Religious Studies: Teaching & Learning Resources

The A-Level Religious Studies is a fascinating subject for students that desire an in-depth understanding of the Religions, Philosophies and Ethics of the world.

A Level, GCSE, KS3, Legacy A Level and more…

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Religious Studies Teaching Resources can help teachers create memorable learning experiences for their students by giving them the opportunity to explore various religions and world-views. With access to these teaching tools, teachers can foster students’ curiosity as they discover more of our interconnected universe by encouraging critical thought, open discussion about religious beliefs, and fostering an atmosphere conducive to critical reflection on these matters in class. From online courses to multimedia activities, there are an abundance of Religious Studies Teaching Resources available that teachers can utilise in bringing this topic into the classroom setting.

Educourseware offers comprehensive Religious Studies Teaching Resources that are specifically crafted for teachers. Our courses span ancient religious history to contemporary spiritual practices; lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and other materials available here can also help teachers create engaging lessons that help their students to understand religion’s impact on society.

Religious Studies Teaching Resources should be easily accessible to everyone, no matter their background or experience level. Therefore, we make it simple and fast for teachers to locate all of the resources needed quickly and effortlessly – whether searching for information on specific faiths and cultures or seeking ways to introduce young students to other faiths and cultures through one of our courses – you’re sure to find what you’re searching for here!

387 resources available in the following categories:

  • A Level
    • AQA (7061/7062)
    • Edexcel (8RS0/9RS0)
    • OCR (H173/H573)
    • Eduqas (A120/B120)
    • AQA (2017 Specification)
  • GCSE
    • AQA A (8062)
    • AQA B (8063)
    • AQA Short Course (8061)
    • Edexcel A (1RA0)
    • Edexcel A (short Course (3RA0)
    • Edexcel B (1RB0)
    • Edexcel B (Short Course (3RB0)
    • OCR (J625)
    • OCR Short Course (J125)
    • Eduqas (C120P)
    • Eduqas Short Course (C125P)
    • WJEC Wales (3120QS)
  • KS3
    • Religious Studies
    • Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development
  • Legacy A Level (2008)
    • Edexcel
    • OCR
    • Religious Studies
  • Legacy GCSE (2009 spec)
    • AQA B
    • OCR A
    • OCR B

During these courses, students will gain many skills that are transferable to other areas of their lives going forward. Students will study the chosen major religion such as Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Judaism, and will explore the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and how religious practices have developed within that context. Within that framework, students will discover the interpretations of the chosen religion with regards to the highly debated topics of Capital Punishment, Euthanasia, Abortion and Embryonic Research as well as many others.

Students will engage each other on the religious interpretations of Authority and Wisdom, the Self, Death & Afterlife and well as the expression of sexuality within the context of religion and the understanding of the Identity of Self. The nature of the mind, body, and soul within the framework of religion will also be discussed as well as The Existence of God and how we interact with Evil in our lives.

A-Level Religious Studies

Students will be invited to engage the subject matter with debate and discussions that will challenge their own perceived ideas of religion and will expose them to the views of others in a sharing and respectful environment. They will focus on developing their skills in evaluating and interpreting critical topics in class with essay writing.

Year 9 & 10

The first year (year 9) students will begin their journey into a GCSE accredited Religious qualification and will be fully evaluated in year 10. The curriculum will encourage students to develop the skills in organization and revising their ideas and thoughts around the subject matter and this will prepare them for the next phase in their studies.

Year 11

During the phase of the course work, students will be exposed to a wide range of Secular, Religious, Philosophical and Ethical concepts at a deeper level. Students will engage with subject matter that delves deep into the diversity and comparisons between religions from the perspective of philosophy, ethics, science, and the arts. The effects of these issues on the societies and communities will be evaluated by students based on individual, community and local & national and global impact.

GCSE Exam – 3 Papers

  • Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World (50%)

Relationships and Families, Life after Death, Good and Evil, Human Rights

  • Christian Beliefs and Practices (25%)
  • Hinduism Beliefs and Practices (25%)

Sixth Form

The Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics course invite students to debate the major aspects of contemporary Philosophy, Ethics & Theology. The course work will cover 3 major components – Study of Christianity, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Depending on the exam board students will have their choice of (EDEXCEL) 3 papers (out of 4) or 3 compulsory papers that require written essay answers. This will challenge the student’s ability to present their agreements and ideas in written format and within a time limit.

  • What are Religious Studies Teaching Resources?

    Religious Studies teaching resources span an expansive selection of subjects for A-Level studies, GCSE studies and Key Stage 3 exams. These resources typically comprise comprehensive textbooks, online courses, and study materials as well as multimedia features like videos or audio clips that facilitate visual learning; more engaging learning experiences may even come equipped with animations!

    Revision materials in Religious Studies generally focus on understanding key concepts: these can range from basic foundational knowledge of various religions to in-depth studies about specific topics within those religions. This type of material typically also provides questions designed to assess students' progress throughout a topic being studied - both formative assessment (used as an aid to instruction) and summative testing. Exam preparation typically entails familiarising students with past papers/mark schemes, answering parallel testing questions (e.g. attempts at difficult examinee questions), attending practice sessions prior to exams or simply reading up on relevant religious topics that could possibly appear on tests themselves - all via educational books/tools used within classrooms by teachers that cater towards age groups & qualification levels suitable for their learners needs in schools.

    Specific activities also exist which enable pupils aged 14-16 to participate in Key Stage 4/5 Religious Education classes through film and TV show references, connecting themes and concepts discussed in class in an engaging, hands-on way. With room for creativity, these innovative Religious Education approaches help to ensure every child finds his or her own path toward understanding and engaging with its subject matter.