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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!

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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!
AQA RS Theme C:  Does God Exist?
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AQA RS Theme C: Does God Exist?

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This bundle includes all resources needed to deliver AQA Religious Studies: Theme C: Does God Exist? 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) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA Religious Studies: Theme C: Does God Exist? (RELIGIONS: ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY/HUMANISM/BUDDHISM) LESSONS INCLUDE: Design Argument First Cause Argument Evil and Suffering Science and God Arguments from miracles Special revelation General revelation Enlightenment as a source of knowledge of the divine Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, whole-class mini-plenaries e.g. quiz with stretch and challenge questions, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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.
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 RS:  Islam Beliefs – REVISION
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AQA RS: Islam Beliefs – REVISION

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Concise, comprehensive. ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically REVISION LESSON Resource light Easy to follow (with notes) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS: Islam Beliefs – REVISION Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • Annotate quotes relating to the topic • Recap on subtopics: • Master and answer a 5 mark question Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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:  Festivals:  Id-ul-Fitr (Eid) and Ashura
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AQA RS ISLAM PRACTICES: Festivals: Id-ul-Fitr (Eid) and Ashura

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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: Festivals: Id-ul-Fitr (Eid) and Ashura ** Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • Describe origins of Eid and Ashura • Explain two ways Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura • Explain two ways Muslims celebrate Id-ul-Fitr 5 marks • Evaluate which is the most important festival in Islam 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 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.
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 **
AQA RS HUMAN RIGHTS: SOCIAL JUSTICE (Christianity and Islam)
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AQA RS HUMAN RIGHTS: SOCIAL JUSTICE (Christianity and Islam)

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Concise, 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 HUMAN RIGHTS: SOCIAL JUSTICE (Christianity and Islam) Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • Define Social Justice • Give evidence and statistics of social injustice • Link social injustice to human rights • How beliefs about social injustice influences believers • Evaluate the statement: Religious believers have more of a duty to combat social injustice Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, ‘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.
Religious Language: Falsification Symposium (Flew, Hare, Mitchell) + Plantinga and Alston
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Religious Language: Falsification Symposium (Flew, Hare, Mitchell) + Plantinga and Alston

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Concise, comprehensive, easy to follow ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically Can be delivered over approx. **250 minutes ** RESOURCE FREE– NO PRINTING SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: A LEVEL RS – Religious Language: Falsification Symposium (Flew, Hare, Mitchell) + Plantinga and Alston Students will be able to (with reference to 5 sources of authority): • Explain and illustrate (using parables) the falsification principle • Explain and illustrate (using parables) criticisms of the falsification principle from the Symposium as well as two post-symposium philosophers • Evaluate whether the falsification Principle presents a challenge to religious belief. (Essay plan, write and peer assess) Activities include: Recap starter. For each philosopher: a short reading and application task with ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) followed by a mini-plenary writing task (with success criteria and hints for LA). Structured debate (role play), essay planning and 40 mk evaluation question (success criteria to support) Peer assessment and DIT with reference to 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.
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.
CHRISTIAN WORSHIP (Christian Beliefs AQA) RESOURCE FREE LESSON
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CHRISTIAN WORSHIP (Christian Beliefs AQA) RESOURCE FREE LESSON

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Suitable for a single lesson. No printing required and easy to follow Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Christian Beliefs / Worship and Prayer Students will be able to: • Explain various styles of worship • Evaluate each style of worship pointing out the strengths of each • Explain why the Lord’s Prayer is important to Christians Activities include: Matching definition to images / paired discussion / writing tasks with writing frames e.g. Evaluate question with sentence starters
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
AQA RS Theme C: Arguments from Miracles – Do they prove God exists?
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AQA RS Theme C: Arguments from Miracles – Do they prove God exists?

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Concise, comprehensive. ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically Resource light – one resource to print (information sheet) Easy to follow & Suitable for non-specialists (notes on slides) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS Theme C: Arguments from Miracles – Do they prove God exists? Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • Evaluate whether miracles prove the existence of God Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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 RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  CHRISTIAN PRACTICES:  FESTIVALS (CHRISTMAS AND EASTER)
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: FESTIVALS (CHRISTMAS AND EASTER)

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically. Resource free (no printing) & easy to follow SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES: FESTIVALS (CHRISTMAS AND EASTER) Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): ‘Christmas is the most important festival in Christianity’. Evaluate Activities include: Recap, structured discussion, video with partnered activities, exam question with self/peer assessment & student friendly success criteria I hope you enjoy teaching this lesson. Your feedback is most welcome.
COMPLETE THEME B RELIGION AND LIFE:  LESSONS, REVISION + ASSESSMENT (CHRISTIANITY / ISLAM / HUMANISM)
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COMPLETE THEME B RELIGION AND LIFE: LESSONS, REVISION + ASSESSMENT (CHRISTIANITY / ISLAM / HUMANISM)

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This bundle includes all resources needed to deliver and assess Theme B it is designed to promote maximum progress for ALL learners. Lessons are concise, comprehensive, **challenging and exam-focused, ** Resource efficient & easy to follow – no glue sticks needed! Large font is used throughout. The date on slide updates automatically. **Also included is an optional revision lesson and assessment paper that can be easily adapted. ** SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: THEME B. RELIGION AND LIFE: (RELIGIONS: ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY/HUMANISM) THE ENTIRE THEME IS COMPACTED INTO 9 LESSONS (INCLUDING REVISION AND ASSESSMENT): Origins of Universe and Life Environment Animals Sanctity and quality of life debate Euthanasia Abortion Death and afterlife Revision Assessment Activities for every lesson include: Paired Reading log activity, 5 and 12 mark exam question tasks with model answers. Video task to enrich learning and give writing hands a rest! / structured discussion / self/peer assessment with student friendly success criteria. Every task comes with clear instructions.
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 RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  RELATIONSHIPS (Christianity, Islam and Humanism)
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AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES: RELATIONSHIPS (Christianity, Islam and Humanism)

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This bundle includes all resources needed to deliver AQA Religious Studies: Relationships and 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 ** SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA Religious Studies: Relationships (RELIGIONS: ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY/HUMANISM) LESSONS INCLUDE: Marriage and Cohabitation Sex within and outside of marriage Divorce Family types and roles of parents and children. Polygamy, single parent, monogamy, nuclear, same sex parents. Contraception Same sex marriage: Catholics, Quakers, Islam, humanist Gender equality Activities include: Recap starter, reading log task, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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 RS Theme C:  Arguments against existence of God: Evil and Suffering & evaluation
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AQA RS Theme C: Arguments against existence of God: Evil and Suffering & evaluation

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Concise, comprehensive. ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically Resource light – one resource to print (information sheet) Easy to follow & Suitable for non-specialists (notes on slides) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS Theme C: The First Cause Argument and evaluation Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • The presence of evil and suffering in the world prove that an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God does not exist. Evaluate. Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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 Beliefs – Sources of Authority: Quran, Holy Books, Sunna and Hadith
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AQA RS: Islam Beliefs – Sources of Authority: Quran, Holy Books, Sunna and Hadith

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Concise, comprehensive. ‘MASTERY’ and exam-focused lesson. Date on slide updates automatically SINGLE LESSON Resource light Easy to follow (with notes) SUITABLE FOR DELIVERING: AQA RS: Islam Beliefs – Sources of Authority: Quran, Holy Books, Sunna and Hadith Students will be able to (with reference to source of authority): • The Quran is the most important source of authority for Muslims. Evaluate. Activities include: Recap starter, reading and question task, debate, ‘depth and mastery’ (partnered discussion) ‘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.
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