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Current Head of Philosophy and Religious studies at a leading independent school. Prior to teaching I studied Theology at Cambridge university and completed a PhD on the relationship between the Christian Imagination and Literary Nonsense. This has recently been published as a book entitled: A Theology of Nonsense

Current Head of Philosophy and Religious studies at a leading independent school. Prior to teaching I studied Theology at Cambridge university and completed a PhD on the relationship between the Christian Imagination and Literary Nonsense. This has recently been published as a book entitled: A Theology of Nonsense
Religious Language: Verificationism and Falsificationism, workpack, answer booklet and ppt
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Religious Language: Verificationism and Falsificationism, workpack, answer booklet and ppt

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A complete 20 page workpack for introducing religious language and teaching the verification and falsification principles. Thinkers include: Ayer, Flew, Hare, Mitchell, Swinburne, Hick among others. It fits the OCR specification for A2 Ethics and philosophy. This resource includes a pupil workpack, teacher's workpack with answers, a ppt presentation and an additional information sheet on the different strands of verificationism. This interactive pack Includes prep/homework assignments, key terms, key thinkers, quotations, an essay planning sheet and essay writing advice. Professionally presented, colourful, thorough and engaging. I have had very positive feedback from pupils, parents and colleagues
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Rationalism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Rationalism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)

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A thorough and comprehensive 20 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with links to youtube and Prezzi. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of tasks, key words and quotations. professionally presented with varous images and tables. Includes topics on: Rationalism, Descartesm, deductive reasoning, Spinoza and innate ideas
Workpack on the life and teachings of Jesus including  lessons incorporating Narnia
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Workpack on the life and teachings of Jesus including lessons incorporating Narnia

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An interactive topic pack for year 7-9 looking at the life, teaching and theology of Christ. Professionally laid out with pictures, key terms and prep/homework tasks. This pack incorporates the stories and film of Narnia as a way of explaining the nature of sin, the concept of forgiveness, and Christ's death and resurrection. Other tasks involve unpacking the theology within the carol 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'. Fun, festive, creative and informative
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Empiricism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Empiricism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)

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A thorough and comprehensive 23 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with links to several useful philosophy videos with comprehension questions. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, key words and quotations. professionally presented with varous images and tables. Includes topics on: Empiricism, Locke, Kant, Hume, Berkeley, Tabula Rasa and Induction
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Conscience: Theories of Conscience (part of paper 1)
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Conscience: Theories of Conscience (part of paper 1)

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A thorough and comprehensive 16 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet. Approximately to be completed in 8 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, including links to videos, websites, slideshare, prezi and quotations. professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Includes information on the following thinkers: Aquinas, Augustine, Butler, and Freud and structured research tasks on Fromm, Piaget and Newman to assist pupils with peer teaching and group work.
Model Essays for A2 level philosophy
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Model Essays for A2 level philosophy

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A collection of typed essays by pupils all scoring between 90-100% marked by an examiner. Topics include religious language, miracles, life after death, the soul and the nature of God. Written as part of the OCR A2 course, but topics are compatible with other exam boards. 22 pages of typed work.
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Aristotle (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Aristotle (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology

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A thorough and comprehensive 23 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with links to youtube and websies. it also includes a power point. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. This booklet is all you will need to teach this module. It includes a variety of tasks, key words, quotations and a model pre-u essay. professionally presented with varous images and tables. Includes topics on: Empirical understanding of the nature of body and soul, The nature of causation – the doctrine of the four causes, The Good, The Archer, The Prime Mover
Miracles workpack, ppt and case studies pack
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Miracles workpack, ppt and case studies pack

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An 18 page workpack, a ppt and a miracles case study booklet to teach the module on miracles as part of the OCR A2 course. The pack includes various homework/prep tasks and is compatible with Taylor's text book. The packs provide space for pupil's answers and has help with structuring an essay on the topic. Key terms, key thinkers and quotations are all included. This workpack once it is completed by the pupils is all they need for this topic to secure a top grade. Professionally presented with images and thought provoking quotations.
Revision checklists for OCR A2 philosophy
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Revision checklists for OCR A2 philosophy

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A very useful clearly laid out seven page checklist breaking each topic for the OCR philosophy course down into manageable chunks. It gives pupils a sense of the breadth of the course and a feeling of achievement and focus. Can be easily translated into a quiz at the end of each topic.
Workpack and answer booklet for Religious Language: myth, symbol, analogy, via negativa, lang. games
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Workpack and answer booklet for Religious Language: myth, symbol, analogy, via negativa, lang. games

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A thorough and comprehensive 24 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack also includes prep/homework tasks. It consists of a variety of activities, including links to videos, websites, prezi, extension reading, key words, quotations and essay planning sheet. professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Interactive tasks complete with teacher's answers. Includes topics on: the via negativa, symbol, myth, analogy, language games. Thinkers covered include Maimonides, Tillich, Randal, Bultmann, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein . Feedback from colleagues, pupils and parents on the workpack is always extremely positive.
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Revelation: Nature of belief (part of paper 1)
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Revelation: Nature of belief (part of paper 1)

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A thorough and comprehensive 18 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with information leaflet. Approximately to be completed in 10 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, including links to videos, websites, prezi, extension reading, key words and quotations. professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Includes topics on: general and special revelation, propositional and non-propositional revelation, Barthian neo-orthodoxy and the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. Feedback from colleagues, pupils and parents on the workpack is always extremely positive.
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Plato (part of paper 1 introduction to philosophy & theology
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Plato (part of paper 1 introduction to philosophy & theology

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A thorough and comprehensive 28 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with links to youtube and prezzi. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. This booklet is all you will need to teach this module. It includes a variety of tasks from card sorts to group discussions. Includes topics on: The theory of forms, analogies of the sun, the divided line and the cave, the relationship between body and soul, the charioteer and the good
Revision quotations for OCR A2 philosophy
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Revision quotations for OCR A2 philosophy

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An indispensable set of quotations (40 in total) separated into individual topics. Each quotation identifies the specific way in which the quotation relates to the topic. They have been selected because they are succinct and central. Absolutely vital preparation for the exam and this crib sheet saves a lot of time. Year after year grateful pupils print these out and use them as a revision aid.
Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Fideism: Nature of belief  (part of paper 1)
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Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Fideism: Nature of belief (part of paper 1)

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A thorough and comprehensive 21 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with information leaflet. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, including links to videos and websites, key words and quotations. professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Includes topics on: Strong rationalism, verificationism, falsificaitonism, Ayer, Flew, Clifford, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, William James and R. M. Hare. Feedback from colleagues, pupils and parents on the workpack is always extremely positive.
AS philosophy model essays
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AS philosophy model essays

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A collection of typed essays by pupils all scoring between 90-100% marked by an examiner. Topics include Aristotle, the ontological argument, Freud and the Moral argument, religion and science. Written as part of the OCR AS course, but topics are compatible with other exam boards.
Workpack and Answer booklet for ethics (part of paper 1 pre-U philosophy and theology)
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Workpack and Answer booklet for ethics (part of paper 1 pre-U philosophy and theology)

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A thorough and comprehensive 20 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet. Approximately to be completed in 10 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, including links to videos, key words, quotations, research tasks. Professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Includes topics on: the Euthyphro Dilemma, Divine Command Theory, Moral Absolutism, Moral Relativism, Objectivism, Conventionalism, Subjectivism Moderate objectivism. Thinkers include; Plato, C. S. Lewis, Louis Pojman, Christopher and Peter Hitchens, William Lane Craig and J. L. Mackie. Feedback from colleagues, pupils and parents on the workpack is always extremely positive.
Crime and Punishment workpack and video links
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Crime and Punishment workpack and video links

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A comprehensive and interactive workpack for teaching a GCSE level module on crime and punishment. There is a sheet provide with links to 6 different videos including case studies and news reports. This pack contains both Christian annd Muslim views and has various key terms and quotations throughout. It is professionally presented with provocative images and interesting quotations. Once complete it is all pupils should require to secure a top grade. It comes with spaces for pupils to write and engaging prep/homework tasks
A2 essay practise
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A2 essay practise

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A four page information and interactive document helping pupils to structure A2 essays and understanding what the examiners are looking for