A2 AQA Philosophy Course Companion: Section A: Ethics

A2 AQA Philosophy Course Companion

Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the new specification. Accessible explanations of the arguments – helping students engage with challenging anthology texts. Focus on ‘doing philosophy’, with concise breakdown and analysis of the arguments.

  • Starter activities to get students thinking immediately
  • Activities and discussion questions throughout – lots of options for engaging students in the material!
  • Quick quizzes – a fun and easy way to remember key facts for the exam
  • Photocopy and give out to students, either as a complete course booklet or individual handouts
  • Key terms explained throughout – ideal for the new-style exam questions
  • Answers included

“It covers everything on the specification and more… It is an excellent resource, better than the recommended textbook by Michael Lacewing… I liked the material covered, how it is presented and the activities. Some referencing to AS Philosophy to jog students’ memory which is good.”
– Dr K Parham, Lecturer & Independent Reviewer

Price is £74 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Frankenstein A Level Comprehensive Guide (first teaching Sep 2015)

Frankenstein A Level Comprehensive Guide (first teaching Sep 2015)

Set text for: OCR A Level and Edexcel AS and A Level

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through Mary Shelley’s compact yet fantastically evocative novel. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to explore literary techniques and universal themes that still resonate today. With concise notes and a generous helping of activities, this pack will gently guide students through the Gothic tale of one man’s fatal experiment.

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each section
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

“A very concise and detailed guide to the text of Frankenstein. The author has clearly spent a great deal of time developing the resource and I was very impressed with the level of detail in the guide.” – C Gibbons, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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KS3 Spanish Short Stories- Year 7 Science Fiction

Let your students have fun with language!

A pack of eight original, genre-based short stories, plays and poems designed to enthuse and enable students across KS3. With a wealth of differentiated pre- and post-reading activities, these imaginative and unique texts promise authentic reading material at the perfect level.

  • Fun, inventive and relatable texts to engage and motivate students – no dry textbook style!
  • For every text:
    • Pre-reading activities provide context and enable understanding
    • Post-reading activities break story down into bite-sized chunks and encourage students to exploit their new-found knowledge
    • Vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, translation practice, creative tasks and more!
  • Popular genres pique students’ interest
  • Fully differentiated – supports weaker students while stretching the most able
  • Includes full translations of texts and answers to all tasks

Fully geared towards the new National Curriculum, these texts introduce students to higher echelons of language while building on what they already know. Also great preparation for the new GCSE’s!

‘The idea of learning the same key words repeated through different exercises is a good way for students to learn vocabulary. I like that there are different types of tasks – translations, true or false, matching words, word search, designing posters, etc.’ – M Pardo Arguello, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £44 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Frankenstein AS/A Level Activity Pack (first teaching 2015)

Frankenstein AS/A Level Activity Pack (first teaching 2015)

Set text for: OCR A Level and Edexcel AS & A Level

Give your students a deep understanding of the novel through insightful questions and effective tasks, each one targeted to match the AO requirements.

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Explore
    Appealing section-by-section tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged. Carefully constructed to make it easy to choose activities suited to your lessons, the pack traces Shelley’s structure with clear sections following the novel’s own narrative changes.
  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer’s use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout! With guidance on intertextuality and comparison, to support AO4 and encourage wider reading.

“A good overview of the novel and its key themes, as well as its context. Clear and easily used comprehension questions to check understanding and prompt memory of each part of the text. Useful contextual information to help pupils consolidate their understanding of Shelley… There is lots here of use.” – S Brunner, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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LATIN: Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Unit A404: Verse: Section B Set Texts 2017

Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Unit A404: Verse: Section B Set Texts 2017

An excellent set of translations and textual analysis of the Prose (Unit A403) and Verse (Unit A404) set texts for examination in up to June 2017. Each text is broken down into manageable chunks, translated into English and accompanied by meaningful notes on style, grammar and literary effects. Additionally, for each text: a brief biography of the author, cast list showing key relationships and ideas for further study.

  • The perfect balance between literal, easy-to-follow translations and an eloquent rendering of the original text
  • Overview and biographical notes put the work in context
  • Detailed notes focus on key literary devices
  • Key technical vocab highlighted – glossaries included
  • Practice Exam Questions with mark schemes – fully prepare your students for the exams!

“An excellent, comprehensive, easy to follow resource; it provides an accurate translation and clear notes at an appropriate level, covering all the necessary information required by students at GCSE, supported by a useful vocabulary and invaluable examination style questions… The explanation of metre is covered in a straightforward step-by-step manner that should be accessible to all students and links in well with the metrical notes in the commentary… The ‘Story so far’ section is just what is needed to set the selection in context… I particularly like the ‘Activities’ for each section, as these encourage students to look at the passages and story as a whole, rather than as complicated sentences for translation, and to think about characterisation… It provides a manageable means to allow pupils to get to grips with a complex text without feeling totally overwhelmed, and to understand the many threads involved in Latin poetry… an excellent balance between grammatical accuracy (to ensure that it is sufficiently clear enough to follow) and coherent prose (to follow the thread of the story)… The text-applicable vocabulary helps students to focus on the passage rather than whether they have the correct meaning of individual words. The style and context comments give students an idea of the kind of things that should be considered when analysing such poetry. In short, the resource provides all the tools necessary for pupils to be well-prepared for this exam paper… This resource matches and interprets this specification brilliantly, with an accurate text adjusted to the format used by the exam board, sound translation and clear, well-explained consideration of Virgil’s literary style. There are very few points that would be beyond the understanding of the average GCSE student.” – K Morris, Teacher of Latin & Classical Civilisation, 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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KS3 Spanish Short Stories for Year 9: Romance

Let your students have fun with language!

A pack of eight original, genre-based short stories, plays and poems designed to enthuse and enable students across KS3. With a wealth of differentiated pre- and post-reading activities, these imaginative and unique texts promise authentic reading material at the perfect level.

  • Fun, inventive and relatable texts to engage and motivate students – no dry textbook style!
  • For every text:
    • Pre-reading activities provide context and enable understanding
    • Post-reading activities break story down into bite-sized chunks and encourage students to exploit their new-found knowledge
    • Vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, translation practice, creative tasks and more!
  • Popular genres pique students’ interest
  • Fully differentiated – supports weaker students while stretching the most able
  • Includes full translations of texts and answers to all tasks

Fully geared towards the new National Curriculum, these texts introduce students to higher echelons of language while building on what they already know. Also great preparation for the new GCSE’s!

‘I really like the fact that it works at word, sentence, paragraph and text level and that the characters are linked, so it feels like a mini soap opera!’
– R Bravo, Spanish Teacher

Price is £44 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Government and Politics: A Level Edexcel Debates: The USA

A Level Edexcel Debates in Politics: Audio Dialogues

Inject new pace and variety into your lessons with 12 unique head-to-head debates, 6 for each unit, specifically recorded for A Level Edexcel.

Each debate includes:

  • A recorded debate on CD – great for auditory learners
  • A written transcript on debate topics from across the specification – all topics frequently raised in exams
  • Followed by consolidation, analysis and evaluation questions – all in exam style for perfect practice!
  • Detailed mark schemes for every question – great AfL

Flexible resource

  • Inspire students at the start of each topic
  • Homework – great independent learning; a focused and fun revision activity

Price is from £39 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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