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I am a secondary school GCSE & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology and Physics. My resources are designed to be interesting and motivating, generally aimed at GCSE and KS3 students. There will be some A Level resources in due course. All of my lessons include opportunities for student assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated questions with model answers.

I am a secondary school GCSE & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology and Physics. My resources are designed to be interesting and motivating, generally aimed at GCSE and KS3 students. There will be some A Level resources in due course. All of my lessons include opportunities for student assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated questions with model answers.
KS3 and KS4. Presentation Research Homework and flipped learning resources.
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KS3 and KS4. Presentation Research Homework and flipped learning resources.

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These resources sheets (A5) are designed to cover the objectives of a lesson. They are designed to make students focus on specific reliable supported resources that will help them develop there understanding whilst they are preparing for future tasks. They are aimed specifically at all KS3 students but can very much be used for low to middle ability kS4 students. They can be used to prepare students prior to a lesson which can then allow you to go deeper into a subject. They help support students if they are completing presentations, good home based distance learning resources. Each resource has links to written and youtube sources. Each resource has differentiated objectives (by outcome), each resource has suggestions on how they could be used to present, mentor and deliver the content they have learned. These resources are covered: current and charge; endo and exothermic reactions; exam question technique; forces; photosynthesis; interdependence; graph skills; reactivity series and displacement; respiration; voltage and resistance. The ppt slides will need to be scaled to fit.
Speed Distance Time Graph Lesson
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Speed Distance Time Graph Lesson

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This lesson can be used from mid to HA year 7/8/9 and also low to mid ability KS4. It contains worksheets and also capacity for assessment and whole group/individual progress tracking during the lesson. It also has the model answers within the ppt as well.
Contraceptive Lesson with resources
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Contraceptive Lesson with resources

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This lesson is designed for year 9 - year 11 students. Can be used for year 8 and 7, if you are selective with which group. It includes the lesson ppt and contraceptive fact sheets. Main Lesson: research and information collection task. Peer assessment and chance to improve there work. Differentiated question sheet (by outcome) which can be orchestrated by getting students to start at different points in the main question sheet - Based on Blooms. It has many opportunities for class discussion throughout the lesson.
AQA P1/P2 Physics Revision placemat Blitz Trilogy
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AQA P1/P2 Physics Revision placemat Blitz Trilogy

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This is a resource that covers all of P1 and P2 Trilogy. Each slide covers the whole of one topic and has 12 sections with revision tasks. Topics include: Energy, Particle model of matter, Electricity, Atomic structure (radiation), forces, forces and motion, waves and electromagnetism. Each slide and topic is differentiated and is broken down into bite size but significant tasks. Green tasks low able; orange mid; more challenging. Each topic includes activities on required practicals, equations and general subject knowledge. One slide is designed for one hourly lesson. The task type is also varied to make the resources more interesting. The students can choose the task they do and this can also be made to be competitive. The last slide has a grid (that gets frozen on the IWB), which students with small post it notes (names on) place it in the star score box that they have gained as they have been completing tasks. This also allows for visual assessment (individual and group). The score is gained by the number of stars they have achieved from the sheet. These are designed to allow the student to develop subject knowledge first and foremost, which can then be used to answer exam style questions. They will need there exercise books and possibly text books to support them. I have tried this with my students and they all love the format and has proved effective when helping them to revise. The competitive element (which can be used or not) has also been enjoyed and has made revision more enjoyable. Year 11’s really like this. Biology to come soon!
Inertia. Newtons 1st law. Lesson with resources, model answers and assessment.
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Inertia. Newtons 1st law. Lesson with resources, model answers and assessment.

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This lesson is aimed at GCSE students graded 2 to 7. It is has a focus on collaboration/discussion with practical work. The practical is based on the card, glass and penny trick. Objectives. I can define newtons first law and calculate resultant force. I can describe newton’s first law of motion in objects and link ideas of resultant force. I can explain how inertia law applies to non familiar contexts and answer exam style questions on this. Quick quiz starter Definition and task encouraging students to think about it. Practical and paired/group task. Differentiated sheets on the PPT to print out. Model answers for task. Assessment. True or False with answers. Assessment will then dictate the questions students complete consequently differentiated. Questions with model answers. Plenary.
AQA Biology Trilogy (B2) Quick Formative Assessments or Homework tasks
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AQA Biology Trilogy (B2) Quick Formative Assessments or Homework tasks

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Biology B2 (trilogy) AQA low stakes formative assessments. 16. Designed so they can be placed every 6/7 lessons in Biology GCSE topic Units. This fits most school marking policies that place an emphasis on formative assessment. These assessments have been designed for Low stakes - High Impact. There is an emphasis on thinking and planning which is great for metacognition. These are designed to allow students to give quality answers but also be relatively quick to mark. These are also designed to be used for home work as well. In fact that is where they developed from. Each task has related pictures/tasks on the left and three differentiated (by outcome) tasks. This has been based on blooms/IDEALS using command words like define, describe, explain, compare, evaluate etc. They have also been designed to with word limits to make them more challenging and focus on concise quality. Plus, this means less to mark. A class set takes me 30 mins - 1 hour to mark depending on ability. Usually 40 mins. I tended to use colour coded highlighters on task sheet and in the WWW and EBI, with a statement or two. Each assessment has a task slide and a statement box slide. Photocopy both to go on one sheet and it becomes an A4 sheet that can easily be transported, written on and glued in student excercise books. This is useful if your school likes coloured paper to highlight marked work in books. Names of assessments: nerves and hormones, genetic material and meiosis, genetic inheritance, natural selection and selective breeding, nutrient cycle, communities and food webs. Once my students got in the pattern of completing these, they loved them because it took them less time to complete.
AQA Biology Trilogy (B1) Quick Formative Assessments or Homework tasks
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AQA Biology Trilogy (B1) Quick Formative Assessments or Homework tasks

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Biology B1 (trilogy) AQA low stakes formative assessments. Designed so they can be placed every 6/7 lessons in Biology GCSE topic Units. This fits most school marking policies that place an emphasis on formative assessment. These assessments have been designed for Low stakes - High Impact. There is an emphasis on thinking and planning which is great for metacognition. These are designed to allow students to give quality answers but also be relatively quick to mark. These are also designed to be used for home work as well. In fact that is where they developed from. Each task has related pictures/tasks on the left and three differentiated (by outcome) tasks. This has been based on blooms/IDEALS using command words like define, describe, explain, compare, evaluate etc. They have also been designed to with word limits to make them more challenging and focus on concise quality. Plus, this means less to mark. A class set takes me 30 mins - 1 hour to mark depending on ability. Usually 40 mins. I tended to use colour coded highlighters on task sheet and in the WWW and EBI, with a statement or two. Each assessment has a task slide and a statement box slide. Photocopy both to go on one sheet and it becomes an A4 sheet that can easily be transported, written on and glued in student excercise books. This is useful if your school likes coloured paper to highlight marked work in books. Names of assessments: Microscopy, Transport, Enzymes, circulatory system and organs, plant organs and tissues, pathogens and diseases, drugs, vaccinations, photosynthesis and rate, respiration and metabolism. Once my students got in the pattern of completing these, they loved them because it took them less time to complete.
How Science Works Support cards
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How Science Works Support cards

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These are support cards that will help students with the: key terms in investigation skills. how to write a method. How top draw a graph and what type of graph How to describe results from line graphs These cards will have sentences starters as well as how to calculate the gradient of graphs.
Quick Generic Science HWK activities for all abilities.
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Quick Generic Science HWK activities for all abilities.

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Quick Generic Science HWK activities for all abilities. All you need to do is add the information needed for the task. This could be an image, bunch of words, links to videos, a couple of questions. This PPT has 6 different home work activities that can be quickly edited, uploaded or printed off. These have been designed with the busy teacher in mind but not sacrificing the quality of the home work for the students. Each task is differentiated by outcome and all the students need to do is follow the task, number by number. They are easy and quick to mark as well. Highlight the the task (WWW) that they did well in one colour and highlight the task (EBI) that they did not do well. I will always add something specific for the student to focus on. I have trialled these in my class room and the students have enjoyed them. Always encourage them to spend time thinking and research before answering. Plus, because the task are quite short when the students get going, its easy to only accept quality work.
6 Generic Home Work Science Activities
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6 Generic Home Work Science Activities

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These home works are designed to be quick to organise and easy to mark, without sacrificing the quality of the home work for the students. All you need to do is add the information required for the home work activity. The instructions are differentiated by outcome and they too can be modified depending on the task. These are quick to edit, upload and print out. My students love these. Marking them is quick. Highlight in one colour the task which is a WWW and in another colour an EBI. I always try and give a sentence or two that is specific to the student. This makes it easier to hand the home work back quickly and for the students to respond to their feedback.
Momentum lesson. Calculating momentum.
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Momentum lesson. Calculating momentum.

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This is a lesson with differentiated resources. This is designed for those departments who may not have enough equipment or need to have lessons purely focused on calculations. This is aimed at all abilities. The lesson does have a metacognitive edge. starter students will read the cartoon strip. 3 mins. Teacher will spend a good amount of time using targeted questioning stemming from the differentiated questions. Write key words on board Introduce lessons. Write down the writing in purple in books. Model calculation. Students then check understanding with whiteboard examples. You assess and give feedback. Students make mental not of score. Score then give the students an idea of what point to start on differentiated sheets. Students have 5 mins to work out in pairs how what is being asked and then have an approach. Students complete the questions. students go through answers.
Science Extended Writing 6 mark exam technique templates Grades 3-9
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Science Extended Writing 6 mark exam technique templates Grades 3-9

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This is an effective way show students how to approach and write 6 mark questions. These work very well along side my more structured 6 mark template approach - which is not sold as part of this set. Students love these. This resource is a designed to be quick to set up (with exam pro or existing 6 mark questions), aid the student on how to structure there answer, write in feedback, from which they can then write an excellent response to the question. It consists of three slides. the first one is the student copy. step 1) Students do not write in the answer but write in the ideas and connectives that will them answer. Step 2) from exampro, the ideas or statements from the 6 mark answer will be in the ideas box. Students write in feedback and corrections in green. Step 3) students then write the answer. Give a time limit. Step 4) mark and give back feedback. I found this to be really powerful, particularly in step 2 with the metacognitive phase. I have thrown in an example to show you how to do it.
Electrolysis Quick formative assessment in class or as a Home work
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Electrolysis Quick formative assessment in class or as a Home work

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This task is designed to be quick to do for the student and quick for the teacher to mark. The task has 3 points that the student will need to cover. Teachers will only need to highlight the points that the student has down well and what is needed to be done. A good way to assess and address any misconceptions.
Distance Time Graph Velocity Time Graph short Formative Assessment Comparison
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Distance Time Graph Velocity Time Graph short Formative Assessment Comparison

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This a short formative assessment task designed to be a short task and also quick to mark. This is a great resource to make the student reflect and for you to assess their understanding of distance time graphs and velocity time graphs. Its also good to spot the errors and misconceptions which might because DT and VT graphs are similar. All you need to do is highlight the areas that you think your student needs to improve upon. This can also be used as a good Home work activity.
Fun Science Literacy Starter/plenary templates
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Fun Science Literacy Starter/plenary templates

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Attached are some quick to place in lessons, fun literacy style challenges intended for start or plenary use. The ppt contains a template for: word wheel, word wheel to encourage students to use words in sentences, find the keywords in two different formats and finally a taboo template.
AQA One Page Physics P1 and P2 Trilogy Checklist. With required Practicals
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AQA One Page Physics P1 and P2 Trilogy Checklist. With required Practicals

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One Page trilogy checklist containing P1 and P2 material. Simple list of lessons within topics. Student friendly. Designed for students based on feedback from them. My students love these. It has Higher content indicated and it also has required practicals on it as well. Great to go in a students book or to go onto something like show my homework. Good for parents as well.
(KE) Kinetic Energy/Calculating Kinetic Energy. Differentiated, has answers and assessment points.
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(KE) Kinetic Energy/Calculating Kinetic Energy. Differentiated, has answers and assessment points.

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This is a fast paced broken down lesson that is aimed at students for grades 3 - 9. This lesson covers the objectives: I can describe what is meant by kinetic energy and how to calculate it. I can calculate kinetic energy in exam style questions and in a practical situation. I can re-arrange equations and apply ideas about kinetic energy to objects that move. The lesson has a jigsaw to start the lesson off to help students absorb key ideas. This gets copied in books after students have completed and lesson Objectives have been introduced. Has information to introduce students to what kinetic energy is. Modelling how to answer a question. (metacognition aspect). White board activity to assess students (individual and group). Practical. Students apply and use ideas learnt. true or false to score them and assess. Score is then directing students to different parts of a differentiated resource. Has a support sheet. Answer sheet - students to correct in green. Plenary.
Plenary Randomiser
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Plenary Randomiser

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This is a plenary randomiser that is based on a wheel. You can spin it when you want, stop it when you want, re-spin it if necessary. The wheel has eight different plenary types. My students love it. Ability of the wheel activities ranges from low to high abilit There is a second version which will allow you peer assess students ideas.