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.

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.

In lesson 2 of the gravitational fields unit students recap some AS content (g by freefall) and apply a new equation to calculate the gravitational field strength at a certain point for a variety of objects e.g. planets. They discuss the factors which influence gravitational field strength, g, and those which do not. It includes a video demonstrating this through objects of different mass being dropped from an equal height in a vacuum chamber.
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.

Lesson 5 in year 7 cells topic looking at specialised cells.
Students build on their learning of standard cell features to think about how cells have different specialisations for different functions. Lesson ppt includes a worksheet for students to complete using information slides which you can put around the classroom.

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.

All my A-level lessons 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.
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.

All my A-level lessons 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.
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.

Lesson 1 in AS Electricity unit - lesson powerpoint and demo activity
All my A-level lessons 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.
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.

Lesson 3a and 3b in year 7 forces topic looking at drag forces. There are two lessons, the first with a practical investigating air resistance and the second investigating drag in liquids.

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.

In lesson 1 of the gravitational fields unit students extend their prior understanding of gravity as simply a force to distinguishing between the force and the force field. Students are introduced to Newton's law of gravitation and practise applying the equation to determine the force between two objects based on information provided.
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.

Lesson 6 in year 7 cells topic looking at how and why cells divide.
Students learn about the two forms of cell division, what each is for, where each occurs inthe body and why they need to be different. Ppt includes links to videos you may wish to use to go into more detail but they are geared to a slightly higher level than KS3.

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 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.

This bundle contains all 7 lessons with their accompanying resources for the cells topic at KS3.
The lessons are:
L1 - Life processes and animal cells; L2 - Plant cells; L3 - Microscopes and onion cell practical; L4 - Magnification and cheek cell practical; L5 - Specialised cells; L6 - Cell division; L7 Organs and organ systems with a focus on the digestive system.

Lesson 1 in year 7 cells topic looking at the 7 life processes and basic animal cell structures.
Students learn how to distinguish whether an object should be classed as living or non-living based on information they are given and their own knowledge. There is plenty of opportunity for discussion and also some harder examples to stretch higher students such as the classification of viruses.
You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/

In lesson 1 of the forces unit students discover the difference between distance and displacement, speed and velocity. They then build on this understanding to determine whether other quantities are scalar or vector and also perform basic vector calculations.
Students also recap the speed distance time equation from KS3, learn to estimate calculations based on typical speeds for a variety of objects,and learn the difference between average and instantaneous speed.
All questions in powerpoint come with answers.
All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
Suitable for both the AQA GCSE Physics 9-1 and Combined Science: Trilogy courses.
You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/

In lesson 2 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.2.1), students recap what they learned about electromagnets in lesson 1 and go onto learn about the factors affecting the strength of an electromagnet through practical work and discussion.
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/

In lesson 2 of the electricity unit students discover for themselves the rules of current in both series and parallel circuits while developing their practical skills.
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/

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/

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 (NOW ADDED);
L12 - The National Grid (NOW ADDED);
L13 - Types of current - AC DC and the plug (NOW ADDED);
L14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home (NEWLY ADDED).
You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/