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RS Teacher in an Outstanding comprehensive school in London. All my lessons are always conceptual, accurate in content, challenging and engaging for students. Over 70% of my students got a 6 or higher in 2018. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on resources, good or bad, I'm always looking to improve, please review!

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RS Teacher in an Outstanding comprehensive school in London. All my lessons are always conceptual, accurate in content, challenging and engaging for students. Over 70% of my students got a 6 or higher in 2018. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on resources, good or bad, I'm always looking to improve, please review!
Problem of Evil AQA A level RS
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Problem of Evil AQA A level RS

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Included: Full lesson and activities for: Process Theology Free will defense Presentations for: Irenaen/Hick Theodicy Augustinian Theodicy Problem of Evil (intro)
AQA 9-1 RS GCSE Exam Paper Analysis Religious Studies new spec (UPDATED SPAG)
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AQA 9-1 RS GCSE Exam Paper Analysis Religious Studies new spec (UPDATED SPAG)

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For AQA Religious Studies 9-1 In depth analysis of question types and answer structures with example answers. Goes through both papers, question by question of exactly what is required for each. Addresses: 4 Mark, Beliefs, Practices and Themes 5 Mark, Beliefs, Practices and Themes, 12 Mark, Beliefs, Practices and Themes (Two example answers included) Command words SPaG
Islam Beliefs GCSE AQA  - Hajj
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Islam Beliefs GCSE AQA - Hajj

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Lesson covering Hajj and it's key concepts - A great way of teaching it is to actually simulate the phases of Hajj in the classroom, it's a bit chaotic but good fun and hopefully they bump into each other - you can draw a really good point out of that.
AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L3 Creation
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L3 Creation

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This lesson covers the contrasting beliefs in Christianity surrounding creation. It looks at the narrative of the story, before moving on to look at the interpretations - Non-literal, partly-literal and literal. There are a number of engaging activities in the lesson. Differentiation is primarily by outcome. Also included is my excellent 12 mark question plan
A level Religious Studies - Christian concepts - The Trinity: the Filioque Controversy
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A level Religious Studies - Christian concepts - The Trinity: the Filioque Controversy

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This the 2nd lesson on the Trinity. It starts with a reminder on the heresies around the Trinity (can be used as starter). It then details how the Filioque controversy came about and goes into bit of detail on the Great Schism of 1054 (please do make it clear that the Church was slowly drifting a part due to the fall of the Roman empire.) I’ve made an attempt to explain what ‘proceeds’ from the Father and the Son mean and how this idea fits into Easter and Western Theology.
AQA A level RS Secularisation bundle
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AQA A level RS Secularisation bundle

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(Picture for attention, it provokes some great responses in class!) 4 Lessons covering various topics from AQA A level Religious Studies unit on secularisation. I didn’t find it the most interesting of all the topics to teach so hopefully this allows you to get through it quickly and efficiently! Topics include: Militant Atheism Develops in Christian thought (wealth and poverty) New forms of Expression: Fresh Expressions New forms of Expression: House Church Movement Liberation Theology
AQA RS RE 12 Mark question plan/ proforma
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AQA RS RE 12 Mark question plan/ proforma

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This is what I've started using with my exam classes. We're using FFAACE for the structure of the answer For For (religious) Against Against (religious) Conclude & Evaluate The idea is that at least two arguments should be religious rather than just sociological or other. We are using PEEEL for each paragraph Point Evidence Explanation Evaluation Link (to question) If all students follow this pattern then it should make it easier for them and bring their grade up as they will inevitably meet the criteria for the higher levels. thanks for looking!
Arguments worksheet. Critical thinking, discussion and argument activity. Essay planning
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Arguments worksheet. Critical thinking, discussion and argument activity. Essay planning

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This worksheet was designed for the RE classroom as a way of helping students to develop their critical thinking and discussion skills (necessary for higher marks). It's quite simple but works really well and highly adaptable. Each finger can be used as a different point. The students then write inside the hands (something they find strangely enjoyable). This helps them see and remember what they have written and what they can then add. It helps them to plan answers as well as generate ideas for discussion. Each hand is for/against. Thanks!
Paranormal Investigations RE Themed lessons X files
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Paranormal Investigations RE Themed lessons X files

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This is a really fun couple of lessons, aimed at KS3 Y8-9. They take the role of investigators, looking into detailed 'case files' which include eye-witness testimonies, scientific reports and images. There are also videos contained within the power point. Topics include reincarnation, NDE, Mediums/Ghosts. I would recommend turning out the lights, have some lamps or fairy lights (at least initially) and play the X files music while the students come in. They get really excited and enjoy it. I'd also recommend photocopying onto sugar paper to add to the effect, printing each activity on different colour helps too.
Introduction to Judaism
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Introduction to Judaism

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A brief introduction to the main concepts of Judaism, used engaging videos. Themes introduced include covenant and Law. It explores the idea of the Judaism both as a religion and as 'Jewishness' - ethnic Judaism. That of a people belonging to God, agreeing to keep God's holy commands.
Natural Moral Law Aquinas Year 12 -13 A Level
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Natural Moral Law Aquinas Year 12 -13 A Level

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A level lesson on Aquinas' Natural Moral Law, originally used as a revision lesson but easily works for a standard lesson, probably enough content to run over 2-3 hours of teaching on. Based on the new AQA A level but caters well enough for previous exam boards specs. Content covers key elements such as: Background/history Key features (absolutist/deontological) Theory - Telos, Eudaimonia 4 Laws Precepts Interior/exterior acts Double effect. PLEASE REVIEW :)
AQA GCSE RS Theme A: Relationships and Families Keywords Revision Card Game (New Spec)
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AQA GCSE RS Theme A: Relationships and Families Keywords Revision Card Game (New Spec)

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This is a game I've created for my year 11's. They've been struggling with keywords so this is a fun activity that can be played multiple times with them. There are differing levels of rules so can allow for differentiation as well. The cards have been created so that you can print them double sided and the tiles will match up (or print and photocopy 1sided - 2 sided and it should work) I recommend laminating and printing each set of different colour paper. There are about 27 words in total. The rules in short are, Spread the cards out across your table with the keyword facing up Each player takes it in turn to select a card and guess the definition of the word. If the player guesses correctly with the reverse of the card they keep the card and add it to their pile. If they are incorrect the leave the card to the table and put back 3 cards from their hand. Winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game. Also available as bundles with Islam, Christianity and Themes Please review! Thanks
Critical Religious Education introduction parts 1 & part 2 + investigations (Bundle)
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Critical Religious Education introduction parts 1 & part 2 + investigations (Bundle)

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Built on the work and ideas of the team at King's College London, this is the second part to a unit introducing students to the pedagogy of CRE. It guides students to think critically about religions and worldviews, not critically of them. I've used it with 7, 8 and 9 and students have enjoyed the discussion and the abstract reasoning in each lesson. Also included is an alternative (and very fun) project, themed on X files - Students critically investigate evidence for the paranormal.