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Please use the resources below if you are studying from home.

A copy of the Creation chapter of the textbook can be found here.

The Philosophy Man  gives you lots of different ideas to think about. Some are for younger children but you could try the ‘brainsqueezers’. These are good if you don’t have too much time, or if you’re finding it difficult to settle to anything more concentrated.

Try the games at Philosophers Magazine and read the commentaries that go with them. Lots to think about!

Go to the Jewish Museum to find online resources  to help you learn more about the Jewish faith as part of the GCSE syllabus.

Try some TED talks – these are usually wonderful, with plenty to stimulate your questioning and reasoning skills, including:

Elizabeth Loftus – how reliable is your memory?

Dan Gilbert – why we make bad decisions

Richard Dawkins – militant atheism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – We should all be feminists

Damon Horowitz – Philosophy in prison

There are loads of talks on here, so use the search engine to find topics that interest you. Practise note-taking; write notes as you listen, just as you would if you were listening to a real-life lecture, and practise the skill of jotting down key points at speed. Ask yourself questions when you get to the end: what were the speaker’s key messages? Do you agree with the speaker? What might someone who disagreed say, and what might their reasons be?