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Business

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BUSS4 Essay Questions to Practice

22nd June 2016

Practising essay planning in BUSS4 is a really effective revision method, particularly as a warmup on the day.

BUSS4 - The Section B Essay Questions So Far

21st June 2016

We've had many BUSS4 exam papers now and we're hours away from the last main sitting. It is always interesting looking at the choice of essay titles for Section B...

BUSS4 Example Essay - Leadership & Change

21st June 2016

Here is a final example BUSS4 essay using the PAnEL (paragraph) and AJIM (conclusion) approach to structuring BUSS4 essays.

BUSS4 - Final Preparations

21st June 2016

Help here for students preparing to take BUSS4 on Wednesday 22 June.

Essay Writing: Creating a 'Bank of Consequences'

20th June 2016

When writing essays, if you struggle to move beyond standard responses when asked to consider the consequences of a business action – read this post.

BUSS4 Example Essay - Retrenchment

20th June 2016

Here is an example BUSS4 essay - this one is on retrenchment

A great video clip showing the productivity of gourmet Jelly Beans. The video clip links to the Economic phenomenon the "Productivity Puzzle" where the UK has experienced a sharp fall...

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Economics

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Threats to Globalisation

Revision videos

Globalisation as a process of deeper integration between countries is not inevitable. This short revision video outlines some of the factors causing a slowdown in the growth of world trade...

The Debate over Fiscal Austerity

Revision videos

In this short revision video I try to explain some of the key arguments for and against the policy of fiscal austerity being carried out by the conservative government in...

Should Smaller EU Countries Join the Euro?

Revision videos

Whilst the debate over UK membership of the single currency is - by and large - decided, there is an ongoing economic discussion about whether membership of the Euro Zone...

Free lesson resource on the global impact of Brexit

22nd June 2016

Here's a free PDF lesson resource to use in the next couple of days to examine the impact of Brexit on the Netherlands, South Africa and the UAE. The resource...

RES Economics Essay Competition 2016

20th June 2016

Here are details of the 2016 RES Economics Essay Competition.

Understanding the Gains from Specialisation and Trade

Revision videos

This short revision video takes students through the law of comparative advantage and uses PPF analysis to show how a country such as Malawi could benefit from specialisation and trade...

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This short revision video provides an overview of three forms of imperfect competition, namely monopoly, oligopoly and imperfect competition. It considers too the likely impact of each market structure on...

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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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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...

A Giant 2016/17 Wall Planner for the Geography Department

10th June 2016

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!

Mastering the A2 40-Mark Questions

2nd June 2016

If you're struggling to master the A2 40-mark questions, this will shed light and help you to structure your answers in the right way.

Renewable energy growing at its fastest rate ever

1st June 2016

Spending on the extraction of fossil fuels, such as natural gas and oil has reduced in recent times, in favour of renewable sources of energy.

Plastic coating for reservoirs helps conserve California's water supply

31st May 2016

There is much concern about plastic in the oceans and the detrimental effect it is having on marine life. However, in a twist to the combination of the material and...

Time: making the most of the most pressured resource you have in your A level Geography exam

25th May 2016

You’ve done the revision, your head is packed with the information, you have all your equipment to hand – and now it’s a case of just doing the geography...

We are pleased to announce details of the first series of tutor2u resources to support the teaching of the new AQA A Level Geography specification.

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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.

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Politics

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Why Brexit May Not Result in Brexit

16th June 2016

The Referendum next week is not the be all and end all, now this claim may be surprising to many, but as astute politics students will know, the referendum is...

Social media impacting referendum voting intentions

14th June 2016

I was delighted to see this post in the Guardian today about a good friend of mine, Nick Carter-Lando, who has taken to Facebook to set out some of the...

Is the UK's judiciary diverse enough?

9th June 2016

Earlier this week the Judicial Appointments Commission published its latest figures relating to recruitment in the UK's court system from April 2015 to April 2016.

Brilliant opportunity to work in Parliament

9th June 2016

Applications are open until Friday June 17th for paid internships on the Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme for 2016/2017. These internships are open to anyone - school leavers, teachers, professionals from other...

Last minute judicial review examples for Unit 2

8th June 2016

Earlier today, David Cameron urged people to carry on continuing to register to vote in the upcoming EU referendum after a problem with the registration website meant some potential voters...

Examples on the UK’s Constitution (Unit 2)

7th June 2016

This blog post summarises some of the key examples you could use when answering questions relating to the UK's uncodified constitution - changes to conventions, statute law, and possible upcoming...

5th June 2016

Videos on US Politics

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If you're in need a quick recap of the key parts of American Politics then look no further. These videos created by Youtuber Es_Einsteinium who has taken a break...

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Psychology

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Using mindfulness in the classroom...

24th June 2016

It’s a bit of a buzzword...but is mindfulness it really that great? I was introduced to mindfulness last May when I took part in a MBSR (Mindfulness based...

Teaching Phobias at London Zoo

23rd June 2016

We all know how much students love a trip and recently I took my students to London Zoo...for purely educational purposes of course. This trip allowed my students to...

Can an fMRI machine read your thoughts?

23rd June 2016

It is symptomatic of some mental health disorders that sufferers believe their minds are being controlled by external forces. This has now been induced in participants experimentally. Olsen et al (2016)...

Could Wear-and-Tear on the Love Hormone Gene Make Us Less Social?

23rd June 2016

A new study, presented by Professor Haas from the University of Georgia, has investigated whether environmental wear-and-tear on a gene that codes for oxytocin (commonly known as the love hormone)...

Fast-Track Your Planning for Year 2 Psychology

23rd June 2016

Following the excellent feedback from our Year 1 CPD event, we are now taking bookings for our Year 2 event. There are two events taking place - one in London and one...

Can animals talk?

20th June 2016

Apparently so! Watch this interesting BBC documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only 'talking' gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson, who taught her...

It usually takes my students a good six weeks to 'get' my sarcasm and by the end of their second year, they take nothing I say literally. However, when many...

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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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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.

New GCSE Sociology - Teaching Content from September 2017

3rd August 2015

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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Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote on same-sex marriage in a national referendum. This short BBC video takes a look at how the issue of...

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