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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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Temporary Teacher of Theology and Philosophy

Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree, Herts

Teacher of Economics

Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree, Herts

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Alcester Grammar School, Warwickshire

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Salesian College, Farnborough

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 Edexcel A Level Business (Year 2)

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

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

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

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

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

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

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

Business

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Edexcel A Level Business Unit Assessment - Units 3.1 and 3.2

27th September 2016

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of our first Unit Assessment paper for Edexcel A Level Business.

Cash is King… Profit is Prince!

26th September 2016

A great starter activity taken from James Watts, co-founder of BrewDog and author of “Business for Punks”. A simple table and activity that helps to demonstrate to students the importance...

Quality - Explained

Revision videos

Business students need to understand the key concept of quality as part of their studies. This series of short topic videos explains everything they need to know.

CSR - Elkington's Triple Bottom Line

Study notes

Elkington's Triple Bottom Line model is an influential model that has helped share the corporate social responsibility agenda.

Motivation Theories - Explained

Revision videos

The study of motivation is a key part of most business courses. Here are a series of short revision videos that explain the key motivational theories.

Business Maths - Calculating Percentage Changes

Revision videos

This short revision video outlines the two methods of calculating percentage changes in business exams.

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The use of exchange rates in simple business maths calculations is outlined in this revision video.

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Economics

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Over-educated grads are bad news for economic theory!

27th September 2016

An exciting time of the year for many young people, with some setting off to university for the first time, and others starting to polish their applications for next year. ...

Top 10 Universities in the UK for Economics

26th September 2016

One common question from students at this time of year is about recommendations for which university they should apply for. Students, of course, should think about many factors including proximity...

Who wins in a cashless society?

25th September 2016

Essential listening I think for students taking financial economics as part of their A level and looking at the functions of money in a modern system. Linda Yueh presents a...

Argentina returns to the world capital markets

25th September 2016

The Argentinian economy is struggling with double-digit inflation and stagnant real economic growth. The currency remains prone to devaluation (increasing the cost of essential imports) and the country has seen...

Is the world suffering a curse of cash?

25th September 2016

Harvard economist Ken Rogoff has a new book out called The Curse of Cash. In his view, the world is awash with cash and it’s making us poorer and...

The falling £ and the circular flow

25th September 2016

A positive effect of Brexit as lower exchange rates have encouraged foreigners to spend more in post-Brexit Britain, at the same time that our tourists cut spending overseas. It is...

Handle with care! A bike manufacturer wanted to drastically lower the number of shipments arriving to customers damaged because of mis-handling. Their insight was to remind themselves that flat-screen TVs...

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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...

Geography

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Same - but different: energy issues for China and Japan

22nd September 2016

Both China and Japan are attempting to cope with rapidly changing energy situations. In China it has been brought about by rapidly rising energy demand in the last two decades,...

The World's Best Natural Water Slide?

10th September 2016

Is this the worlds best natural water slide?

Help and Support for GCSE and A Level Geography Students and Teachers!

7th September 2016

If you are studying or teaching GCSE and/ or A Level geography then you’re in the right place!

Water stores and cycles

Study notes

Water is stored in three states: as liquid water in the oceans, river and lakes; as ice; and as atmospheric moisture in the form of gaseous water vapour. Water is...

Carbon stores and cycles

Study notes

Carbon is integral to life on earth. It is found as carbon based molecules in various forms – as carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere, as organic matter in soils...

Carbon systems - feedback loops

Study notes

In a systems approach, change in the outputs can be redirected back at the inputs. This may either dampen down the initial change process (negative feedback loop) or amplify and...

Carbon dioxide is essential in the earth’s atmosphere to produce a planet habitable for life. Its capacity to absorb short-wave solar radiation has generated a temperature suitable for life...

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History

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Top Tips for Teaching the New GCSE History & FREE WWI Board Game

30th August 2016

It's a new year and new GCSE for History and getting your year off to a flying start is something everything every teacher dreams about...but if you're anything like...

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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Politics Quiz of the Week

26th September 2016

By popular request, here is this week's super starter In the News Politics Quiz, courtesy of Clive Owen of Minster School, Southwell.

Latest thoughts on the new proposed Politics specifications

22nd September 2016

Yesterday I attended the free exam board launch events / CPD in London - certainly lots of debate and discussion about how much weighting should be placed on ideologies for the...

Guide to the New Proposed A Level Politics Specifications

22nd September 2016

I've been taking a very close look at the proposed new A level Politics specifications this week. OCR, as many of us know, have decided to discontinue their Politics A...

Classroom Posters for A Level Politics: Human Rights

21st September 2016

Human Rights is the topic focus for this new set of six full-colour posters for the A Level Politics classroom.

Classroom Posters for A Level Politics: Devolution

21st September 2016

This new set of six full-colour classroom posters for A Level Politics explores the topic of Devolution.

Classroom Posters for A Level Politics: Nature of the UK Constitution

21st September 2016

This new set of six a3-sized classroom posters helps illustrate the Nature of the UK Constitution.

We've just received the first copies of a brand new classroom poster set for A Level Politics - this one is on the Sources of the UK Constitution.

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Psychology

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Research Methods - Variables

Revision quizzes

Variables are the subject of this A Level Psychology revision quiz in our series of quizzes on research methods.

Research Methods - Self Report Techniques

Revision quizzes

This A Level Psychology revision quiz on research methods looks at Self Report Techniques

Research Methods - Experimental Method

Revision quizzes

This A Level Psychology revision quiz in our series on research methods looks at the Experimental Method.

Research Methods - Types of Data

Revision quizzes

Test your knowledge and understanding of the different types of data with this A Level Psychology revision quiz.

Research Methods - Sampling

Revision quizzes

This revision quiz on research methods for A Level Psychology explores the topic of sampling.

Research Methods - Ethics

Revision quizzes

The A Level Psychology revision quiz is on Research Ethics

Demand Characteristics, Investigator Effects and Pilot Studies are the topics for this A Level Psychology revision quiz in our series on Research Methods.

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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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What You Can Learn from Your A Level Results

20th September 2016

Often the analysis requires comparisons of this year v last year, girls v boys, FSM v non- FSM, my centre v the rest of the country, my centre v similar...

Hit the Ground Running: A Great Induction Activity for New Students

30th August 2016

Over the years I have experimented with various induction activities that all have the same central goal - get new students comfortable with each other and with you. Some have...

5 Top Tips for New A Level Sociology Students

16th August 2016

So the start of the new academic year is nearly upon us and young people up and down the country are about to embark on A level study. The first...

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

7th August 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...

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,...

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