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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!
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.
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.
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 **
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 **
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
BAPTISM SACRAMENT (AQA CHRISTIAN BELIEFS):  Believers/Infant Baptism
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BAPTISM SACRAMENT (AQA CHRISTIAN BELIEFS): Believers/Infant Baptism

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Resource light & easy to follow. Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: CHRISTIAN BELIEFS: SACRAMENTS/ BAPTISM Students will be able to: Give reasons why baptism is important Explain what happens at infant/believers baptism with reference to scripture Evaluate the claim that Baptism should only happen to young people and adults. Activities include: Reading log activity / writing activities / discussion
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.
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.
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.
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.
PILGRIMAGE: CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM   AQA RELIGIOUS COMPONENT Suitable as a lesson or revision lesson
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PILGRIMAGE: CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM AQA RELIGIOUS COMPONENT Suitable as a lesson or revision lesson

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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/Christian Practices/ GCSE REVISION LESSON Students will be able to: Explain two contrasting places of Christian pilgrimage Explain rituals that happen at Hajj Evaluate whether pilgrimage is the most important form of worship in Christianity Evaluate whether pilgrimage is the most important form of worship in Islam Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Peer assessment.
AQA THEME C:  DESIGN AND FIRST CAUSE ARGUMENTS + CRITICISMS AND THEODICIES
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AQA THEME C: DESIGN AND FIRST CAUSE ARGUMENTS + CRITICISMS AND THEODICIES

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused. Resource light & easy to follow Suitable for a revision but prior knowledge is not necessary. Suitable for a** double lesson. ** FOR DELIVERING: AQA Religious Studies: Theme C: ARGUMENTS FOR GODS EXISTENCE Students will be able to: Explain the design argument Explain two scientific accounts of creation Explain the problem of evil and its theodicies Evaluate: ‘If God were loving, there would be no suffering in the world.’ Evaluate: ‘The First Cause argument successfully proves the existence of God’ Activities include: Reading log activity, information sheet, video tasks plus a variety of 5 and 12-mark exam questions complete with model answers and self-assessment 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
EUTHANASIA: RELIGION (CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM) & HUMANISM: AQA THEME B 'RELIGION AND LIFE'
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EUTHANASIA: RELIGION (CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM) & HUMANISM: AQA THEME B 'RELIGION AND LIFE'

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. **Resource light & easy to follow. ** Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Theme B: EUTHANASIA Students will be able to: • Define different types of euthanasia • Explain UK law on euthanasia • Discuss case study from the media • Evaluate with reference to scripture: ‘Everyone should have the right to die’ Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Videos / discussion Peer assessment.
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.
ABORTION PRO LIFE AND PRO CHOICE.  AQA THEME B
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ABORTION PRO LIFE AND PRO CHOICE. AQA THEME B

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Resource FREE & easy to follow. Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Theme B: RELIGIOUS VIEWS ON ABORTION/PRO-LIFE/PRO-CHOICE Students will be able to: Evaluate whether abortion is a women’s choice with reference to scripture Activities include: Matching statements, exam questions with model answers/case studies /discussion
SANCTITY V QUALITY OF LIFE. ABORTION/EUTHANASIA. THEME B:  RELIGION AND LIFE ISSUES
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SANCTITY V QUALITY OF LIFE. ABORTION/EUTHANASIA. THEME B: RELIGION AND LIFE ISSUES

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Concise, comprehensive and challenging exam-focused lesson. Resource light & easy to follow. Suitable for delivering: AQA Religious Studies: Theme B: SANCITY OF LIFE V QUALITY OF LIFE Students will be able to: • the sanctity of life and quality of life debate • apply concepts of sanctity of life and quality of life to issues of abortion and euthanasia • Evaluate which is most important Sanctity or Quality of Life Activities include: Reading log activity, exam questions with model answers. Videos / discussion Peer assessment.
GCSE REVISION:  Islam/Christian Beliefs and Practices: RESPONSES TO PERSECUTION & JIHAD
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GCSE REVISION: Islam/Christian Beliefs and Practices: RESPONSES TO PERSECUTION & JIHAD

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Concise, comprehensive and** challenging exam-focused** revision lesson. Resource light- easy to follow. Suitable for a double lesson. FOR DELIVERING: AQA Religious Studies: Islam/Christian Beliefs and Practices: PERSECUTION & JIHAD Students will be able to: Explain how Christians respond to persecution Explain two conditions of Lesser Jihad Evaluate which is more important lesser or greater Jihad Evaluate whether persecution is always a negative thing. Refer to Christian beliefs Activities include: Reading log activity, information sheet, Video activities, 5 and 12-mark exam questions with model answers. Peer assessment. Your review is most welcome.