A free video for every bullet point of the specification
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Our YouTube channel is the only one to offer comprehensive theory videos that are exactly matched to a specification with no advertisements or sponsorships. Our channel has no monetisation. We provide it as a free service to students and teachers without distractions.
NO ACCESS TO YOUTUBE?
Our videos are also available on the ClickView platform.
We don't produce generic videos that cover several topics across many examination boards. Instead each video is carefully crafted to meet one bullet point for one specification.
OCR A Level
H046 / H446
AQA A Level
7516 / 7517
Each video is usually limited to about 12 minutes. Just enough time to cover the detail required without being too boring! Pause, rewind and watch again, video is a fantastic way for students to learn if they miss a lesson.
IDEAL FOR TEACHING THEORY
Videos are ideal for teachers who are less confident than they would like to be in delivering the content of the course. You can simply play them from the front of the class or students can watch them independently in the lesson on their own computers if they bring a set of cheap earbuds to school.
ESSENTIAL NOTES FOR REVISION
The GCSE videos have a "take notes" icon:
We recommend students pause the video when they see the icon and jot down what is written or drawn on the screen in an exercise book. Ideally using the Cornell method of note-taking. In the A Level videos this scaffolding has been removed, but the videos still contain essential notes, the students just need to spot these for themselves.
GREAT FOR FLIPPED CLASSROOM TEACHING
Craig and Dave teach using a flipped classroom pedagogy. We set the video to watch ahead of the lesson, and students write their notes in an exercise book for homework. Students bring their exercise book to the lesson and use it to aid them in completing their classwork. This means they come to the lesson with the knowledge you were going to teach them, accelerating the pace of the lesson and covering more content in a shorter amount of time. It means you have a lot more time to go over difficult concepts, ask questions, spend time with individuals or small groups, and students will be more independent too. Instead of students having very different starting points, they can all start the lesson with the same base knowledge, if not in their heads, in their books. That means you can begin activities immediately without the need for boring chalk and talk time! Of course not all students will do their homework! In that case they simply watch the video in the lesson instead.
SUPPORTING WORKBOOKS AVAILABLE
Craig 'n' Dave members have access to download workbooks which complement our videos and ensure every student can be successful in learning the theory.
VIDEOS ON YOUR VLE
We do update the videos from time-to-time to maintain the right focus for students as we learn more from past-papers. Unfortunately this breaks the links to videos you may have. To ensure you have a static link to the very latest video, we suggest linking to pages on our student site instead of directly to YouTube. Each video has it's own static page on our student site.
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ANSWERED
"Who narrates the videos?" Craig narrates the videos. Dave creates a lot of the membership premium resources that support the videos.