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I have been teaching since 2012 and have a passion for creating interactive resources which can easily be differentiated. I enjoy making PowerPoints to engage pupils in my lessons and ensure that all the tasks are relevant and exciting to the topic being taught. I teach History, Classical Civilisations, PSHCE and General Studies. In addition to this I am also the Career Coordinator at my school and have begun creating numerous schemes of work for Years 7,8 and 9 and drop down days.

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I have been teaching since 2012 and have a passion for creating interactive resources which can easily be differentiated. I enjoy making PowerPoints to engage pupils in my lessons and ensure that all the tasks are relevant and exciting to the topic being taught. I teach History, Classical Civilisations, PSHCE and General Studies. In addition to this I am also the Career Coordinator at my school and have begun creating numerous schemes of work for Years 7,8 and 9 and drop down days.
New AQA GCSE History: Russia 1894-1945 Revision Placemats
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New AQA GCSE History: Russia 1894-1945 Revision Placemats

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These are revision placemats for the new AQA GCSE History course covering the topic 'Russia 1894-1945'. For each of the key questions there is a placemat with the key events, key words and also in depth analysis for the major points needed for the exam. The topics are: 1) Why did the Tsarist Regime collapse in 1917? 2) How did the Bolsheviks gain power in October 1917? 3) How did the Bolsheviks hold on to power? 4) How did Stalin gain and hold on to power? 5) What was the impact of Stalin's economic policies? 6) What role did Stain's wartime leadership play in the defeat of Germany in the Great Patriotic War? They are created on A3 (on powerpoint) but can easily be adapted to A4. If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work (6 one hour lessons with all resources)
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Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work (6 one hour lessons with all resources)

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This a brand new Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work with all the resources needed to teach effectively, (PowerPoints, Worksheets and Card Sorts). The aims of this scheme of work is to make the pupils reflect on what skills they have and how they may help them gain employment in the future. They then create a C.V using examples both good and bad. Finally, the pupils are introduced to apprenticeships, what they are and shown different reasons for applying for them.
AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People -  Revision Placemats
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AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People - Revision Placemats

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AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People - Revision Placemats This resource includes 11 revision placemats covering all the topics of the new AQA GCSE topic, Power and the People. The placemats contain a mini summary of the topic, an in-depth summary of the causes, events and consequences of each event and also an explanation of how each of the different factors affected the ‘story’ of the named historical event. Each placemat is titled: • The Magna Carta • Simon de Montfort • The Peasants Revolt • The Pilgrimage of Grace • The English Civil War • The American War of Independence • The Chartists • Campaigns and Reformers • Trade Unions • Women’s Rights • The Rights of Ethic Minorities If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
Year 8 Careers Scheme of Work with lessons  (6 one hour lessons)
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Year 8 Careers Scheme of Work with lessons (6 one hour lessons)

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This is a newly created scheme of work consisting of 6 lesson, one hour per week. This covers the importance of option choices and what you can possible careers you can do with the subjects chosen. Each of the PowerPoints has information at the bottom of the slide giving advice on delivery, but this obviously does not have to be followed to the letter.
AQA GCSE: Norman England 1066 – 1100 Revision Placemats (Topics 1, 2 & 3)
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AQA GCSE: Norman England 1066 – 1100 Revision Placemats (Topics 1, 2 & 3)

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This resource includes 7 revision placemats covering all the topics of the new AQA GCSE topic, Norman England 1066 – 1100. Each placemat is titled: • The Succession Crisis • Why did William win the Battle of Hastings? • How did William establish control after the Battle of Hastings? • Feudalism and Government: What changes did the Normans make to England? • How did the Norman Conquest affect towns and villages? • How did the Norman Conquest affect the English Church? • Monasticism and Language after the Norman Conquest These are great for last minute revision or to put on a ‘google classroom’ for all students to look at on their home computers. If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
Cold War: Prague Springs causes, events and consequences (2 lessons)
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Cold War: Prague Springs causes, events and consequences (2 lessons)

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This resource contains 2 lessons on the Prague Springs and the worksheets needed to complete. Lesson 1 uses two sources to force the students to work out why people in Czechoslovakia had developed an Anti-Communist feeling by 1968. The second lesson can be paired up with any textbook and uses Brezhnev's Facebook worksheet for students to write the chronology of events from different interpretations and then look at the consequences of the events.
What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)
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What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)

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What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 4x Information Cards This lesson questions what life was like for women in the 19th century and discusses the reasons why certain groups of men would not want the roles of women to change. Students finally look at the life of women in four key areas and begin to think what women can do or change to become equal to men at that point in History.
New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle
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New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle

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The resources in the bundle cover two topics and include revision placemats which cover all the topics studied. All topics have lessons and worksheets but do require a good textbook which provides information for some lessons (I have used the new Walsh textbook for the new AQA GCSE, but any textbook can be used.) Topic Number 1; Bolshevik takeover and consolidation or power Topic Number 2: Stalin 1924-1945 Revision placemats: 5 placemats covering all the 5 major topics in the course.
Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons)
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Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons)

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Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons) This resource contains: 40x PowerPoints covering Key Themes, Characters and Themes for all the Books assessed in the new A-Level. Revision worksheets for every Book assessed in the new A-Level. Over 20 revision placemats covering all of the key information required for the new A-Level All of the lessons are completely resourced, scaffolded and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
Year 7 Introduction to Careers - 6 lessons
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Year 7 Introduction to Careers - 6 lessons

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A scheme of work with PowerPoint presentations and all the resources for an introduction to careers for Year 7. This scheme of work consists of 6 lessons to develop their understanding of what a career is and begin to think of what job they would like to do in the future.
Women's Suffrage Bundle (5x lessons)
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Women's Suffrage Bundle (5x lessons)

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Women’s Suffrage Bundle (5x Lessons) This resource contains : 5x 1hr lessons which are fully resourced with worksheets and hyperlinked videos. This bundle focuses on the women’s suffrage movement in Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. It covers the traditional role of women in the 19th century and questions how much change there was. Three lessons focus on the actions on Suffragettes and Suffragists and questions how they helped or hindered women’s suffrage. All the lessons are accessible for all abilities and have ‘aim higher’ tasks to extend the most able in your class.
What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos?
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What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos?

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What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos? This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Source Information Sheet This lesson examines what life was like for the Jews who were forced to live in the Ghettos of eastern Europe. Students first reflect on the events of Kristallnacht and discuss the events impact and then look at sources to examine what life was like in a Jewish Ghetto. There is a slide if you wish to show the Pianist to your students, or a final task is to create an information poster to show the people in western Europe what is happening to the Jews in living in the Ghettos. The importance of this lesson is for the students to realise how bad the conditions were for the Jews and the problems that this might cause.
The French Revolution - 10 Lessons
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The French Revolution - 10 Lessons

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This consists of 10 lessons on the French Revolution, causes to consequences, and is based around a lot of source work on cartoons. This gets students to make inferences and link what they can see to their own knowledge. Some of the tasks require a textbook and the slides can be easily adapted for the use of any textbook.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 2x Themes Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This lesson reflects on the key events and characters in Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid and links them to the key themes shown in the Book. Students use the worksheets given to find examples to support the key themes and then share with the rest of the class. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 5x Character Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This lesson gives students the chance to reflect on the events of Book I by focusing on what each of the characters do in Book I to help progress the plot. Students finally question who is more important in progressing the plot in Book I, the mortals or immortals.
Revision Placemats for the Cold War (Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72)
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Revision Placemats for the Cold War (Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72)

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This resource includes 7 different revision place-mats covering the key topics of the Cold War. These have been created based on the new AQA GCSE topic: 'Conlict and Tension between East and West 1945-72' and cover the following questions: 1) Who was to blame for the Cold War? 2) How did the Cold War develop 1949-60? 3) How did the Cold War Transform 1960-72? I have used these with my classes and they have found them extremely useful. They choose a box a day to read and learn which enables them to focus their revision. If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI: The Underworld (5x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI: The Underworld (5x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI: The Underworld (5x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 5x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters,1x Themes and 1x Essay Practice) 5x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 5 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI: The Underworld. All of the lessons are completely resourced and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Chronology of Events in Book I Worksheet 2x Key Events Worksheets 1x Plot, Language, Themes & Characters Homework/Revision Questions This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. The lesson introduces students to the chronology of Book I and reinforces the key events that occur. Students reflect on the first 11 lines of the poem and being to recognise similarities between Virgil and Homer. Students learn the chronology of events and finally summarise the Book in three sections so it is easy to recall when it comes to revision. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.
Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking)
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Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking)

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Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking) This progress chart is a great resource for all year groups to reflect on what they have learn in an individual topic. Students also reflect on who they have helped to learn a piece of information enforcing the idea that students can cement their learning through teaching others. This also helps to speed teachers marking up as there is a tick box from 1-5 for a comment on, effort, understanding and SPAG and finally a space for a teacher comment. This has sped up my own marking and the students have found the feedback easier to use and access. If you have found this useful you can find a bundle of resources to speed up your marking whilst providing students time to reflect on their learning here: Students Self Reflection and Progress Bundle – cut down your marking