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Physics Drill Spreadsheets promote mastery of the necessary skills to succeed at GCSE and A Level, whilst reducing the teacher's workload.

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Physics Drill Spreadsheets promote mastery of the necessary skills to succeed at GCSE and A Level, whilst reducing the teacher's workload.

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Physics Drill Spreadsheets promote mastery of the necessary skills to succeed at GCSE and A Level, whilst reducing the teacher's workload.

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This is a workbook containing 99 questions about topics found at A Level Physics, covering most of the course. The answer to each question immediately follows the questions. Students can work through pages of these at their own pace. This can be shared with students on your school's VLE.
This promotes independent working and mastery of the necessary skills.
Contains:
99 problems about quantum physics
99 problems about electricity
99 problems about work, energy and power
99 problems about springs
99 problems about kinematics
99 problems about dynamics
99 problems about waves
99 problems about optics
99 problems about circular motion
99 problems about simple harmonic motion
99 problems about gravitational fields
99 problems about electric fields
99 problems about capacitors
99 problems about magnetic fields
99 problems about magnetic induction
99 problems about gases
99 problems about thermal physics
99 problems about nuclear physics
The book is now also available in paperback from Amazon and I think it looks pretty good: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/152090553X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6pl1ybK6E9FQ8
Check out my other resources: the Physics Drill spreadsheets will change your life. Go to www.physicsdrill.wikispaces.com for details.

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This is perfect for students in Year 13 to use to revise the AQA required practicals. All of the required practicals have been done and photographs taken of the experimental setups. The results have been tabulated and graphed with appropriate processing. The errors have been analysed, and additional research has been referenced. There is even an appendix where the AQA method of estimating errors is justified by comparing it to more thorough statistical error analysis approaches. Document contains ~19000 words and 95 pages (including title, introduction and contents page).

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Dear Physics Teachers,
These resource will help your students master GCSE and A Level Physics subject knowledge and skills. This is a complete set of simulations and worksheet generators. Using this resource, you will save yourself time making as many worksheets as your heart desires.
How often have you had to tell your students that they need more practice at a particular skill or to acquire some particular knowledge in physics? One day, a student asked me a reasonable question: "where can I get additional questions to practise?" From that simple question spawned my idea to create a series of 'drill spreadsheets'. These worksheet generators can be used be teachers or students to generate thousands upon thousands of unique worksheets. Most of the sheets can be customised for differentiation quickly by toggling a few options.
I wish someone had invented and provided this resource when I started teaching. You do not need to wish, here it is. As I create new drill sheets I'll add them here, so you will always be able to come back and get the latest sheets.
Sheets included in this bundle:
GCSE Physics Formula Drill
GCSE Physics Definitions Drill
GCSE Physics Motion Graphs Drill
GCSE Physics Length, Area and Volume Unit Conversions Drill
GCSE Physics Wave Superposition Drill
GCSE and A Level Physics Resolving Vectors Drill
GCSE Science Command Words Drill
GCSE Mathematics Trigonometry Drill
AS Level Physics Definitions Drill
A Level Physics Definitions Drill
A Level Physics Three Forces in Equilibrium Drill
A Level Physics Projectiles Drill
A Level Physics Momentum Conservation Drill
A Level Physics Stationary Waves Drill
A Level Physics Photoelectric Effect Drill
A Level Physics Kirchhoff's Laws Drill
A Level Physics Electron Beam Drills
A Level Physics Newton's Second Law Drill
A Level Physics Feynman-like Diagrams Drill
A Level Physics Errors Drill
A Level Physics Vernier Caliper Drill
A Level Physics Micrometer Drill
A Level Physics Electric Fields Drill
A Level Physics Gravitational Fields Drill
A Level Physics Diffraction Drill
And more are added frequently (this list might not be up to date!)
These are all available individually, see here for the full selection: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/
The resources all work with MS Excel and other spreadsheet applications. None of them use VBA or other scripting tools, so they should also work on Macs, Android phones and iPhones, amongst other platforms. I have tested most of the sheets on my Android phone and they work fine (using the free WPS app).
If you have any questions, email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk

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Useful for revision or to support your teaching in lessons, this large .pdf file contains information, formulas, questions (with answers), explanations, diagrams and definitions of quantities.
331 pages long. I recommend you display in full-screen. You can zoom in to parts of interest. Parts of the presentation link to other parts.
This contains the full course. I may add more slides in the future, and update this file, but this includes everything the student needs to know.

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Dear Physics Teachers,
These resource will help your students master A Level Physics subject knowledge and skills. This is a complete set of simulations and worksheet generators. Using this resource, you will save yourself time making as many worksheets as your heart desires.
How often have you had to tell your students that they need more practice at a particular skill or to acquire some particular knowledge in physics? One day, a student asked me a reasonable question: "where can I get additional questions to practise?" From that simple question spawned my idea to create a series of 'drill spreadsheets'. These worksheet generators can be used be teachers or students to generate thousands upon thousands of unique worksheets. Most of the sheets can be customised for differentiation quickly by toggling a few options.
I wish someone had invented and provided this resource when I started teaching. You do not need to wish, here it is. As I create new drill sheets I'll add them here, so you will always be able to come back and get the latest sheets.
These are all available individually, see here for the full selection: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/
The resources all work with MS Excel and other spreadsheet applications. None of them use VBA or other scripting tools, so they may also work on Macs, Android phones and iPhones, amongst other platforms.
If you have any questions, email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk

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Dear Physics Teachers,
These resource will help your students master GCSE Physics subject knowledge and skills. This is a complete set of simulations and worksheet generators. Using this resource, you will save yourself time making as many worksheets as your heart desires.
How often have you had to tell your students that they need more practice at a particular skill or to acquire some particular knowledge in physics? One day, a student asked me a reasonable question: "where can I get additional questions to practise?" From that simple question spawned my idea to create a series of 'drill spreadsheets'. These worksheet generators can be used be teachers or students to generate thousands upon thousands of unique worksheets. Most of the sheets can be customised for differentiation quickly by toggling a few options.
I wish someone had invented and provided this resource when I started teaching. You do not need to wish, here it is. As I create new drill sheets I'll add them here, so you will always be able to come back and get the latest sheets.
These are all available individually, see here for the full selection: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/
The resources all work with MS Excel and other spreadsheet applications. None of them use VBA or other scripting tools, so they may also work on Macs, Android phones and iPhones, amongst other platforms.
If you have any questions, email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk

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Contains all of the AQA GCSE (9-1) Physics Required Practicals, listed in the order of the new AQA GCSE Physics Third Edition textbook (Breithaupt, 2016). I’ve included the MS Word document so you can change the order, if necessary, and a version where the practicals are in specification order. All of the practicals include instructions, diagrams, space for tables, graphs and questions that direct the pupil to develop their practical skills throughout the course.
Scaffolding is provided for the students. This one booklet is all the students would need for their required practicals.
For assessment and feedback, level descriptors for the grades are included and there is a form after each practical for the teacher to give comments about areas for development.
Really handy for cutting down your workload, particularly if preparing for next year. Why not get a site licence and use this across your whole department?

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Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will save you time with planning, preparation and marking.
2. This resource produces good looking worksheets that can be printed or projected on a screen, with answers.
3. This resource is relevant to the new AQA GCSE (9-1) Physics specification and can be customised for others.
4. This resource is useful throughout the GCSE course. Pupils are required to memorise 23 equations and be able to rearrange and use 35 equations. Repeated and continual use of this resource can make this process painless.
Info:
This spreadsheet generates an almost unlimited number of questions that can be printed as a worksheet. The questions are all mathematical, and test the pupils' ability to solve simple mathematical problems. The numbers are populated randomly (press F9 in MS Excel to shuffle the numbers and formulas), as is the order of the formulas chosen. The settings sheet can be used to narrow the selection of equations included, and one can choose if hints should be given.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
To see a sample of what the outputted worksheets look like, see here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-10-aqa-gcse-9-1-physics-basic-mechanics-worksheets-11388602
(The equations are taken from the new AQA GCSE (9-1) Physics specification.)
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac. Has been tested on the WPS office suite for Android and it works fine.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/

Youtube video of a song I wrote expaining Newton's three laws of motion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bcv7D5_thI
The powerpoint file is just a link to the video.

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Contains all of the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics Core Practicals. I’ve included the MS Word document so you can change the order, if necessary. All of the practicals include instructions, diagrams, space for tables, graphs and questions that direct the pupil to develop their practical skills throughout the course.
Scaffolding is provided for the students. This one booklet is all the students would need for their required practicals.
For assessment and feedback, level descriptors for the grades are included and there is a form after each practical for the teacher to give comments about areas for development.
Really handy for cutting down your workload, particularly if preparing for next year. Why not get a site licence and use this across your whole department?

Sale

***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will save you time with planning, preparation and marking.
2. This resource produces good looking worksheets that can be printed or projected on a screen, with answers.
3. This resource is relevant to the new AQA A Level Physics specification and can be customised for others (OCR, Edexcel, etc)
4. This resource is useful throughout the AQA A Level course. Students are required to learn over 400 key words and know their definitions. Repeated and continual use of this resource can make this process painless, and is far more interactive than a paper glossary.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac. Has been tested on the WPS office suite for Android and it works fine.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/

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***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will save you time with planning, preparation and marking.
2. This resource produces good looking worksheets that can be printed or projected on a screen, with answers.
3. This resource is relevant to the new AQA AS Level Physics specification and can be customised for others.
4. This resource is useful throughout the AQA AS and A Level course. Students are required to learn almost 200 key words and know their definitions. Repeated and continual use of this resource can make this process painless.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
To see a sample of what the outputted worksheets look like, see here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-12-aqa-as-level-physics-definitions-worksheet-11389608
(The key words and definitions are taken from the new AQA AS Level Physics CGP Textbook.)
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac. Has been tested on the WPS office suite for Android and it works fine.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/

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***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help your students understand the subtle difference between the meanings of the exam command words.
2. This resource is to be projected on a screen, used by students on a computer or used to print an unlimited number of different worksheets.
3. This resource is relevant to all new AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specifications and can be edited for other exam boards.
Info:
This spreadsheet uses random numbers to shuffle the descriptions of exam words, to help your pupils with their revision.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.

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***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help your students learn how to analyse and combine errors.
2. This resource is to be projected on a screen or used by students on a computer.
3. This resource is relevant to the new AQA A Level Physics specification, amongst others (OCR, Edexcel, etc).
Info:
This spreadsheet generates a random equation consisting of five variables, and gives seven repeat measurements for four of them. The student is then asked to calculate the mean value of each, the absolute error, the percentage error, and finally the combined error. The answers are given on the Answers sheet. Pressing F9 in MS Excel shuffles the equation and values.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com/

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***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help you students practise their circuit analysis skills.
2. This resource is to be projected on a screen, used by students on a computer or used to print worksheets.
3. This resource is relevant to all new A Level Physics specifications (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, etc).
Info:
I analysed 185 past paper questions about electric circuits and identified 20 unique circuit topologies that are assessed. I then distilled those 20 into one, whose components can be replaced at random to produce the 20. This spreadsheet generates an almost unlimited number of circuit problems that can be printed as a worksheet or projected on a screen.
Circuits generated randomly can include components in series and parallel, diodes in forward and reverse bias, cells in parallel and series. Students are asked to find the potential difference across and current through each component, having been given their EMF (for the cells) and resistance (for the rest). The potential difference across a conducting forward biased diode is assumed to be 0.6V.
The numbers are populated randomly (press F9 in MS Excel to shuffle the numbers and variables given).
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com

This is a spreadsheet I created, which enables you to effectively plan across the entire year with ease. The spreadsheet is designed to be robust enough to be useful with most subjects and, if used regularly, can significantly reduce planning time. Better yet, the spreadsheet makes it virtually impossible to forget to set or collect homework.
See the manual (the pdf file) for information about what the spreadsheet can do and how to use it.
Planner.xlsx: I have filled in some details about my own timetable so that you can see how it is used.
Planner-blank.xlsx: This is a blank version so you do not need to clear my data, which also has a sheet called SIMS Import, and the necessary formulas in the Settings sheet to import your timetable directly from the SIMS export.
Transfer-data.xlsm: This macro-enabled spreadsheet uses a VBA to copy the data you choose from one Planner.xlsx spreadsheet to another. Useful if you are updating your Planner.xlsx file with a newer version and don't want to have to manually copy the data across. You do not need to use full path names if the Transfer-data.xlsx file is in the same directory as the two Planner.xlsx files you want to copy data between.
Planning-macros.xlsm: This macro-enabled spreadsheet uses VBA to toggle square brackets around a selected cell and shift cells down, skipping those with square brackets. Those familiar with using macros may find this useful: most users can ignore this file.
Email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk if you have any issues.
Please review!

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A simple presentation that includes almost all of the physicists a student in Years 7-13 can be expected to have heard of during their time in school. Each slide has a picture of the physicist and a few notes about their achievements. Can be a useful starter exercise or can be used during lessons to put faces to the names students here.

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Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help your students understand diffraction from two or more slits.
2. This resource is to be projected on a screen or used by students on a computer.
3. This resource is relevant to all new A Level Physics specifications.
Info:
This spreadsheet simulates an array of point sources. Students can investigate the effect of varying the wavelength or spacing between the sources on the diffraction pattern produced.
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com

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***********************
Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help your students practise measuring acceleration using ticker tape.
2. This resource is to be projected on a screen, used by students on a computer or used to print an unlimited number of different worksheets.
3. This resource is relevant to all new GCSE Physics specifications, where the use of ticker tape timers is a standard practical way of measuring acceleration.
Info:
Simulating the tape from a ticker-tape timer connected to a 50 Hz AC supply (0.02s time interval between dots), this worksheet generator produces five questions each time. Pressing F9 in Excel for Windows (or Cmd + = in Excel for Mac) recalculates the formulas, randomly choosing five new questions with five new accelerations to measure. The sheet tab "answers" has the answers filled in. This should print correctly to scale on A4 paper, but if not, the rulers are drawn with mm intervals to allow them to be used instead of direct measurement.
This worksheet generator can be projected on the screen so that the teacher can explain to the students how to measure acceleration with the ticker-tape, then an unlimited number of unique worksheets can be generated so they can practise the skill.

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Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets.
£3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132
£4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125
£6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137
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Dear Physics Teachers,
1. This resource will help you students practise their gas laws calculation skills.
2. This resource can be used to print worksheets (with separate answers sheets) or can be projected onto a screen.
3. This resource is relevant to all A Level Physics specifications and some GCSE Physics specifications too.
Info:
This spreadsheet generates an almost unlimited number of gas laws problems that can be printed as a worksheet or projected on a screen. The numbers are populated randomly (press F9 in MS Excel to shuffle the numbers and variables given).
The spreadsheet is fairly self explanatory, but if you would like help, please do email me at dalbyk@whsb.essex.sch.uk and I should be able to help you.
(This should work on MS Excel for Windows and Apple Mac.)
See here for other Physics Drill resources: http://physicsdrill.wikispaces.com