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Here will be listed a wide range of subject guides from aged 5 to adult. They are the product of years of teaching experience and are proven to help with understanding and improving grades. We have 100s of guides so if you're looking for something and can't find it- just ask! Bespoke guides on almost any subject and any level can be available on request.
History A/S level Wars of the Roses 'The Origins of the Conflict 1450-9': Cade's Rebellion part 1
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History A/S level Wars of the Roses 'The Origins of the Conflict 1450-9': Cade's Rebellion part 1

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An essential overview lesson and/or revision guide for parents, pupils and teachers covering all the points you need to gain good marks in the first module of the Unit 2B course of the History A/S and A level syllabus. Written for the AQA exam board, but suitable for all exam boards, this nine page, clearly written document also has multiple choice questions to check understanding and comprehensive further reading sources to delve more deeply into the module. This covers all the CONTEXT of Cade's Rebellion (1450) and is part 1 of the activity guide on this topic. Part 2 will soon be available on here. Without context, writing good grade essays at A level is not possible. Part of a set of guides for the entire Unit 2B course, consisting of overviews, events, geneaologies, activities set by AQA, in depth and source work. Together they make a full, A grade coverage of the entire syllabus. Suitable for A/S and A level. This is currently offered for FREE. PLEASE leave a review of it as a courtesy else it will be reverted to a pay-for-access document. Hundreds of people have downloaded my free documents yet nobody has left a review. Without reviews our documents get no exposure which affects our ratings and sales. Thank you for your understanding.
11+ survival guide part 6 CEM tests
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This is the sixth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This part (6) for exercises that appear to crop up in the CEM format and there is some crossover between the CEM format and the NFer format some schools are still using. It contains: Type 38- match the word (also see part 4 of our survival guides) Types 10 and 10A and - matching synonyms and antonyms Types 41 and 41A- synonyms and antonyms, with missing letters Type 42- correcting words in paragraphs, with missing letters Type 12B- odd one out (see part 2 of our survival guides for Type 12A) Type 1A- rearranging sentences (see part 1 of our survival guides for Type 1) Type 18A and 18B- choosing the correct word to complete a sentence (A) or paragraph (B) Therefore, this is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component and CEM. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Fourteen pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors: do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises. If you find an error in this please let me know and I will send you for free a corrected one, as the CEM papers tend not to have typeos like the NFer ones. All care is taken to try and avoid errors in these papers.***
11+ survival guide part 5: Verbal Reasoning
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11+ survival guide part 5: Verbal Reasoning

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This is the fifth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too. It includes- how to interpret timetables, maths problems, codes and letter patterns. For the CEM 11+ guides please see parts 6 and 7 of our survival guide. This section contains mathematical sequences and skills, short codes and vocabulary exercises. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Twelve pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. This is the edited version as a copy with two small errors, of a type that do not feature in the lost of NFer errors, was accidentally uploaded (see below for more on this.). Anyone who bought that copy can have this version for free if they message me. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors: do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft
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GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft

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This is a A/A* grade GCSE English model essay preparation handout covering a topic in the play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley. In this case it is a discussion of the character of Gerald Croft and how he embodies the themes of the play. It includes points to discuss; themes you should mention in ANY Inspector Calls essays; and quotes- and deviates from the PEE structure. This is because many examiners consider PEE a weak structure for which they can only award AO2/ grade C marks. Great revision/ essay preparation tool that can be adapted for all essays, and useful for those who find the play difficult to follow. It is divided up in how to compile an introduction an essay body and a conclusion. A useful guide for teachers, pupils and tutors/parents who homeschool, with four pages of explanation and themes, and an additional three page section for the addition of relevant quotes and space to make your own analysis/commentary before you start the essay.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- MATHEMATICS part/paper 1
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- MATHEMATICS part/paper 1

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This is the first part for the Mathematics component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 60 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. It is set out in the form of an exam paper that is six pages long and contains 60 questions, and is 16 pages long in total. The first six pages are the paper itself. The following topics are covered: Fractions, decimals and % (up to level 5 skills) Basic algebra Area of 3 and 4 sided shapes Pythagoras' Theorem Inverse operations Time (12 and 24 hour clock, as a fraction) Degrees Lowest common multiples Conversions (metric and time). Unlike many other papers that just provide answers and no help, it then has -a full page where you can note your scores on each skill, showing strengths and weaknesses in these areas. Full guides on how to do these skills, if not already, will soon be available in the shop. - NINE pages of full, colour coded and informal (but correct) explanations of every single question, with consistent and fast methods to help you get the answer right every time! For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, and can also be used for Year 7 preparation to ensure pupils are streamed into top middle and higher in Maths sets whether they go to grammar school or not. It can also be used for 11+ retakes at 12/13+.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 2: VERBAL REASONING  NFER/Nelson/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 2: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond

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This is the second part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. There is an extra part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. The CEM based 11+ verbal reasoning will be added/ is available in the shop as an extra document. Three more part of this section of the VR are available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Eleven pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
English GCSE overview plot content characters and themes- Heroes by Robert Cormier
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English GCSE overview plot content characters and themes- Heroes by Robert Cormier

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An essential lesson and/or revision tool for pupils and teachers for the novella Heroes by Robert Cormier, at GCSE level. It can be used to introduce pupils to the book and as an exam tool once the book has been read and annotated. Originally written for the WJEC board but suitable for all exam boards that are covering this book, this 11 page guide comprehensively covers all aspects of this book Themes Characters Summary/ plot Guided tasks Sample essay Part of a series of guides for all aspects of all GCSE boards, everyone that has used this guide obtained an A in coursework, class tasks or mock exams.
FREE summary on what can turn up on the 11+ exam
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FREE summary on what can turn up on the 11+ exam

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A brief but detailed summary on what skills would be needed to pass the 11+. It is three pages long and covers English, Maths, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning. Guides that are in-depth and cover ALL the tasks needed for all these skills, including exam papers exclusively produced for TES, will be/are available in the shop. Easy to read, and written in friendly language- for tutors, parents and students alike.
A LEVEL HISTORY THE WARS OF THE ROSES ACTIVITY- The Paston Letters
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A LEVEL HISTORY THE WARS OF THE ROSES ACTIVITY- The Paston Letters

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This topic is an activity guide of AQA History Unit 2B: ‘The Role, Purpose, Content and Context of the Paston Letters’. However, it can be used for any exam board running the Wars of the Roses module. It is an A* grade response to the task set in schools to research these letters and the people that wrote them. More on the Pastons is/will be available in the shop. This topic is a classic case study of politics, motivations and consequences during the Wars of the Roses, which is why it is usually set as a homework task. The issues discussed are: Who are the people who wrote the Paston Letters? Which king(s) or faction(s) did they support? Are their outlooks on the events and situations they discuss to be trusted? (Quick answer- no. ALL sources have bias.) This guide is FOURTEEN pages long and fully annotated/referenced, with further reading options and 'check yourself' questions at the end to aid understanding.
GCSE ENGLISH Robert Browning- Porphyria's Lover part 2: POETRY
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GCSE ENGLISH Robert Browning- Porphyria's Lover part 2: POETRY

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A full and indepth ten page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this obscure and complex poem. Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to one of the most challenging poems of the GCSE anthology- suitable for all exam boards. This is part 2: Themes, Symbols and Motifs often the 'harder bit' that stops pupils from getting top grades. The introductory part 1- Biographical Context and Universal Themes, is also available on here. Photo credit: modern artist Molly Crabapple.
30% OFF! GCSE English poetry I Wanna Be Yours and Valentine HOW TO COMPARE/CONTRAST
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30% OFF! GCSE English poetry I Wanna Be Yours and Valentine HOW TO COMPARE/CONTRAST

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Suitable for any exam board that includes these poems, this is a SPECIAL OFFER guide on analysing the two poems 'I Wanna Be Yours' by John Cooper Clarke and Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. 30% OFF USUAL PRICE! Fifteen pages long, fully annotated with a author context and line by line analysis, with a 'how to' compare and contrast, annotation table to fill in, and essay structure guide that can be used for all comparison and contrast essays, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the works by pupils teachers and tutors. NOTE: This is a print-out document in full, and not able to copied into another document for both copyright/plagiarism and lesson content reasons; as it is a full lesson plan and document.
ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Curley's wife model essay
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ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Curley's wife model essay

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A model essay for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on possibly one of the most contentious characters- Curley's wife. Currently at an A03/grade B level, at the end there are tips on how to improve it to an A/A*. Suitable for pupils who are trying to streamline their essays or come up from a C grade, or lesson aid for tutors and homeschoolers.
ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.
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ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

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A summary for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on its allegory, symbolism and motifs. There is enough information in this to obtain A04/A/A* in the technical part of an essay on this book. Excellent as a lesson starter for tutors, homeschoolers and teachers, and for pupils who are trying to streamline their essays or come up from a C grade, or lesson aid/revision for everyone.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 4: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 4: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond

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This is the fourth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. There is an extra part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too.s For the CEM 11+ guides please see parts 6 and 7 of our survival guide. This section contains mathematical sequences and skills, short codes and vocabulary exercises. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Eight pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
A/S HISTORY The Triumph of the Yorkists 1461 WOMEN OF THE WARS :Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk
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A/S HISTORY The Triumph of the Yorkists 1461 WOMEN OF THE WARS :Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk

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This topic is an activity guide of AQA History Unit 2B The Wars of the Roses and part of the Women of the Wars tasks usually set in class and for homework. However, it can be used for any exam board running the Wars of the Roses module. It is usually set as a task whilst studying 'The Triumph of the Yorkists 1461-71' module. It is an A* grade response to the task set in schools to research the women of the wars, in this case Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. This topic is a classic case study of politics, motivations and consequences during the Wars of the Roses, which is why it is usually set as a homework task. The context to take into account here is: 1. From where do the sources of power come within a state? (economic, social and political). 2. How do those who support kings fare when the regime changes? The de la Poles often did not fare so well at all (see their guide) but Alice weathered the political storm pretty well, escaping the destitution and marriage pawnage that often faced her fellow noblewomen. 3. What was the impact of the dynastic/monarchic instability on the general populus of all class levels? 4. What caused the political breakdowns that led to the Wars of the Roses? (political primarily) And in depth: Here we will look at another ‘woman of the wars’- Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. It would be useful for you also to read the House of Howard, de la Pole and Talbot genealogy guides and the Women of the Wars 1 and 2: Elizabeth Talbot, Duchess of Norfolk and Margaret Paston activity guides for this Unit. These are/ will be all available in the shop. This guide is FOURTEEN pages long and fully annotated/referenced, with further reading options and 'check yourself' questions at the end to aid understanding. ALL WOMEN OF THE WARS GUIDES ARE AT A SPECIAL PRICE OF £5 EACH TILL THE END OF APRIL 2017!
A/S A2 HISTORY THE WARS OF THE ROSES: Elizabeth Woodville (Women of the Wars)
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A/S A2 HISTORY THE WARS OF THE ROSES: Elizabeth Woodville (Women of the Wars)

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This topic is an activity guide of AQA History Unit 2B and part of the Women of the Wars tasks usually set in class and for homework. However, it can be used for any exam board running the Wars of the Roses module. It is usually set as a task whilst studying 'The Triumph of the Yorkists 1461-71' module. It is an A* grade response to the task set in schools to research these letters and the people that wrote them, in this case Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV and one of the most contentious women of the period. This topic is a classic case study of politics, motivations and consequences during the Wars of the Roses, which is why it is usually set as a homework task. The issues discussed are: The Woodville genealogy Elizabeth's mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg The legitimacy of the marriage and its consequences Her role after Edward died and more Primarily (as in all historical topics) the economic, social and political issues. Secondly, an OVERVIEW of the hierarchy of the time (the social structure that existed in mid-fifteenth century society) and background knowledge is necessary to be able to write essays with authority. And finally, a study the factions is vital - who changed sides and how did this affect the outcome of this module; the authority - or lack of, and the legitimacy - who had the best ‘right’ to rule, and why certain claimants were supported by certain factions. To use this guide, please have the Tudor, Woodville and Valois genealogy guides close to hand. The Lancaster and York genealogy guides will also prove useful. Other useful guides are mentioned below. If they are not in shop, they can be provided on request. This guide is FOURTEEN pages long and fully annotated/referenced, with further reading options and 'check yourself' questions at the end to aid understanding.
A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’.
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A level English: Summary and Plot Analysis in ‘The Great Gatsby ’.

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Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the plot in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Ten pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.
A Level English: Analysis of Themes in  ‘The Great Gatsby ’
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A Level English: Analysis of Themes in ‘The Great Gatsby ’

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Written for the AQA exam board but suitable for any course that includes this book, this is a guide on analysing the seven main themes in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Fourteen pages long, fully annotated with a further reading section and a revision quiz, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the work by pupils teachers and tutors. One of a set of six (all available on this site) of guides that comprehensively cover all aspects of this novel from context and themes to symbolism and motifs.
History A/S and A level The Wars of the Roses 'The Origins of the Conflict 1450-9' overview.
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History A/S and A level The Wars of the Roses 'The Origins of the Conflict 1450-9' overview.

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An essential overview lesson and/or revision guide for parents, pupils and teachers covering all the points you need to gain good marks in the first module of the Unit 2B course of the History A/S and A level syllabus. Written for the AQA exam board, but suitable for all exam boards, this ten page, clearly written document also has multiple choice questions to check understanding and comprehensive further reading sources to delve more deeply into the module. This covers all the events, issues and key players of the years 1450-9, and meant as a starting point for the entire Wars of the Roses unit. Part of a set of guides for the entire Unit 2B course, consisting of overviews, events, geneaologies, activities set by AQA, in depth and source work. Together they make a full, A grade coverage of the entire syllabus. Suitable for A/S and A level.