Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1 and Component 2

GCSE Eduqas English Language Practice Papers: Component 2

Plus sample answers and examiner’s commentary!

Helps students understand marking, improve their answers, and achieve top grades

Give your students the support they need to prepare for the new GCSE Eduqas exams. Three full practice papers for Component 1 and for Component 2 that mirror the Eduqas sample assessment material exactly. The papers ensure students are familiar with the format, are ready to answer each question type and gain complete practice across the AOs.

  • Carefully chosen extracts and thought-provoking themes including poverty, danger and challenge
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes – ideal for quick marking or self-assessment
  • Perfect for mock exams!

‘A useful and effective resource for use in the classroom or as individual papers for students to complete as homework. The instructions are sufficiently straightforward and clear for students to work through the activities at their own pace, even without the presence of a teacher… The range of Reading materials is interesting… The sample answers are very useful for students to understand the progression of skills.’ – P Adair, Eduqas Examiner 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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English Literature: The Merchant of Venice GCSE Activity Pack

The Merchant of Venice GCSE Activity Pack

There’s so much to explore in the plot, themes, characters and language of The Merchant of Venice, and this jam-packed resource provides a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities to help all learners engage with Shakespeare’s provocative play.

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every scene is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class. An ideal complement to the Study Guide for this text.

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.

‘Excellent resource which I would certainly use with pupils! I like the way it leads you through each scene, the variety of activities and clarity of presentation… It is clear and easy to follow… It has an impressive variety of activities and the extension questions are very good.’ – S Griffin, Teacher and Indepedent Reviewer

‘Clear focus on understanding the text, context, language and exam requirements. Deals with individual aspects of skills well, such as structuring paragraphs and incorporating contextual influences.’ – C Hughes, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £99 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1

Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1

Plus sample answers and examiner’s commentary!

Helps students understand marking, improve their answers, and achieve top grades

Give your students the support they need to prepare for the new GCSE Eduqas exams. Three full practice papers for Component 1 and for Component 2 that mirror the Eduqas sample assessment material exactly. The papers ensure students are familiar with the format, are ready to answer each question type and gain complete practice across the AOs.

  • Carefully chosen extracts and thought-provoking themes including poverty, danger and challenge
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes – ideal for quick marking or self-assessment
  • Perfect for mock exams!

‘A useful and effective resource for use in the classroom or as individual papers for students to complete as homework. The instructions are sufficiently straightforward and clear for students to work through the activities at their own pace, even without the presence of a teacher… The range of Reading materials is interesting… The sample answers are very useful for students to understand the progression of skills.’
– P Adair, Eduqas Examiner 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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Getting to Know… Las 13 Rosas

Getting to Know... Las 13 Rosas
Suitable for:

  • AQA AS & A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this tragic, true-to-life story. Students will get to know the film Las 13 rosas inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering elements such as historical context and cinematic techniques provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include vocabulary, translation, comprehension, grammar, writing, speaking and more.
    • Includes Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, style and structure encourages students to think critically about the film and evaluate its wider relevance.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. With exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance and sample answers.

‘This is a good resource and I can see how much time and effort the author has spent putting all of this together. It is a very thorough material which allows teachers to work with the resource in the order suggested or to choose the activities that better serve their learning objectives. Because of the key to the exercises is it ideal as a self-independent study material. This compilation of activities that can be used for any student of advanced level Spanish.’ – I Simó-Arroyo, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘Fabulous. I like the range of activities, the grammatical areas covered (ser/estar, por/para, tenses, subjunctive, if clauses, high frequency words, converting verbs into nouns) , the structure, the variety, the order, the use of language. The scaffolding of tasks provides appropriate support. (…) One of the best resources I have reviewed in ages, clearly a lot of research has gone into it!!! I cannot wait to teach this film, congratulations.’ – R Bravo, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘Great resource, with lots of useful activities (…) I like many things about the resource, such as that it includes a variety of resources: internet, audiovisual media, etc. It has a great selection of internet sites to help students with their research while at the same time it encourages wide reading and personal initiative and provides students with opportunities for further research at every step.’ – J I Ermina, MFL Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘This is an amazingly detailed and comprehensive resource (…) the variety is immense. The speaking activities look engaging. There is a huge amount of independent internet research for students to do. The inclusion of cinema techniques is good and this study guide really will deepen their understanding of Spanish history and of cinema in general.’ – L Perry, Head of Spanish 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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GCSE Eduqas Music Keyword Activities

GCSE Eduqas Music Keyword Activities

These stimulating activity packs ensure students get to grips with essential musical terminology for the 2016 Music specifications. The perfect addition to your teaching for listening and appraising.

Every key term from the spec is defined and taught through a series of engaging activities and memory games including: Match-up, Table Fill, Crosswords (plus interactive versions), Bingo, Dominoes and Flash Cards. Also includes a topic-by-topic glossary, with both blank and completed versions – great for revision!

Activities are provided on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed through a custom interface. All activities are available in PDF format for easy printing, too.

  • Varied and appealing activities build confidence and familiarity with musical language
  • Student-friendly definitions make complex terms accessible to all
  • Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking – an invaluable revision tool!

Spec content is broken down into 20–30 manageable topics based on musical elements and areas of study, so you can fit the activities into any lesson.

But that’s not all…

  • Interactive audio crosswords for instruments and intervals, where clues are playable sounds – improve aural recognition
  • Visual match-ups for intervals, scales and key signatures – develop score reading skills

Topics covered for GCSE Eduqas:

Dynamics; Form and Structure (1 & 2); Harmony & Tonality (1 & 2); Intervals; Keys; Key Signatures; Melody (1 & 2); Music Basics (1 & 2); Musical Styles; Performance Techniques/Articulation (1 & 2); Rhythm; Sonority (Instruments, Voices and Groupings 1, 2 & 3); Technology; Tempo & Metre; Texture

Price is £69+VAT — Digital resource on CD plus 121 photocopiable A4 pages. Includes site/copy licence. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Topic Tests for AS / A Level Yr 1 Eduqas Biology

Perfectly designed for the 2015 spec, including:

  • Practical skills
  • Maths skills

Comprehensive and progressive tests covering every specification topic – ideal for tracking the progress of all your students. An easy-to-set homework or in-class exercise for the end of every topic.

 

Each test includes:

  1. Short, factual questions – quickly identify gaps in knowledge
  2. Application and/or exam-style questions – perfect for exam preparation
  3. Detailed answers – quick and easy to mark

Teachers and students can easily identify knowledge gaps. I liked the variety of questions.
L. Marsh, Teacher and Ind. 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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Unseen Fiction / Non-Fiction Preparation Packs for Eduqas GCSE Language

Unseen Fiction / Non-Fiction Preparation Packs for Eduqas GCSE Language

Boost students’ confidence in analysing unseen fiction and non-fiction texts with these rich and comprehensive banks of ❶ extracts with ❷ student activities and ❸ exam-style questions.

Full preparation for the reading sections of the Eduqas GCSE English Language specification:

❶ Carefully considered extracts

  • Includes 8 debate-provoking extracts – or pairs of extracts for comparative packs
  • Wide range of intriguing themes from secret societies to beauty blogging – mirrors the unpredictability of the Reading exams and prepares students for tricky texts

❷ Accompanying introductory and differentiated worksheets

  • Clearly structured pre-reading, comprehension and analysis activities for each extract
  • Develop key analytical skills needed for exam success
  • Answers to all activities – ideal for quick marking!
Worksheets available at two fully differentiated levels:
1. Scaffolded activities allow lower-ability students a straightforward way into the text
2. ‘Taking it Further’ extension sheets challenge high achievers!


❸ Exam-style questions for every question type

  • Apply learning and improve exam technique
  • Plus! Full student-friendly mark schemes – perfect for self-assessment and identifying areas for improvement

Embed in lesson plans or hand out for individual study!

‘The structure of the comprehension advice is good, and enables students to understand the AO’s for Eduqas… The guidelines on analysing texts are very helpful and comprehension guides excellent.’ – S Fallon, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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