A-Level Overview/Revision Conference.

Teaching Background.

Over a twenty-year career, I’ve been graded an Outstanding Teacher numerous times. In 2015 Ofsted noted, “In Dr Smith’s lesson, students demonstrated a real thirst for knowledge as they had carried out extra reading around the topic and were challenging the answers given by their classmates and the teacher.” In 2017 Ofsted said, “Dr Smith’s students participated confidently in a discussion about ‘conscience’ and were comfortable handling very complex concepts and ideas.”

My pupils have achieved consistently impressive outcomes, never dipping below 90% A*-C in two decades.

Whilst working full-time, I studied for my PhD in theology, receiving it in 2015, published by Wipf and Stock as Divine Violence and the Christus Victor Atonement Model.

I have published a variety of articles at both popular and academic levels, including:

  • Marcion: The Patron Saint of Selectivism, Churchman, Spring 2018.
  • Divine Violence and Christus Victor, Experimental Theology Blog, Feb 2017.
  • Loving the Abusive God? Crosscurrents Journal, Jan 2017 (pages 380-88).
  • Violence Undone: An Epiphany, (feature article), Third Way Magazine, Nov 2015.

I currently teach Religious Studies A-level at a sixth-form centre in Rutland, whilst also working as an examiner for OCR.

Overview/Revision Conference.

I will deliver three, one-hour lectures providing an overview of each element of the new specification A-level, presented in an accessible, interactive manner, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Usually the centre allocates a 3.5/4-hour period to include breaks and question and answer time.

Concentrating on key topics, scholars and terminology used by all four examination boards (Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and Study of Religion papers), each session provides an overview of one topic, expressed for Philosophy as: Humans – What are we? For Ethics as: Ethics – What should we do? and for Developments in Christian Thought as: God – What is ‘He’?

This macro-methodology has proved very successful in inspiring student interest and refreshing their memory in overview form. It also provides extra-curricular information to deepen student insight, as well as essential tips for exam preparation and performance.

These sessions provide a one-hit solution for students studying A-level Religious Studies, delivered at your school. The cost of the conference equates to one teacher-CPD, with a reasonable travel expenses package; great value to re-invigorate your students or prepare them for their exams.

Please contact me if you’d like to discuss further details and pricing: martynjohn.smith@btinternet.com

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A-Level Overview/Revision Conference.

Teaching Background.

Over a twenty-year career, I’ve been graded an Outstanding Teacher numerous times. In 2015 Ofsted noted, “In Dr Smith’s lesson, students demonstrated a real thirst for knowledge as they had carried out extra reading around the topic and were challenging the answers given by their classmates and the teacher.” In 2017 Ofsted said, “Dr Smith’s students participated confidently in a discussion about ‘conscience’ and were comfortable handling very complex concepts and ideas.”

My pupils have achieved consistently impressive outcomes, never dipping below 90% A*-C in two decades.

Whilst working full-time, I studied for my PhD in theology, receiving it in 2015, published by Wipf and Stock as Divine Violence and the Christus Victor Atonement Model.

I have published a variety of articles at both popular and academic levels, including:

  • Marcion: The Patron Saint of Selectivism, Churchman, Spring 2018.
  • Divine Violence and Christus Victor, Experimental Theology Blog, Feb 2017.
  • Loving the Abusive God? Crosscurrents Journal, Jan 2017 (pages 380-88).
  • Violence Undone: An Epiphany, (feature article), Third Way Magazine, Nov 2015.

I currently teach Religious Studies A-level at a sixth-form centre in Rutland, whilst also working as an examiner for OCR.

Overview/Revision Conference.

I will deliver three, one-hour lectures providing an overview of each element of the new specification A-level, presented in an accessible, interactive manner, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Usually the centre allocates a 3.5/4-hour period to include breaks and question and answer time.

Concentrating on key topics, scholars and terminology used by all four examination boards (Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and Study of Religion papers), each session provides an overview of one topic, expressed for Philosophy as: Humans – What are we? For Ethics as: Ethics – What should we do? and for Developments in Christian Thought as: God – What is ‘He’?

This macro-methodology has proved very successful in inspiring student interest and refreshing their memory in overview form. It also provides extra-curricular information to deepen student insight, as well as essential tips for exam preparation and performance.

These sessions provide a one-hit solution for students studying A-level Religious Studies, delivered at your school. The cost of the conference equates to one teacher-CPD, with a reasonable travel expenses package; great value to re-invigorate your students or prepare them for their exams.

Please contact me if you’d like to discuss further details and pricing: martynjohn.smith@btinternet.com

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