Archive for the ‘revision’ Category

A perpetual classroom problem is that students translate what we say into what they want to do. How many times have you come back from time off to see that students answered questions 1 and 10, not 1 to 10? Sometimes this is deliberate awkwardness. Sometimes it’s an actual lack of understanding, either of what […]

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve recently been doing some freelance work in a local school. The role is short-term and has an interesting mix of aims, but one part is to work with Year11 students on data analysis questions. Now, obviously I’ve taught these skills before. But I’ve not previously used the […]

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AQA 4/6mark Qs

11Jun14

The shortest post ever (to make up for the 1500word epic of the weekend): I’ve organised AQA questions from past papers with markschemes and examiners’ report comments. The 16 pages of this .pdf have the 4 and 6 mark questions at the front, followed by the relevant marking guidelines and what the examiners had to […]

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This second post in a day will be even briefer than the last. After complaints from my Year 10 students that they couldn’t possibly be expected to find good websites by themselves – yes, I know – I produced a quick handout listing a few URLs and comments for them. I was going to put […]

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Another quick one, but hopefully useful for those helping students prepare for GCSE Physics; our specification is AQA and the exam is P1, but I hope it will be more generally helpful than that. Download waves bestof3 as .ppt Starter: Choose three words to define You could have students write down their ideas, include some hints or […]

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A quick post to flag up a long-awaited #SciTeachJC I’ll be moderating in either a week or a fortnight. It was originally planned to be the week after half-term; for various reasons I’ll make the executive decision to postpone until Tuesday 10th June if there’s not enough time for those interested has a chance to read the […]

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It’s that time of year, but I’ve not been able to post much about revision lessons and activities because I’ve been too busy doing them. And because of other projects, too. So my apologies for the long absence. P2 electricity quick ref (as pdf) This grew out of activities trying to help students make clear links […]

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