GCSE / National 5 Religious Studies Teaching Resources
Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in religious studies lessons with secondary school children at Key Stage 4 and GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at National 4 and 5 in Scotland.
A Question of Faith
A series of short films in which twelve students, made up of Christians, Muslims and non-believers, explore questions around faith.
In this series of short films, Bettany Hughes uncovers the remarkable and neglected stories of women and religion.
Staring Robert Florence and Iain Connell, this entertaining comedy sketch show for secondary schools demonstrates just how much fun philosophical thinking can be.
What do the lost gospels tell us about the real Jesus?
The Jesus of the lost gospels is very different. Instead of the suffering, son of God, they depict a divine being whose sayings revealed mysterious secrets.
What is the real story of the Garden of Eden?
The story of Adam and Eve is one of the most important stories of the Bible. But how much does it really say and how much has been made up?
Why do Buddhists meditate?
Have you ever wondered why people practise meditation? Bettany Hughes finds out why Buddhists meditate and learns techniques for how to meditate successfully.
Sunnis and Shias: What's the story?
Sunni and Shia Muslims: What is the difference between the two, and is there a connection between this age-old split and conflict around the world?
Are we wired to believe in a higher power?
Why is religion everywhere? Psychologists, anthropologists and even neuroscientists have come up with a number of theories about our predisposition to believe.
Inside the Church: What do you need to know?
Although there are many different branches of Christianity, many churches share common features. Discover what these are and why they're important with this interactive guide.
Inside the Mosque: What do you need to know?
There are over 2.5 million Muslims in the UK and the mosque has a central role in Islam. It’s the place where Muslims gather for Friday prayers and other special occasions.
Life of the Buddha: A spiritual journey
A timeline of events in the life of the Buddha, from conception to his awakening and death. The precise dating of his life is controversial.
The changing faces of Satan
Discover how the way we think about the Christian devil – and the way he looks – has changed throughout history.
The Quran: The long journey into British life
An interactive timeline explaining that the journey of the Quran into British life has been far from easy. Along the way it has been banned, burned and badmouthed. It has gone from outright condemnation to suspicion to becoming an accepted part of modern British life.