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Former LSE lecturer, now teaching Philosophy & Religion at Stowe School. Teaches GCSE (AQA) and A Level (Edexcel). Tweets @drpdennis

Former LSE lecturer, now teaching Philosophy & Religion at Stowe School. Teaches GCSE (AQA) and A Level (Edexcel). Tweets @drpdennis
Deontology: Basic Concepts (Edexcel A Level *new spec*)
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Deontology: Basic Concepts (Edexcel A Level *new spec*)

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Contrasts deontology and consequentialism, and applies deontological reasoning to everyday actions. Also covers “social, political, and cultural influences” as required by the spec. Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles: recap of prior learning, worked examples, L/Os revisited throughout the lesson, & question bank for class tests.
Doctrine of Double Effect (Edexcel new spec)
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Doctrine of Double Effect (Edexcel new spec)

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Students apply Aquinas’s doctrine of double effect to real world scenarios and evaluate its strengths & weaknesses. Applications include some of the later topics e.g. in medical ethics, sexual ethics & war & peace. Lesson 3 of a 5 part series Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning Worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Proportionalism (Edexcel new spec)
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Proportionalism (Edexcel new spec)

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Students discover, apply, and evaluate Bernard Hoose’s proportionalism. Applications include some of the later topics e.g. in medical ethics, sexual ethics & war & peace. Lesson 4 of a 5 part series Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Review of prior learning Worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Kant's Categorical Imperative (Edexcel A Level Ethics *new spec*)
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Kant's Categorical Imperative (Edexcel A Level Ethics *new spec*)

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Covers hypothetical vs. categorical imperatives, Kant’s three formulations, application in everyday cases, and strengths & weaknesses, including criticism from W.D. Ross. Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles: recap of prior learning, worked examples, L/Os revisited throughout the lesson, & question bank for class tests. Part of a 7 part series on deontology (Unit 5.1)
Natural Moral Law Bundle (Edexcel New Spec)
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Natural Moral Law Bundle (Edexcel New Spec)

6 Resources
Covers natural moral law from biblical foundations through to contemporary adaptations. Purpose-built for the new spec. Fully resourced lessons with PowerPoints & worksheets. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning & worked examples Supported by a large question bank & 3 topic tests with answers for peer marking. Click, print, teach! **Scheme of Work: ** natural moral law: biblical & classical foundations Aquinas on natural moral law Doctrine of double effect Proportionalism Evaluation of NML NML topic tests
Act vs Rule Utilitarianism (Exexcel new spec)
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Act vs Rule Utilitarianism (Exexcel new spec)

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Covers the act/ rule distinction, with reference to Bentham & Mill. Lesson 2 of a 5 lesson series. Fully resourced lesson PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning Worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests.
Situation Ethics Bundle (Edexcel New Spec)
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Situation Ethics Bundle (Edexcel New Spec)

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Students discover, apply, and evaluate situation ethics from biblical foundations to the modern day. Includes student workbook, teacher notes, & lesson PowerPoint on the Barclay anthology text (Extract 1). Purpose-built for the new spec. Fully resourced lessons with PowerPoints & worksheets. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning & worked examples Includes a large question bank & 3 topic tests with answers for peer marking. Scheme of work Biblical examples & social, political, & cultural influences Fletcher’s situation ethics Extract 1: William Barclay Topic test Click, print, teach!
Extract 1: William Barclay on Situation Ethics (Edexcel new spec)
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Extract 1: William Barclay on Situation Ethics (Edexcel new spec)

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Students discover, apply, and evaluate Bernard Hoose’s proportionalism. Applications include some of the later topics e.g. in medical ethics, sexual ethics & war & peace. Lesson 3 of a 3 part series on situationism Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Review of prior learning Worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Works of Scholars (Unit 5, Extract 3) Majid Khadduri
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Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Works of Scholars (Unit 5, Extract 3) Majid Khadduri

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Colour-coded student workbook and teacher notes on Extract 3. Can be used for flipped learning or differentiated group work. For flipped learning Students read the text and complete the workbook for homework. Teacher marks the workbooks and then goes through the teacher notes in class. (Two marks per key idea gives a mark out of 40.) Teacher notes can be distributed to students for revision. Time: 1h20 minutes For differentiated group work Teacher assigns colour-coded sections to pairs or groups. Different colours can be assigned to different students according to difficulty. (N.B. Colours themselves have no significance, and do not reflect difficulty level.) Time: 2 hours + Download contains “Ramadan or Khadduri?” quiz to encourage comparison between these authors.
Ideal, negative, & preference utilitarianism (Edexcel new spec)
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Ideal, negative, & preference utilitarianism (Edexcel new spec)

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Covers all three “developments” of utilitarianism required by the spec: ideal (Moore), negative (Popper), & preference utilitarianism (Singer). Lesson 4 of a 5 lesson series. Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning, worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Edexcel Ethics Unit 2 Bundle (New Spec)
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Edexcel Ethics Unit 2 Bundle (New Spec)

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Contains everything you need for Unit 2: Utilitarianism, Natural Law, & Situationism (including Barclay text). Purpose-built for the new spec. Fully resourced lessons with PowerPoints & worksheets. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning & worked examples Includes a large question bank & topic tests with answers for peer marking. Scheme of work Utilitarianism Social, Political, & Historical Background Act vs Rule Utilitarianism Hedonism & Utilitarianism Ideal, preference, & negative utilitarianism Strengths & Weaknesses Topic test. Natural Moral Law 7. Natural moral law: biblical & classical foundations 8. Aquinas on natural moral law 9. Doctrine of double effect 10. Proportionalism 11. Evaluation of NML 12. NML topic test Situation Ethics 13. Biblical examples & social, political, & cultural influences 14. Fletcher’s situation ethics 15. Extract 1: William Barclay 16. Topic test Review 17. Moral Theories & Religion 18. Changes in the law & social attitudes
Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Islam & Science Unit 4.5 (a)
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Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Islam & Science Unit 4.5 (a)

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A pair of lessons on (i) Ibn Sina & the Falsafa and (ii) Al-Ghazali. Covers unit 4.5(a) of Edexcel paper 4D (Islam) (i) Ibn Sina & the Falsafa Powerpoint presentation (ii) Ibn Sina & the Falsafa Powerpoint presentation Worksheet with key information and tasks Practice 12 mark exam question on exam board paper so students can see the length required. Can be done as timed assignment in class or for homework. Mark scheme/ ideas board included in the worksheet.
Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Pluralism & Multi-faith (Unit 6.1, sections c, d & e)
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Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Pluralism & Multi-faith (Unit 6.1, sections c, d & e)

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Comprehensive colour worksheet relevant for sections c, d, & e of Unit 6.1 Chronological overview of historical Islamic responses to pluralism from Muhammad to present day. Prepares students to answer a 30 mark question on Muslim responses to pluralism: “Evaluate the ways in which Islam has responded to the challenge of pluralism (30 marks)” Prepares students to answer an 8 mark question on Wahhabism Includes multimedia research task set for homework on Christian-Muslim dialogue Lesson time: 1-1.5 hours Homework time: 1-2 hours
Utilitarianism: Social, political, & historical background (Edexcel new spec)
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Utilitarianism: Social, political, & historical background (Edexcel new spec)

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Covers basic concepts, key figures, and social, political, & historical background. Lesson 1 of a 5 lesson series. Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Aquinas on Natural Moral Law (Edexcel new spec)
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Aquinas on Natural Moral Law (Edexcel new spec)

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Students discover the fundamentals of Aquinas’s theory and apply it to real world cases. Lesson 2 of a 5 lesson series. Purpose-built for the Edexcel spec. Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning, worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Situation Ethics: biblical examples & social, political, & cultural influences (Edexcel new spec)
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Situation Ethics: biblical examples & social, political, & cultural influences (Edexcel new spec)

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Students compare Fletcher’s scenarios with biblical examples of situationist reasoning, and discuss the social, political, & cultural influences on the theory. Lesson 1 of a 3 part series Fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint & worksheet. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Review of prior learning Worked examples L/Os revisited throughout the lesson Question bank for class tests. Click, print, teach!
Utilitarianism bundle (Edexcel new spec)
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Utilitarianism bundle (Edexcel new spec)

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Students discover, apply, and evaluate classical utiltarianism & later developments. Purpose-built for the new spec. Fully resourced lessons with PowerPoints & worksheets. Pedagogical approach based on Rosenshine’s principles Recap of prior learning & worked examples Supported by a large question bank & 3 topic tests with answers for peer marking. Scheme of work Social, Political, & Historical Background Act vs Rule Utilitarianism Hedonism & Utilitarianism Ideal, preference, & negative utilitarianism Strengths & Weaknesses Topic test. Click, print, teach!