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I teach a number of low ability classes. I want my pupils to do as well as they can. So here are a number of resources that I have developed to help them do that. From writing frames to entire lessons. I am currently making themed topics to rope in pupils, e.g. Disney themes.

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I teach a number of low ability classes. I want my pupils to do as well as they can. So here are a number of resources that I have developed to help them do that. From writing frames to entire lessons. I am currently making themed topics to rope in pupils, e.g. Disney themes.
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Making Salt
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Making Salt

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Peppered Moth
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Peppered Moth

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Terminal Velocity
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Terminal Velocity

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Plant Competition
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Plant Competition

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
Pokemon Science - Animal and Plant Cells
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Pokemon Science - Animal and Plant Cells

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This lesson is based around Pokemon. Using Pokemon such as Bulbsaur and Oddish as these would have both animal and plant cells. Pupils first are given a number of Pokemon and decide which doesn't belong. They then do a literal word search for the names of the organelles in cells. Back-to-back: pupils then play back-to-back. This involves one pupils facing the board, while the other faces the other way with a mini whiteboard. The pupil facing the board describes the image that they see and the one not facing the board draws it. Give a time limit for each. Pupils then do a simple table exercise based on what they've learned from drawing the cells. Pupils then read through a song, or sing it to the Pokemon theme tune, and do the instructions on the sheet. They also label images of cells. Pupils then read through statements to decide if Euglena is an animal or plant cell. Finally, pupils complete a poster task comparing both types of cells (this can be done as a homework)
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Hydroelectric Power Balanced Argument
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Hydroelectric Power Balanced Argument

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Mitosis Vs. Meiosis
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Mitosis Vs. Meiosis

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt  - Titration Method
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Titration Method

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
New AQA ELC and Combined: Trilogy
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New AQA ELC and Combined: Trilogy

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Have you got low ability pupils that you don't think will be able to cope with the intensity of next year of the AQA Combined Trilogy? Have you considered double entry? These planning resources show how you could teach the ELC content as well as meet the requirements for the Combined Trilogy so you can double enter your lower ability pupils. This way if they do not achieve in the Trilogy they can at least have an entry level certificate. These planning resources show how you would teach the Year 10 (Year 11 to follow) and how the TDAs of the ELC map with the Required Practicals of the Combined Trilogy. Hope this helps anyone who is concerned with their lower ability pupils next year.
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Eutrophication
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Eutrophication

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt  - Genetic Diagram (Punnet Square)
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Genetic Diagram (Punnet Square)

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Vacuum Flask
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Vacuum Flask

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
Geology Revision
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Geology Revision

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Four crosswords covering all aspects of the Geology A Level. These are organised as to OCR's specification. F791 - Global Tectonics F792 - Rocks F794 - Environmental Geology F795 - Evolution of Life, Earth and Climate
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Genetic Disorders
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Genetic Disorders

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Enzymes in Digestion
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Enzymes in Digestion

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
Star Wars Science - Speed = Distance / Time
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Star Wars Science - Speed = Distance / Time

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This is for a KS3 class, but could be used for KS4 too. It is Star Wars themed. Pupils begin by doing a code breaker, which will give them the equation to calculate speed. Pupils then watch a Star War Mario Kart race and use a stopwatch to determine when events in the race happened, and filling out the data entry sheet (this has the speed Mario was going at each point). Pupils then turn their data into a graph and calculate the distance between set point on the graph by drawing rectangles and triangles and calculating area. Pupils then finally complete an exit ticket, which has a number of speed questions on it.
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - National Grid
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - National Grid

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Wind Turbines
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Wind Turbines

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This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
Pokemon Science - Plant Classification
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Pokemon Science - Plant Classification

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This is a Pokemon themed resource about classifying plants. Pupils enter and are asked to complete a classification task of animals as a refresher from the previous lesson. Pupils then collect information about the different plant groups, a science dictionary will be needed at one of the stations for one of the tasks on the filler sheet. There is then a quiz to see if pupils can identify plants from images Pupils then are given a Pokemon and its leaf (notes on which Pokemon goes with what kind of leaf you need to provided is on the notes section of the relevant slide) and they complete the poster template. Pupils then play a quick game of taboo using the taboo cards. Finally pupils classify some plant images as an exit card.