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I am a Head of Department (RE) in a large school. I teach KS3, KS4 and KS5. I have had additional responsibilities in improving progress and attainment in RE. I teach KS4 Health & Social Care and Life Skills. I have also taught BTEC Applied Law, Psychology and PSHE. Prior to teaching my background was in forensic psychology, mental health, learning disabilities and research/quality assurance.

I am a Head of Department (RE) in a large school. I teach KS3, KS4 and KS5. I have had additional responsibilities in improving progress and attainment in RE. I teach KS4 Health & Social Care and Life Skills. I have also taught BTEC Applied Law, Psychology and PSHE. Prior to teaching my background was in forensic psychology, mental health, learning disabilities and research/quality assurance.
Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism

Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 lesson teaching students Buddhist beliefs about the wheel of life, karma and rebirth. The lesson is visually appealing and promotes high levels of interest from students. The lesson aims to teach students what the wheel of life is and why it is important for Buddhists. This lesson is student led, with the main activity planned as a presentation from students. This lesson has been taught over one lesson, but can be taught over two depending on ability, behaviour and preparation time given for the main task. Students have the opportunity to be as creative as they like. Learning is checked throughout and there are lots of opportunities for questioning.
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BTEC Health Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 Learning Aim A - Introduction

BTEC Health Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 Learning Aim A - Introduction

BTEC HSC Tech award to be delivered to Y9s. Component 1 - Learning Aim A Human lifespan development. The lesson is an introduction to the course and to the learnign aim A. The lesson focuses on the key terms, introduces the life stages and explores what is meant by development. Activities are varied and have challenging elements. Perfect to teach as is, or can be adapted to suit.
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The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)

The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)

KS3 lesson about the Muslim community (Ummah). This lesson aims to teach students what the Ummah is, its importance and how the Ummah links to commitment. The lesson includes a range of activities e.g. group work, paired work, literacy tasks and a homework task.
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KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson

KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson

KS3 Sikhism lesson about Guru Nanak. This lesson is ideal as an introduction to Sikhism lesson as part of a unit of work, or as a stand alone lesson. The lesson introduces Guru Nanak as the founder of Sikhism. Tasks teach students about key events in Guru Nanak's life and the important teachings from Guru Nanak. The lesson ends with a comparison between Guru Nanak and Jesus (using a Venn diagram), this aims to stretch higher level students. There is a homework task attached to this lesson.
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BTEC Health and Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 (A) - L2 Life stages and PIES

BTEC Health and Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 (A) - L2 Life stages and PIES

BTEC HSC Tech award to be delivered to Y9s. Component 1 - Learning Aim A Human lifespan development. The lesson is the second lesson focusing on the life stages and PIES. The lesson teaches students what the life stages are in detail focusing on the developmental processes. Also students are taught about PIES and what happens in each section in terms of development, using examples. The lesson aims to explore life stages and PIES in more depth. Activities are varied and have challenging elements. Perfect to teach as is, or can be adapted to suit. The final task involves students looking at photos of each area of PIES. I will be using some photos of my son to aid their understanding and enable application to a personal example. However, I haven’t included these photos of the PPT. I have included some generic photos as examples. There is an opportunity for you to use your own photos of search online for generic photos.
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KS3 Buddhism bundle

KS3 Buddhism bundle

A Buddhism bundle for KS3 students. Lessons are engaging and fun but also place focus on what students are learning. L1 Life of the Buddha L2 Four noble truths L3 Eightfold path L4 Wheel of life L5 Five precepts and meditation
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Religious Journeys - L3 Pilgrimage Lourdes

Religious Journeys - L3 Pilgrimage Lourdes

Lesson 3 of a KS3 religious journeys unit of work. This lesson aims to teach students about pilgrimage with a focus on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. The lessons links to the previous lessons on religious journeys. This lesson includes a variety of activities that can be designed for individual, paired and group work. If time within the lesson there is an opportunity for students to learn about pilgrimage to Israel. The lesson has opportunities for A01 and A02.The lesson ends with a game to review learning. Students have loved this element of competition. Links perfectly to GCSE topics on pilgrimage and religious expression.
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Christian beliefs about God

Christian beliefs about God

A KS3 lesson where pupils learn the Christian beliefs about God. There is a main focus on the Omni words. The lesson includes a variety of activities that are engaging. One activity involves student learning the key beliefs through actions, this can also be adapted in to a written task to promote literacy. Another activity focuses on personal beliefs about God, exploring reasons for these beliefs. This lesson is a fast paced lesson, but can also be stretched in to two lessons to for mixed ability/lower ability groups or to include more exploration of the differing beliefs. A homework task is included to continue to learning from the lesson.
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GCSE Social Learning Theory (2 lessons)

GCSE Social Learning Theory (2 lessons)

Two GCSE Psychology lessons on Social Learning Theory (however can be tweaked in to one lesson if needed). Introduces what SLT is focusing on the key definitions and the main assumptions of the theory. Links to aggression in line with the Edexcel GCSE Spec. Tasks include X Factor style presentations, brainstorming, group tasks, individual learning and tasks that apply learning. This lesson is followed by another lesson I have planned and taught on Bandura (see my resources).
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EDUQAS  Human Rights - Wealth and Poverty (NEW SPEC)

EDUQAS Human Rights - Wealth and Poverty (NEW SPEC)

NEW SPEC Eduqas wealth and poverty lesson from the topic Human Rights. The lesson aims to teach students about the differences between absolute and relative poverty, explores differing religious perspectives and offers opportunities for students to give their own options about wealth. The lesson places great focus on using religious teachings to support beliefs/views/opinions, and provides students with Bible quotes to use.
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Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism

Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 lesson teaching students about the life of the Buddha. It is perfect the start a unit of work on Buddhism or as part of a religious founders unit of work. The lesson includes a variety of activities and focuses on checking learning at various points in the lesson through in depth questioning. The first activity uses the Animated World Faiths clip (any alternative clip can be used). The final activity offers students a choice of two tasks, that can be selected based on their ability/behaviour/learning style/etc. The lesson is engaging and fun for students.
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Christianity KS3 bundle

Christianity KS3 bundle

A bundle of Christianity KS3 lessons. Perfect for a Christianity unit of work to teach students the key beliefs, teachings and practices. The order in which these lessons are taught can be adapted.
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Religious Journeys Unit KS3

Religious Journeys Unit KS3

This is a KS3 unit of work about religious journeys. The unit aims to teach students about journeys that can physically made but also journeys that are significant life events. The unit explores religious journeys from four of the world religions; Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. The final lesson is an assessment lesson using the RE levels. This unit suitable for mixed ability classes in KS3. There are a variety of lesson activities to ensure high levels of engagement and that have an element of fun.
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Eduqas (new spec) Theme 3 part A- concept of a state governed according to Islamic principles- A Lev

Eduqas (new spec) Theme 3 part A- concept of a state governed according to Islamic principles- A Lev

This is a A Level lesson from the new Eduqas spec. Its from theme 3, part A The concept of a state governed according to Islamic principles and the political and social influence of institutions as a challenge to secularisation. The lesson has a number of teacher led and student led activites. I taught this topic in about 2/3 lessons, but can be adapted to suit your class, their needs, and time constraints.
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Eduqas new spec Prejudice and Discrimination

Eduqas new spec Prejudice and Discrimination

You will need the Eduqas textbooks for this lesson. A new spec Eduqas lesson on prejudice and discrimination exploring what the key terms mean and Christian attitudes to prejudice and discrimination. A range of student and teacher led activites. The lesson can be taught as it is or adapted further.
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Christianity - The Church

Christianity - The Church

A KS3 lesson about the church as a place of worship for Christians. This lesson aims to teach students about the key features of a church and the importance of the church within Christian life. The lessons main activity is a market place activity which can be taught in a number of ways depending on the class (e.g. movement around the room, information moving table to table). The lesson is intended for mixed ability students and would fit perfectly in a Christianity or places of worship scheme of work.
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PSHE Dragons Den style lessons - pitching a new product (enterprise)

PSHE Dragons Den style lessons - pitching a new product (enterprise)

A PSHE series of lessons where students are design/creating/selling a product. These lesson has been used as a stand alone lesson to develop students presentation skills and confidence. Students are introduced to the Dragons Den team and some example pitches (good and bad). They are to then to create their own product to pitch. This will lead to them presenting the pitch. This can be adapted to suit the class and number of lessons can be changed. I taught this over 2 lessons with a mid ability group.
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Body image and the media - PSHE (Lesson observed as outstanding)

Body image and the media - PSHE (Lesson observed as outstanding)

An emotive and engaging PSHE lesson focusing on the affects the media can have on body image. This lesson has been observed as outstanding. The lesson aims to teach students how the media represents men and women, how Photoshop can be used to alter images and the impact of this. The lesson engages students in all aspects and encourages them to consider their opinions. I have taught this lesson with high ability, lower ability and mixed ability - it works perfectly with all students because it explore opinions and feelings in a sensitive and mature manner. Includes some videos and activities from the Dove Campaign and BBC Learning Zone (all links are included in the powerpoint).
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Judaism - Synagogue lesson

Judaism - Synagogue lesson

This lesson aims to teach students about the importance of the Synagogue, how it is used and key features. The main part of the lesson is using a True Tube Holy Cribs clip and answering the included questions. Mini activities include discussion and information sharing. An informative and fun lesson for mixed/lower ability students.
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