Topic Tests for GCSE AQA Chemistry Topics 1-5

Topic Tests for GCSE AQA Chemistry Topics 1-5

Available for Biology, Physics and Chemistry (full course – including Trilogy)

Track your students’ progress through the 2016 9-1 AQA GCSE specifications with these excellent topic-by-topic assessments. Clear progression from short, factual questions to probing ‘explain’ and ‘analyse’ questions lets you pinpoint areas of weakness quickly.

    • Build student confidence with extended response and investigation question practice
    • Comprehensive coverage lets you identify gaps in understanding throughout the course
    • User-friendly mark schemes and clear Higher Tier sections make assessment easy
    • Maths skills tested throughout

 

“Clear layout and good range of questions from tick boxes to longer response questions.”
-K Greenslade, Head of Biology & 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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AQA AS and A Level Textual Analysis Packs

AQA AS and A Level Textual Analysis PacksBoost students’ confidence in analysing unseen texts of all types with rich and comprehensive packs of notes, extracts, activities and exam-style questions. Get students comfortable with unseen extracts and thinking about audiences, purposes, genres and themes!
Fully co-teachable!

  • Separate exam-style questions for AS and A Level (including language change and language varieties)
  • ‘A Level Only sections’ for analysis of older texts

Packed with content!

For each text type:

  • Helpful introductions covering all of the need-to-know language theory and terminology
  • Engaging exemplars clearly linked to the AQA themes of language diversity
    • Plus! Annotated versions – supports weaker learners and reduces marking time!
  • Focused activities for developing key analytical skills
    • Builds up to AQA-style questions for Paper 1 and Paper 2 to apply learning and improve exam technique

Bring it all together!

  • Comparison section with activities, bonus texts and exam-style questions for practice hitting AO4
  • Detailed glossary of key terms and theories – great for revision
  • Indicative content for all questions and activities plus full student-friendly AO mark schemes – ideal time-saver for self-assessment!

Complements our Comprehensive Course Companion range perfectly!

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‘An excellent resource! I really enjoyed reading through this; it was very user friendly and clear throughout with well placed and relevant activities. I could see it being used in a variety of ways by Language teachers… I particularly like the range of and variety of texts and the clear, articulate explanations and introductions to text types. There are clear references to the AOs and it covers the AQA requirement to explore a range of texts both from different periods of time and for different purposes. It also identifies the key themes required of the AQA specification and indicates when discussion could be developed further.’ – E Stephenson, A Level AQA Examiner and Independent Reviewer

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‘This is a really good resource which provides a really useful teaching and revision tool. The content is varied and meets the requirements of the specification and provides scope for students to develop their thinking and research beyond the specification if they want… The inclusion of annotated texts and suggested answers is always really helpful – both for teachers and students! he focus on spoken texts is nice as text books often contain just a single example. The inclusion of a glossary and the theories meets the demands of the specification well.’ – R Shakeshaft, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 each — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE AQA Design Technology Practice Papers (supporting 2017 contexts)

GCSE AQA Design Technology Practice Papers 2017

2 practice papers with detailed mark schemes, available separately for AQA GCSE Food Technology, Graphic Products, Product Design, Resistant Materials and Textiles Technology.

Each paper covers a range of topics, with Section A questions supporting the 2017 examination contexts set by AQA. Detailed mark scheme includes example answers and marking guidance.

The contexts for the 2017 exams (Section A) are:

  • AQA Food Technology: Upside down desserts
  • AQA Resistant Materials: Seating in public spaces for adults and young children
  • AQA Graphic Products: Self-assembly decoration for a special event
  • AQA Textiles Technology: Textile products inspired by the theme of India
  • AQA Product Design: A children’s day nursery

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Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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AS AQA Computer Science 2017 Resource Packs (Plant Growing Simulation)

AS AQA Computer Science 2017 Resource Packs (Plant Growing Simulation)

Comprehensive resource packs help you and your students tackle the AS pre-release material for the June 2017 Paper 1 exam – Plant Growing Simulation.

What you get:

  • Pre-release commentary: a detailed overview describing all code elements and routines
  • Programming theory questions test students’ understanding of the Plant Growing Simulation program
  • Realistic modification tasks test students’ programming skills
  • Mark schemes – full answers and solutions for all questions and tasks (plus EAD)

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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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SOS: Acing Foundation for GCSE AQA French Listening

SOS: Acing Foundation for GCSE AQA French Listening

Train your weaker students to pass those new spec Foundation papers with flying colours!
Specific language strategies are built up through carefully selected, targeted tasks. For each strategy, the logical structure builds awareness and provides scaffolded practice:

  1. Simple explanation of the strategy
  2. A warm-up activity to understand the strategy
  3. Annotated practice exercises to build confidence
  4. Full exam questions to challenge.
  5. Translation task which reinforces the strategy

  • Vocab, task type, grammar and topics all perfectly tailored to the exam!
  • Perfectly matched to 2016 specs, including Foundation-level translation practice
  • Self-contained resource supports weaker students without taking up valuable class time

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Differentiated Homeworks for GCSE AQA French, Spanish and German

Differentiated Homeworks for GCSE AQA French

Facilitate independent learning with these comprehensive, ready-to-use homeworks for GCSE AQA French, Spanish and German (coming soon)! Differentiated, stand-alone worksheets cover every topic in the 2016 specifications and provide carefully structured support to reinforce learning:

  • Three levels of differentiation – set homework appropriate to the needs of each student!
  • Each worksheet builds upon a wide range of skills, from vocabulary and reading to grammar and writing
    • Plus! Translation into both English and target-language
  • Full answers provided for easy self-, peer- or teacher marking
  • Consolidate and build upon knowledge and skills already learned – no additional teacher input required!
  • ‘Mix and match’ as homeworks, cover lessons, end of topic revision or classroom-based learning tasks – ultimate flexibility
  • Meet the demands of the 2016 AQA specification and give students all the necessary tools to succeed in their exams

‘This is an excellent resource which will enhance pupils independent learning when set as homework as well as save many teachers hours of preparation time!’ – S Peterson, Head of Spanish and Independent Reviewer

‘I think this is an excellent and well thought through resource for the new GCSE Specification. All the topics are covered in sufficient depth and allow students of all abilities to develop their skills. The questions are structured to model ideal answers leading from surface knowledge (vocabulary exercises) leading to deeper levels of understanding by means of written composition and translation. The exercises follow a logical sequence, and I particularly admire the use of writing frames for foundation students to support their writing skills.’ – N Booth, Head of MFL and Indepent Reviewer

‘I like it as it is thorough in reinforcing vocabulary, reading and writing. I liked the fact that the same text has been adapted for both foundation and higher students. I also like the fact that the vocabulary needed for the translations is part of the reading activity and so by seeing it numerous times hopefully it helps to reinforce it.’

‘An excellent source of high level materials geared towards the new GCSE specification with new exercises such as the translations from and into English.This gives well needed practice for all students no matter what their level. I quite like the fact that the topics of some of the reading texts are quite current and might be of interest to the students, such as the text on the Barcelona football player Piqué and his wife Shakira from Colombia: it will appeal both to boys and girls. The same topic is then followed up in the next exercises, such as the ones in page 8 which it gives a sense of continuity and it can be engaging and motivating.’ – J I Ermina, Spanish Teacher and Examiner and Independent Reviewer

I think that the resource is very comprehensive yet concise as it includes the key vocabulary for the main topics for the AQA exam. I liked the references to pop culture and placing the vocabulary in relevant real world examples. I think that the resource is modern and will appeal to young people. I liked the obvious difference in the differentiated works, there was a clear jump with regards to the inclusion of more vocabulary and more tenses to mark a higher work and a foundation work’. – Y Safder, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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Differentiated Translation Practice for GCSE AQA French

Differentiated Translation Practice for GCSE AQA French

Available for French, German and Spanish

Tackle this challenging new exam requirement with comprehensive, fully differentiated packs written specifically for the 2016 specifications. Split into:

  1. Practice section: 19 Foundation and 19 Higher worksheets, with preparation tasks developing useful translation techniques and relevant vocabulary
  2. Exam section: 12 sets of two-way translation tasks for both Foundation and Higher
  • Gradually builds students’ skills and teaches them strategies for translating from and into Target Language – ensure they are ready to tackle any exam text!
  • Full coverage of the 2016 specification – topics, grammar and vocabulary mirror the specification
  • Exam-style translation mark schemes and model answers – so you know what to expect
  • Flexible: ‘Teachers can use the resource as classwork and homework or students can even use it as self-study’ (review from N Booth). Also suitable for exam revision.

‘This is a very good resource which will help teachers tackle this daunting new skill at GCSE. I like the fact that all topics from the specification have been covered. The tasks are differentiated (Foundation and Higher) which makes this resource accessible to all learners.’
– E Bernard, Head of MFL and Independent Reviewer

‘I love this resource (…) It is exactly what is needed to address the needs of the new AQA GCSE French specification.’
– V Pick, Head of French and Independent Reviewer

‘I like the use of cultural resources (songs / videos) embedding the vocabulary needed. The tasks are straightforward, allowing students to work independently and the use of Foundation / Higher tasks jointly allows for students’ progression.’
– Y Graignic, Head of MDL and Independent Reviewer

‘Great resource which can be used in different ways, in lessons, for howework or assessment. (…) Translation is not an easy task but with these exercises, it becomes less daunting.’
– V Fournet, Head of French and 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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