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New to teaching AQA GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies A

RE and Philosophy 14-16 Teacher Training

Jan Hayes

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We want to assure you that your safety is our number one priority. We are following all guidelines carefully and working closely with the venues for our regional workshops.

Why attend?

Are you new to teaching AQA GCSE Religious Studies A? Whether you are new to teaching GCSE Religious Studies or just new to AQA specifically, this teacher workshop will provide insight into the specification and prepare you to teach the course effectively.

  • Unpack the course content to make teaching easier and more effective
  • Receive clear guidance on the exam requirements to target teaching and boost student performance
  • Delve into each different question type to clarify your understanding of the whole exam paper

Booking reference: RSA101121
Hodder code: 1771101121


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.10am Welcome and introduction
10.15am The AQA RS Specification
  • Unpacking the Specification
  • Preparing yourself to teach
  • Key content
  • Targeted teaching and exam mapping
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am The expectations of the exam as a focus for the teaching of the subject content
  • 1-mark and 2-mark questions – effectively tackling these
  • 5-mark questions in the Religions and the Theme
  • Use of Religious teachings
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Diversity Focused Questions
  • 4-mark questions for the Beliefs (influence)
  • 4-mark question in the Practices (contrasting)
  • 4-mark questions for the Themes
2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm AO2 questions
  • What is AO2? Real evaluation
  • What is expected for the 12-mark questions?
  • Using teachings effectively in evaluation
  • Attacking the question
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends

​Please note: This is not an official AQA event and therefore the views and messages shared are not representative of AQA. For more information about the specifications and official events, please visit www.aqa.org.uk.


Jan Hayes - Presenter
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Venue TBC
Central London

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