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Strong Foundations Workshops for Year 2 A Level Students

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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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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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 Business (Year 2)

June - September

Manchester, London, Birmingham

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

Various dates in September

Birmingham, London

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

June - September

London, Manchester, Birmingham

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

Various dates in September

Manchester, Birmingham, London

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

June - September

London, Manchester, Birmingham

Business

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Global Joint Ventures - Uber Partners with Volvo

25th August 2016

A great example here of the use of a joint venture. The motivation for this one - between Uber and Volvo - the race to develop driverless cars.

Shareholders in Revolt at Sports Direct Corporate Governance

25th August 2016

The strained relationship between the Board of Sports Direct plc and its shareholders is perhaps the best topical example in the UK at the moment of the issue of corporate...

Edexcel A Level Business 12 mark Homework Activities - Free Resource Download

25th August 2016

The new academic year is nearly upon as and Edexcel centres will soon be tackling Theme 3 and Theme 4.

AQA A Level Business (Year 1) Scheme of Work

25th August 2016

Below is a fully editable scheme of work for the AQA Business A Level Year 1.

Legal Environment: Starbucks Customer Claim Gets An Icy Reception

25th August 2016

A great example here of the legal environment facing multinationals like Starbucks.

AQA A Level (Year 2) Scheme of Work

25th August 2016

The new academic year is nearly upon us and for AQA centres Year 2 has lots and lots of new models and theories to keep everyone entertained!

24th August 2016

Blake Mouton in the Office

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This is an excellent activity that can be used when teaching Blake Mouton (AQA A Level Year 1).

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Economics

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New evidence on labour market hysteresis

25th August 2016

The longer you're unemployed, the less likely you are to find a job.

Brexit: Could Liechtenstein be a model for the UK?

25th August 2016

Liechtenstein is in the European Economic Area. It also has restrictions on the free movement of people. Could it be a model for the UK’s Brexit? This short report...

How the Reconquista still shapes Spain’s economy

25th August 2016

The Christian kingdoms’ reconquest of Spain between the eight and fifteenth centuries set in motion processes that generated persistent inequality, which remains evident in big income differences among Spanish provinces...

Globalisation's discontents

25th August 2016

New survey evidence that the low skilled in rich countries and the high skilled in poor countries have most negative attitudes to multinationals

Lesson Starter activity for your first Year 1 (or AS) Economics A Level class this year - the Bridge of Sighs

24th August 2016

I've heard of a number of favourite starter activities that teachers have to introduce Economics on day one of the course, so we've included one here that you may find...

Chronically low employment rates for Greek graduates

24th August 2016

This new infographic drawing on employment data for the European Union illustrates the chronic problems facing people in the Greek labour market. In the UK, 89.9% of graduates are in work...

Labour market reforms that reduced unemployment benefits, improved public job intermediation and relaxed regulations on temporary help agencies or marginal employment have been key to the German labour market ‘miracle’.

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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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Free Teaching Resource - Geography Wordplay!

25th August 2016

Wordplay is primarily a bellwork/ starter/ plenary activity that can also contribute to the embedding of literacy and numeracy within lessons.

Introduction to the Concept of Place

Study notes

Place is defined as location plus meaning.

Cryospheric processes

Study notes

Cryospheric processes are the processes involving ice sheets and glaciers.

Transfers that Change the Size of the Earth's Water Stores

Study notes

Whilst the overall volume of water contained in the stores does not change that significantly on the global scale, transfers and flows will affect the amount of water over time...

The Drainage Basin System

Study notes

Which factors control the amount of discharge in a drainage basin? This all depends on the drainage basin characteristics and what processes are found there.

The Challenge of Linear - Bellwork

24th August 2016

The move to linear and the decoupling of AS is the biggest shake-up of A Levels in more than a decade presenting a huge challenge not only to students, but...

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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There's No.9 and a No.12 Downing Street too!

23rd August 2016

Here's an interesting little article on what goes on where in Downing Street published by the Guardian. It may not be something that A Level Politics would need to know...

Study finds that fracking benefits Republican candidates

22nd August 2016

Voters in US congressional districts that experience shale oil and gas booms are more likely to kick out Democrat politicians and replace them with less environmentally friendly Republicans. That's the...

A Level Politics Continues to Grow in Popularity

20th August 2016

The entry statistics by board and in total for AS and A2 Politics are summarised in the charts below.

It's 3am, the phone is ringing in Springfield

2nd August 2016

Back in 2008 during the primaries when Hillary Clinton went head to head with Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, the Clinton campaign released the 3am attack ad all about a...

Civil Rights Act 1964

Study notes

The Civil Rights Act 1964 was a major piece of legislation in the United States that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, colour, sex, national origin or religion. In...

Affordable Care Act 2010

Study notes

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, often known as the ACA or Obamacare is federal law in the United States which requires all citizens of the US to ...

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Day Four was the final day of the Democratic National Convention, and saw Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic Nomination for President. You can watch a one minute summary below and...

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Psychology

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Strong Foundations in A Level Psychology - Workshop Sessions

25th August 2016

We are pleased to announce our session outline for our November/December 2016 Strong Foundations Workshops for Year 13 Psychology students. Details of the session programme are provided below.

OCR A-Level Psychology Peer-Marking Grid

Exam technique advice

These tutor2u peer-marking grids have been developed specifically for the OCR examination board. It will help you and your students accurately assess and become familiar with the criteria used...

Edexcel A-Level Psychology Peer-Marking Grid

Exam technique advice

This tutor2u peer-marking grid has been developed specifically for the Edexcel examination board. It will help you and your students accurately assess and become familiar with the criteria used...

AQA A-Level Psychology Peer-Marking Grid

Exam technique advice

This tutor2u peer-marking grid has been developed specifically for the AQA examination board. It will help you and your students accurately assess and become familiar with the criteria used...

5 Tips for Managing Stress

24th August 2016

A number of studies have determined that stress at work is one of the leading causes of people taking time off work sick and most people experience stress at some...

How to spend less time on your phone and more time on your Extended Essay

22nd August 2016

The reason why Psychology is better than all other subjects (OK, so maybe I’m a little biased) is that it’s so applicable to our everyday lives. When are...

Lee and Bailey (Nov 2015), writing in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found a correlation between the amount of time spent out of school, how that time was used, and corresponding...

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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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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...

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.

21st August 2015

What is stratification?

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

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