Course Companion for AQA Component 1B: Ethics (A Level Year 1/AS)

Course Companion for AQA Component 1B: Ethics (A Level Year 1/AS)

Simplify your planning, cover all spec points, and prepare your class for the AS or A Level exam with these definitive companions to the new AQA Religious Studies specification.

Comprehensive and student-friendly notes for every topic in varied, easy-to-digest formats.

  • Follows the spec order exactly in manageable sections – simple to slot into your scheme of work
  • Special focus on analytical skills, including strengths and weaknesses of debates, to hit AO2 marks
  • Key terms defined throughout to familiarise religious and philosophical terminology

Plenty of opportunities for consolidation and engagement throughout – ensure students use their new knowledge.

  • Including starter activities, active learning tasks, discussion questions, research activities, exam-prep exercises, quizzes with answers, and more!

‘Excellent resource. There is just the right amount of detail to not be too overwhelming for the students. It follows the specification. Some good activities. Theories are explained well… It is well-written and covers all the necessary content. I liked the section on non-human life and death particularly because it is up-to-date and provide a clear overview… and there is some stretch and challenge.’ – K Parham, A Level Lecturer & Independent Reviewer

“I thought the resource provided concise information… It was easy to read and… tracks the specification closely and includes everything that is outlined in the syllabus. It even addresses ideas that are not necessarily explicit within the syllabus, but it would be necessary to teach for students to get good grades.” – A Parker, Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

‘An extremely focused resource that covers all the key material and has some great ideas for teachers for activities they can get their students to do in class or for homework… provides a framework for teachers to plan lessons and for students to plan their revision… This resource offers students a systematic description of all the key thinkers and ideas without overly simplifying the material needed to gain a high grade in the subject… I liked that is was clearly broken up into relevant sections and all the information has been laid out in a logical order. I really liked the table in the issues of non-human life and death that looks at how the various theories approach each of the different issues… Another great resource from ZigZag.’ – R Jowett, RS Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Edexcel AS / A Level Religious Studies Keyword Activities

Edexcel AS / A Level Religious Studies Keyword Activities

These stimulating activity packs ensure students get to grips with essential religious and philosophical terminology for the 2016 RS specifications.

Every key term from the spec is defined and taught through a series of engaging activities and memory games including: Match-up, Table Fill, Crosswords (plus interactive versions), Dominoes and Flash Cards. Also includes a topic-by-topic glossary with both blank and completed versions – great for revision!

Topics covered
Year 1:
1.1 Environmental Issues
1.2 Equality
2.1 Utilitarianism
2.2 Situation Ethics
2.3 Natural Moral Law
3.1 War and Peace
3.2 Sexual Ethics
Year 2:
4.1 Meta-Ethics
4.2 Religion and Morality
5.1 Deontology & Virtue Ethics
6.1 Medical Ethics

Activities are provided on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed through a custom interface. All activities are available in PDF format for easy printing, too.

  • Varied and appealing activities build confidence and familiarity with new terms
  • Student-friendly definitions make complex terms accessible to all
  • Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking – an invaluable revision tool!

Specification content is broken down into manageable topics in spec order, so you can fit the activities into any lesson.

Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE AQA A Topic on a Page – Component 2: Theme A: Relationships and Families

GCSE AQA A Topic on a Page - Component 2: Theme A: Relationships and Families

Available for Component 2 (Full Course)

Unique and highly visual learning and revision resources ensure students know the themes inside out.

All spec points covered!

  • key concepts defined
  • scriptural quotations
  • contrasting views

For each Theme:

  • 2 summary A3s
  • 8–11 A3 worksheets
  • 8–11 subtopic A4s

Flexible format – easy to fit into your lessons:

  1. For each subtopic:
    1. A3 activity worksheets with varied tasks and space for notes – test knowledge and aid memory
    2. Completed A4 summary – check answers and review content
  2. All subtopics combined on two comprehensive A3 posters per theme – bring it all together in an easy-to-digest summary

Use activity worksheets while teaching the course or to recap subtopics, and summary sheets for end-of-theme revision, classroom display, and more! Great for visual learners, and accessible for all abilities.

Contrasts Christianity with Islam and other relevant viewpoints.

These resources are fantastic… Will really help pupils connect key concepts, teachings and linking to debates… High quality revision tool, fantastic classroom wall display.
A Jones, Head of RS & Independent Reviewer

Choose any 4 themes and pay just £79 – saving £17!

Theme A: Relationships and families

Theme B: Religion and life

Theme C: The existence of God and revelation

Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict

Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment

Theme F: Religion, human rights & social justice

Theme G: St Mark’s Gospel – the life of Jesus

Theme H: St Mark’s Gospel as a source of religious, moral & spiritual truths

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Also available for Component 1: Study of Religion and Short Course 

 

“Good, lots of information with all the main points covered in an appropriate amount of detail… The information was clear and concise… I liked the use of appropriate scriptural references and exclamation marks denoting particularly important points… simplifies some complex issues.” – H Kunda, RE Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £24 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE AQA A RS Course Companions: Study of Religion

GCSE AQA A RS Course Companions: Study of Religion

Component 1: The Study of Religion – Beliefs, Teachings and Practices and Short Course Section A

Engage your class with religious studies and stay focused on exam requirements. Covers all spec points and their significance from different perspectives.

  • Detailed, accessible notes for every part of the spec
    • Manageable sections, varied formats and integrated activities keep students engaged
  • Trains students in exam skills with original AQA-style questions for each subtopic
    • From short-answer ‘Quick Questions’ to extended ‘Now Try This’ tasks
    • PLUS mark schemes make grading simple!
  • Need-to-know key terms concisely defined
  • Concise, bullet-point topic summaries – great for revision

Matches the specification order exactly, so it’s easy to integrate into your lessons. The perfect complement to your scheme of work!

Also available for Component 2: Thematic Studies

“An absolutely fantastic resource – exactly what is needed for a thorough yet concise overview. It really goes into the course in depth… The students get lots of information in an easily digestible format. It is laid out in a way that is easy to understand. The practice material is relevant to the actual assessment – not only does it check understanding of the page but offers valuable exam practice. Great resource!” – H Kunda, RS Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £29/£59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE OCR Topic on a Page: Component 01: Christianity

GCSE OCR Topic on a Page: Component 01: Christianity

Unique and highly visual learning and revision resources ensure students know the specification inside out.

All spec points covered!

  • key concepts defined
  • scriptural quotations
  • common and divergent views

Flexible format – easy to fit into your lessons:

  1. For each subtopic:
    1. A3 activity worksheets with varied tasks and space for notes – test knowledge and aid memory
    2. Completed A4 summary – check answers and review content
  2. All subtopics combined on six comprehensive A3 posters – bring it all together in an easy-to-digest summary

Use activity worksheets while teaching the course or to recap subtopics, and summary sheets for end-of-topic revision, classroom display, and more! Great for visual learners, and accessible for all abilities.

Fantastic… Will really help pupils connect key concepts, teachings and linking to debates… High quality revision tool, fantastic classroom wall display.
A Jones, Head of RS & Independent Reviewer

Also available for the Short Course


‘I really liked this resource. I think it would prove very useful with my Year 11 group when revising and recapping on work we have learned in class in more detail. I think that it is well presented and extremely clear with some nice accessible tasks… it makes the huge amount of facts that a GCSE student has to learn for this specification somehow look more manageable… I would use this resource as a revision tool for use after I had taught the topic in class… Learners will be able to test themselves with the short answer questions. It would also be beneficial for a non-specialist or someone who has very limited time in which to teach the whole course because of timetabling restraints.’ – A Parker, Subject Leader in RS & Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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AS and A Level Edexcel Religious Studies Course Companions

AS and A Level Edexcel Religious Studies Course Companions

Simplify your planning, cover all spec points, and prepare your class for the AS or A Level exam with these definitive companions to the new Edexcel Religious Studies specification.

Comprehensive and student-friendly notes for every topic in varied, easy-to-digest formats.

  • Follows the spec order exactly in manageable sections – simple to slot into your scheme of work
  • Special focus on analytical skills, including strengths and weaknesses of debates, to hit AO2 marks
  • Key terms defined throughout to familiarise religious and philosophical terminology

Plenty of opportunities for consolidation and engagement throughout – ensure students use their new knowledge.

  • Including starter activities, active learning tasks, discussion questions, research activities, exam-prep exercises, quizzes with answers, and more!
  • With anthology references for A Level students

‘The treatment of the various theories and ideas was clear and concise. There is the right balance of detail and it is easy to read, which will keep students engaged. I particularly like the thought points and case studies, for example Just War Theory applied to the UK involvement in the Iraq War. There are also significant opportunities for stretch and challenge and links to exam prep, with the distinction between AO1 and AO2. The section on ethical language is great considering this is a notoriously difficult area to explain and the resource does this really well. Easy to read and student friendly. It matches the specification clearly, with weight given to each philosopher and how various theories developed.’ – R Jowett, Philosophy and RS Teacher, Independent Reviewer

Price is £69/£79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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AS and A Level AQA Religious Studies Course Companions

AS and A Level AQA Religious Studies Course Companions

Component 1A Philosophy of Religion now available

Simplify your planning, cover all spec points, and prepare your class for the AS or A Level exam with these definitive companions to the new AQA Religious Studies specification.

Comprehensive and student-friendly notes for every topic in varied, easy-to-digest formats.

  • Follows the spec order exactly in manageable sections – simple to slot into your scheme of work
  • Special focus on analytical skills, including strengths and weaknesses of debates, to hit AO2 marks
  • Key terms defined throughout to familiarise religious and philosophical terminology

Plenty of opportunities for consolidation and engagement throughout – ensure students use their new knowledge.

  • Including starter activities, active learning tasks, discussion questions, research activities, exam-prep exercises, quizzes with answers, and more!

‘A really useful resource for students and will work especially well for revision purposes. All the key information is presented in a clear format and contains handy activities to get students thinking about the arguments… The quick quizzes and discussion points in this are great, as are some of the activities listed for students, which will help teachers to come up with ideas for independent work… I think it matches the specification perfectly as all the key arguments and objections are accounted for.’ – R Jowett, Philosophy Teacher, Private Tutor & Independent Reviewer

‘It was really clear, simple and enjoyable to look at… Information provided is concise and to the point and… it is extremely close to the syllabus in terms of information needed on the arguments, criticisms of them, strengths and weaknesses and their impact.’ – A Parker, Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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