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Biology. Science. Geography. History. Whole school. Most resources aimed at KS5 G&T biology or KS3 geography and science. Due to my wide range of experience I have developed resources for a wide range of subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, travel & tourism, citizenship, PSHE, and RE as well as whole school items and middle management. I have been teaching for 11 years, with experience both in the class room and in various management roles.

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Biology. Science. Geography. History. Whole school. Most resources aimed at KS5 G&T biology or KS3 geography and science. Due to my wide range of experience I have developed resources for a wide range of subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, travel & tourism, citizenship, PSHE, and RE as well as whole school items and middle management. I have been teaching for 11 years, with experience both in the class room and in various management roles.
End of Unit Test and MarkScheme for Global Warming and Climate Change
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End of Unit Test and MarkScheme for Global Warming and Climate Change

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This resource contains an End of Unit Test and associated markscheme, designed for use at the end of a unit on Global Warming and/or Climate Change in KS3 or geography but may also be suitable for KS4. Each question is identified as being low, medium or high ability and suggested 'grade' thresholds are given at the end of both pupil and teacher documents. This resource may be used following "End of Unit AfL task for Global Warming"
T-test practice for GCSE or AS/A-level biology
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T-test practice for GCSE or AS/A-level biology

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The resource includes a pupil worksheet and accompanying teacher notes (including calculations) for pupils to practice using the student’s t-test. The worksheet includes a scenario in which the t-test is used to determine significant differences between populations of foxes living in different habitats. The t-test is used in the context of natural selection, and pupils are asked to describe directional selection pressures which could lead to the observed differences.
End of Unit Test and MarkScheme for Industry: Geography
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End of Unit Test and MarkScheme for Industry: Geography

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This resource provides an End of Unit Test and Mark scheme, designed for use in KS3 geography, however it may also be suitable for KS4. Pupils will be tested on their understanding of industry sectors and how these link to economic development; TNCs; industry locations and inputs, processes and outputs of industry. The test questions are identified as low difficulty, medium difficulty or high difficulty. Suggested 'grade' thresholds are given in the mark scheme. The test could be used following the "AfL task for Industry KS3/KS4 geography" which can be found in my shop.
Crosswords for KS3 Year 9 Biology
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Crosswords for KS3 Year 9 Biology

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Based on the 2015 national curriculum framework for KS3, this pack of crosswords is designed for use with Year 9, but can be used with other KS3 year groups depending on your school curriculum. The crosswords could also be used as a quick review before starting a related topic in KS4. Answers are included within the file. Two crosswords are included in each A4 page. The pack contains: Plants, Farming & Environment Plants & Photosynthesis Inheritance & Selection Muscles & Skeleton Drugs & Health Other crossword packs for Year 7 & 8, chemistry & physics will be available soon.
Inherited Change Crosswords (A-level Biology)
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Inherited Change Crosswords (A-level Biology)

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This resource contains three crossword puzzles for three topics: Meiosis & Vertical Gene Transfer (Meiosis & Fertilisation, including generating variation) Genes & Phenotype (Mendelian Genetics and Inheritance Patterns) Gene Control (Gene Expression) ANSWERS file for all 3 crosswords Designed for A-level Biology, but may be suitable for GCSE pupils following the separate sciences. Each file includes two copies of the blank crossword, such that when printed the crossword will take up the size of one A5 piece of paper. A bundle containing these and other crosswords related to Genetics & Evolution is also available here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/crosswords-for-a-level-biology-genetics-and-evolution-12056640 The bundle contains 8 crosswords covering the concepts Nucleic Acids & Protein Synthesis (3 crosswords) Inherited Change (3 crosswords) Selection & Evolution (2 crosswords)
Classification Card Sort
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Classification Card Sort

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The attached file contains 20 cards, each displaying an organism. The organisms cover all 5 kingdoms and 3 domains. I have used this as an introductory activity when teaching about classification. The idea is to get the pupils thinking about how organisms are classified and why there are often disagreements. It is also a good starting point for discussions into limitations of the 5 kingdoms and why the three domains system is more frequently used by scientists today. The cards include 7 prokaryotes, 4 animals, 3 plants, 3 fungi and 3 protoctists. Of the 7 prokaryotes, 4 are archaebacteria and 3 are eubacteria. The cards only provide pictures and species name and so there is not really enough information for pupils to determine which are archaebacteria and which are eubacteria. However, pupils can be given the hint that many archaebacteria live in extreme environments - this will help them to identify which are which.
DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis Crosswords (A-level Biology)
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DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis Crosswords (A-level Biology)

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Good to use as a starter, plenary, homework or revision activity. This resource contains three separate crossword puzzles covering: DNA Structure & Replication Protein Synthesis Mutations ANSWERS are also included in a separate file. Each file includes two copies of the blank crossword, such that when printed the crossword will take up the size of one A5 piece of paper. A bundle containing these and other crosswords related to Genetics & Evolution is also available here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/crosswords-for-a-level-biology-genetics-and-evolution-12056640 The bundle contains 8 crosswords covering the concepts Nucleic Acids & Protein Synthesis (3 crosswords) Inherited Change (3 crosswords) Selection & Evolution (2 crosswords)
Activity pack for KS3 electricity
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Activity pack for KS3 electricity

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This pack contains four separate revision exercises for KS3 electricity, including a mix of individual, pair and group work. The activities can be used as plenary exercises within individual lessons or together at the end of a unit to make up a revision lesson. Teacher notes are included for most activities. The activities are designed for use at KS3 but may also be suitable as extension activities for KS2 or as revision activities for KS4 at the beginning of a unit or topic on electricty and circuit diagrams.
Fertilisation worksheet & markscheme for G&T A-level/GCSE biology
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Fertilisation worksheet & markscheme for G&T A-level/GCSE biology

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This resource is most likely to be used as an extension activity for gifted & talented or high ability pupils in GCSE, A-level or IB biology. Both the student sheet and answers (separate teacher sheet) are provided for download. The activity provides a detailed diagram showing the process of fertilisation in mammals, which pupils are expected to label and annotate. Pupils will be required to recognise the function of the acrosome in sperm and the cortical reaction, which prevents polyspermy.
KS3 geography
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KS3 geography

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Combined resources for KS3 geography. Most of these are quite open ended and also useful in KS4. Topics include global warming & climate change, economic development, industry and continental drift.
End of Unit AfL task for Economic Development: KS3 or KS4 geography
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End of Unit AfL task for Economic Development: KS3 or KS4 geography

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This open ended assessment task is designed for use towards the end of a unit on Economic Development in KS3 geography. However it may also be suitable for KS4 geography classes, either as an assessment of prior learning or an AfL task toward the end of a unit. Pupils are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the demographic transition model and development indicators. A 'progression' ladder based on Bloom's taxonomy is included to assist both pupils and teachers with assessing the task.
Crosswords for A-level Biology Genetics & Evolution
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Crosswords for A-level Biology Genetics & Evolution

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This Bundle contains all eight crosswords for Genetics & Evolution. Nucleic Acids & Protein Synthesis DNA Structure & Replication Protein Synthesis Mutation Inherited Change Meiosis & Vertical Gene Transfer Genes & Phenotype Gene Control Selection & Evolution Variation & Selection Evolution ANSWERS are included for all puzzles.
Questions involving the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
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Questions involving the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium

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This resource is designed for A-level Biology students. It includes review of the basic concepts and practice exam style questions on the topic. Other knowledge of genetics and populations may be required for some questions. The student sheet is provided in 2 versions, with and without space for writing the answers. An optional extension activity involving the chi-squared test is also included. All answers are provided in the teacher version.
Instructions for Scientific Line Drawings
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Instructions for Scientific Line Drawings

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This sheet provides instructions, and success criteria to support students in learning how to make scientific line drawings. This will be particularly useful for GCSE and A-level biology, but it is good to develop this skill in students while they are still in KS3. An example is also shown.
Autosomal gene linkage activity for A-level biology
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Autosomal gene linkage activity for A-level biology

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The attached file contains results of an imaginary genetic experiment with a newly discovered species. These results provide genetic recombination evidence which will be used to determine which of four genes are found on the same chromosome (linked genes). Pupils can be asked to perform a chi-squared analysis on the results. G&T pupils can also use the recombination evidence to map the observed genes on the species two chromosomes. A mark-scheme including working of the chi-squared analysis is provided. The activity may also be suitable for G&T GCSE/IGCSE pupils following the separate science (triple award) route.
Vertebrate classification - card sort activity
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Vertebrate classification - card sort activity

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This card sort activity is designed for use as a starter or plenary in a lesson on vertebrate classification in KS3 or KS4 science / biology. The resource includes teacher's notes on how to use the resource as well as suggestions for extension activities.
End of Unit AfL task for Industry in KS3/KS4 geography
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End of Unit AfL task for Industry in KS3/KS4 geography

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This open ended assessment task is designed for use towards the end of a unit on Industry in KS3 geography. However it may also be suitable for KS4 geography classes, either as an assessment of prior learning or an AfL task toward the end of a unit. Pupils are asked to identify industry sector and consider human and physical factors influencing location as well as possible problems and solutions for the chosen industry. A 'progression' ladder based on Bloom's taxonomy is included to assist both pupils and teachers with assessing the task. This resource can be used prior to taking the End of Unit Test for Industry.
End of Unit AfL task for the Industrial Revolution: KS3 History
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End of Unit AfL task for the Industrial Revolution: KS3 History

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This open ended assessment task is designed for use towards the end of a unit on the Industrial Revolution in KS3 history. However it may also be suitable for KS4 history classes, either as an assessment of prior learning or an AfL task toward the end of a unit or topic. Pupils are asked to create a timeline or multiple timelines identifying the events of the period (1700 - 1850) and making links between them. Pupils are expected to focus on changes in farming, the cloth industry and population. A 'progression' ladder based on Bloom's taxonomy is included to assist both pupils and teachers with assessing the task.