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I'm a current, high-achieving medical student and academic tutor providing KS3, KS4 (GCSE) and KS5 (A level) resources that I wish had been available to me when I was studying.

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I'm a current, high-achieving medical student and academic tutor providing KS3, KS4 (GCSE) and KS5 (A level) resources that I wish had been available to me when I was studying.

A guide how to answer each question in paper 3: modern depth study for Edexcel GCSE history. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
These notes include:
• Information of each question on the paper (how they will be phrased, how many marks they are worth, how many sources or interpretation you are given)
• How to answer each question to achieve top marks (how long to spend on each question, paragraph structure, tips)
They can be used for any modern depth study option:
• Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917–41
• Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
• Mao’s China, 1945–76
• The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Complete revision notes for AQA GCSE (Level 2 Certificate) further mathematics. They have all the content needed for each and every topic. It contains: key points, methods and worked examples. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes: algebra, coordinate geometry, calculus, trigonometry and matrix transformations.
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Exam questions with marked exemplar answers for the Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91 Edexcel GCSE history. These exam question responses cover all the types of questions that could be asked in paper 2: period study.
These questions include:
• Explaining consequences
• Explaining importance and significance
• Writing a narrative account
These responses will show you examples of how to structure your answers, as well as the amount of own knowledge, statistics and detail needed to get high marks. They are my own written answers with the same comments I received from my history teachers. I achieved a level 9 at GCSE for history.
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Revision notes for the Trigonometric Identities and Equations Topic for AS-Level and Year 1 A-Level Edexcel Pure Mathematics. These notes contain all the knowledge, key points, methods and worked examples needed to understand content and to achieve a high grade. This pdf contains 5 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Angles in all four quadrants
• Exact values of trigonometric ratios
• Trigonometric identities
• Simple trigonometric equations
• Harder trigonometric equations, including: graph transformations and quadratic trigonometric equations.
• Equations and identities
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Resource includes analysis for all of the required prescribed literary sources in the myth and religion topic for OCR GCSE classical civilisation.
The annotations clearly explain the sources’ plot, meaning and significance within the historic period, making complicated texts much simpler for students.
Sources include:
• Hymn to Demeter
• Hymn to Heracles the Lion Hearted
• Plutarch, The Parallel Lives: Comparison of Theseus and Romulus
• Livy, The Early History of Rome
• Ovid, Metamorphoses (including: Achelous and Hercules, Hercules and Nessus, The death of Hercules)
• Orpheus and Eurydice
• Virgil, Aeneid
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Lesson hand-out for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Matrix transformations revision notes for AQA GCSE (Level 2 Certificate) further mathematics. They have all the content needed for the topic. It contains: key points, methods and worked examples. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes: multiplying matrices, identity and zero matrices, transformations of the unit square and combining transformations (composite matrices).
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Exemplar independent research project for Required Practical 12.1 – Investigating Iron Tablets. Written by an A* chemistry student and approved by a chemistry teacher. Harvard referencing format used.
Includes:
• Introduction
• Research
• Aim
• Chemicals
• Equipment list
• Health and safety risk assessment
• Detailed method
• Answers to extension opportunity questions
• Reference list
• Results tables
Uses:
• Guidance to complete this research project
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Ratio, proportion and rates of change revision notes for Edexcel GCSE mathematics. They have all the content needed for both foundation and higher level. It contains: key points, methods and worked examples. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes: ratio, proportion and percentages.
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Revision notes for the Modelling in Mechanics Topic for AS-Level and Year 1 A-Level Edexcel Mechanics Mathematics. These notes contain all the knowledge, key points, methods and worked examples needed to understand content and to achieve a high grade. This pdf contains 5 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Constructing a model
• Modelling assumptions
• Quantities and units
• Working with vectors
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Exam questions with marked exemplar answers for Weimar and Nazi Germany Edexcel GCSE history. These exam question responses cover all the types of questions that could be asked in paper 3: modern depth study.
These responses will show you examples of how to structure your answers, as well as the amount of own knowledge, statistics and detail needed to get high marks. They are my own written answers and I achieved a level 9 at GCSE for history.
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Number revision notes for Edexcel GCSE mathematics. They have all the content needed for both foundation and higher level. It contains: key points, methods and worked examples. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes: number types, BODMAS, multiples factors and prime factors, lowest common multiple and highest common factor, fractions, decimals, rounding, estimation, bounds, standard form, best buys, units and formulas.
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Required practical revision notes for AQA GCSE chemistry. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
These notes include all the required practical activities (1 – 8) for both combined science and separate science chemistry (chemistry only). The separate science practical activities are clearly labelled so the notes can be catered depending on which GCSE course the student is studying.
These required practical notes are also included in the resources: ‘AQA GCSE 9-1 Chemistry Notes’.
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Topic 2 Bonding, Structure and Properties of Matter revision notes for AQA GCSE chemistry.
These notes contain all the content needed for both foundation and higher level of combined science.
They also contain all the content needed for separate science chemistry (chemistry only). This is clearly labelled so the notes can be catered depending on which GCSE course the student is studying.
It contains: all knowledge required, explanations, examples and the required practicals for each topic. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes:
• Chemical bonds, ionic, covalent and metallic
• How bonding and structure are related to the properties of substances
• Structure and bonding of carbon
• Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Topic 3 Quantitative Chemistry revision notes for AQA GCSE chemistry.
These notes contain all the content needed for both foundation and higher level of combined science.
They also contain all the content needed for separate science chemistry (chemistry only). This is clearly labelled so the notes can be catered depending on which GCSE course the student is studying.
It contains: all knowledge required, explanations, examples and the required practicals for each topic. These are the notes I created and used to obtain a level 9 at GCSEs.
Includes:
• Chemical measurements, conservation of mass and the quantitative interpretation of chemical equations
• Use amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances
• Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions
• Using concentrations of solutions in mol/dm3
• Use of amount of substance in relation to volumes of gases
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Revision notes for the Vectors Topic for AS-Level and Year 1 A-Level Edexcel Pure Mathematics. These notes contain all the knowledge, key points, methods and worked examples needed to understand content and to achieve a high grade. This pdf contains 6 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Vectors
• Representing vectors
• Magnitude and direction
• Position vectors
• Solving geometric problems
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Revision notes for the Binomial Expansion Topic for AS-Level and Year 1 A-Level Edexcel Pure Mathematics. These notes contain all the knowledge, key points, methods and worked examples needed to understand content and to achieve a high grade. This pdf contains 5 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Pascal’s triangle
• Factorial notation
• The binomial expansion
• Solving binomial problems
• Binomial estimation
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Revision notes for the Excretion as an Example of Homeostatic Control Topic 5.1.2 for A-Level OCR A Biology. These notes contain all the specification knowledge and examples required for this topic. They allow a strong understanding of content to achieve a high grade. The word document contains 9 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Excretion
• Structure and function of the liver – including: glycogen storage, detoxification and the formation of urea.
• Structure and function of the kidney – including ultrafiltration and selective reabsorption.
• Osmoregulation
• Kidney failure
• Urine analysis – including pregnancy tests.
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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Revision notes for the Correlation Topic for AS-Level and Year 1 A-Level Edexcel Statistics Mathematics. These notes contain all the knowledge, key points, methods and worked examples needed to understand content and to achieve a high grade. This pdf contains 2 pages of revision notes.
These are the notes I created and used to obtain an A* at A Level.
These notes include:
• Correlation introduction
• Linear regression
Uses:
• Revision notes
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons
• Self-teaching for home education
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A brief summary sheet outlining transpiration and translocation. This includes definitions, a short explanation of each process and why they are important, including examples.
For more detailed information on transpiration and translocation see my other resource: ‘AQA GCSE 9-1 Biology Notes: Organisation’ which specifically covers more content for GCSE level.
Uses:
• Hand out notes for pupils
• Self-teaching for home education
• Content can be extracted by teachers to add to their lessons or for students to make revision notes
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An easy-to-undertsand explanation of what caused Germany to experience hyperinflation in 1923. It includes statistics that can be used as own knowledge in the exam.
This is specifically tailored to the Weimar and Nazi Germany Edexcel GCSE history specification.
I achieved a level 9 at GCSE for history.
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