GCSE AQA A Religious Studies Starters and Plenaries

Start and finish your lessons with flair with our packs of ready-to-use activities. Starters prepare and motivate your whole class, and plenaries ensure effective learning right up to the bell. The perfect complement to your scheme of work!

All the resources you need:
  1. Visually appealing, write-on student worksheets for every activity to keep everyone on-task – and full answers for easy marking
  2. Handy cross-reference grid with teacher’s notes, spec references, timings and resources required
  3. Extension tasks to stretch more-able students and fast finishers, and revision-focused exercises to connect back to the exam
Activities fit seamlessly into your lessons – flexible in every way!
  1. Tasks for every topic, specifically focused on the new specifications
  2. Wide range of formats for all types of learner, from quizzes and mind maps to cut-and-stick tasks and educational games
  3. Mix it up with individual, group and whole-class participation
  4. An activity to suit any lesson – ranging from 5 to 15 minutes

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8183, 8186)
Overall very good quality, there are some very useful activities here and it would save a teacher quite a considerable amount of time to buy this... There is a good variety of different activities, they are not repetitive and could be used with a wide variety of pupils with varying abilities... This is a very high quality resource. – E Hodkinson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8183, 8185)
I think this is a good resource which will save teachers a great deal of time and effort... I like that there is a good selection of activities which would appeal to different abilities and different classes well. I like that there is an activity that looks specifically at exam answers and annotates them and that this is tailored to the AQA spec. – E Hodkinson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'A good range of tasks and a lot of content is covered... I liked to fact that [overview] was there to outline what equipment was needed and the length of time it was likely to take. This would make selecting a task for a particular group easy... Some of the tasks (eg task 10) were very creative - I liked them particularly... Extension activities give opportunity to develop learning. Differentiation on task 13 is very helpful... Gives a general overview of the topics, gives the pupils a chance to engage with the subject matter in a simple and clear way.' – H Kunda, RS Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9079, 9325)
Fantastic, really this will save so much work for teachers. There are so many activities here it represents really good value for money and I'm really impressed by it... Really well. It's very thorough and puts a lot of emphasis on sacred texts which seems to be what the exam boards are after at the moment. The thoroughness of the research that has gone into these resources would take a normal teacher many hours to research and put together. This is realistically over 60 hours worth of work so this is excellent value. – E Hodkinson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8574, 9326)
I like the variety of activities which will support the acquisition of subject knowledge and recap for this topic... Would support pupils in gaining the knowledge they need. The activities could be used in a variety of ways which adds to the versatility of the resource which helps make it very good value. – J Hopwood, HoD, and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8183, 8184, 8190)
“I really like this resource. It's comprehensive, matched well to the spec and contains a really interesting variety of tasks. I particularly like the games, I think they are really creative and I can see that they would be great in the classroom. It includes a good range of activities and will cater for different learning styles… Activity 3 is FAB! Love that it includes different levels and has an inbuilt extension… Activity 8 is really good. I can see that pupils would really enjoy this… I particularly liked activity 10 in terms of enhancing learning as I feel exemplar answers are really useful in doing this… I think it would… support teachers, especially non-subject specialists, in delivering fun and engaging lessons… I think the variety of activities will really engage pupils – and engagement is the first step to learning!.. I think this resource is spot on in terms of content… It's great!” – R Gough, Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer