Starters and Plenaries for A Level OCR Religious Studies

Dive into the key issues and debates of the 2016 specification with a huge variety of pick-up-and-teach activities.

10–15 minute activities include:
  • Mind Maps
  • Ranking Activities
  • Symbolism and Language Activities
  • Label the Diagram
  • and more!

Starters prompt discussion and independent thought. Plenaries test student understanding to consolidate and extend learning.

  • Great versatility! An ideal blend of individual and paired activities, with worksheets for each
  • Engaging and visual – tasks for every topic appeal to and motivate students with different learning styles, while extension tasks stretch more-able students!
  • All answers provided – great for AfL and speedy peer- or self-assessment

Plus! Arranged in spec order with teacher’s notes for ease of use.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7704, 7705)
I liked that they either introduced a topic to help students understand the ethical theory. Some activities would also reinforce what students had learnt. The teacher’s notes were helpful and gave good examples of what to expect from students or how to push them... I would purchase a departmental copy. – H Morton, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
“I was impressed, particularly in terms of the comprehensive nature… It followed the specification very closely… a nice variety of activities… Accessible to students… {Has] easy-to-use activities to help active learning and stimulate interest and discussion in groups… will aid understanding and stimulate assessment and evaluation… It flags up connections [to the specification] really well… clearly detailed in the aims of each activity… the activities should capture students' attention and interest.” - M Sinclair, Course Manager for Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7676, 7677)
“I am impressed by the way it follows the syllabus… [using these activities] would reinforce understanding… Allows learners to consolidate learning… will stretch their minds too: activities such 4 and 7 are challenging and will really make learners think… The activities shadow the specification very well… The essay pieces were really helpful.” - M Sinclair, Course Manager for Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and Independent Reviewer