to follow. Suitable for revision but prior knowledge is not necessary. Suitable for a double lesson. FOR DELIVERING: AQA Religious Studies: ORIGINS OF UNIVERSE/LIFE PLUS STEWARDSHIP: Science, Christianity and Islam Students will be able to: Explain contrasting Christian beliefs about the origins of the universe and life Explain two similar religious beliefs about the duty of stewardship. Evaluate whether Science proves religious beliefs about the origins of the universe to be incorrect with reference to scripture. Evaluate whether abuse of the environment is impossible to stop with reference to scripture Activities include: Reading log activity, information sheet, variety of 5 and 12-mark exam questions complete with model answers and self-assessment success criteria. Plus: optional video tasks to enhance learning and give tired hands some rest! Your review is most welcome.
AQA Relationships/Human Rights: Status &roles of men and women/Gender Equality
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AQA Relationships/Human Rights: Status &roles of men and women/Gender Equality

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused revision lesson or standard lesson (prior knowledge not necessary) Double lesson / easily separated into two single lessons (Part 1 and Part 2) **Resource light- easy to follow. ** Suitable for delivering: AQA Relationships/Human Rights: Status and roles of men and women/Gender Equality (Christianity, Islam & Humanism) Students will be able to: (With reference to scripture/sacred writings) Explain two contrasting religious beliefs in contemporary British society about the roles of men and women Explain two religious’ beliefs about the status of women in British contemporary society. Men and Women have Equal rights. Evaluate Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Structured discussion/ Optional video tasks to enrich learning and give their writing hands a rest, Peer/self assessment with success criteria. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson, your feedback is most welcome.
AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  CHRISTIAN PRACTICES:  CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO PERSECUTION
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO PERSECUTION

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging **exam-focused **lesson. Date on slide updates automatically. **Resource light & easy to follow ** SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO PERSECUTION Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): Explain How and WHY Christians respond to persecution and work for reconciliation Activities include: Recap, Paired Reading log activity, quote interpretation, exam questions with model answers / self/peer assessment with student friendly success criteria and videos to enrich learning and give writing hands a rest. I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
THEME A - RELATIONSHIPS: NATURE, PURPOSE & IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE + COHABITATION (ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY
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THEME A - RELATIONSHIPS: NATURE, PURPOSE & IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE + COHABITATION (ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY

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Concise, comprehensive and **challenging exam-focused lesson. ** **Resource light & easy to follow ** SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: THEME A - RELATIONSHIPS: NATURE, PURPOSE & IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE + COHABITATION (ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY) Students will be able to: • Explain the nature, purpose and importance of marriage in Islam and Christianity • Evaluate with reference to scripture whether marriage is important in the modern world. Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Optional video task to enrich learning and give writing hands a rest! / discussion / self/peer assessment with success criteria.
Y11 GCSE Revision:  Islam - Risalah, Festivals, Ramadan and Sources of Authority
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Y11 GCSE Revision: Islam - Risalah, Festivals, Ramadan and Sources of Authority

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Concise, compressive and challenging exam-focused revision lesson Suitable for a double lesson. Resource light- easy to follow. Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Islam Beliefs and Practices Students will be able to: • Explain the meaning of all festivals and how they are celebrated • Evaluate the importance and role of the prophets in Islam • Explain the meaning of Ramadan and how it is practiced • Evaluate which has the most authority, Hadith or the Quran Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Peer assessment.