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Chemistry Lab Teacher
Chemistry
Jenny Carpenter

What is Distillation?

The life of a chemist is often filled with challenges.  One of the largest challenges any chemist can face is the purification of a mixture.  Let’s say you just finished running a chemical reaction. 

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Marking Exam Papers
GCSE
Ryan

The New GCSE Grading System

Do you understand the new GCSE 9-1 grading system? Do you have questions about how it works and what is a grade “A” now? Would you like to know what’s changed? Do you have concerns? If so, this guide helps you understand the new GCSE 9-1 grading system a little better.

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GCSE Options
GCSE
Sam Pritchard

Guide to GCSE Options

Are you studying for GCSEs? Do you have kids heading for GCSEs? This guide to GCSE options will help you better understand the choices you may be asked to make.

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Choosing Secondary School
Guides
Ryan

Choosing your child’s Secondary School

The amount of choice of secondary school you will enjoy is somewhat limited. It depends where you live and the nature of the schools in your local area. If any of the schools are over-subscribed in your area, then it is likely that your child will be allocated to the school dictated by your postcode.

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Adding Numbers
Maths
Colin Affell

Types of numbers and BODMAS

Numbers are symbols we use to count things. Numbers have been in use since the antiquity. We can’t live a normal life without numbers. We can’t even order a pizza, say our age or count the money without knowing the numbers. In absence of numbers, we’d be in the mental state of a 2-3 year toddler who has not yet learnt to count. In short, our life would be much difficult (to not say impossible) without numbers.

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History Questions
Chemistry
Sam Pritchard

How to answer a source-based GCSE History question

Whether primary or secondary, historical sources are imperative if we are to gain a clear understanding of the events that shaped the lives that we lead today. What would our knowledge of the impact of the Norman Conquest be without the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle or the Doomsday Book? How else could we gain a precious glimpse into the lives of our ancestors without the 1881 census?

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Periodic Table Copper
Chemistry
Jenny Carpenter

Understanding the Trends of the Periodic Table

If you’re taking a chemistry class or even a general science class, chances are pretty good that you have a copy of the Periodic Table of Elements. It might be hanging from a wall on a poster, or inside the back cover of your textbook. All the strange combination of letters, all the numbers – it can be very confusing. It’s almost information overload, right?

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Chemistry Experiments
Chemistry
Jenny Carpenter

Oxidation and Reduction: Redox Reactions

You probably know by now (through your studies of chemistry) that electrons are the “magic” behind chemical reactions. They do all the hard work – moving here, moving there, joining this atom, leaving that atom, forming bonds, etc.

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