Religious Studies GCSE: Religious beliefs about life after death

The film starts with some ideas about what happens when we die. Although belief in afterlife is held by over three quarters of the world’s people, it takes many diverse forms.

The film starts with some ideas about what happens when we die.

Although belief in afterlife is held by over three quarters of the world’s people, it takes many diverse forms.

This is from the series: A Question of Faith

Teacher Notes

As well as a general discussion about religion and death, this clip could be used to explore literature written about death.

For example, students could be given 'Death is Nothing at All' by Henry Scott Holland who was an Oxford Professor of Divinity, 1847 - 1918.

In pairs, students could highlight any phrases or sentences they disagree with in the text.

This could then form a class discussion on what people thought and their reasoning behind their thoughts.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Religious Studies at KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Also at National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA and SQA

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