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Strong Foundations Workshops for Year 2 A Level Students

The A Level Psychology Strong Foundations workshops are designed to support all Year 13 A Level Psychology students as they complete the fourth term of their two-year linear course.

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The A Level Economics Strong Foundations workshops are designed to support all Year 13 A Level Economics students as they complete the fourth term of their two-year linear course.

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The A Level Business Strong Foundations workshops are designed to support all Year 13 A Level Business students as they complete the fourth term of their two-year linear course.

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Fast-track Your Planning for Linear Year 2

The challenges of preparing students to handle the crucial second year of A Levels are tackled head-on by this resource-packed course.

We’ll look at ways to deliver the teaching content in the second year of the linear A Level, and also how to ensure that Year 1 (AS) teaching content is revisited effectively during the limited teaching time available.

Fast-Track Your Planning for AQA A Level Economics (Year 2)

June - September

London, Manchester, Birmingham

Fast-Track Your Planning for Edexcel A Level Business (Year 2)

June - September

London, Manchester, Birmingham

Fast-Track Your Planning for AQA A Level Psychology (Year 2)

Various dates in September

Birmingham, London

Fast-Track Your Planning for Edexcel A Level Economics (Year 2)

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

Fast-Track Your Planning for AQA A Level Business (Year 2)

June - September

Manchester, London, Birmingham

Business

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Fake Farming - Tesco and Business Ethics

20th July 2016

Fancy some beef mince from Boswell's Farms? How about some pork chops from Woodside Farms? No problem. You can get both from Tesco right now. The only problem - Boswell's...

John Lewis Takes the Low-Risk Approach to International Growth

17th July 2016

Here's a topical example of how a business can expand into international markets using a relatively low-risk approach.

Brexit, the Falling Pound and John Lewis Gross Profit Margins

17th July 2016

The impact of a falling exchange rate are illustrated with this recent warning from John Lewis on the effect of a significantly weaker £/$ exchange rate.

Business Teacher Jobs on Sunday

17th July 2016

We've had more top teaching opportunities for business teachers posted to the tutor2u jobs board this week.

Edexcel A Level Business (Year 2) Topic Worksheets and Case Studies

13th July 2016

A few days ahead of schedule, our Edexcel A Level Business teaching team have just completed their superb, comprehensive suite of lesson worksheets and cases for the Year 2 teaching content...

AQA A Level Business (Year 2) Topic Worksheets and Case Studies

13th July 2016

We are delighted to announce the completion and immediate availability of the our topic worksheets and case studies for Year 2 of the AQA Level Business specification. This superb resource is...

Our first collection of Calculation Practice Sheets for Year 1 (AS) proved incredibly popular and we're delighted to announce that the first volume of calculation practice sheets for Year 2 of AQA...

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Economics

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Ofcom rule that Openreach should not be completely separated from BT

26th July 2016

Telecommunications regulator Ofcom have announced that they are not going to force BT to sell off their Openreach broadband provider but do want the division to be set up as...

RES Competition (2016) Highly Commended Essays

25th July 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have all been awarded a Highly Commended in the 2016 RES competition. The overall standard of essays this year was really high so to reach...

RES Essay Competition (2016) Final Shortlist

25th July 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have reached the final shortlist for the 2016 competition. These were the essays selected by our teacher judging panel from a total entry of just...

Well-being: Is there really a mid-life crisis?

25th July 2016

People’s life satisfaction follows a U-shape through the life cycle, gradually falling from early adulthood, reaching a minimum at around the ages of 40 to 42 and then rising up to...

Economics Primer - The Market for Lemons

24th July 2016

The Economist is running a series of primers on key economics ideas and papers. The first focuses on George Akerlof's brilliant work on asymmetric information and market failure in The...

£24 billion takeover bid for technology firm ARM

22nd July 2016

Japanese company SoftBank has made a huge bid for the leading UK technology company ARM holdings - it is a huge commercial punt on the growth potential of the Internet...

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is widely regarded as a lead indicator of turning points in the macroeconomic cycle - and the latest reading does not bode well for the...

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English

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Introducing The Professional Teacher

2nd February 2016

Teaching isn't easy. There are no simple solutions, no monopoly on what works best. But our new Professional Teacher channel will help take some of the strain.

GCSE / IGCSE English Literature Revision Quizzes

6th April 2015

Try some of these revision quizzes for core set texts, plays and poems for GCSE and iGCSE English Literature. Each time you take a quiz we load up ten different...

Teaching 19th Century English Texts - the New Teaching Resource from CUP, Zondle and tutor2u

8th February 2015

We're delighted to be partnering with Cambridge University Press (CUP) and Zondle to support the launch of a superb new teaching & learning resource for colleagues teaching GCSE English from...

Geography

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What is geography? From the macro - to the micro.

17th July 2016

Just what does geography do - and offer - as a discipline? If geographers have often encountered difficulty in promoting their subject as a clearly defined area of focus as...

Building effective and functioning cities

16th July 2016

Here is a video recording of a talk given by Professor Ed Glaeser from Harvard Cities. He discusses how cities can become a crucial source of economic growth, and how...

Making Room Underground for 1.5 million City Commuters

16th July 2016

The stunning Crossrail project - Europe's largest existing infrastructure project - is nearing completion.

Global population: 11 billion by 2100 is a bit of a 'good news/bad news' story.

8th July 2016

"It's not that we've started breeding like rabbits; we've just stopped dying like flies", wrote Peter Adamson back in 1974 to explain the surging growth in world population. Ironically, the world...

Hole in the ozone layer shows signs of healing. Or doesn't.

1st July 2016

A report has come out this week stating that international co-operation to manage a global environmental issue is showing signs of success: the hole in the ozone layer over the...

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels pass 400 ppm everywhere and every month

18th June 2016

El Nino is responsible for many climatic effects from droughts to torrential storms and warming oceans. It's also likely to be responsible for CO2 levels passing the 400 ppm (parts per...

This will look great on the Geography department wall - a giant A2-sized 2016/17 wall planner. Perfect for adding the dates of field trips, exams, dept birthdays or whatever!

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History

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Introducing The Professional Teacher

2nd February 2016

Teaching isn't easy. There are no simple solutions, no monopoly on what works best. But our new Professional Teacher channel will help take some of the strain.

Hitler's "Mein Kampf" Published Again in Germany

28th December 2015

A controversial and sensitive issue in Germany and beyond is raised by the news that Hitler's book, "Mein Kampf," is to be published in Germany at the start of 2016.

Stunning Drone Video Tour of Auschwitz

7th August 2015

A short and poignant video tour here - with a difference. Using drone technology, viewers are taking on an aerial tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today.

Law

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AQA LAW03 Critical Analysis: Murder - Reform Proposals

15th June 2016

With critical analysis you must discuss the criticisms, describe the proposals for reforms and show if/how these might reduce or eliminate those criticisms. This is how you might use...

​Facebook Gloating Increases Sentence.

12th June 2016

A recent case where a defendant was spared jail – then imprisoned after gloating about it on Facebook, highlights recklessness.

Delegated Legislation and Parliamentary Law Making - How Do They Compare?

14th March 2016

It’s true to say that delegated legislation is not the most exciting of legal areas, but it’s an important topic to know about - there’s a huge...

A legal lowdown of the European Union (EU)

11th February 2016

Recent weeks have seen a lot in the news about the EU and our relationship with it - but what exactly is the EU? 

Michael Gove Goes to Prison

9th February 2016

It's ok. Don't worry. Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary, is only making a fleeting visit to a new prison. However, this Channel 4 video which follows Gove provides a useful introduction...

How to Tackle Scenario Questions in Criminal Law

3rd February 2016

Here's a great technique for answering those tough criminal law scenario questions for non-fatal offences.

Teaching isn't easy. There are no simple solutions, no monopoly on what works best. But our new Professional Teacher channel will help take some of the strain.

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Politics

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Day One at the Democratic National Convention

26th July 2016

The Democratic National Convention formally kicked off yesterday with speeches from Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. There were a few contentious moments along the way as Bernie supporters...

Historic Moments from the Six O'Clock News

24th July 2016

As the News is vital to studying politics, I really love this clip archive from BBC Radio 4 of historic moments from the Six O'Clock News. From the death of Margaret...

Looking ahead to the Democratic Convention

24th July 2016

The Democratic National Convention kicks off on Monday 25th July and runs through until Thursday 28th July. The conventions follows the Republican Party's convention last week. So what can we...

Republican Presidential Nominee: Donald J Trump

22nd July 2016

Donald Trump has now delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, declaring to be the Law and Order candidate. The speech itself is worth a watch but the...

Day Three at the Republican National Convention

21st July 2016

Our summaries continue from the Republican National Convention with Day Three. Days One and Two can be found on our blog too. Video is brought to you by The Young...

First Gulf War

Study notes

The First Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm was a war held in the Middle East in response to the actions of Iraq when it invaded Kuwait...

21st July 2016

Presidential Succession

The Presidential Succession is the line of people who would take over as President or Acting President in the event of the removal from office of the current President. This...

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Psychology

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Updated map of the human brain hailed as a scientific tour de force

25th July 2016

Researchers have revealed that human brain has at least 180 different regions, which has not only confirmed the existence of 83 known regions, but also highlighted the addition of 97 new ones, but...

Thinking 'I can do better' really can improve performance

25th July 2016

Professor Andrew Lane and his colleagues tested which psychological skills would help people improve their scores in an online game. With help from BBC Lab UK, they conducted a large...

ATP Psychology Conference Give Away - Day 2 (Saturday 9th)

9th July 2016

If you're at the ATP Conference - Join us for one of two breakout sessions at 9am in G22 or 11:45am in G22, where we will be giving away a...

ATP Psychology Conference Give Away - Day 1

7th July 2016

If you're at the ATP Conference - Visit the tutor2u stand today for the first day of resource give away. Today we are giving away over 75 packs of WOW...

Press delete to erase your bad memories

7th July 2016

A recent study by Manning et al (May, 2016) demonstrated that you don’t have to relive bad events or unhappy times through your memory. It is possible to delete them...

​​And breathe…

6th July 2016

Blood coursing through your veins, dry mouth, heart pounding, sweaty palms, light headed…sound familiar? We have all experienced this physiological arousal at some point in our life, otherwise known...

Recent research suggests that teacher burnout is actually linked to student stress levels…continue reading to find out more. Whether the term “stress” is used loosely or students medically suffering,...

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Religious Studies

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The Ethics Behind Meat-Eating

4th March 2016

Does eating meat make you a murderer?

Introducing The Professional Teacher

2nd February 2016

Teaching isn't easy. There are no simple solutions, no monopoly on what works best. But our new Professional Teacher channel will help take some of the strain.

Abortion in Northern Ireland - the Religious Divide

14th January 2016

Few issues are more divisive than that of abortion - particularly in Northern Ireland where it remains illegal.

Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?

13th January 2016

What makes someone become an Islamic extremist?

Sunni and Shia Divide Explained

13th January 2016

This short (90 second) video from The Telegraph provides a useful summary of the reasons for the divide between Sunni and Shia muslims.

Margaret John - Why I Support Assisted Dying

28th August 2015

A timely video here from the Economist ahead of the upcoming parliamentary vote on whether to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

Sociology

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Calling all sociology teachers! Would you like to work with tutor2u?

17th July 2016

You may be excited to hear that tutor2u are planning to invest significantly in supporting your subject and we're looking for experience sociology teachers to work with us in...

Introducing The Professional Teacher

2nd February 2016

Teaching isn't easy. There are no simple solutions, no monopoly on what works best. But our new Professional Teacher channel will help take some of the strain.

Slavery in London

14th January 2016

Every years thousands of overseas workers come to London to work for their rich employers. The result, some might argue, is modern-day slavery on the streets of one of the...

Societal Change and Caesarean Sections

13th January 2016

Caesarean section rates have increased dramatically around the globe in recent years and they have proven controversial. The reasons for the increase use of Caesarean sections is partly medically-related,...

Growing Old in America's Prisons

28th August 2015

A fascinating insight here into the life of elderly prisoners who make up an increasing number of America's 2 million+ inmates.

What is stratification?

Study notes

Stratification describes the way in which different groups of people are placed within society.

The DfE has published the draft proposed subject content for the new GCSE Sociology for first teaching from September 2017.The draft teaching content is now open to consultation and responses...

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