The Think Tank: Issue 18

The Think Tank - Issue 18

This issue focuses on giving an overview of all the important issues that should help give your students the best start this year. We’ve got an overview of the calendar year so far in the UK and the US. Plus plenty on the referendum that could decide the fate of Scotland.

Unique among politics magazines, The Think Tank is written primarily by practising teachers, and is entirely specification-focused. In it we aim to draw out the exam-relevant issues of events, and make them accessible to students through discussion and exam-style questions.

Every article is commissioned for its relevance to key exam topics. It not only provides topical material for your lessons, but can also be given as extra material for eager students.

It’s also a jolly good read! You can preview the latest issue at http://www.ZigZag.at/ThinkTank.

“Think Tank is a welcome addition to the politics resources offered… The Quote, The stat and the top ten are really good. Aspects like this are, for students, what make it feel less of a chore when reading… The best feature of the magazine is that, in the areas covered it gives a different and usually more up to date comment on key exam issues… I am very pleased ZigZag has developed this idea. I intend to both subscribe and become a regular contributor.” – R Lawton, Government and Politics Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is from £60 per year —

1-Year Subscription (6 issues):

  • Basic Subscription: magazine (photocopiable) + site licence – £60 (zzme/4368)
  • School Pack: magazine + A4 photocopy master + site licence + e-copies (PDF) – £80+VAT (zzme/4451)
  • Additional copies – £15+VAT (zzme/4452)

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GCSE AQA Revision Guide for TV News (2015 exam topic)

GCSE AQA Unit 1 Revision Guides: Annual Topics (ZigZag Education)

Ensure students are fully prepared for the exam, from key terms to analysis and pre-production skills.

  • Key terms activities give students the language they need to discuss the exam topics
  • Step-by-step analysis of the topic, structured by key concept

Essential Practice

  • Exam-style questions & pre-production tasks
  • Annotated sample answers help them to recognise what makes a good answer

Specifically written for the GCSE AQA exams – every page is relevant!

‘A thorough revision guide, fantastically tailored to the needs of the AQA exam and the 2015 brief. All the key concepts are covered with plenty for students of all abilities to use in order to help them improve, including some extension activities for students aiming for A*… I really liked the quality and amount of sample answers and all the work surrounding these. The actual full answers were incredibly useful as were all the various exercises… – P Town, Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Practice Papers for GCSE AQA Music Unit 1

Practice Papers for GCSE AQA Music Unit 1

Give your students the support they need to prepare for the listening paper, with three full practice papers that mirror the exam style exactly. The papers ensure students are familiar with the exam format, and ready to answer any type of question. Use as a full mock exam or set individual questions as lesson starters.

  • Audio tracks with instructions on CD – for the real exam experience
  • Full mark schemes included for easy peer- or self-marking
  • Bonus! Examiner’s commentary and advice in each mark scheme – helps students to understand how their papers are marked, improve their answers, and access top grades

“This is a highly valuable resource for teaching and learning, as well as revision and mock exam purposes… The range of musical examples across the strands of learning is particularly useful and provides breadth of musical experience… All students are challenged with a range of questions in this resource… Enables students to have a very ‘real’ experience of the style and layout of the exam papers.” – M Lewis, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer

“These practice papers are essential for all teaching the AQA spec. I have found it difficult in my early years of teaching to find appropriate exemplar material and to create questions that imitate the past papers effectively… Enables students to practise answering exam questions as well as gaining vital tips on how to answer the questions. Exam tips are useful and well-articulated… Between the 3 papers, all areas are covered thoroughly… This resource is invaluable and provides me with the resources needed to facilitate progress and increase student understanding and ability.” – L Williams, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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WJEC GCSE 2015 Topic: 3 Practice Papers for Print and TV Advertising

WJEC GCSE 2015 Topic: 3 Practice Papers for Print & TV Advertising

Fully prepare your students to succeed in the exam!

  • Varied questions test all key concepts
  • Variety of creative planning tasks: front cover, double-page feature article, promotional pull-out magazine
  • 3 original papers in exam style – not available from WJEC

Everything you need:

  • Design sheets and write-on papers provided
  • Student-friendly mark schemes for all 3 papers – great for self-assessment!
  • Sample answers, great for AfL: Papers 1 has exemplar A* answers, Paper 2 has C-grade answers so students can identify improvements
  • Paper 3 is an extension paper to challenge your most able with the rarer types of exam questions
  • Excellent examiner-style comments to allow students a detailed insight into what they are looking for in the response to questions. – E Richardson, Media Teacher & Independent Reviewer

    Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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