Course Companion for OCR Component 2: Religion and Ethics: AL Year 1/AS

Course Companion for OCR Component 2

Simplify your planning, cover all spec points, and prepare your class for the AS or A Level exam with these definitive companions to the 2016 OCR 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!

Price is £69 — 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 Practice Papers: Component 1: Christianity

GCSE AQA A Practice Papers: Component 1: Christianity

Three practice papers for each religion all written by a principal examiner!

Perfect practice for Component 1 of the new AQA A 9–1 specification!

Questions test every aspect of ‘Beliefs and Practices’ for each religion.

  • Mirrors the new exam style exactly for realistic exam preparation!
    • Great for mock exams, spot-checking progress and improving exam technique!
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes that are ‘clear and easy to follow(A Walmsley, Head of RS and Independent Reviewer) and fully referenced to the AOs.
    • Ideal for quick marking and self-assessment.
  • Provided in write-on and non-write-on formats – ready to mix and match in class or set as homework.

Price is £39 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE OCR Course Companion: Component 1: Christianity

GCSE OCR Course Companion: Component 1: Christianity

 

GCSE OCR RS Course Companions: Study of Religion

Component 1: Christianity Full Course

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 OCR-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 Short
Course Companion

 

 

“Well written, clear resource which would save staff planning [time]… Could be used in many different ways to support learning. The exam technique and support is helpful and concise… Clear and easy to use… The quick questions for each area are helpful and good to use to consolidate learning… Explanation of how to answer exam questions is clearly laid out for students to understand, well explained. Key words boxes are really helpful for staff and students. Bible quotes included and clear for students to find when revising…. Helpful to give Bible quotes included like this for staff…, so no need to look them up. I like the pause for thought sections. I’d use for extension work or maybe even an extended starter/plenary… Would enhance learning… Interprets and supports the detail from the specification and the exam format. Has clear sections for exam skills and could be used for peer/self-marking… Really helpful resource. Useful for staff [and] good for student use.”– K Barker, Head of Religious Education and Independent Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Religious Studies GCSE AQA A Learning Grids: Component 2: Themes A to F

Religious Studies GCSE AQA A Learning Grids

A brilliant new idea designed to support weaker learners.  Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions in exact specification order. Cross-referenced to the major textbooks and ZigZag Course Companions to ensure a structured reading of any of the texts.

A godsend for those students who find learning difficult and motivates the less willing. Leads to active learning,
identification of key points & the structuring of information.

  • Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information to absorb it.
  • Scaffolded AQA-style questions help develop exam technique
  • Full answers provided
  • Easy-to-set, yet valuable homework option.
  • Minimal teacher preparation/ interaction – great for cover lessons!
  • Result: revision notes – full spec coverage!

Also available for Component 1: Study of Religions & Short Course

Cross-referenced to: ZigZag Course Companions; OUP book by Fleming/Smith/Warden (ISBN 978-0-19-837033-8); Hodder book by Parry/Hayes/Butler (ISBN 978-1-4718-6685-2)

I wish I’d thought of it… A simple but very effective concept… The exam-style questions make the resource very relevant… a great revision tool! Effective for homeworks… ideal as a meaningful cover lesson… but equally could be used routinely by specialists too… content coverage is exhaustive and comprehensive… I wholeheartedly recommend it.
– C Pountain, Teacher, Head of RE, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Price is £29 each — 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 Learning Grids: Component 1: Christianity

Religious Studies GCSE AQA A Learning Grids

A brilliant new idea designed to support weaker learners. Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions in exact specification order. Cross-referenced to the major textbooks and ZigZag Course Companions to ensure a structured reading of any of the texts.

A godsend for those students who find learning difficult and motivates the less willing. Leads to active learning,
identification of key points & the structuring of information.

  • Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information to absorb it.
  • Scaffolded AQA-style questions help develop exam technique
  • Full answers provided
  • Easy-to-set, yet valuable homework option.
  • Minimal teacher preparation/ interaction – great for cover lessons!
  • Result: revision notes – full spec coverage!

Also available for Component 2: Study of Religions & Short Course

Cross-referenced to: ZigZag Course Companions; OUP book by Fleming/Smith/Warden (ISBN 978-0-19-837033-8); Hodder book by Parry/Hayes/Butler (ISBN 978-1-4718-6685-2)

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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Anthology Study Guide for Edexcel Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion (A Level)

Anthology Study Guide for Edexcel Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion (A Level)

Comprehensive guide to the new anthology texts with commentary, context and activities. Offers full clarification and analysis of the ideas and implications for religion, human experience and morality. Helps your students write a structured answer, meeting assessment requirements to achieve their best.

  • Detailed analysis pitched at just the right level for A Level students
  • Sets each text in its theological and/or philosophical context
  • Packed full of starter, exam preparation and extension tasks
  • Exam-style extract-based questions in the style of the new Edexcel exam

“A comprehensive resource that deconstructs passages from the anthology in a logical and coherent fashion. The structure of having an explanation of the key ideas, followed by analysis is useful… I particularly liked how the extended analysis of the sections, which is excellent material for more able students to be constructing their responses to A02 questions. a very useful resource to be set on our VLE and given as homework / pre-reading, particularly for the more able students.There is very little educational resources directed towards the new Edexcel anthology and the style of analysis Edexcel require, which this resource provides. In particular the analysis section gives evaluation beyond what text books for the old specification provide. It would be very attractive for teachers of the new specification.” – B Webster, Religious Studies Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Course Companion for GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies: Christianity

Course Companion for GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies: Christianity

Beliefs and Living the Christian Life (Full Course and Short Course)

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

  • Detailed, accessible notes for every part of the spec
    • Manageable sections and varied formats keep students engaged
  • Trains students in exam skills with original Edexcel-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 spec order exactly, so it’s easy to integrate into your lessons. The perfect complement to your scheme of work!

Plus!

  • ‘Did You Know?’… Supplement learning with bite-sized facts
  • ‘Pause for Thought’ … Encourage students to reflect on the issues
  • Key Quotations … Focus on scripture and sacred texts
  • Activities and ‘Taking it Further’… Get students involved with active learning

Price is £64 – £35 for short course — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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