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Experienced Science teacher and Head of Department specialising predominantly in Physics at GCSE and A-level. My resources are designed as complete and ready-to-go lessons for any science teacher but are particularly suited to NQTs or those who are not 100% confident at the material yet as explanations and activities are very clearly described and answers provided wherever possible. At KS4 and KS5, lessons prepare students for their exams by incorporating exam application throughout.

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Experienced Science teacher and Head of Department specialising predominantly in Physics at GCSE and A-level. My resources are designed as complete and ready-to-go lessons for any science teacher but are particularly suited to NQTs or those who are not 100% confident at the material yet as explanations and activities are very clearly described and answers provided wherever possible. At KS4 and KS5, lessons prepare students for their exams by incorporating exam application throughout.
NEW AQA GCSE Physics - Electricity lesson bundle
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NEW AQA GCSE Physics - Electricity lesson bundle

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This lesson bundle follows and covers the complete new AQA specification for Combined Science: Trilogy - Physics - Electricity unit. (The new combined science GCSE replaces the old double award core and additonal science units.) This bundle now contains 14 lessons with their accompanying resources for the Electricity unit from the Physics section of the new AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Each lesson has engaging ‘bell work’ as students settle, clearly defined learning objectives, tasks to promote interest and consolidate learning of the lesson material and plenary slides. Most lessons also contain a practical activity to develop students’ skills and confidence using equipment and to give students the opportunity to discover the circuit rules for themselves before learning the theory, although this can also be flipped to instead test the theory in practice once learnt. The lessons and resources included are: L1 - Circuit components, series and parallel circuits; L2 - Current; L3 - Charge; L4 - Potential difference; L5 - Power; L6 - Resistance; L7 - Required practical 15 - Resistance with wire length; L8 - Ohm’s law; L9 - Power and resistance; L10 - Resistors - Thermistors and LDRs; L11 - Required practical 16 - Resistors in series and parallel; L12 - The National Grid; L13 - Types of current - AC DC and the plug; L14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
GCSE Physics - The Generator Effect - Unit 7.3.1-7.3.3 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - The Generator Effect - Unit 7.3.1-7.3.3 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 5 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.3.1 to 4.7.3.3), students recap what they learned about the motor effect and the electric motor in lessons 3 and 4 with recall Q and go onto learn about induced potential and the Generator Effect. Ideally this theory should be taught in part through demonstration and diagrams and instructions for these are included. All lesson powerpoints begin with a question/task to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom, clearly defined learning objectives and opportunity to recall and apply to the exam what they have learned throughout. There are also teacher notes in the notes sections of the slides where relevant for teachers who may be less confident with the material. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
GCSE Physics - The Motor Effect - Unit 7.2.2 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - The Motor Effect - Unit 7.2.2 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 3 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.2.2), students recap what they learned about building an electromagnet in lesson 2 with an exam Q and go onto learn about the Motor Effect. Once they have mastered Fleming’s left hand rule through a number of application questions, they go on to learn and apply the equation F=BIL through a number of differentiated calculation questions. All lesson powerpoints begin with a question/task to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom, clearly defined learning objectives and opportunity to recall and apply to the exam what they have learned throughout. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 7 - Required practical 15: Resistance and wire length
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 7 - Required practical 15: Resistance and wire length

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In lesson 7 of the electricity unit students investigate the relationship between a length of constantan wire and its resistance. The lesson includes pre- and post-experiment tasks and example results are included in the powerpoint in case the experiment doesn’t go as planned! There is also guidance on what a good graph looks like. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 12 - The National Grid
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 12 - The National Grid

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In lesson 12 of the electricity unit students learn about where electricity is generated and how it gets to our homes, as well as about the role of transformers in reducing energy losses. There are a number of videos in this lesson to get students engaged and thinking about the implications of not having electricity at all or not having centralised supplies of electrical energy. There is an exam question worksheet also attached with answers. If your school has the equipment, it is also nice to have a mini set up of the key parts of the national grid as well as examples of what transformers look like on a basic level. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA GCSE 9-1 Physics Paper 1 Revision worksheets with ANSWERS
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Physics Paper 1 Revision worksheets with ANSWERS

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AQA GCSE 9-1 Physics Paper 1 revision worksheets. A set of 10 revision worksheets that can act as a final revision lesson or worksheets to be given to students to complete at home. The questions are in the style of the AQA GCSE exam questions. A separate power point with the answers is now also included.
Year 7 Forces - 7 lesson bundle
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Year 7 Forces - 7 lesson bundle

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This bundle contains all 7 lessons on forces with their accompanying resources for the topic at KS3. The lessons are: L1 - Introduction to forces; L2 - Balanced and unbalanced forces; L3 - Drag forces (air resistance and drag in liquids); L4 - Investigating friction (practical); L5 - Investigating friction (graphing and write up); L6 - Pressure; L7 - Forces in sports. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
Year 7 Forces lesson 1 - Introduction to forces
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Year 7 Forces lesson 1 - Introduction to forces

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Students learn how to identify the forces around them as well as categorise them as either contact or non-contact forces. They will also learn how forces always come in pairs (action and reaction) and to label forces on free-body diagrams. There is a worksheet to practise labelling forces differentiated for low, middle and high ability. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
AQA 9-1 GCSE Electricity Lesson Bundle
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AQA 9-1 GCSE Electricity Lesson Bundle

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This lesson bundle follows and covers the complete new AQA specification for Combined Science: Trilogy - Physics - Electricity unit. (The new combined science GCSE replaces the old double award core and additonal science units.) This bundle now contains 14 lessons with their accompanying resources for the Electricity unit from the Physics section of the new AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Each lesson has engaging ‘bell work’ as students settle, clearly defined learning objectives, tasks to promote interest and consolidate learning of the lesson material and plenary slides. Most lessons also contain a practical activity to develop students’ skills and confidence using equipment and to give students the opportunity to discover the circuit rules for themselves before learning the theory, although this can also be flipped to instead test the theory in practice once learnt. The lessons and resources included are: L1 - Circuit components, series and parallel circuits; L2 - Current; L3 - Charge; L4 - Potential difference; L5 - Power; L6 - Resistance; L7 - Required practical 15 - Resistance with wire length; L8 - Ohm’s law; L9 - Power and resistance; L10 - Resistors - Thermistors and LDRs; L11 - Required practical 16 - Resistors in series and parallel; L12 - The National Grid; L13 - Types of current - AC DC and the plug; L14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
Year 7 Cells lesson 3 - Microscopes and onion cell practical
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Year 7 Cells lesson 3 - Microscopes and onion cell practical

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Lesson 3 in year 7 cells topic looking at the microscope - its discovery and the main functional parts. Students learn how to use a microscope, why we need them and how to prepare a slide to observe under a microscope. They will also learn how to compare a labelled image of a cell to their own specimen and identify main cell features. Method for practical is included. Lesson ppt includes diagram for students to label and wordfill on preparing a microscope slide (both ready to print).
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home

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In lesson 14 of the electricity unit students learn about that parts and purpose of the various parts of the plug including the different wires and fuse. They learn when and why certain parts are necessary. Students will then have the opportunity to try building a plug from the bare components to see who can do it safely the fastest. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined learning objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 8 - Ohm's law
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 8 - Ohm's law

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In lesson 8 of the electricity unit students learn about Ohm’s law by discovering the law through experiment. As well as developing their practical skills, there are questions for them to practice using the equations, both on the slides and on a separate worksheet. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start. Updated 20/05/18 with additional method.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 10 - Resistors - 1. Thermistors and 2. LDRs
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 10 - Resistors - 1. Thermistors and 2. LDRs

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In lesson 10 of the electricity unit students learn about different types of variable resistor - thermistors and LDRs. The powerpoint is split into two lessons both with a practical activity and with learning objectives, starter and plenary slides for each. However, you could do the two lessons in one if you omitted either or both of the practical activities. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
Year 7 Cells lesson 7 - Organs and organ systems
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Year 7 Cells lesson 7 - Organs and organ systems

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Lesson 7 in year 7 cells topic looking at how structures come together from the sub-cellular level to form an entire organism. Students identify organs from different organ systems of the human body, then focus on the digestive system. There are info cards on the different parts of the digestive system to put around the room as well as a premade template for students to complete using this information (both included in ppt). Also attached is a worksheet for students to label on the key parts of the digestive system.
New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - all lesson powerpoints and required practical support
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New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - all lesson powerpoints and required practical support

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All my A-level lessons are detailed and tailored to guide students (and teachers) through the new AQA Physics A-level specification (and are referenced accordingly). Each has outlined at the start a clear progression through the topic and the relevant section from the specification. Each lesson contains a starter activity to develop problem-solving skills before students progress with new theory and practice. All powerpoints have practice questions with answers at the end. Practical activities feature throughout as this is key to students' understanding and appreciation of the subject. The high level of detail in these lessons will particularly suit those who are newer to teaching physics at A-level or whose subject knowledge may be a little rusty.
Year 7 Forces lesson 6 - Pressure
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Year 7 Forces lesson 6 - Pressure

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Lesson 6 in the year 7 forces topic looking at pressure. Students learn to calculate pressure and identify common uses of high and low pressure as well as examples of gas, liquid and surface pressures. Ppt includes activity where students can calculate the pressure they exert on the floor.
GCSE Trilogy Physics equation crib sheet
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GCSE Trilogy Physics equation crib sheet

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This document contains all the physics equations necessary for the new AQA Trilogy Science GCSE. It contains all equations with each value, symbol, unit and unit symbol outlined plus a column stating whether students need to learn it or if they are given it in the exams. The document is split with one topic per tab. Lines are shaded pale grey if that value has already come up earlier in the course so that students can build up a picture of familiarity as they go through.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Gravitational potential (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Gravitational potential (New AQA spec)

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In lesson 3 of the gravitational fields unit students are introduced to the concept of gravitational potential and grapple with why values of gravitational potential are negative. The learn to calculate gravitational potential in a radial field and work done in moving a mass between points of different gravitational potential (including the special case of equipotentials that lays the ground work for next lesson on orbits). They then progress to look at graphical representations of variations of g and V with r and how to calculate these variables from the graphs. These A-level lesson power points are detailed and tailored to guide students (and teachers) through the new physics A-level specification (and are referenced accordingly). Each has outlined at the start a clear progression through the topic and the relevant section from the specification. Lessons begin with a starter activity to get students thinking and develop problem-solving skills before they progress with new theory and practice. All power points contain practice questions with answers included at the end. The high level of detail in these lessons will particularly suit those who are newer to teaching physics at A-level or whose subject knowledge may be a little rusty.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 13 - Types of current - AC DC
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 13 - Types of current - AC DC

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In lesson 13 of the electricity unit students learn about the two types of electrical supply - alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). Students learn about the different features of each, what each looks like on an oscilloscope trace, what type of devices does each supply, and how (and why) the National Grid operates on AC. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 3 - Charge
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 3 - Charge

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In lesson 3 of the electricity unit students look at the relationship between charge, current and time and complete practice calculations. Example questions are included in the slides and there is also a worksheet. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.