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.

  • With anthology references for A Level students
  • 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!
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9368)
"This is a very comprehensive resource that contains all the content necessary to achieve the highest mark in the course. It is well structured around the specification, with a wide collection of different scholars – essentially a text book that is directed towards the Edexcel specification. It is thorough, accurate and comprehensive. This is valuable both as a revision resource and to use for pre-reading as well as in class activities." B Webster, RS Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6671, 6672)
"Delighted with it, clear and detailed, great in the absence of an official textbook. Specific to the new specification and so detailed. The level of detail is great for high ability candidates as it stretches and challenges. I wish I had it earlier, get it to massively cut down your preparation time." C Cotterill, HoD and Satisfied Customer
"Delighted! In the absence of a textbook this is going to be very helpful! Gives confidence, allows for preparatory reading and consolidation. Great resources to encourage independence. Spec specific and a great level of detail. Essential part of the A level toolkit, I wish I had it earlier to make planning easier!" C Cotterill, Head of Religious Studies and Satisfied Customer
"Very, very good. As I have taught this last year, it will be a great resource to augment my teaching. Very student friendly and easy to incorporate into any learning opportunity. I an enjoying using it." S Nurse, Religious Studies Teacher and Satisfied Customer
"Super. A useful introduction to Year 2 as still no text book available endorsed by the board. It augments our meagre supply of resources! The Meta Ethics section has gone down well with my students today. Can be used in conjunction with existing resources and ZigZag Key word activities. For a first time A Level teacher I have found this very useful. Buy it – saves heaps of time!" S Nurse, Religious Studies Teacher and Satisfied Customer
“Fantastic resource… really accessible for students and teachers… Easy to read, whilst still being informative… The dividing of each topic into sections… [is] very useful for learners and teachers… Provides a wealth of information for learners… References a wide range of scholars… [and] provides key information… Layout of each topic allows learners to prepare successfully for the examinations… Comprehensive… certainly an excellent starting block for all learners, giving opportunity to support all abilities and offering opportunities for students to further develop their knowledge and understanding… Completely in line with the specification… I feel that I am reading a more fully detailed spec!... Learners shall be confident in using the resource as a revision aid… I would wish to use [it] immediately with my learners… Great quality.” – V Austin, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"Very useful, clearly laid out and covering the specification. Worth getting." H Walters, Head of Religious Studies and Satisfied Customer
'The treatment of the various theories and ideas was clear and concise. There is the right balance if detail and it is easy to read, which will keep students engaged. This will be highly beneficial not only to students but also teachers who are trying to navigate new specifications and linear A-Level planning... 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. As an examiner for an exam board there never seems to be enough of a distinction between the different assessment objectives with student so any opportunity to include this is great... fantastic either as a full workbook for students to use in lessons or as guide for teachers on how to approach the material and prompt for lesson activities. The section on ethical language is great considering this is a notoriously difficult area to explain and the resource does this really well, I particularly liked the diagram of cognitive/non-cognitive theories to show students how they related to each other... The layout is clear and methodical, the balance of text, pictures and thought points meant it is easy to read and student friendly... It matches the specification clearly, with weight given to each philosopher and how various theories developed, for example Fletcher on Natural Law. It has interpreted the specification changes how I have when I have been reading it and gives teachers a starting point on what to cover and ideas for required content.' – R Jowett, Philosophy and RS Teacher, Independent Reviewer