Rick is a Cambridge educated Natural Scientist with extensive business experience in the oil gas and chemicals industry followed by a tutoring career in Maths, the Sciences and Business Studies covering all school levels from 11+ through GCSE to Oxbridge entrance. During almost 2000 hours of professional tutoring he has created and road tested imaginative power point lesson plans slideshows and interactive excel quizzes now available on TES.

Rick is a Cambridge educated Natural Scientist with extensive business experience in the oil gas and chemicals industry followed by a tutoring career in Maths, the Sciences and Business Studies covering all school levels from 11+ through GCSE to Oxbridge entrance. During almost 2000 hours of professional tutoring he has created and road tested imaginative power point lesson plans slideshows and interactive excel quizzes now available on TES.

Many good GCSE science students lose marks because they are worried by the maths but this 400 question multichoice quiz - see video - covering 30 theory and core practical topics across Chemistry, Physics and Biology - will help and features precisely the maths competencies I identified from extensive research into past papers.
Maths for Science covers obvious requirements like mean, interpreting graphs, rounding, percentage change and probability; but also extends for example to use of formula triangles and rearranging formulae, use of control, dependent and independent variables in experiments, chromosome counts, atomic mass and number, units of measure, isotope decay, carbon dioxide concentration and bond energy calculations. In fact anything that involves a number!
When you enter an answer by clicking, entering a,b,c or a number you get an immediate correct/try again colour coded answer. There is a reset button to start again. You can add questions with just a modicum of Excel skills.

Did you know that 75% of A Level Biology questions now contain some Maths content from 30 different numerical techniques? This 350+ question multi-choice quiz assembles all the Biology numeric calculations all in one place, and will help with revision and prepare you for the new specification A Level exam.
Some good A Level Biology students lose marks because they are worried by the maths - but with practice and confidence it can be mastered. This interactive quiz identifies your right answers and also points to gaps in a scored checkout test. I also run an on-line course to support this.
Maths for A Level Biology covers obvious requirements like mean, interpreting graphs, rounding, percentage change and standard form; but also extends for example to:
genetic probabilities, reaction rates, diversity index, NPP and statistical tests like Chi², Spearman, P – value, Hardy Weinberg , Also questions on variables and results in the 12 core practical experiments. In fact anything that involves a number!
When you enter an answer by clicking, entering a,b,c or a number you get an immediate correct/try again colour coded answer. There is a reset button to start again. You can add questions with just a modicum of Excel skills.
In the very latest V 4.0 version more questions have been added reflecting the most up to date papers’ question style and also Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Imagine you have to recommend how to extend the life of a top 40 single or recommend to an executive whether to invest in a Premier or Championship soccer team using a decision tree. These are just two of the questions in the A Level Business Studies numeric calculation quiz (see video preview There are 450 interactive Multichoice questions in all, giving you the chance of immediate right/wrong feed back, or complete a mock exam and then automatically generate a % score approximate grade, and revision list of topics you struggled on. The quiz starts with basic transition into AS Level for finance like Sales, Profit, Cost, Cash flow; then continues in to the harder A Level topics like balance sheet ratios including Gearing and Current Ratio; Project techniques like critical path analysis, payback and NPV; external economic factors like exchange rate; sales formula like price elasticity; operations calculations like productivity and utilisation; and many more. The questions are mostly numerical formula calculations, and also graphs and analysis and evaluation using the data you’ve calculated. So the quiz helps prepare for all the assessment objectives in the exam. I have a Masters of Business Administration from an extensive career in Business management and training and have for several years tutored Business Studies students.

Imagine you have to recommend where to locate a new production plant based on meeting targets, and when to place an order to avoid a stock out. These are just two of the questions in the new 9-1 GCSE Business Studies calculation quiz (see video preview). There are 170 interactive Multichoice questions in all, giving you the chance of immediate yes/no feed back, or complete a mock exam and then automatically generate a % score approximate grade, and revision list of topics you struggled on. The quiz starts with basic Sales, Profit, Cost, Cash flow and Contribution/Break Even; then continues into topics like balance sheet then Income statement ratios like % Margin; external economic factors, productivity and utilisation, and several more. The questions are mostly numerical formula calculations, and also graphs and analysis and evaluations using the data you’ve calculated. So the quiz helps prepare for all the assessment objectives in the exam. With basic excel skill you can add more questions yourself .

Imagine if you could do a fast Maths Mock and be pretty sure of at least one question on all topics in 9-1 Maths GCSE syllabus were covered, all in one place? And get immediate feedback on your score, with automated revision list generated by your answers. This would surely help focus precious revision time.
Fast Mock Maths worksheet features around 250 questions in 4 exam length tests with the bonus of giving you an indication of whether you would score a higher grade if you took Foundation or Higher.
The questions are structured to be short and simple to understand encouraging you to focus on key elements of a question, and gradually increase in difficulty
When you enter an answer by selecting a, b, c or d you can get an immediate correct/try again colour coded answer or you can select a Hide/Unhide button to let you wait till the end to see your score. There is a reset button to start again.
There is an accompanying spreasheet with essentially the same questions but with different numbers so you can repeat and judge if a pupil has mastered a topic.
You can add questions with just a modicum of Excel skills.

A Harry Potter fan? In the GCSE Maths – Probability and Statistics zip file I’ve created an Averages case study with the results of a Hogwarts magic test. The zip file - see video - contains 16 animated slide packs. Every GCSE Probability and Statistics topic is covered for instance from Mean, to the frequency graphs, to Probability Trees and Venn diagrams. Each slide pack has the same 6 slide format ,namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link; then detailed methods and golden rules like multiply across a Tree and add down if needed; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (160 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics. The whole set has around 70 slide packs. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
After 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils I combined business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility, yet some fun as well. So find if the Box Plots show Gryffindor or Ravenclaw have the higher Median and lower IQR!

How would Benedict Cumberbatch have converted Turing’s 159 trillion operations to standard form in the Enigma code film? Find out in this zip file - see video - which contains 7 animated slide packs covering each of the GCSE Maths – Number topics such as Factors, Fractions, and Standard Form.
Each pack has the same layout, namely Context and Summary; then Detail like factor trees, and golden rules like Keep It Flip It Change It; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (70 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics The whole set has around 70 slide packs, featuring I believe all the types of questions you could experience in the exam and methods required to solve them. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films.

Comfortable editing an Excel spreadsheet but not webcode? Then this 1000 question, GCSE Maths multi choice quiz (see video) covering 50 topics across the whole syllabus is for you. It is interactive – enter a click-choice or a,b, or c or a number for an immediate correct/try again colour coded answer. And it is quite easy to add more questions if you like. Each quiz will take about 15 minutes and can be solo or supervised to discuss issues arising…
Generally the questions start easy and often follow a local path or story to lead you towards mastery of the topic. The mental arithmetic is fairly easy so it’s the topic itself you are judging. Sometimes the correctness of the process step as well as the answer is tested. The approach to checking is also examined
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these quizzes with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% Maths syllabus compatibility, yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films.
So the speed-time graph used is actually Usain Bolt’s world record 9.58 second sprint; the Area topic asks for the area of the Sergeant Pepper CD box and also the actual CD material. The statistical section features several real case studies – Wimbledon, the India-England Test series, the soccer World Cup – through the lens of GCSE style graphs and averages. There are also a couple of worksheets – for Compound Interest and Averages – where you enter any input and see a calculation of the result; ideal for experimenting and creating more questions.

Melman the triangular Madagascar giraffe, Blondie’s classic Parallel Lines album and the Transformers movie are all analogies I use in this GCSE Maths – Geometry and Shape zip file - see video. It contains 10 animated slide packs covering every GCSE Maths – Geometry topic from for instance basic angle rules through to interior and external polygon angles, then 3-D volume and surface area and animations gradually revealing the four Transformations. Each pack has the same layout, namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link; then Detailed methods like all the Constructions on one page, likewise the 9 circle rules; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (100 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics The whole set has around 70 slide packs,There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to ensure professionalism and 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films

The Marx Brothers mirror scene is arguably the funniest in film history. Find out in this GCSE Maths Ratio zip file - see video - which contains 5 animated slide packs - how the film clip helps an exchange rate and proportion problem (and watch the clip!). Or create multiple Compound Interest questions using my interactive spreadsheet. covering every GCSE Maths – Ratio topic from for instance shares and percents to direct and inverse proportion. Each pack has the same layout, namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link ; then Detailed methods like percent original value, and golden rules like compound growth multiplier; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (50 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics .The whole set has around 70 slide packs. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films

Could you interpret the distance – time graph for the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race? Find out in this zip file - see video - which contains 11 animated slide packs covering each of the GCSE Maths – Algebra Graph topics from basic y = mx + c through curved to real life and higher grade trigonometric graphs. Each pack has the same layout, namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link ; then Detail like gradients and plotting, and golden rules like graph transformation inside and outside the f(x) bracket; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (110 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics and a “managing the exam” pack. The whole set has around 70 slide packs… There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films

What would the nth term be for Manfred Mann’s 5-4-3-2-1 linear sequence? Find out in this zip file- see video - which contains 18 animated slide packs covering each of the GCSE Maths – Algebra topics from basics like Factorisation and FOIL expansion, through to the higher grade iteration and functions. Each pack has the same layout, namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link ; then Detail like Quadratic Formula, and golden rules like second into first for composite functions; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (180 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics. The whole set has around 70 slide packs. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films

Ever wondered what the Maths examiners Really Really want? I have researched 100’s of their comments and mark schemes and this file (see video preview) contains 70 topic by topic conclusions and 20 tips for checking answers, along with my wheel of fortune process for end-of-paper questions and a revision checklist on just 6 pages of all 80 topics with a formula and example for each. I believe that “managing” the whole exam process well from revision to last exam can add many percent to results. With the animations I’ve set across 4 slide-packs, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics and this “managing the exam” pack. The whole set has around 70 slide packs. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.

Vector in the film Despicable Me correctly claims he has magnitude and direction. See how I use this and the Hunger Games bowstring in the GCSE Maths – Trigonometry zip file - see video. It contains 6 animated slide packs covering every GCSE Maths – Trigonometry topic for instance from SOHCAHTOA, to advanced sin and cosine rule, to vectors. Each pack has the same 6 slide layout, namely Context and Summary including on-line quiz link; then Detailed methods like how to choose Pythagoras or Trigonometry and if the latter which of the three formula triangles; and in vectors simple columnar to complex “scalar k” questions; then around 10 worked solutions per pack (60 in the whole file) for both simple and “wordy” questions, followed by seven quick closing questions. With the animations I’ve set, you can control the speed at which you reveal for example the next working steps and final answer to a problem.
This file can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and is part of a set of eight common-format files covering all the GCSE Maths topics. The whole set has around 70 slide packs. There are also two Excel interactive multichoice quiz files with 1000 Maths questions and 400 Maths for Science questions.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to ensure professionalism and 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films

The whole GCSE Maths syllabus in 8 zip files - see video of one - with 70 common format animated slideshows -with 500 slides, hundreds of explained techniques, 500 plenary questions and 700 fully worked solutions featuring I believe all the types of questions you could experience in the exam and methods required to solve them. These files can be used by students, teachers, or tutors for lesson plan slideshows or as material for revision cards and includes all major topics plus tips for “managing the exam”. You can control the slideshow pace and edit the text.
My approach after 100’s of hours of using and fine tuning these materials with pupils is to combine business IT-like professionalism with laser-like 100% syllabus compatibility yet build into the Maths some unusual material such as sport, pop music and popular films.

Imagine several of your GCSE 9-1 Science questions are simply asking you about what you are interested in already, in everyday life. For many pupils the “environment” is just that subject. This pack contains a powerpoint slideshow pack covering the basics of environment, global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases, pollution, alternative energies and energy efficiencies. All through the lens of the GCSE science syllabus, with further detail provided for the individual sciences of Chemistry (e.g. the equations of combustion and pollution); Physics (e.g. the pros and cons of alternative energy sources like wind and solar); and Biology (the effect of pollution and deforestation on habitats.
Also there is an interactive Excel quiz of 100 Multichoice questions, again on the GCSE Science Environment topics, giving you the chance of immediate yes/no feed back, or complete a mock test and then automatically generate a % score and revision list of topics you struggled on.
Most GCSE questions on this topic stick fairly close to syllabus so if you learn it you are already well on the way to a pass! I also have a blog with much more detail on what you need to learn.
The Environment coaching slides and excel quiz are free of charge for two reasons, first because we all benefit from more knowledge of the environment, and secondly as an introduction to a much wider set of slide packs and quizzes I have created for Maths, Science and Business Studies, which are all much larger so a small fee is charged.