AS and A Level AQA 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 2016 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!
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7292)
"Excellent resource. The notes were clear and the questions at the end were great for knowledge checking. More student friendly than AQA textbook. Great for [...] catching up on missed lessons and for revision - the complete package!" L Campbell, HoD and Satisfied Customer
'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
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7291)
"Excellent resource. Clear and concise, easy to read notes. Brings philosophy to life with straight forward explanations. It is easier to read for students than the AQA textbook. Can be used in class, as catch up for missed notes and for revision. An all in one! Perfect match for AQA Component 1A" L Campbell, HoD and Satisfied Customer
'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