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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.

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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Molecules & Matter
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Molecules & Matter

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This bundle of resources contains 7 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Molecules & Matter’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Density of Materials States of Matter Changes of State Internal Energy Specific Latent Heat Gas Pressure & Temperature Gas Pressure & Volume The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Earth’s Atmosphere’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: The History & Evolution of Our Atmosphere The Greenhouse Effect Global Climate Change Atmospheric Pollutants The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Resources
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Resources

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Earth’s Resources’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Finite & Renewable Resources Water Treatment Extracting Metals from Ores Life Cycle Assessments Reduce, Reuse, Recycle The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Structure & Bonding’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: States of matter Forming ions Ionic bonding Giant ionic lattices Covalent bonding Simple and giant covalent structures Metallic bonding & giant metallic structures Nanoparticles The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Electricity
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Electricity

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This bundle of resources contains 11 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Electricity’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Electrical Charges & Fields Electric Circuits Current & charge Potential Difference & Resistance Current-Potential Difference Graphs Series & Parallel circuits Alternating Current Cables & Plugs Electrical Power & Potential Difference Electrical Currents & Energy Transfer Appliances & Efficiency The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Organic Chemistry’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Hydrocarbons Fractional distillation Complete & incomplete combustion Cracking hydrcarbons Reactions with alkenes Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters Polymerisation Natural polymers & DNA The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE (2016)  Chemistry - 'Rates of Reaction' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - 'Rates of Reaction' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Rates of Reaction’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Rates of reaction Collision Theory: The effect of temperature and surface area Rate of reaction: The effect of concentration and pressure Rate of reaction: The effect of catalysts Reversible reactions Dynamic equilibrium and altering conditions The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Ecology' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with pupils being given a card sort of organisms, they will need to look at the pictures and try and decide how they would sort these organisms into groups, in other words how would they classify the organisms. Pupils will then be introduced to Linnaeus’ classification system and how this now influences the way we classify organisms, as well as explaining how modern technology can help us to group organisms. Pupils will then watch a video on classification, they will asked to think about, and write notes, on why classification is such an important process that scientists use. Now pupils are being introduced to the order of the classification system, pupils will be shown the order and then pupils will need to come up with their own mnemonic to help them remember this order. Pupils will then be introduced to the binomial naming system and the importance of this system, which they should be able to recount. The next activity involves pupils walking around the room, reading posters and they will need to use this information to complete a worksheet answering questions about the different kingdoms of the classification system. Once this is complete pupils can self or peer assess their work using the answers provided within the PowerPoint presentation Pupils will then complete an exam-style question on the topic of classification. This can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary is for pupils to complete an exit card to demonstrate what they have learnt during the lesson, this can be handed in at the end of the lesson to the teacher to check student understanding. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons ' HT only
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons ' HT only

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This bundle of resources contains 5 whole lessons which meet all learning outcomes for the higher tier, separate science modules within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: Rates of decomposition Global warming & the impact of change Trophic levels & biomass Transfers of biomass Food production The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT
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NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Infection & Response' SoW for the higher tier. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The first part of this lesson is a recap on the plant diseases students should have already covered within the 'infection & response' unit - rose black stop and tobacco mosaic virus. Plants will then be asked to come up with a brainstorm of the symptoms plants may exhibit when they are diseased. Once pupils have discussed this and tried to come up with some ideas you can reveal some of the common symptoms on the PowerPoint slide, along with images and examples. The next slide looks at the ways in which plant diseases can be diagnosed, from gardening manuals to monoclonal antibody testing kits. The next activity focuses on the role of certain minerals in the growth and development of plants, firstly students will draw a table in their book and then they will given a slip of information about one of the mineral ions - nitrates, magnesium or potassium. Pupils will need to walk around the room or swap these slips of paper with people on the same table as them to complete the table, they can then assess their work. The final part of the lesson focuses on plant defence responses, firstly pupils will be shown some diagrams of plants and their defence methods and will be asked to think > pair > share the potential ways plants can defend against disease. Pupils will then be given a card sort with different plant defence mechanisms, students need to sort these into three different categories - physical barrier, chemical barrier, defence against herbivore. Once completed pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The final task is an exam-style question on what they have learnt that lesson, pupils of higher ability may want to complete these questions in silence at the backs of their book. Pupils can then self or peer-assess their work. Plenary activity is to write 3 key words, 2 facts and 1 question about what pupils have learnt that lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Quantitative Chemistry' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Quantitative Chemistry' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons which meet all learning outcomes for the higher tier, separate science modules within the ‘Quantitative Chemistry’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons included: Relative formula mass and moles Balancing equations and reacting masses Limiting reactants and percentage yield Atom economy HT Concentration and titrations Titration practical and calculations HT Volume of gases The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress check and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Radioactivity
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Radioactivity

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Molecules & Matter’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Atoms & Radiation The Development of the Nuclear Model Radioactive Decay Alpha, Beta & Gamma Radiation Half-life & Radioactivity Nuclear Radiation & Medicine Nuclear Fission & Nuclear Fusion Dangers of Radiation The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
KS3 Science Project
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KS3 Science Project

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PowerPoint and task cards aimed at a KS3 class (initially planned for Year 9) to complete a poster, written assignment and a model for a specific area of Science to present in a Science Fair. For each of the task cards a detailed list of requirements for each part of the project is included, with ideas for extension work to earn more points and homework ideas as well. I used this resource straight after my students had completed their end of year test as a fun and engaging activity, when complete pupils presented their projects to the class and I awarded certificates for best written assignment, best poster, best model and best overall project.
NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW
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NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW

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This bundle contains 11 lessons which meet all specification points within the new AQA Physics 'Energy' SoW. Bundle includes the following lessons: Energy stores Conservation of Energy Energy and Work Energy and Power Energy Dissipation & Efficiency Gravitational Potential Energy Kinetic Energy Elastic Potential Energy Specific Heat Capacity Energy Resources The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks. A few of the lessons contain extra resources at the end of the PowerPoint presentations which could be used as homework material.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - Chemical Analysis
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - Chemical Analysis

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Chemical Analysis’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Pure substances & mixtures Analysing chromatograms Testing for gases Testing for positive and negative ions Investigative analysis The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry  - Neutralisation & Strong/Weak Acids
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Neutralisation & Strong/Weak Acids

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Chemistry GCSE, particularly the ‘Chemical changes, electrolysis and energy changes’ SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience Students will firstly be shown a set of images, students will have to decide which are examples of an alkali/base and which are examples of acids. Next, students will watch a video on acids/alkalis and will need to answer a set of questions, after which they can self-assess their work using the mark scheme provided. The next part of the lesson focuses on pH, students are firstly reminded of the importance of the pH scale and will then need to complete an investigation to identify the pH of different substances. Students can use the practical sheet provided to complete this task, including the results table to record their results. The next part of the lesson looks at the difference between concentrated and dilute solutions, in terms of particles and in terms of risk/hazards when handling concentrated acids. Students will then need to summarise what they have learned with a fill-in-the-blank task, this work can be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The final part of the lesson pupils will focus on the difference between strong and weak acids in terms of ionisation. Students will also look at how pH values are related to the concentration of H+ ions, students will need to copy and complete a table to show the concentration of H+ ions per mol dm3 for each pH value, this work can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is a ‘Pick a plenary’ task - pupils will need to either write a twitter message to summarise what they have learnt or write 5 quiz questions on the topics studied in the lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Non-communicable Diseases Homework
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Non-communicable Diseases Homework

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This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Infection & Response’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution & Extinction
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution & Extinction

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This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation & evolution’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
KS3 ~ Year 7 ~ Structure & Function of Body Systems Homework
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KS3 ~ Year 7 ~ Structure & Function of Body Systems Homework

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This homework activity is designed for the KS3 Science Course, specifically Year 7 B1.2 Module on ‘Structure & Function of Body Systems’ For more lessons designed for KS3 and KS4 please visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience. This activity contains a set of differentiated questions, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension/revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know @swift_science_education or swift.education.uk@gmail.com and any feedback would be appreciated :)