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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.

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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Resources
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Resources

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Earth’s Resources’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Finite & Renewable Resources Water Treatment Extracting Metals from Ores Life Cycle Assessments Reduce, Reuse, Recycle The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Earth’s Atmosphere’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: The History & Evolution of Our Atmosphere The Greenhouse Effect Global Climate Change Atmospheric Pollutants The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Structure & Bonding’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: States of matter Forming ions Ionic bonding Giant ionic lattices Covalent bonding Simple and giant covalent structures Metallic bonding & giant metallic structures Nanoparticles The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Ecology' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with pupils being given a card sort of organisms, they will need to look at the pictures and try and decide how they would sort these organisms into groups, in other words how would they classify the organisms. Pupils will then be introduced to Linnaeus’ classification system and how this now influences the way we classify organisms, as well as explaining how modern technology can help us to group organisms. Pupils will then watch a video on classification, they will asked to think about, and write notes, on why classification is such an important process that scientists use. Now pupils are being introduced to the order of the classification system, pupils will be shown the order and then pupils will need to come up with their own mnemonic to help them remember this order. Pupils will then be introduced to the binomial naming system and the importance of this system, which they should be able to recount. The next activity involves pupils walking around the room, reading posters and they will need to use this information to complete a worksheet answering questions about the different kingdoms of the classification system. Once this is complete pupils can self or peer assess their work using the answers provided within the PowerPoint presentation Pupils will then complete an exam-style question on the topic of classification. This can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary is for pupils to complete an exit card to demonstrate what they have learnt during the lesson, this can be handed in at the end of the lesson to the teacher to check student understanding. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Organic Chemistry’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Hydrocarbons Fractional distillation Complete & incomplete combustion Cracking hydrcarbons Reactions with alkenes Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters Polymerisation Natural polymers & DNA The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE (2016)  Chemistry - 'Rates of Reaction' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - 'Rates of Reaction' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Rates of Reaction’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Rates of reaction Collision Theory: The effect of temperature and surface area Rate of reaction: The effect of concentration and pressure Rate of reaction: The effect of catalysts Reversible reactions Dynamic equilibrium and altering conditions The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Electricity
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Electricity

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This bundle of resources contains 11 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Electricity’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Electrical Charges & Fields Electric Circuits Current & charge Potential Difference & Resistance Current-Potential Difference Graphs Series & Parallel circuits Alternating Current Cables & Plugs Electrical Power & Potential Difference Electrical Currents & Energy Transfer Appliances & Efficiency The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 11 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Cells' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: 1. Cells 2. Specialised cells 3. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells 4. Microscopy 5. Chromosomes 6. Mitosis 7. Stem cells 8. Diffusion 9. Osmosis 10. Active Transport 11. Exchanging materials The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks and 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 13 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Inheritance, variation & evolution' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Sexual and asexual reproduction 2. Meiosis 3. Gene expression & inheritance 4. DNA structure & protein synthesis 5. Inherited disorders & genetic screening 6. Variation 7. Selective breeding 8. Genetic engineering 9. Ethics of gene technologies 10. Evolution by natural selection 11. Evidence for evolution - Fossils 12. Extinction 13. Evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 9 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Organisation' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Plants tissues & organs 2. Photosynthesis 3. Products of photosynthesis 4. The rate of photosynthesis (limiting factors) 5. Making the most of photosynthesis 6. Aerobic Respiration 7. Anaerobic Respiration 8. The response to exercise 9. Metabolism and the liver The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, exam-style questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - Chemical Analysis
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - Chemical Analysis

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Chemical Analysis’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Pure substances & mixtures Analysing chromatograms Testing for gases Testing for positive and negative ions Investigative analysis The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Organisation' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Organisation' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Organisation' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Principles of organisation 2. Enzymes 3. The human digestive system 4. Digestive enzymes 5. The heart 6. The blood 7. Blood vessels 8. Helping the heart 9. Breathing & gas exchange 10. Plant tissues & organs 11. Transport in plants 12. Evaporation & transpiration The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: The Reactivity Series Displacement Reactions Extracting Metals Making Salts Neutralisation & Strong/Weak Acids Electrolysis Aluminium Extraction Exothermic & Endothermic Reactions Reaction Profiles & Bond Energy Calculations Chemical cells, batteries and fuel cells The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT
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NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Infection & Response' SoW for the higher tier. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The first part of this lesson is a recap on the plant diseases students should have already covered within the 'infection & response' unit - rose black stop and tobacco mosaic virus. Plants will then be asked to come up with a brainstorm of the symptoms plants may exhibit when they are diseased. Once pupils have discussed this and tried to come up with some ideas you can reveal some of the common symptoms on the PowerPoint slide, along with images and examples. The next slide looks at the ways in which plant diseases can be diagnosed, from gardening manuals to monoclonal antibody testing kits. The next activity focuses on the role of certain minerals in the growth and development of plants, firstly students will draw a table in their book and then they will given a slip of information about one of the mineral ions - nitrates, magnesium or potassium. Pupils will need to walk around the room or swap these slips of paper with people on the same table as them to complete the table, they can then assess their work. The final part of the lesson focuses on plant defence responses, firstly pupils will be shown some diagrams of plants and their defence methods and will be asked to think > pair > share the potential ways plants can defend against disease. Pupils will then be given a card sort with different plant defence mechanisms, students need to sort these into three different categories - physical barrier, chemical barrier, defence against herbivore. Once completed pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The final task is an exam-style question on what they have learnt that lesson, pupils of higher ability may want to complete these questions in silence at the backs of their book. Pupils can then self or peer-assess their work. Plenary activity is to write 3 key words, 2 facts and 1 question about what pupils have learnt that lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW
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NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW

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This bundle contains 11 lessons which meet all specification points within the new AQA Physics 'Energy' SoW. Bundle includes the following lessons: Energy stores Conservation of Energy Energy and Work Energy and Power Energy Dissipation & Efficiency Gravitational Potential Energy Kinetic Energy Elastic Potential Energy Specific Heat Capacity Energy Resources The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks. A few of the lessons contain extra resources at the end of the PowerPoint presentations which could be used as homework material.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Homeostasis' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Principles of homeostasis 2. The human nervous system 3. Reflex actions 4. The endocrine system 5. The control of blood glucose levels 6. Treating diabetes 7. The role of negative feedback 8. Human reproduction 9. The menstrual cycle 10. Controlling fertility 11. Infertility treatments 12. REQUIRED PRACTICAL: Reaction Time The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport Homework
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport Homework

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This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Cells’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Non-communicable Diseases Homework
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Non-communicable Diseases Homework

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This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Infection & Response’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution & Extinction
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution & Extinction

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This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation & evolution’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)