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Gcse Physics Ocr Gateway Practice Papers - Higher (a*-g Course)

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These Practice Papers have been written to match the Higher Level OCR Gateway GCSE Physics course as closely as possible, making them ideal preparation for the real OCR Gateway exams. This pack contains two complete sets of exam-style Physics tests (that's four papers in total), plus a detailed answer booklet with a mark scheme and hints.


A Waste Of Good Paper

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Debut teen novel from an author who already has an international reputation for his young fiction and picture books

The story of Jason, a boy at Heronford School for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The journal tells of the comic and sometimes uncomfortable day to day events at the school, with Jason, his teachers and classmates. And it explores his family life with his mother, who has recently given up taking heroin, and her violent, drug-taking ex-boyfriend, who returns unexpectedly. And then there is the storyteller who works at the school. He tells the boys the Russian folktale of a young man with a faithful horse, who overcomes a manipulative king. Jason is searingly, touchingly honest about his life and relationships, and through his journal he begins to reach an understanding of himself.

  • Draws on the author's own experience as a storyteller in a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Uses a first person narrative and journal form to give a funny, truthful and moving account of the troubled life of Jason, the protagonist.
  • The design of the book will bring out the journal aspect of the book, with scribblings/drawings, so the book looks like a facsimile journal.
About the Author

Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair and the multi-award-winning When a Monster is Born. He splits his time between England and Brazil.


The Papers Of Thomas A. Edison: Volume 5

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The fifth volume of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison covers Edison's invention and development of the first commercial incandescent electric light and power system. In the process he turned his famed Menlo Park laboratory into the first true research and development facility. This also enabled him to develop a new telephone for the British market in the midst of his herculean efforts on electric lighting.

In the face of daunting technical challenges and skepticism from leading scientists and engineers, Edison and his team of experimenters and machinists found the solution to the decades-old problem of creating a practical incandescent lamp. By focusing on the characteristics of the entire system Edison reconceptualized the requirements of a successful lamp design. While rivals worked primarily on lamps, Edison developed other parts of a complete system as well. This approach was most notable in his revolutionary work on generator technology, one of the highlights of this volume. Successful exhibitions of the system in December 1879 drew crowds to Menlo Park to witness the softly glowing lamps. These spectacles gratified his financial backers but Edison realized the importance of following experimental demonstrations with the hard work of commercial development. He needed to make each component work effectively in daily use and to improve the designs so that they were easy to use and inexpensive to manufacture. To create a daytime market for electricity he also developed electric motors for a variety of uses, including electric railways, for which he built a small demonstration line at Menlo Park. To accomplish all this Edison greatly enlarged his staff to as many as sixty experimenters, machinists, carpenters, and office workers. He began manufacturing lamps at a factory in Menlo Park. At the end of 1880, Edison was ready to move his system into commercial production and made plans to produce other components in New York. He also invited New York officials to a demonstration in order to win their approval for running underground lines in lower Manhattan where he planned to put his first commercial central station. In March 1881, he moved to the Edison Electric Light Company's headquarters on Fifth Avenue and began the hard work of introducing the new electric light and power technology.



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