20th May 2011 at 01:00



Key terms, styles and some handy crib sheets

For music teachers preparing for the exams, these resources cover everything from music theory to a breakdown of how pupils' compositions will be marked.

Alisutcliffe has uploaded a worksheet that helps pupils to revise key terms and concepts, such as dynamics, tempo, rhythm and pitch. For a quick-fire quiz, try bashstreetboy's resource on key music terms - play it as a slideshow where pupils have to supply definitions within 10 seconds. Alternatively, erp77 has uploaded a crossword of musical terms.

If you need an overview of different styles of music, tshorter has uploaded a useful resource which covers everything from ragtime in the 1800s to the music of the present day. There is also an overview of the development of orchestral music (partist).

Film scores are covered by zoeage in her PowerPoint resource, which examines the difference between a score and a soundtrack, compares a few scores and looks at the careers of film composers Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer.

New directions in music since 1900 is the theme of a worksheet by mangopiano, where pupils fill in the missing key words on various modern musical movements.


Exam preparations

Brushing up on biology, chemistry and physics

The TES Resources science pages offer a wide range of revision aids for science in all subjects and at all levels, so even if this year's GCSE cohort have already sat their exams, why not test your Year 9s and 10s?

This collection includes summary PowerPoints, posters, revision games, mindmaps, crosswords, quizzes, checklists and revision notes.

In biology, for example, a revision PowerPoint looks at how organisms produce new cells, and processes such as meiosis and mitosis; it includes a set of questions so pupils can test what they have learnt (judski). There are also checklists covering adaptations, evolution, variation and human effects on the environment, which pupils can use to jog their memory.

Chemistry revision resources include a set of questions uploaded by aidannelson that covers topics such as rates of reaction, acids and alkalis, electrolysis, and arrangement and bonding. There is also a revision crossword (Mrs B) and a revision mindmap on polymers in which pupils have to fill in the key words (oldspice).


Population amp; settlement

Trends affecting immigration and emigration

As the world's population continues to increase at an astonishing rate, so does the strain on the earth's resources. This collection focuses on how population trends affect migration between countries, employment and standards of living.

Jenniferwatts84 has supplied a useful PowerPoint overview of how the world's population has changed since 10,000 BC, including a glossary of frequently used terms and comparisons of rich and poor countries.

For key stage 3 pupils, she has also uploaded a card-sorting game in which pupils sort reasons for population control and reasons against it - with particular reference to the Chinese one-child policy - into two columns.

For an introduction to migration, Ethatcher has created a PowerPoint that looks at movement between rural and urban areas, immigration and emigration, and the factors influencing people's decisions to migrate. Mbarker1975 looks at the consequences of people's decisions to move, with a selection of resources on urbanisation and shanty towns.


Census access

Schools in England and Wales will have free access to the 1911 census thanks to a project launched by family history website The project will enable 8.5 million pupils to research their local area. Visit

Exam cheating

A quarter of British 13 to 15-year-olds believe it is acceptable to cheat in exams, according to a survey by the Money amp; Morals schools programme. The feedback from 10,000 teenagers also found that 22 per cent do not have a problem using public transport without paying.

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