Remote lessons for key stage 4

Explore a range of free remotely-delivered lessons for students aged 14-16.

Taking part in these lessons is simple - children first watch and make notes on the video. Parents/carers can then download the worksheets and invite children to complete each of the activities provided, referring back to the video as they go. 
 

 

  • Alkali metals
     

    • Looking at the properties of the alkali metals and their reactions with water, oxygen and group 7 elements.

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      Remote lesson - the alkali metals - key stage 4

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  • Antibiotics, painkillers and drug development

    • Includes key word definitions, a comparison exam question, and the drug development process.

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      Remote lesson - Antibiotics, painkillers and drug development - key stage 4

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  • Balancing equations and writing formula

    • Learn the difference between the different types of chemical equations how to balance them and write formulae.

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      Key stage 4 Balancing equations and writing formula

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  • Biology: Darwin and Wallace
     

    • Overview of the work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and the work they did to produce their theories.

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      Remote lesson - Darwin and Wallace - key stage 4

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  • Biology: DNA and genomes
     

  • Biology: DNA and protein synthesis
     

  • Biology: meiosis
     

    • Explore the process of meiosis and understand the difference between meiosis and mitosis.

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      Remote lesson - meiosis - key stage 4

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  • Biology: mitosis
     

    • Explore what mitosis is, as well as how and why it happens.


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      Remote lesson - mitosis - key stage 4

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  • Calculations in chemistry
     

    • Learn about quantitative calculations as part of GCSE Chemistry


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      Remote lesson - calculations in chemistry - key stage 4

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  • Chemistry: electrolysis
     

    • Explore what electrolysis is and how it works.


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      Remote lesson - electrolysis - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - enzymes pH and iodine

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results. 

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      Remote lesson - required practical - enzymes pH and iodine - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - food testing

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical food testing - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - microscopy

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical microscopy - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - osmosis

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical osmosis - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - photosynthesis

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical photosynthesis

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  • Combined science: required practical - reaction time

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical reaction time - key stage 4

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  • Combined science: required practical - sampling techniques

    • Explore the theory, watch a descriptive demonstration and review the key elements of the method and results.

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      Remote lesson - required practical sampling - key stage 4

       

  • Energy calculations
     

    • Covers the equations needed for the Energy topic


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      Remote lesson - energy calculations - key stage 4

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  • Exothermic and endothermic reactions

    • Discover what exothermic and endothermic reactions are and how you can tell they're happening.

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      Remote lesson - exothermic and endothermic reactions - key stage 4

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  • Forces: free body diagrams
     

    • Video and activities on how to draw a convincing free body diagram for maximum marks.

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      Remote lesson - Forces: drawing free body diagrams - key stage 4

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  • Halogens
     

    • A short video and activities looking at the properties of the halogens, including reactivity and displacement reactions.

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      Remote lesson - halogens - key stage 4

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  • Homeostasis and hormones
     

    • An introduction to homeostasis and the hormones in the human endocrine system.


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      Remote lesson - homeostasis and hormones

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  • Human circulatory system
     

    • An overview of the human circulation system, looking at the blood, heart and blood vessels.

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      Remote lesson: Human circulatory system

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  • Humans and biodiversity
     

    • Explore the relationship between humans and biodiversity: starting with the reasons why biodiversity is important to us.

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      Remote lesson - humans and biodiversity - key stage 4

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  • Introduction to energy
     

    • Includes a video on energy and some exercises to try.


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      Key stage 4: Introduction to energy

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  • Introduction to radioactivity
     

    • Explore the three types of radiation and their properties.


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      Remote lesson - introduction to radioactivity - key stage 4

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  • Introduction to the Periodic Table
     

    • A basic introduction to the Periodic Table, including groups/periods and the names of groups.

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      Remote lesson: Introduction to the Periodic Table

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  • Life history of stars
     

    • Learn about the life history of both sun-like stars and stars much more massive than our Sun.

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      remote lesson - life history of stars - key stage 4

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  • Mains electricity
     

    • Explore how mains electricity works and how it differs from battery power.


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      Remote lesson - mains electricity - key stage 4

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  • Motor effect
     

    • Explore the relationship between current, magnetic field and the forces involved in an electric motor​.

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      Remote lesson - the motor effect - key stage 4

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  • Noble gases
     

    • Exploring the properties and uses of the Noble gases, then linking their structure to their use.

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      Remote lesson - the noble gases - key stage 4

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  • Physics: how to use required practical videos

  • Physics: lenses and how to draw ray diagrams

    • Find out how to draw ray diagrams for convex and concave lenses. Learn to locate the image.

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      Remote lesson - lenses and how to draw ray diagrams - key stage 4

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  • Physics: Newton's Laws
     

    • Explore Newton's first and second laws of motion.
       

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      Remote lesson - Newton's laws - key stage 4

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  • Physics: nuclear equations
     

  • Reversible reactions and chemical equilibria

    • Explore the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions and the factors that affect chemical equilibria

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      Remote lesson - Reversible reactions and chemical equilibria - key stage 4

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  • Understanding electrolysis
     

    • Describes the process of ion formation and principles of electrolysis.


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      Remote lessons - Understanding electrolysis - key stage 4

  • Wave structure and properties
     

    • An introduction to waves and their properties. 


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      Remote lesson: Wave structure and properties

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