Definitive resource released for Judaism GCSE Religious Studies


A new educational resource – the definitive guide for those teaching Judaism in GCSE Religious Studies – is published this week.

The resource, which is designed to provide comprehensive information and insight into the Jewish community for those who are teaching the new Judaism GCSE syllabus, was commissioned by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and written by Clive Lawton, a leading light in the field of Religious Education.

Entitled, ‘Judaism GCSE Religious Studies – The Definitive Resource’, it provides an unbiased description of the diversity within the Jewish community, and highlights the issues that are of most importance. The 140-page resource is designed to be easy to use and provides information for both students and teachers. Each topic is headed by a list of key facts, which is followed by fuller explanatory material. Vocabulary for the key facts has been carefully regulated to ensure it is easily accessible to GCSE pupils.

It will be available to download and buy here from July 14 at a price of £9.99 (online) and £14.99 (hard copy).

Author Clive Lawton said: “This resource achieves a rare double – it is authentically from within the tradition (in this case Judaism) but it is not blinkered or confessional. GCSE pupils and teachers alike can be utterly confident that the material offered is both accurate and delivered at a level suitable for exam success

”Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “I am both proud and delighted with the publication of this first teaching resource on Judaism which has been written by Clive Lawton, an acknowledged expert in this field. I have no doubt that teachers and students alike will find this book a most valuable, informative and authentic tool in the journey towards an in-depth understanding of Judaism.”


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