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Assistant Headteacher with over 20 years teaching experience. Time to share my lesson resources and assemblies. Teach A level Religious Studies (Philosophy, Ethics and Buddhism) and A level Sociology. Have been examiner for AQA GCSE Religious Studies and produced online Ethics resources for Nelson Thornes.

Assistant Headteacher with over 20 years teaching experience. Time to share my lesson resources and assemblies. Teach A level Religious Studies (Philosophy, Ethics and Buddhism) and A level Sociology. Have been examiner for AQA GCSE Religious Studies and produced online Ethics resources for Nelson Thornes.
Is lying always wrong?
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Is lying always wrong?

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A web-based activity (webquest) that can be used for GCSE or A level students on the ethics of lying. The activity sets up a scenario in which the students have to take on the role of a researcher for a Sunday morning TV programme. The integrity and quality of the programme (and the research) is therefore important. Some links to websites are provided as a starting point.
Mahayana Buddhism
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Mahayana Buddhism

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Overview of Mahayana Buddhism used in A level Buddhism lesson combining all notes in one place. Includes a paired work activity.
Pure Land Buddhism
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Pure Land Buddhism

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Overview of Pure Land Buddhism used in A level lessons. Brings together all notes in one place. Includes question sheet for notes.
The Three Marks of Existence in Buddhism
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The Three Marks of Existence in Buddhism

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Overview of the concepts of anicca, anatta and dukkha. Draws all notes in one place, with different approaches to the concepts to help students make sense of them. Very good as introduction to Buddhist teaching and Buddhist philosophy.
How attractive is Kant's moral theory?
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How attractive is Kant's moral theory?

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An evaluation of Kant’s moral theory for A Level students. Objectives: • to recognise the concepts of ATTRACTIVENESS and PRACTICALITY • to identify why people might choose to adopt an ethical theory Key question: What makes Kant’s deontological approach attractive? CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE DUTY GOOD WILL FREE WILL LYING
Bodhisattva Doctrine
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Bodhisattva Doctrine

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Overview of the Bodhisattva Doctrine as part of Edexcel A level Philosophy, Ethics and Belief course. Brings all notes into one place.
Nirvana, Samsara and Karma
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Nirvana, Samsara and Karma

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Powerpoint resources used in A Level Buddhism lessons that combines all notes in one place. Includes two question sheets on King Milinda
Four Noble Truths
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Four Noble Truths

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Oveview of the Four Noble Truths used in A level Buddhism lessons. Starting point for note-taking and opportunity for reflection.
Early Life of the Buddha
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Early Life of the Buddha

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Overview of the events leading up to the Buddha’s renunciation: Pre-existence of the Buddha Birth of Gautama Upbringing Four Sights Renunciation Combination of notes all in one powerpoint presentation with opportunity for reflection. Includes notes on the birth of the Buddha from Cush, Harvey and Gethin.
Mahayana Scriptures
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Mahayana Scriptures

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An overview of Mahayana Scriptures in powerpoint used in A level Buddhism lessons that draws all notes into one place.
Theories of religion
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Theories of religion

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Set of worksheets and activities as introduction to AQA A level Sociology - Beliefs in Society - Theories of Religion
Hinduism series of lessons
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Hinduism series of lessons

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Designed for Key Stage 3. A series of 7 powerpoint presentations that lead students through an understanding of the basic principles of Hinduism. Lesson 1 - Introduction to God in Hinduism Lesson 2 - Hindu Deities Lesson 3 - If Brahman had a Facebook page Lesson 4 - Exploring Hindu concepts Lesson 5 - Hindu view of Human Nature Lesson 6 & 7 - Understanding the Self in Hinduism
Deontology revision poster
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Deontology revision poster

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A summary of Kant and Deontology for the Ethics section of A Level Religious Studies. The poster focuses on the content of the ethical theories, so can be applied to any exam specification.
Natural Moral Law revision poster
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Natural Moral Law revision poster

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This is a revision poster on Natural Moral Law for the Ethics section of A Level Religious Studies. It focuses on the content of the ethical theory, so it can be applied to any exam specification.
Virtue Ethics revision poster
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Virtue Ethics revision poster

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This poster on Virtue Ethics was part of revision for the Ethics paper in A Level Religious Studies. It focuses on the content of the ethical theory, so it can be applied to any exam specification.