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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Unseen Fiction Preparation Pack: Diffability

Unseen Fiction Preparation Pack: Diffability

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!

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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Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings Comprehensive Guide for A Level English

Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings Comprehensive Guide for A Level English

Delve into the penetrating truths of everyday life with Larkin’s observant and honest poetry collection. From matters of marriage to points on parenting, this comprehensive and in-depth guide ensures thorough understanding of the collection’s universal and poignant themes.

Set text for: WJEC AS and Eduqas A Level

Engage your students!

Throughout:

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole collection focuses on: language, structure, form, context, themes and critical reception
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus!

  • Glossary of key terms
  • Further reading suggestions
  • Comparative notes on Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time

Excellent. Saved hours of prep time and pitched at just the right level. Very thorough analysis notes, and background information was excellent. Use of critical quotes also very valuable.’ – M Macmillan, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer (from previous edition)

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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Measure for Measure Activity Pack for AS and A Level

Measure for Measure Activity Pack for AS and A Level

Set text for:

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

Activities include:

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

The city of Vienna is plagued by an abundance of brothels and unchaste morals. The one man who can re-establish order disappears, and it’s up to his unmerciful deputy to clean up the city… Guarantee engagement with this invaluable activity pack.

Diverse and original activities cover the whole play from 5-minute performance tasks to independent contextual study and analysis. Mix and match to suit your class!

Prepare
Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

Explore
Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the novel, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

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

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

‘Excellent. The approach to the resource was intelligent, serious and focused throughout and the author had clearly put a great deal of thought into it. It showed great passion for the play and a keen sense of the issues Shakespeare addresses in it and the techniques he uses to do so.’ – A Stanton, Teacher 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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