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I am first and foremost a classroom teacher specialising in Religious Studies, Moral Ethics and Philosophy. However I also work as an assistant head teacher with responsibility for whole school teaching and learning. Although most of my time is spent on management and systems it’s important that I don’t forget that quality lessons are the best possible way to ensure students make the progress they deserve. I hope you enjoy my resources and that they save you some time.

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I am first and foremost a classroom teacher specialising in Religious Studies, Moral Ethics and Philosophy. However I also work as an assistant head teacher with responsibility for whole school teaching and learning. Although most of my time is spent on management and systems it’s important that I don’t forget that quality lessons are the best possible way to ensure students make the progress they deserve. I hope you enjoy my resources and that they save you some time.
Liturgical Worship (The Catholic Mass) - Lesson 2 and 3
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Liturgical Worship (The Catholic Mass) - Lesson 2 and 3

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This lesson follows the Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification on ‘practices’ and covers liturgical worship. There are two lessons included in this package to help students develop their exam writing skills in this topic area. Model answers are provided. You will find a PowerPoint and worksheet. Lesson objectives: To be able to recall the key features of Catholic worship To explain the meaning of liturgical worship To consider the divergent Christian attitudes to liturgical worship
Utilitarianism Revision Map
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Utilitarianism Revision Map

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This resource covers Utilitarianism including: - The principle of utility, hedonic calculus, Act and Rule Utilitarianism - Bentham, Mill and Singer - Strengths and Weaknesses I would recommend this revision map to be printed and enlarged to A3 paper for maximum benefit.
Interpretation of the Bible: Lesson 2 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority
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Interpretation of the Bible: Lesson 2 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority

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Sources of Wisdom and Authority...includes full 'Interpretation of the Bible' lesson with worksheet to assist. (Also includes a model answer for a GCSE C question) Learning outcomes: Explain the Catholic interpretation of the Bible and the meaning of inspiration. Explain the literal Word of God and the revealed Word of God as a source of guidance and teaching. Consider the implications for Catholics today. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. Could be used with other other GCSE specifications.
Natural Law Revision Map
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Natural Law Revision Map

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This resource covers Natural Moral Law including: - The origins of Natural Law - Aquinas’ theory of Natural Moral Law - The Doctrine of Double Effect - The strengths and weaknesses of Natural Law I would recommend this revision map to be printed and enlarged to A3 paper for maximum benefit.
The Bible: Lesson 1 -  Sources of Wisdom and Authority
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The Bible: Lesson 1 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority

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Sources of Wisdom and Authority...Includes full 'Bible' lesson with worksheets to assist. Learning outcomes: Explain the origin structure and forms of the Bible. Explain the writings of the Bible, including the Old and New Testament. Consider the divergent content of the Bible, including the Council of Trent. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. Could be used with other other GCSE specifications.
Divorce and Remarriage
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Divorce and Remarriage

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Divorce and Remarriage: Includes printouts within the presentation with key information. Learning outcomes: I can outline the Catholic teachings on Divorce. I can explain the different Christian, Humanist and Atheist attitudes to divorce and remarriage. I can evaluate the different attitudes to divorce and remarriage. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. Could be used with other GCSE specifications.
Judaism - The nature of the Almighty
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Judaism - The nature of the Almighty

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Fits into Sources of Beliefs and Teachings in Judaism...includes full ‘Judaism - The nature of the Almighty' lesson with worksheets to assist (worksheets can also be found in the PowerPoint itself). This is a ‘flipped’ classroom approach to learning. Students will need to complete pre-reading before this lesson. Pre-reading can be found in the worksheet ‘Almighty God – characteristics’. Learning objective: To explore how the characteristics of the Almighty are shown in Torah (Jewish Holy Book). Learning outcomes: Explain the idea of God as the creator and almighty. Apply the characteristics of God that are shown in the Torah to an exam question. Compare and contrast the Jewish and Christian beliefs about God as ‘one’ and as the ‘trinity’. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. However it could be used with other GCSE specifications.
The Seven Sacraments Lesson 1 - The Sacramental nature of reality
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The Seven Sacraments Lesson 1 - The Sacramental nature of reality

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This lesson follows the Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification on ‘practices’ and covers the seven sacraments (the sacramental nature of reality). You will find a PowerPoint and worksheet. Objectives of the lesson: To be able to recall the seven sacraments. To explain why the sacraments are important. To consider the reasons why protestant churches have ‘scrapped’ some sacraments.
The Second Vatican Council: Lesson 4 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority
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The Second Vatican Council: Lesson 4 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority

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Sources of Wisdom and Authority...includes full 'The Second Vatican Council' lesson with worksheets to assist. Learning outcomes: Explain the nature, history and importance of the council. Explain the importance of the four key documents for the Church. Consider how the Second Vatican Council changed the life of Catholics. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. Could be used with other GCSE specifications.
Kant Revision Map
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Kant Revision Map

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This resource covers Kant including: - Kant understanding of pure reason, a priori knowledge and objectivity - Kant’s Copernican revolution - Practical moral reason - Moral Law, Good Will, duty and the summum bonum - Strengths and weaknesses - The theory of W.D. Ross I would recommend this revision map to be printed and enlarged to A3 paper for maximum benefit.
Lesson 1 Forms of Expression - Catholic Church Architecture/Building
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Lesson 1 Forms of Expression - Catholic Church Architecture/Building

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Fits into Sources of Forms of Expression...includes full ‘Catholic Church Architecture' lesson with worksheets to assist (worksheets can also be found in the PowerPoint itself). Learning outcomes: I can describe the meaning of the main features of the Catholic Church. I can explain the importance of main features of the Catholic Church. I can evaluate how the features of the church express the importance of redemption and help people to worship. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. However it could be used with other GCSE specifications.
Data Rich Seating Plan - Automated/Data Driven/Colour Coded/Customisable/Interactive
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Data Rich Seating Plan - Automated/Data Driven/Colour Coded/Customisable/Interactive

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Update: New GCSE 1-9 grading seating plan now available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-new-gcse-1-9-data-rich-seating-plan-automated-data-driven-colour-coded-customisable-interactive-11465776 This seating plan is an outstanding example of how seating plans can be used to show pupil progress as well as to inform the teacher of the pupils that need extra support or intervention in the class. Ofsted have said this is an excellent way of tracking progress in a visually appealing way. I would recommend this to be used in conjunction with a class personalisation plan. This seating plan only requires two things: • Your class data including key stage 2 levels, current data, target data, PP (Pupil premium or disadvantaged pupils), SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability • Excel and the ‘data rich seating plan’ In order to help you navigate the seating plan I have included a video tutorial to help you though customising the seating plan. This should save you time having to read through manual…and we all need time! This seating plan can be used with KS3 level’s and GCSE grading A*-U. (Credit: This seating plan was inspired by a colleague who ran a CPD session, on seating plans, in my school. All thanks to him for the starting point.)
Religion and Community Cohesion - Media Section
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Religion and Community Cohesion - Media Section

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A differentiated lesson for the media section of Religion and Society - Community Cohesion. Covers the Oxford rape gang and whether or not it impacts negatively on ethnic/religious groups in society. Booklets are labelled as Higher, Middle and Lower. I would recommend printing the booklets Pink, Green and Yellow. The lesson plan contains further information on how to potentially lead the lesson. Of course tweaks are always needed to suit your class. Enjoy :) Graded as an outstanding lesson.
The Church as the Body of Christ: Lesson 5 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority
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The Church as the Body of Christ: Lesson 5 - Sources of Wisdom and Authority

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Sources of Wisdom and Authority...includes full 'The Church as the Body of Christ' lesson with worksheets to assist. Learning outcomes: Explain the meaning of the Church as the Body of Christ and People of God. Explain the importance of the Church as the Body of Christ and People of God for Catholics. Consider the divergent (different) Christian attitudes. This is for use with the new AQA/Edexcel Catholic Christianity specification. Could be used with other GCSE specifications.
The Ontological Argument
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The Ontological Argument

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An introduction to the Ontological Argument from Anselm. Objectives: 1. Explain the field of Ontology. 2. Explain Anselm’s first form of the Ontological argument. 3. Explore Gaunilo’s critique on Anselm’s argument. 4. Explain Anselm’s second form of the Ontological argument.