GCSE AQA A RS Course Companions: Study of Religion

Component 1: The Study of Religions – Beliefs, Teachings and Practices

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

It contains everything needed for the course including knowledge based questions in the exam style format. Thank you for another excellent resource!

J Bainbridge, HoD & Customer
  • 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!

    Great for staff subject knowledge development and for stretching higher ability students

    L Cambell, HoD & Customer
  • 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 and Short Course section A

What do teachers say about this resource? (11089)

I really like this resource. It is well written and comprehensive in its scope. It definitely represents a very useful addition to the RE/Judaism teacher’s list of resources. As stated in the ‘teacher’s introduction’ at the beginning, I can see its uses being multi-faceted. I can definitely see my pupils benefitting from this resource, either as a (cheaper) alternative to a text book in its own right, or to use in part to reinforce key concepts, or for revision purposes. I think this is especially true of the summary sections and the question and answer parts, including the mark scheme. I always find this kind of resource quite reassuring as a teacher insofar, in this case, as it ensures content coverage of the entire Judaism part of the specification. I think this resource, like all good exam preparation resources, works on 2 levels: First for the teacher, it provides an invaluable level of reassurance about content coverage as already stated in response to question 1. For pupils, it ensures the content of the specification is covered, but in an innovative and interesting way, going much deeper, I feel, than many similar text book resources.

C Pountain, Head of RE - St. Christopher's C. E. High School, Accrington. & Peer Reviewer

This resource is very clear, student friendly, and complementary to the GCSE Judaism specification. I liked how there was extended vocabulary to support students, very clearly explained and has a good amount of knowledge to support students. This resource is accessible to a range of students from lower ability and offers the stretch and challenge which is needed for some of our most able.

M Hives, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7293, 7365)

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 & Peer Reviewer

Brilliantly presented and extremely useful - I used it every lesson. It covers everything on the syllabus and is good for breadth and depth. This will replace a textbook or online searching. It has activities and practice questions. It also has activities that are more exam style.

S Campbell-Colquhoun, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Excellent. Great for staff subject knowledge development and for stretching higher ability students. Perfectly matched to new specification. Definitely buy – great for class and revision notes

L Cambell, HoD & Customer

Excellent resource. The format and layout is excellent and aids in the understanding of the students

J Simpson, RS Teacher & Customer

Extremely informative and interesting... I actually think that this may be better than the OUP textbook we currently have... I really like that the answers are provided for the questions, this is something the textbooks lack

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Very useful – it has saved me loads of time and has excellent detail. I intend to used it both in lessons and as a revision guide for pupils. It contains everything needed for the course including knowledge based questions in the exam style format. Thank you for another excellent resource!

J Bainbridge, HoD & Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7294, 7753)

An incredibly valuable and detailed resource, so useful when it comes to the teaching of this really rather difficult course. So many scriptural references that are really difficult to find for Buddhism. Far better than any textbook or document from the exam board

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7739, 7754)

An excellent resource with very clear and concise information

J Simpson, RS Teacher & Customer

The resource is a very useful one for enhancing learning. It could be used as a whole class teaching tool or for an individual to learn independently... I think this is an excellent resource... I would purchase this and use it in my teaching

J Hopwood, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Excellent resource. It really helped with developing subject knowledge for staff and students. It was produced with the AQA exam in mind

L Campbell, HoD & Customer

Mirrors the specification well and good range of engaging activities… Comprehensive resource for revision, promotes active learning through the range of activities and exam questions. Resource can be used in lessons, tasks set for homework and revision… I like that key words are highlighted throughout [drawing] pupil’s attention to their importance and use… Mark schemes for possible responses are thorough [which] will be invaluable to teachers teaching this new specification

S Hussain, HoD & Peer Reviewer