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I Think Therefore I Teach
Tips for A level students. Lesson ramblings for teachers (helpful ideas too!)
Cambridge University: My Story
OCR New Specification
First Year SOW
Taking the Plunge: Organising a New SOW
Updated SOW: Let’s be realistic!
New Spec Reflections: What’s the Verdict?
Second Year SOW
Updated A2 SOW: Is There Time?
Organising a New SOW: Second Year
Exam Boardroom: The gloves are off!
Out with the Old and in with the New: OCR Spec Changes
Challenges, Pitfalls and Solutions: Dealing with New Linear Specifications.
Open Evening Ideas for A Level R.S
Fourth Subject Choice – Will this be the end of R.S?
What can I do with an A Level in Philosophy, Ethics or Religious Studies?
What you NEED to know from the OCR Training Course 2017!
Messages from Above: OCR Updates 2018
Top Recommendations: Text Books and Revision Guides
First Year: Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Thought
Plato: Ancient Philosophical Influences
‘Critically assess the effectiveness of Plato’s arguments for understanding reality’: Student answers
Aristotle: Ancient Philosophical Influences
“Aristotle’s Prime Mover does not work as an explanation for the universe”: Student answers
Soul, Mind and Body: Philosophical Language and Thought
First Year Exam Paper Breakdown: Philosophy Soul Question
Teleological: Arguments based on Observation
Cosmological: Arguments based on Observation
First Year Exam Paper Breakdown: Philosophy Cosmological Question
Ontological: Argument based on Reason
Problem of Evil: God and the World
First Year Exam Paper Breakdown: Philosophy POE Question
Problem of Evil and the Holocaust
It is all about the number… Teaching the Holocaust
Leaving a Lasting Impression: Personalised Holocaust Memorials
Religious Experience: God and the World
“Religious experiences are an illusion of the mind”: Student’s Work
Goodbye GCSE…Hello A Level: Where to start when teaching A Level R.S
All Spec and no play: It’s Philosotree Time!
Philosophers meet Social Media: Homework get creative!
Natural Law: Religious Approaches
Situation Ethics: Religious Approaches
Tackling the Application Essays
How to Write an Application Essay: Live Stream
“Natural law provides a helpful approach when dealing with issues surrounding euthanasia”: Student’s Work
First Year Exam Paper Breakdown: Ethics NL Question
Kantian Ethics: Normative Approaches
Utilitarianism: Normative Approaches
“Utilitarianism is more useful than Kantian Ethics when dealing with ethical dilemmas” Discuss: Student’s Work
Business Ethics: Application
Business Ethics Live Stream
Augustine’s Teachings on Human Nature: DCT
St Augustine DCT: Live Stream
St Augustine: Improve Your Essay Technique
Death and the Afterlife: DCT
Death and Afterlife DCT: Live Stream
Death and Afterlife: Improve your Essay Technique
First Year Exam Paper Breakdown: DCT Death and Afterlife Question
Knowledge of God’s Existence: DCT
Natural and Revealed Knowledge of God: Live Stream
How to Answer DCT Essay Questions: Live Stream
The Person of Jesus: DCT
Person of Jesus: Live Stream
Christian Moral Principles: DCT
Christian Moral Action: DCT
Second Year: Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Thought
Nature of God: A2 Philosophy
Religious Language- Apophatic and Cataphatic Ways: A2 Philosophy
Religious Language-Twentieth Century Perspectives: A2 Philosophy
Meta Ethics: A2 Ethics
Conscience: A2 Ethics
“Sssshhh we can’t talk about Sex!” Pointers to discuss in A2 Application Questions
Religious Pluralism and Theology: A2 DCT
Pluralism and Theology: Student’s Work
Religious Pluralism and Society: A2 DCT
Gender and Society: A2 DCT
Gender and Society: Student’s Work
Gender and Theology: A2 DCT
Challenge of Secularism: A2 DCT
Liberation Theology and Marx: A2 DCT
How to Improve your Essay Technique: A-Level DCT Mock Exam
The Four Steps to Teaching A01 & A02 Effectively
Essay Writing Tips Live Stream
How to Write an Essay
“How do I get my essay from a D to a C?”
Going for Gold: Achieving that A*
Let me ‘Introduce’ myself: Writing an Introduction
It’s Over: Concluding an Essay
Step by Step Paragraph Structure
Adding Description: A01
The Five Paragraph Rule
Adding Evaluation: A02
Adding the ‘critical’ to your critical analysis: Developing A02
“But I am evaluating!”… or are you just describing?
How to cope with Exam Stress
Predictions for Philosophy 2018 (First and Second Year)
A Level Philosophy Predictions 2019
Exam Tips and Support
Panic “My Exam is Tomorrow!” Must Read for Philosophy 2018 (1st and 2nd Year)
Predictions for Ethics 2018 (First and Second Year)
A Level Ethics Predictions 2019
Exam Tips and Support
Panic “My Exam is Tomorrow!” Must Read for A Level Ethics 2018 (1st and 2nd Year)
Predictions for Christian Thought 2018 (First and Second Year)
A Level DCT Predictions 2019
Exam Tips and Support
Panic “My Exam is Tomorrow!” Must Read for Christian Thought 2018 (1st and 2nd Year)
How to Improve your Essay Technique: A Level Mock Exam Feedback
Examiner’s Reports: First Year
Examiner’s Report 2018: The Highlights
Examiner’s Report 2017: What can we learn?
Examiner’s Reports: Second Year
Examiner’s Report 2019: Any surprises?
Examiner’s Report 2018: The Highs and Lows
How Do I Revise?
Top Revision Strategies
“Where do I start?”: Revising New Spec
Revision Must-Do: Blank Sheet Summary
“How do I improve my grade?”: Assess the Obvious
Revision ‘Secret’ Weapon: The Coverall!
Revision Guides: Which ones are worth your money?
*TEST your Knowledge*
First Year Quizzes
Body, Mind and Soul
Problem of Evil Quiz
Natural Law Quiz
Situation Ethics Quiz
Kantian Ethics Quiz
Second Year Quizzes
Pluralism and Theology Quiz
Gender and Society Quiz
Gender and Theology Quiz
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Reflections 2018-2019
Teaching and Learning Reflections 2019-2020
Social Distance Group Work: Padlet
Online Teaching Strategies
Perks of the Surface Go for Virtual Feedback
Starters that Never Fail!
“But Miss it’s the end of the lesson!”: Perfect Plenaries
Adding the ‘power’ to your PowerPoint
When ‘Stretch’ becomes too ‘Challenging’!
Assessment, Marking and Feedback
Improve Your Essays Using Mark Schemes
Homework – who is it really ‘work’ for?
Bringing back the Red Pen: Effective Feedback
The Hunger Games Technique
“You haven’t done the reading!” How to avoid Flipped Learning Flops
“Put your mobile phone away!”: Are you Kidding?
Silent Discussions on Social Media!
How to Facilitate a Successful Classroom Discussion?
Welcome to the Boardroom: Discussion Activities
Are you a discussion ‘Log or Hog’?
Learning Sign Language
Fountain of Knowledge: MOOCs free online courses
Ensuring Questioning Impacts Students’ Learning
Who said ‘you can’t teach teachers’: TeachMeet
GROW and Staff Wellbeing
The Science of Learning – What you need to know.
ResearchED: Keeping a finger on the pedagogy pulse.
Autism Awareness: How aware are you?
Charity Event for Sight Support
When in Rome…
Once Experienced Never Forgotten – A tour of Auschwitz
Holocaust Memorial Museum UK
Speakers and Workshops
Himalayan Singing Bowl Workshop
“You can’t be religious and a humanist”: Humanism Explored
Dr. Sentamu does Scarborough
Writing the perfect UCAS application
The Reality of University
Time Saving Tips: University Essays and Coursework
Festival of Education
Living Mindfully not Mindlessly
Films that will get you talking!
The Man who Broke into Auschwitz
The Freedom Writer’s Diary.
The Happening: Nickel Mines School Tradegy
Beautiful Ever After
Old Spec: Philosophy and Ethics
AS Philosophy and Ethics
Old Spec: AS Philosophy
Must Know: C grade Minimum for AS (Old Spec)
Old Spec: AS Ethics
Vicar in the Hot Seat: Views on AS Application Topics (Old Spec)
Consulting the Crystal Ball: Predicting your AS Ethics Questions (Old Spec)
Panic “My Exam is Tomorrow!” Must Read for AS R.S
“What does that mean?” Understanding AS Ethics Questions
“What would Kant say about Abortion? Who knows!” Tackling the Application Essays
Leaving GCSE behind: Dealing with Christian Ethics (Old Spec)
A2 Philosophy and Ethics
Panic “My Exam is Tomorrow!” Must Read for A2 R.S
“What would Aquinas say about the Environment? Who knows!” Tackling the Application Essays
Consulting the Crystal Ball: Predicting your A2 Ethics Questions (Old Spec)
Philosophy Revision Podcasts (First Year)
Ethics Revision Podcasts (First Year)
Doctrines of Christian Thought Revision Podcasts (First Year)
Philosophy Revision Podcasts (Second Year)
Ethics Revision Podcasts (Second Year)
DCT Revision Podcasts (Second Year)
Mark with Me
Religious Language A* Paper 2018
Nature of God A* Paper 2018
Meta Ethics A* Paper 2018
Conscience A* Paper 2018
Tips from a Tired Teacher Videos
Top Exam Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
How to Write a Good Introduction
How to Write an Effective Conclusion
How to Write an Argument
How to Write an Application Essay
Examiner’s Feedback from 2018 Exams
How to Revise
How to write a UCAS Personal Statement
OCR New Specification
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