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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.
Secularisation
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Secularisation

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Collection of lesson activities for AQA A level Sociology - Beliefs in Society - Secularisation
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.
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
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.
Introduction to the Four Noble Truths
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Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

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An introduction to the Four Noble Truths in the context of a visit to the doctor. A good way int to Buddhism for the first time, exploring the idea that Buddhism has a different approach to other religions.
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.
Sangha in Buddhism
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Sangha in Buddhism

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Lesson resources used in A level Religious Studies. Overview of the Sangha in Buddhism as part of the Three Refuges. Combines notes in one powerpoint for note-taking and discussion.
Tipitaka (Pali Canon)
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Tipitaka (Pali Canon)

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Overview of the Pali Canon used in Edexcel A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Belief in the Buddhism unit. Combines notes in one powerpoint resource. Great for note taking. Opportunities for discussion and reflection on what has been covered. Allow students to explore the three sutas separately. Includes a card sort activity on the importance of the Pali Canon as a starter activity for a possible essay question.
Doctrine of the Mean (Virtue Ethics)
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Doctrine of the Mean (Virtue Ethics)

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A starter activity for A level Philosophy & Ethics students as part of the Virtue Ethics topic to help them explore their understanding of the Golden Mean. I would usually give them the activity sheet without the options first to test their vocabulary.
A level Buddhism workbook 2 (Meditation)
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A level Buddhism workbook 2 (Meditation)

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This workbook was designed for my A level group who are studying Buddhism as part of following the Edexcel A level Religious Studies specification (Year 12). The questions included cover Meditation and areas of the specification relevant to this unit. With no textbook to use, I wrote a series of questions for each topic that would cover the requirements of the specification and provide students with notes to revise from. It also encouraged independent learning. I would ask students to complete a number of questions prior to each lesson for discussion. There are blank sheets on which I would get my students to stick exam questions from the specimen papers.
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.
Enlightenment of the Buddha
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Enlightenment of the Buddha

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Resource used in A level Buddhism lessons. Combination of all notes in one powerpoint to provide overview and opportunity for reflection,
Religious organisations - what's the question?
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Religious organisations - what's the question?

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These WTQ worksheets give students an answer and they have to write an appropriate question. Very good for revision. A good starter for revision lessons which lead to discussion on the best wording for the question to fit the answer best! Devised for AQA A level Sociology - Beliefs in Society - Religious organisations