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  1. GCSE Maths questions

    • Develop your confidence and skills in GCSE Maths using our free interactive questions with teacher feedback to guide you at every stage.
    • Level: GCSE
    • Questions: 75
  2. PAYPHONE. The woman is going to make a phone call costing any multiple of 10p. Investigate the number of different ways she could put 10p and 20p coins into the payphone.

    + 10p + 20p 20p + 10p + 10p + 10p 10p + 20p + 10p + 10p 10p + 10p + 20p + 10p 10p + 10p + 10p + 20p 8 1+3+4 60p 10p + 10p + 10p + 10p + 10p + 10p 20p + 20p + 20p 20p + 20p + 10p + 10p 10p + 20p + 20p + 10p 10p + 10p + 20p + 20p 20p + 10p + 10p + 20p 10p + 20p + 10p + 20p 20p + 10p + 20p +10p 20p + 10p + 10p + 10p +

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    Tick, tock, tick, tock, ten seconds remained until the customers barged in. Only ten seconds to go and their pride and dignity would be stripped from them. The customers would come marching through, resembling soldiers, wanting their orders as quick as a flash. They would grumble if their burger was not to their satisfaction and insist on having the fattest, freshest and meatiest burger. The workers counted down with fear, chanting ten, nine, eight, seven... Suddenly the door flew open.

    • Word count: 960
  4. The Framework Knitting Museum: An Accurate Reflection of History or Not?

    However the Framework Knitter would have mainly had to make his own entertainment. Lighting was the same for both the Bag Hosier and Framework Knitter; they both used candle light, and the simple reason for this was that it was the only source of light, also the fireplace would produce some of the light in the cottage, but was mainly used for cooking and heating purposes. The cottages would be very cold for both Bag Hosier and Framework Knitter because of a few reasons: they both had single glazed windows, which were very poor at insulating the cottage; they both had crooked wooden doors which didn't seal the whole of their frame, meaning

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  5. Mystery investigation

    I rush out of the bathroom & wrap my robe around me tightly. As beautiful as New York is, its mornings are brutally cold. I grab my trousers and try not to think about how creased they are. I want to wear my black shirt but suddenly remember shoving it in the washing machine, the previous night, trying to get the blood off. After all these years of being a detective, a witness of death & brutality, I still find blood a sight to cringe to. I put on my white shirt & look at myself in the mirror.

    • Word count: 1609
  6. America's Obsession

    Barbie from the beginning represented what the American teenager should be. The advertisements presented Barbie as a living teenager that most young girls would want to imitate. Barbie started off with a sideways glance, heavy makeup and numerous different hair colors, and eventually evolved into the blonde bombshell we all know today. Soon Ken, Barbie's "main squeeze" was introduced, later Midge, Barbie's best friend, then Skipper, Barbie's little sister. And many other different members of the Barbie family started to pop up. Soon there was a Barbie in every race imaginable.

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    I will show one example ? * The link for the central dome on the home page goes to the page ? * The link for the land of mysteries and monsters page on the home page goes the right page. ? * The link on the land of mysteries and monsters page goes to the dragon's lair page ?

    • Word count: 340
  8. Most Wanted Hi, it's me! What, you don't know who I am? That's impossible

    I'm just sick of it. Do you have any idea, how long I've been doing this job? Already before mankind! The gods were so helpless without me. Even Athena needed some initial aid now and again. Always showing off with her wisdom, but do you think she could ever express her knowledge correctly? Not without me, I can tell you that. Well, one day we had a big fight, and she took revenge: there was this guy, who wanted to honor her with a song, but he just couldn't get into it. She told him then that he'd just have to get a kiss from me, and the ideas wouldn't stop flowing.

    • Word count: 1087
  9. Diary of William Marshall: July-August 1916

    I was a happy fella, received a letter from Ma. They all well. Family is all good. Ma telling to keep an eye out for Rob, make sure he doesn't get 'imself hurt again. Rob got a letter from Ma too. Cheered him up. Im never gonna let anything happen to him again. August 3rd 1916 Next morning got woken up by the major. Wanted us out on battlefields for them practice shoots. Robert was late getting ready. Major was having a go at him. He's always had it in for our Rob, it's not his bleeding fault he's got bad leg is it, bleeding bastard.

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  10. 'Midenic Reasoning'.

    The instruction seemed straight forward enough, we checked to see that we had to four large screws, four medium and eight small screws. I held up the head board so that my husband could screw in the side rail, which seemed pretty easy. We knew to use the smaller screws because it was a small hole that they needed to go into. We attached the side board onto the foot board. Just as my husband was putting the second screw in I realized that the plastic rolling pins were on the rail that we were attaching and they would have to be at the front of the crib for the rail to slide up and down.

    • Word count: 651
  11. On the run Sam and Paul could hear someone coming, it sounded like a wooing sound. They didn't know if it was the police or just a car, so they ran away really quietly so no-one could hear them.

    Then they both fell asleep because they were so exhausted. When they woke up they realised that they had travelled to a different part of the country which they were pleased about because they thought they would be safe there. There was only one problem; they had no money and no food. They were feeling very hungry and both of their bellies were rumbling. They started walking to try and find the nearest shops or supermarket. On the way they saw a sign saying "supermarket, one mile ahead". They started walking to the supermarket.

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  12. To what extent do you agree with the statement that Thatcher's Second Adminstration was success for Britian? To understand the extent of Thatcher's success in her adminstration

    Through her tackling of the miners strike she change the political ideology of the United Kingdom. The 1982 Trade unions act eliminated a repeat winter of discontent by banning sympathy strikes. Also she iniated a new system which would lessen the possibility of strikes anyway because this eliminates secret ballots. This could be judged a success as she finally sorted out the trade unions a problem which plagued the economy of Britain. However this could also be interpreted as a castrophre as many working class families suffered in the strikes due to Thatcher's toughline also some believe she took the power away from the people and gave it back to business.

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  13. Here is my 'Life in the Day of Jonathan Smithies'.My mum usually wakes me up at around 6:30 am because I have to walk tothe bus at 7:30. When I wake up I turn my fan

    My school uniform is already on my chair (I lay it out the previous night), I get dressed and washed and go downstairs to have my breakfast. I always eat the same breakfast for about six months and then I'll change and have something else. At the moment I'm having a hot cross bun with lots of strawberry jam and tropical juice. This is all part of having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the hot cross bun needs cutting into quarters, top and bottom; it needs to be on the same bread board if possible and the same amount of jam on each half.

    • Word count: 1543
  14. Travel writing-Trip to Barcelona

    The roads are so rough and bumpy, I keep getting pins a needles and cramp. Fed up of watching the oldest films that I've seen more than four times before. Finally in Spain, had no sleep, roads to rocky. Finally in the accommodation, and they're making us wait and extra hours after our twenty six hours we've suffered through the rocky roads of Europe. It's boiling hot, we're all dying to get in to our rooms for a lie down and to change from our smelly clothes, but the owners of the accommodation is making us all wait.

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  15. Can hard determinism be defended?

    Indeterminism on the other hand is merely determinism's denial. Indeterminism acknowledges the possibility of determinism to a certain degree but suggests that it is falsified through some uncaused random accordance's in the universe. In understanding or allowing ourselves a better perspective and grasp on things we need to consider the question of 'cause and effect' Let us consider, through the perspective of Hume, what is usually meant by saying, "A causes B?" Hume suggests that the most important perspective that needs to be considered is necessary connection. Necessary connection suggests that the common concept of causality is that the cause and the effect are necessarily connected- that is that if the cause occurs, the effect must occur as well; the effect cannot but occur.

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  16. admin in business

    These are all our roles in the group. We are also called Group A as there are 2 groups that have to organise an event. We also have to organise and record our event by taking a camera. IT is a critical path as it allows us to broaden our knowledge on the place we want to go to for our event. We also must use a computer database to store information and manage our project efficiently to ensure a smooth running of it.

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  17. Using Counselling skills

    The fact that I can accept these previously hidden parts of Jillian's self (unconditional positive regard), helps her to accept them too. The counselling took place in Jillian's home. Jillian stated that she had been thinking of a subject to talk about and had decided that she would like to talk about the relationship she has with Tony a man who she calls her boyfriend but who is married to and lives with some one else and also has two children with the person he is married to.

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  18. "What interests Mansfield most is self-deception" Discuss this proposition with close reference to two of her stories

    �Ten minutes later, a stout lady in blue serge, with a bunch of artificial �parmas� at her bosom, a black hat covered with purple pansies, white gloves, boots, with white uppers, and a vanity bag containing one and three, sang in a low contralto voice.� In Ada Moss�s opinion, her career as an actress is failing , her life is rapidly spiralling out of control and she cannot support herself any longer so she starts to deceive herself, up to a point where she can do nothing but lie and put on an fictitious act to the outside world.

    • Word count: 2619
  19. Creative Writing

    I made my way on foot in the direction of my jet. As I came to the stairs which would take me up to my jet there was a very beautiful air stewardess. She greeted me with a smile; she helped me with my things and guided me to my jet. She showed me to my seat as it was only me on the jet I asked the stewardess to put my things on the spare remaining seats, which would be no use to me.

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  20. It is a rainy Monday

    He can experience anything in a virtual reality program. His dad shares a desk with a hundred people. Since robots do most of the work at his business, human staffs are lucky to get in once a year. He hopped onto a solid, light bubble that was going to take him to the shire.

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  21. Kavos holiday

    The beaches in Kavos are the best, there is everything that you need, the yellow warm sand, just tickling under your feet, the white, very hot sun blasting down tanning your skin, blue crystal water just there to swim in. there is not a word just to describe the women in Kavos. We all came back to out hotel rooms to get ready for our big night ahead, because it was our first night out, since we have been there.

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  22. The Runaway

    Nothing to do, nothing to see, only animals for company. And she had the cheek to call me selfish! "You just can't bear to see me happy." Were the exact words she'd used. I bet she hadn't even noticed I'd gone; either that or she didn't care. He'd have only noticed when he realised his own personal punch bag was gone. Street lights flickered as they were been turned off. The gloomy light was lifting. I could only guess it must have been around 6am as I hadn't had time to get my watch, in my rushed escape. I looked round the bus stop, which was obviously once red, but now more brown than anything.

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  23. The Assassin!

    My happy face was clear now. This happiness would only be a reality if I were to do this. Should I still go thought with this? The clock was ticking and emphasising each rain drop stamping on the window pane. The faded floral curtains swayed from side to side like a grandfather clock ticking. I took another step, more rain, more drops, and more footsteps. I took another step; I felt guilt, nerves, shocked that I was going to do this. I took another step; I could still hear the rain.

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  24. Is there a neural correlate of consciousness?

    So, how my subjective private experience arises from an objective world of this white paper and my brain cells? How do physical processes in the brain (visual perception of this paper and pencil) give rise to the subjective experience (my experience of this paper and pencil)? This is the "hard problem", a term introduced by Chalmers (1994), which he refers to as experience: the subjectivity or "what it is like to be..." (Blackmore, 2003, p 19). Huxley (1866) acknowledged that a state of consciousness which arises "as a result of irritating nervous tissue" is as unexplainable as the appearance of Djin when Aladdin rubbed his lamp (Young & Block, 1996, p 149).

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  25. A life in the day of Oikki.

    "I'm awake! I'm awake! I'm awake!" will be my most frequent claim, but today however, my nocturnal cells feel the need to excel them-selves further. I jump out of bed and open the door just as my Dad's hand approaches the handle. It is then a rush into the bathroom, a sprint back to my room to find a crumpled shirt on the floor of what can hardly be called a wardrobe. This is most probably due to the amount cotton draped so "artistically" in a modern style called MESS!

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  26. The Worst Weekend.

    When we had a knock on the door, it was the PIGS. There was an old and quite bossy PIG and there was a young PIG. The young one went upstairs to take a look around and the old one stayed downstairs asking me loads of questions. He asked me, have you seen your brother lately? By that time I knew there was something really wrong. I tried to ask my brother about it, but I couldn't because a couple of hours before the PIGS turned up, he went out and I haven't seen him since.

    • Word count: 586

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