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Resources for Philosophy, Ethics, Islam

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
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
Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Gender & Islam (Unit 6.2) Extract 4: Leyla Ahmed
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Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: Gender & Islam (Unit 6.2) Extract 4: Leyla Ahmed

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Helps prepare students for a 10, 20, or 30 mark essay on Ahmed or gender Breaks down Ahmed’s text into four key ideas Contains key quotes & key passages for the exam Contains strengths and weaknesses for A02 component Flipped lesson idea for high ability: Students read Ahmed text for homework and produce 500-1000 word summary. The worksheet is then used to clear up misunderstandings and focus discussion. Alternatively, serves as a standalone lesson for a lower ability group. Lesson time: 60 minutes
Edexcel RS A Level *new spec*  Islam 4D: (Unit 6.3a) Sharia Law, including key scholar Mona Siddiqui
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Edexcel RS A Level *new spec* Islam 4D: (Unit 6.3a) Sharia Law, including key scholar Mona Siddiqui

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Prepares students to answer 12 or 30 mark question on Sharia law. Contrasts liberal vs. orthodox interpretations of the Sharia Spotlight on Sharia law in the UK, with A02 questions for students Spotlight on key scholar Mona Siddiqui Instructions to students for notetaking Includes 12 mark question on real exam paper and indicative content (mark scheme & ideas board) Lesson time: 1h20 - 2 hours Timed 12 mark essay can be done in class or set for homework
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: 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.