A selection of your favourite resources this year

It’s been another great year on Tes with hundreds of thousands of teachers, just like you, uploading and downloading resources and supporting each other to make a difference in education globally.

We’ve searched through the most popular resources of 2017, and selected some of your favourites. Why not take a look and download some of these leading resources ready to use in 2018?


End of Year Class Awards Superhero themed

A set of 56 superhero themed certificates includes general awards as pictured and also specific awards for areas such as super reading, excelllent listening etc so something for everyone! Also a ticklist for you to keep track of what you have awarded.

Instead of buying class presents I set up an awards ceremony with a litte red carpet and give these out, the children love them and treasure them far more than anything else i could buy.

By littlemisstechnical

Mental Health - Anxiety and Worries Group intervention, PSHE

The intervention

Who is if for?

This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention is for a group of up to six children and is led by a teaching assistant. The focus age range would be 7 to 11, although older pupils would probably benefit from this intervention. Children who worry a lot would be a good focus group for this intervention. It runs for approximately 40-60 minutes, weekly for six weeks.

What does it cover?

This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention covers emotions, relaxation, calming down techniques and learning objectives around anxiety and worries. Children will learn about emotions during each session and will also learn relaxation and calming techniques through the ‘relaxation time’. This knowledge and these skills will help them to become more emotionally literate. The warm-up games teach a variety of skills such as co-operation, team work, taking turns, communication skills, friendship, self-esteem and confidence. The coming together of a group fosters a sense of belonging and therefore raises self-esteem. Every opportunity should be taken to promote belonging and friendship. Relaxation exercises will help children to manage their anxiety and these are visited each session.

Information on Anxieties and worries

It is important to mention that anxiety is such a big problem and affects people in different ways and at different things. Sometimes there appears to be no reason for the anxiety. This intervention is about giving children the knowledge to help themselves and to gain a little understanding about what anxiety is. It is NOT about fixing children’s problems but about supporting them through their problems. Anxiety work needs to be done by professionals who have training in counselling or psychology. An ELSA or TA can offer knowledge and support and it is important that this line is not crossed and boundaries are clear. By giving children the self-awareness, knowledge and some relaxation skills you are empowering them to help themselves cope. If you are ever worried about a child then please do refer them on to professional services so they can get the help they need.

What’s included in the pack?

A planning booklet with 6 session plans.
Circle time rules
Warm up games for circle-time
Emotion wheels
Emotion wordmat
Five Star Breathing poster
NEEDS to know Poster
Emotion cards
NEEDS to know cards
Anxiety physical symptoms cards
Where in your body worksheet
Anxiety cards
Coping strategies poster
Worry tree
Thought bubbles (ants)
Changing those thoughts worksheet
Zap anxiety poster
My Five a day plan
ELSA/Teaching Assistant notes

By Elsasupport

Mobile Phones Tutor Time

Mobile Phones Assembly and Tutor Time

The Assembly PowerPoint is fully resourced with YouTube links and questions to discuss the topic in question.
This Mobile Phone Assembly resource contains a PPT (12 Slides) with an A4 information sheet and a handout for you to make notes on each slide should you so wish.

The assembly contains:

  • History of Mobile Technology
  • Points for reflection
  • YouTube Links
  • Reflective Quote
  • Optional Prayer
    Tutor Time : Mobile Phones
    This resource pack contains 1 tutor time PPT and worksheets.

The PowerPoint is fully resourced with YouTube links and activities to discuss the topic in question.

Tutor Time : Philosophical Questions pack contains 1 x Fully Resourced PPT (14 slides in total) Worksheet (1 A4 sheet) It introduces pupils to mobile phones, their uses and their + and -
Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a court room activity ‘Mobiles on Trial’ to debate whether mobiles are a blessing or a curse,
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Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.

There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
By sh2810


5 minute essay plan/template - PEEL

This was originally designed for Business Studies but could also be used for other subjects. There are a few different versions to include 'Whats the hook?', evaluations and extended essay writing.
If you download any of the template i'd appreciate it if you left feedback below to let me know how it works in your subject!
By kellipie

Student Peer Assessment Mat

Guides students to effectively peer assess. Improves students work and guides teachers to where feedback is required.

For more resources visit This is Geography. Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel IGCSE and Eduqas. As well as over 200 lessons for KS3 and KS2. Want something bespoke designing? Email us for further details info@thisisgeography.co.uk

By thisisgeography


I created this to reduce marking time - it definitely has and is easily editable with DIRT tasks whilst still providing opportunity for personal and quality feedback for students.
By jodiefoster

KS3 Classroom behaviour, rewards and incentives chart

I use this system of classroom rewards and incentives for my KS3 students.
I have found that this system works well in providing incentives for good student accountability and motivation to do well in lessons through friendly competition and ensuring team work.

You will see from the attachments that my KS3 classes are divided into four teams and are awarded points for a prescribed set of criteria. At the end of the week I reward the students in the winning team.

I have attached charts for Years 7, 8 & 9. There are two copies of each, one with my rewards criteria and one without so that you may write in your own. All files are in PDF format. Either write in names etc by hand or use your PDF viewer to add annotations.

I hope you find these resources useful. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
By Craig Collins

report comment bank

Comments I have collected over the years all in one place. I cannot take credit for them at all - they are just ones I have found on the internet and copied onto a word document. Very helpful when writing reports!
By v3884


Phonics Screening Check 30 page Revision

30 pages of phonics activities perfect for practising alien words from phase 2-5 for the Phonics screening check.

By littlemisstechnical

Year 5 and 6 Writing Knowledge Organsier / Toolkit by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

This all-in-one pack is filled with word banks, explanations and examples to support Year 5 and 6 children with their writing. It is jam-packed with information, brightly coloured pictures and child-friendly vocabulary.

In line with the interim framework for writing, this pack allows children to edit, re-draft and consider their writing by using resources, displays and word banks.

Pages include:
Clause Structures
Co-ordinating Conjunctions
Formal and Informal Writing
Fronted Adverbials
Inverted Commas
Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs
Passive, Active and Modal Verbs
Punctuation (other)
Subordinating Conjunctions
Year 3 and 4 Spelling Patterns / Words
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Patterns / Words


By mracdpresent

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for KS2.

This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4.

The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills.
In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative.

The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:

To use sensory descriptions
To use a thesaurus to improve my writing
To perform a poem as a group
To use powerful verbs
To prepare a short drama piece based on a text
To write a descriptive recount
To make a story plan
To write my own narrative
To edit my writing
To make decisions about how to present my writing

The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources.


You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4:

Roman Britain Planning Pack

Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit)

Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs

By KS2History

Small World. Fairy World (EYFS&KS1) Outdoor Learning Forest School

A complete lesson plan for to develop creative story writing through small world play outside.
This lesson plan will guide you to setting up your environment in a way that will inspire the children and develop their imagination.
This lesson plan is for an approximate 2 hour session but has the possibility to be extended to a second session. Ideas for extension are included.
This lesson plan fosters creativity, independence, confidence building and autonomy and is excellent for developing friendships and settling children in at the beginning of term.
Fairy World is an exciting and magical lesson for all the children and adults and the introduction of the dragon at the end just makes everyone want more!

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By MrEarlyYears

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked. Perfect for KS2!

Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets.

Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method.

Songs include:
Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell)
Indian Sunset (by Elton John)
Ironic (by Alanis Morissette)
Pompeii (by Bastille)
Space Oddity (by David Bowie)
The Trooper (by Iron Maiden)
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot)
Thriller (by Michael Jackson)
What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash)
What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)

By mracdpresent


Maths Investigations

A list of over 20 Maths problems, puzzles, games and investigations that I collated during my MaST (Maths Specialist Teacher) course last year. Whilst easy to use as they are in KS2, most could easily be adapted for KS1 too. Please use them as a starting point to extend and develop where you, or your class, want to take them: 'What would happen if ...'
By andrewchadwick

Reading Comprehension Year 5 Year 6

A set of reading comprehension tasks (with extracts) focusing on three key areas: retrieving information, making inferences and writer's choice.
By klbgreen

Animal Non Chronological Report Examples

Use these examples to find and colour/highlight some of the features of non chronological reports.
By MrSteer

50 ideas for meeting your new class

Collated from various threads on the TES forums, this booklet gives 50 suggestions for activities to do when meeting your new class either on a transition day, or for the first day of term.
By tafkam


AQA English Language, Paper 2 Section A: Nonfiction Reading

10 fully resourced lessons to prepare students for the AQA English Language Paper 2, Section A exam: 'Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives'.

This resource bundle includes:

Two powerpoint presentations totalling 142 slides.
A full lesson by lesson scheme of work including clear learning objectives and outlining assessment opportunities.
Eight different extracts to use with students from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Each lesson is clearly structured with learning objectives, learning start activities, learning review activities and opportunities for students to demonstrate and assess their learning in a number of ways.

The lessons aim to develop a common approach for tackling each question to build students' confidence. There are a number of opportunities for students to tackle the different question types and the presentations provide clear steps and guidance to support students during the assessment process.

Model answers and assessment sheets also included.

Extracts included:

'American Sniper', Chris Kyle
'The Charge of the Light Brigade', William Howard Russell
'Letter to My Mother', Wilfred Owen
'A Beautiful Job', Gunner William Towers (WW1)
'The Death of Lord Nelson', William Beatty
'We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches', Winston Churchill
'Surrender Speech', Chief Joseph (taken from the AQA Reading Support Booklet)
'The Gettysburg Address', Abraham Lincoln

In addition to this, the presentations also include some optional Paper 2, Section B questions that link to the extracts and aim to develop students' nonfiction writing skills.

The lessons and extracts are focused around the theme of war so they can be linked with the 'Power and Conflict' AQA poetry anthology to develop students' contextual understanding for the English Literature exam.

Any feedback on the resource would be greatly appreciated!
By RojoResources

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Knowledge Organiser / Revision Sheet

An excellent teaching and revision guide for AQA's Power and Conflict cluster. All on two sides of A3. Contains everything students need to know on all fifteen poems, plus sections on themes, language for comparison and poetic techniques. A must have for teachers and students.
By miss_fletcher

AQA GCSE English Literature 12 extract questions on 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'

12 extract questions on ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ created in a similar style to the sample question on the AQA GCSE 9-1 English Literature exam , looking at key characters and events, to provide effective revision and exam practice.

By Walbere

AQA English Language GCSE complete guide - Paper 1 and 2.

This 48 page activity workbook includes everything a student will need to know for both papers of the AQA English Language GCSE. It gives overviews of the whole exams, with advice regarding timing and approaches. For all questions in both papers, it includes key information and strategies students need to know, and smaller tasks where appropriate to support students with their planning. There are annotated model examples and paragraph structures for each task, and practice questions with space for them to be completed. The texts are all linked to the theme of extreme weather, with a narrative extract from 'Blood on Snow' for paper 1, and non-fiction extracts from Captain Scott's diary (1912) and Simpson's account of his mountaineering disaster (1988

This could be ideal as a revision workbook or a resource for a unit of lessons.
By Jonny Kirby


New 2017 English Language Spec - AQA Paper 2 Walk through

A practice AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Section A) with a powerpoint walk-through used to introduce students to the new exam format and guide them on answering the questions.
By CarlaBrennan

Describing a setting

Activities designed to help students appeal to a range of senses and include a variety of language devices in their writing when describing settings.
By HPoirot


As it says on the tin. :)
By Smudge78


Algebra | Grade 8/9 target New 9-1 GCSE Maths

This pack contains 48 exam style question cards covering the curriculum for the top grades of the new (9-1) GCSE in algebra written for students aiming for grades 8 and 9.

Topics included are as follows:

*Rearranging Equations - 2 cards
*Expanding Binomials - 3 cards
*Algebraic Fractions - 4 cards
*Algebraic Proof - 5 cards
*Quadratic Equations including Completing the Square and Factorising where the x^2 coefficient is greater than one - 8 cards
*Sequences including Quadratic Sequences - 5 cards
*Geometric Sequences - 4 cards
*Quadratic Inequalities - 5 cards
*Simultaneous Equations involving Quadratics and the Circle Equation - 3 cards
*Functions - 4 cards
*Iterative Methods - 5 cards

The design of a card means you can use these in a variety of ways in your classroom; as a starter or a plenary, as extension work, as homework or as a revision tool. An answer key is included. As is a handy student answer sheet where students can pit their answers, allowing for the cards to be reused.

We also have available our grade 6/7 target algebra gcse cards.

This is available as part of a bundle with graphs, geometry, number and statistics, all aimed at grades 8/9.
By LittleStreams

Adding and subtracting fractions (different denominators) - mastery worksheet

This is a mastery worksheet involving adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.

The worksheet is split into 3 sections, fluency, reasoning and problem solving so students can master the topic.

All answers are included for the questions.

Please help me by reviewing my resources. As a thank you, if you purchase and review one please let me know by emailing joysmathsresources@gmail.com and I’ll send you any of my mastery worksheets or mazes free of charge!

Follow me on Twitter @jmathsresources to see new resources and updates.

By jmathsresources

GCSE 9-1 Maths Revision Pack With Solutions- Target Grade 5 "one-page wonder"

A pack of 5 Revision sheets/tests for the new GCSE 9-1.

Each one contains 30 different questions based on the specifications for the new GCSE, all fitted onto one double sided A4 sheet. Great for keeping photocopying down whilst practicing loads of exam style questions!

Topics covered include those new to the Foundation curriculum plus some included in the Higher curriculum, and are aimed at students targeting grade 5. Hence this pack is suitable for top end Foundation students and also for great for grade 5 and general revision for Higher students. Solutions are also included.

There is a record sheet (which can be used as a revision list) for each pupil to record their score after each attempt and try to beat it the next time! Each worksheet has similar questions & key skills but with new examples each time in order for students to build confidence, fluency, and consolidate their learning.

Answers for all questions are provided, ideal for revision. (PDF files)

By ambowers2

Maths Grade 7, 8 and 9 Booster Questions - Book 1 Question 1-50

3 version of this are included full version, condensed version with out space for answers to save on photocopying, condensed version with out links to answers.

The GCSE maths is divided in to five different topics, there will be a different number of questions (or parts of questions) depending on the topic. The different number of questions in each section in this book reflects the exam.

15% Number 8 questions
20% Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change . 10 questions
30% Algebra 15 questions
15% Statistics and Probability 7 questions
20% Geometry and Measure 10 questions

This book is not designed as a text book or revision guide, but as a workbook. There are lots of good (and bad) expensive and free revision guides out there, on my YouTube channel and other great websites. So, there is no point in me adding to the masses.

All the teaching, all the new content and fully worked answers, is available for free on my YouTube channel, this book is for you to practice and learn. The best way to approach this is to watch the teaching video and make notes, or after class try a section and check the answers.

Any corrections that are needed after the book is published will be listed on my website, www.primrosekitten.com these will be corrected in the next version of the book
By pkScienceAndMaths

KS3 Maths Worksheets: Ratio & Proportion

Four (4) differentiated worksheets on the topic of Ratio and Proportion. Classwork or Homework sheets.

Use all 4 in the one class to help with differentiation, or start with the easiest of the worksheets and have students progress at their own rate.... or of course use them however you wish.
By Scott Versace


Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100, 1000

This is a worksheet on multiplying and dividing whole numbers (and some decimals) by 10, 100, 1000. Pupils should be encouraged to use place value grids and counters to help them understand what happens.

The worksheets works through some quite basic fluency to more reasoning and problem solving questions that test a deeper understanding of the concept.
By WRMaths

Volume worksheet

A worksheet with quesitons about volume of cubes, cuboids and some compound 3D shapes. Answers provided.
By sessa1

Adding and Subtracting Fraction Word Problems

Here are some word-based questions for solving problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions. Feedback greatly appreciated!
By evh4

EDEXCEL 9-1 GCSE Maths checklist Higher and Foundation

Checklists covering both higher and foundation linked to 9-1 grades. Students can self assess or use in class to cover particular grade topics
By ahoy

Adding and subtracting fractions (differentiated)

Two worksheets to help practise adding and subtracting fractions. Worksheet 1 concentrates on fractions with the same denominators. Worksheet 2 has fractions with different denominators.
By kittykat_102


AQA Chemistry GCSE - Revision Mats/Grids for Unit 1 and 2 Atomic Structure and Bonding PPTX

UPDATED 09/2018
These simple revision mats can be printed A3 with a single sheet forming a revision activity for an entire topic. Now include free set of typed AND handwritten suggested answers.

PowerPoint provided. PDF version available separately at a discount.

These printable A3 mats cover unit 1 and unit 2

Mat 1
1) Atoms, elements and compounds
2) Mixtures
3) Development of the model of the atom
4) Relative electrical charges of subatomic particles
5) Size and mass of atoms
6) Relative atomic mass
7) Electronic structure
Mat 2
8) The periodic table
9) Development of the periodic table
10) Metals and Non-metals
11) Group 0
12) Group 1
13) Group 7
14) Transition metals
Mat 3
15) Chemical bonds
16) Ionic bonds and compounds
17) Covalent bonds compounds
18) Metallic bonding
Mat 4
19) States of matter
20) Structure and properties for ionic compounds
21) Properties of small molecules
22) Properties of polymers
23) Giant covalent structures
24) Metals and alloys
25) Conductivity
26) State symbols
Mat 5
27) Diamond
28) Graphite
29) Graphene and fullerenes
Mat 6
30) Bulk and surface properties and nanoparticles
31) Uses of nanoparticles

PHEW!!!! Should take a fair few lessons to work though and revise or can set as a homework sheet a week in the run up to exams.
By Professor_Bunsen

GCSE AQA Physics - P6.6 - Pressure and Temperature

New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on ‘Pressure and Temperature’ written in line with new AQA Physics specification.

Lesson Objectives:
- Recall how scientific theory and evidence work together.
- Explain how the observation of ‘Brownian motion’ provides evidence for kinetic theory.
- Relate the effects of changing temperature of a gas to pressure.
- Use knowledge of the relationship of pressure and temperature to different scenarios.

By Nteach

Edexcel CB6c Absorbing Water and Mineral Ions

CB6c lesson from the new Edexcel Combined Science GCSE (9-1) all about absorbing water and mineral ions.

Includes why water is needed, adaptations of root hair cells, osmosis and diffusion in plants and active transport.
By Paul Foster

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team**

Get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. My most popular resource includes:

• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.

• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers.

• A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.

**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**

Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.

• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:

1. that electricity is a form of energy.

2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains

3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.

4. that we can represent components by symbols.

5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.

6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.

7. how a switch works.

8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.

9. that current is measured in Amps.

10. that current is measured using an ammeter.

11. how to connect and use an ammeter.

12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.

13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up.

14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used.

15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.

16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.

17. that more cells in series equals more voltage.

18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.

19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .

20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.

21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.

Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

GCSE Biology: Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport Worksheet Pack

A comprehensive pack of five worksheets aimed at GCSE Biology students, covering the topic of ‘transport across membranes’.
The worksheets are visually appealing and are designed to encourage independent learning and familiarisation of the key terminology. Students can use textbooks or their notes to complete the sheets. The sheets could also be used for revision of the topic or as an assessment.
Answer sheets are provided for each worksheet.

The pack includes the following worksheets:

  1. Diffusion
  2. Factors that affect diffusion
  3. Osmosis (two versions: one using water potential in the definition, the other using water concentration)
  4. Active transport
  5. Summary crossword on all of the above
By Rebecca Moon


Distance-Time Graphs Worksheet

Introduction to interpreting distance-time graphs, then 4 graphs which pupils must match to the descriptions. Pupils then sketch a graph from a description.
By Chris Snewin

Inverse Proportion

A lesson covering the methods to discover equations linking 2 variables in inverse proportion (including square, cube and root).
Included are - starter activity, worked examples for pupils, worksheet, worksheet answers, homework task and review which links to physics.
By martin8baker

Atomic Structure Worksheet

A worksheet with all the basics of atomic structure. E.g. details of subatomic particles, mass & atomic numbers.
By kmicklewright

FREE Chemistry: Balancing Equations

A worksheet aimed at GCSE and A level chemistry students which focuses on balancing equations. The following premium resource for balancing equations is available in our shop which also includes worked answers:

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By greenAPL

2016 AQA Biology section 1 - Cell Biology

This PowerPoint covers the entire content for the NEW (draft) AQA Syllabus on Biology section 1 - Cell Biology. It covers: Plant and animal cells, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, bacteria, structures in a typical plant and animal cell, specialised cells, xylem and phloem, cell differentiation, microscopy, scanning electron microsopes, growing bacteria using agar plates, cell division, mitosis, stem cells, stem cell research, meristems, diffusion, diffusion in the lungs, single celled organisms, gas exchange in fish, how lungs are adapted for gas exchange, osmosis, active transport, root hair cells and how they are adapted, comparing diffusion, osmosis and active transport.


Black History Overview

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the journey of Black Americans since 1837. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.

By History_Geeks

Edexcel Britain Transformed

A selection of essays and essay plans for Edexcel Britain Transformed 1918 - 1979, including a Thatcher question, with feedback
By 100rosie100

American Civil War Scheme of Work

A 7 lesson fully resources no textbook needed overview of the US Civil War, focusing on long term causes, short term causes and the impacts.

Built to fit in exactly with American West: Expansion and Consolidation GCSE AQA unit.

By LizardKing

Henry VIII

Intro lesson on Henry VIII which goes though his personality with a memory exercise

Worksheets includes one with sources to explore what type of man Henry was with source analysis exercises and questions. Second one is a worksheet and a paired task to explore an overview of Henry VIII life and consider why he is famous

Third worksheet is getting students to explore Henry's problems in his early reign and be an agony aunt- this will lead in to a lesson on Henry VIII great matter.
By leighbee23

The significance of the Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington plots

A lesson aimed at the new Edexcel 9-1 Elizabeth course (can be adapted for AQA), that looks at the events, causes and significance of the Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington plots. It includes a worksheet that is ideal for moving around the classroom as a carousel for students to acquire their knowledge. Also includes an exam question for students to consolidate their knowledge.


The Holocaust PPT with Supporting Resources

A PPT that covers : Jewish history Background, Reasons for Persecution, the Nuremberg Laws, Propaganda, Kristallnacht, The Warsaw Ghetto, Einsatzgruppen, The Final Solution.

The PDF activities cover the above in more depth plus witness accounts and skills activities.

Direct Youtube link here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyQFDfemLGQ&feature=youtu.be
By Phil @icHistory

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THIS RESOURCE - ESPECIALLY IF YOU DOWNLOAD IT. This is a lesson that I used to introduce the Industrial Revolution. It is a very general lesson to get the students used to the idea that 1750 and 1900 looked and felt very different, hence the diary entry activity. This P/Point has borrowed from another that I downloaded from these very pages, although I have added features.
By Cassius82

Treaty of Versailles

Decision making activity encouraging pupils to empathise with representatives at the Paris Peace Conference, and engage in debate in order to understand how negotiations would have taken place.
By alainechristian

Henry VIII: Man or Monster

A source analysis lesson designed so that students can evaluate Henry's personality / character
By tblake500


Weather - Scheme of work, whole unit

Geography unit of work for KS3

Lessons include:
L1 - Introduction to weather/How does weather impact the lives of people
L2 - Measuring Weather
L3 - Rainfall and Clouds (Includes Videos)
L4 - Why is our weather so changeable
L5 and 6 - Boscastle Floods
L7 - Climate and Climate Graphs
L8 - Factors that influence Climate
L9 - Assessment - Attached.

All lessons include PowerPoint. Worksheets are also available. Assessment also available.
By superdisco

NEW AQA Geography Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs)

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These are a range of Personal Learning Checklist (PLCs) created for the New AQA Geography specification (first examination 2018). The checklists are designed for students to identify insecure and secure knowledge
and from this move forward in the targeted areas. These are created for my current school and therefore have be tailored to our choices, case studies and examples although this would be easy to adapt.

The resources cover units 1 and 2 of the course but only the option choices we are planning on following these are detailed below as well as some of the case studies we have chosen, when they have ben mention in the resource.

Please be aware these do not cover the Geographical Applications elements of the course.

Living with the physical environment
3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
3.1.2 Section B: The living world (Option: Hot Deserts)
3.1.3 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK (Option: Coasts and Rivers)

Challenges in the human environment
3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges (Case studies: Mumbai and Plymouth)
3.2.2 Section B: The changing economic world (Case studies: India)
3.2.3 Section C: The challenge of resource management (Option: Water)

Please comment and review and let me know what you think.
By seasthemoment

Global atmospheric circulation

For full description check out my blog - https://mrsgeographyblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/global-atmospheric-circulation/
By MrsGeography16

AQA 2016 - Geography - The development gap - Reducing the gap - tourism in Jamaica

Fully resourced lesson looking at how the development gap can be reduced in Jamaica through tourism. Case study sheet included, various videos, exam questions, colour coding task, map analysis, resource analysis and lots more.
By LastMinuteGeography .com

The Challenge of Natural Hazards

Full unit of work for The Challenge of Natural Hazards. Specifically designed for the new AQA A Geography GCSE but also suitable for Edexcel and OCR. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required.

All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style.

Lesson sequence:

1 – What are hazards?
2 – Plate Tectonics
3 – Earthquakes
4 – Disaster response, Haiti
5 – Disaster response, New Zealand
6 – Management to reduce risk
7 – Tropical Storms
8 – Hurricane Katrina ICT project
9 – Hurricane Katrina project group work
10 – Atmospheric circulation
11 – Coriolis Effect
12 – UK weather
13 – Somerset flooding ICT project
14 – Causes of climate change
15 – Managing climate change

For more resources visit This is Geography. Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel IGCSE and Eduqas. As well as over 200 lessons for KS3 and KS2. Want something bespoke designing? Email us for further details info@thisisgeography.co.uk

By thisisgeography


What is the water cycle?

A basic introduction lesson to the water cycle. This lesson was aimed at year 7 and includes a variety of activities for different abilities.
By 88collinsl

Britains Landscapes: physical and human features

Resources for discovering physical and human features of Britain. Sort and map the features of our landscape.
By Victoria1987

KS3 Geography: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

A series of Powerpoint lessons and activites on Plate Tectonics including: the structure of the Earth; Shield and Composite volcanoes, A case study of Montserrat; how earthquakes occur and investigating the effects of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Students will find out how the magnitude of an earthquake is measured using the Richter scale. Students will discover how homes can made safer in earthquake zones.
By skybluedavid

GCSE GEOGRAPHY AQA A 9-1 Climate Change SoW

Full SoW for GCSE Geography AQA A new 9-1 specification (Sep 2016 onwards) for Climate Change. It has been devised using existing lessons and new GCSE Geography 9-1 textbooks as well as own knowledge. All powerPoints, videos and worksheets included. Lessons incorporate independent and group work and questioning and AfL. Some homework included but you may need to add some. Lessons also have model exam questions and mark schemes/model answers designed for new 9-1 GCSE. End of unit assessment is included.

I hope you find it useful and valuable.
By J Tomlinson

Rainforest layers

rainforest layers canopy emergent card sort undercanopy forest floor shrub

By claire494


AQA French GCSE writing workbook and model answers

A 52-page workbook with sample writing questions for the new specification French GCSE (AQA) with model answers for every question.
There are 6 sections, for the 6 different question types in the new exam, and each section has a sample question for each sub-topic (with vocab taken from the AQA specification vocab list). There are translations (sentences and paragraphs) from English into French for each sub-topic as well.
This will last students for their entire GCSE course, or can be given in Year 11 for revision.
Can also be split apart and used for assessments in Key Stage 4, as a time-saver for setting homework or in-class writing tasks, or as extension tasks for high-ability Year 9 pupils, to help them get prepared for the GCSE.
Once the students have prepared answers to the longer tasks, they could also be used to help with preparation for the speaking exam.
A free sample of this workbook is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/french-aqa-writing-workbook-free-sample-me-my-family-and-friends-11947624
This workbook has been professionally proofread by a native speaker.

By katelanguages

19 French A-Level revision quickies

More A level revision quickies here:


For an free online self-marking version of these go to: www.language-gym.com/work-outs/.

STEP 1 - Select French
STEP 2 - Select Vocabulary
STEP 3 - Select Advanced level

Any feedback would be more than welcome
By Gianfranco Conti

German GCSE 9 - 1 Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains over 150 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have been classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. These can form the basis of regular classroom practice for the speaking exam and if pupils are confident with these questions, they will also be able to answer many of the questions that will form part of the photo card section of the exam.

By cgazzal


(Newly added note - I've just gone to download the booklet from school, having produced it at home, and the formatting is different, must be a different version of Word. So I've gone through again and amended. If anyone has bought this one and would like the other version, please comment and I'll send it to you. Thanks) This is a working document - it's meant to be added to and will evolve as more information comes through about the new spec. I've used the new AQA specimen papers to create this comprehensive booklet which will support GCSE pupils in their learning for the Speaking exams. Although I've used the AQA specimen, I'm sure this would be very usable for Edexcel too. Included on here is the English and example answers for all sections - role-play, photo cards and general conversation, for both higher and foundation, plus the mark scheme and the example cards. There's also a tracker, lots of explanations and a list of high frequency words which can be used for testing. There are two sections for them to practise their own answers and they can fold the papers over for better testing. Students can pair up and take turns to be the examiner and they can check their answers with the mark scheme. I plan to give this to my year 10 class in chunks at a time, so we have continued work on one section at a time as we go through - this booklet will feature heavily in homework I set my year 10s for the next year and a half! (Could also be given as advanced prep to year 9s). This has taken an enormous amount of time so I'd appreciate any feedback. If you spot a mistake, please be gentle ;) but please let me know. I phoned up the exam board and checked that they were happy for me to do this and that I wasn't showing anything I shouldn't, and it's all fine :) Hope it's really useful!
By lilaclanguagelearning

AQA GCSE Spanish - General Conversation Questions - preparation

There are 3 booklets, divided by AQA's themes, with spaces for students to prepare answers for the General Conversation part of the Speaking assessment. The assessment criteria is shown and there is space for a draft answer, teacher comment and then a final answer. Students can also plan questions to ask and read a few tips for the Speaking exam.
By gecampello


L'heure - time in French

Some things I've made - some I&'ve pinched from other people on here. I apologies, I&';ve forgotten where these have come from! If you think it's yours, let me know.
By anon874

French verbs avoir and être worksheet

a worksheet aimed at Yr7/8 practising avoir & être in a series of short exercise, including an extension exercise at the end
By anyholland

KS3 and KS4 Grade descriptors 1-9 for GCSE French and German

The exam boards have not published grade descriptors for the new specs, but like a lot of schools we are now being asked to grade our pupils in both KS3 and KS4 using grades 1-9 using GCSE criteria. I have adapted the Pearson Progression scale to use GCSE gradings 1-9, working on the assumption that step 3 on the scale is roughly equivalent to a grade 1 at GCSE with step 11 being a grade 9.
The grade descriptions are the same for both languages, but there are different files because of the grammatical structures listed below each grading. This could also be adapted for Spanish.
By nellydean

GCSE Spanish - revision quickies across topics

Vocabulary revision worksheets on various topics ideal for homework or cover lessons
By Gianfranco Conti

Describing a photo/photocard help-mat for new GCSE Spanish

Describing a photo/photocard help-mat for new GCSE Spanish - use to support pupils for the new speaking exam.

Please feel free to use. If you use this template and translate into other languages please share publicly and for free on TES.
By C Marie