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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.
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/
GCSE Physics - Investigating Electromagnetism - Unit 7.2.1 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Investigating Electromagnetism - Unit 7.2.1 (AQA 9-1)

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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/
GCSE Physics - Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Unit 7.1 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Unit 7.1 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 1 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit, students learn about magnetic materials, how to draw different magnetic field patterns and are introduced to the idea that electricity can be used to generate a magnetic field. They then go on to look at solenoids and electromagnets in more detail. 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/
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 - Distance-time graphs - Unit 5.6.1.4 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Distance-time graphs - Unit 5.6.1.4 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 2 of the forces unit students learn how to read a distance time graph and identify the motion in its different sections. They then build on their knowledge of speed calculations in the previous lesson to calculate the speed using the gradient. Higher tier students will also learn to calculate the instantaneous speed by finding the gradient of the tangent. 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. Please note that the worksheet and answer sheet are freely available elsewhere on TES. The price of this resource is for the lesson powerpoint only. I have attached the worksheet and answers as I have found them a useful accompaniment.
GCSE Physics - Scalars and vectors - Forces Unit 5.1.1 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Scalars and vectors - Forces Unit 5.1.1 (AQA 9-1)

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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/
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/
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.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Orbits of planets & satellites (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Orbits of planets & satellites (New AQA spec)

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In lesson 4 of the gravitational fields unit students look at the orbits of planets and satellites. The lesson is introduced in part by a couple of videos that challenge their known models of the motion of the solar system. The lesson goes on to discuss properties of orbits such as radius, orbital speed and orbital period and the derivation of the relationship between orbital period and radius is gone through in detail (this is required knowledge in the specification). Students then go on to learn about the energy of satellites, escape velocity and how to calculate it, as well as synchronous orbits and geostationary satellites (including their applications). 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.
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.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.2 Gravitational field strength (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.2 Gravitational field strength (New AQA spec)

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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.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.1 Newton's law of gravitation (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.1 Newton's law of gravitation (New AQA spec)

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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.
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 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 11 - Required practical 16 - Resistance in series and parallel
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 11 - Required practical 16 - Resistance in series and parallel

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In lesson 11 of the electricity unit students complete the required practical investigating the effect on the total resistance of placing two uniform resistors in a series versus parallel arrangement. The lesson power point contains slides with tasks covering the full investigation from a hypothesis and risk assessment, experimental set up and method, example results if needed, and follow up questions. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
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 New GCSE Electricity Lesson Bundle
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AQA New 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 (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/
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.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 9 - Power and Resistance
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 9 - Power and Resistance

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In lesson 9 of the electricity unit students learn about the relationship between power and resistance through practical investigation. They then use their knowledge of previously learnt equations to figure out the equation relating power, current and resistance. There are examples and practice questions in the slides to consolidate students' understanding. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.