Unseen Non-Fiction Preparation Pack for OCR GCSE Language: Secrets and Lies

Unseen Fiction / Non-Fiction Preparation Packs for OCR GCSE Language: Secrets and Lies

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 OCR 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 £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science – Revision Guide

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - Revision Guide

Structured revision guide ensures complete coverage of the examined theory in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification (from 2016).

Topic notes and diagrams are supported by examples and definition boxes, while mind maps provide further visual reinforcement of the key concepts.

Practice exam questions test students’ knowledge of each topic, providing excellent exam preparation.

    • Covers all topics in specification order for ease of reference
    • Python and VB .NET code examples
    • Exposes students to exam-style questions (with answers and commentary)

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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Computer Science: OCR GCSE (9-1) Practice Exams for Component 2

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - Practice Exams for Component 2

Four practice papers with mark schemes for Component 2 of the OCR GCSE (9–1) specification (first teaching September 2016, examinations from 2018).

Carefully tailored to mimic both the format and style of the Component 2 examination, the papers provide students with the essential exam practice they need.

  • Between them, the papers cover every specification point
  • Specification and Assessment Objective (AO) mapping for every question
  • Written by a senior Computer Science examiner

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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A Level OCR Topic Tests: 1.2 Earth’s Life Support Systems

A Level OCR Topic Tests: 1.2 Earth

Ensure complete coverage with these topic-by-topic question banks – Co-Teachable for the new AS and A Level OCR Geography specifications (H081 and H481).

Resources in this range cover ALL spec content for the AS and A Level!

Within each test, questions progress from short/factual to longer-answer or exam-style. Every test is differentiated with an extension section that can be offered to higher ability students. Tests are provided in a write-on and non-write-on format for flexibility. Full answers are provided so students can return to their completed tests to revise!

  • Every specification subtopic covered
  • Each topic divided into tests which can be undertaken in class or as a homework activity
  • The number of tests per topic allows one test to be set every fortnight over a two year course of study if using the full set of resources
  • Includes clear, detailed mark schemes

The final test in each pack is an end of topic summary, covering a range of content from across the whole topic.

Perfect for continued assessment, and progress tracking throughout the qualification. See which areas your class are strong on and which need a recap.
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Physical Systems

  • Topic 1.1a: Coastal Landscapes
  • Topic 1.1b: Glaciated Landscapes
  • Topic 1.1c: Dryland Landscapes
  • Topic 1.2: Earth’s Life Support Systems
    5 topic tests

 

Human Interactions

  • Topic 2.1: Changing Spaces; Making Places
  • Topic 2.2a: Trade in the Contemporary World
  • Topic 2.2b: Global Migration
  • Topic 2.2c: Human Rights
  • Topic 2.2d: Power and Borders

 

Geographical Debates

  • Topic 3.1: Climate Change
  • Topic 3.2: Disease Dilemmas
  • Topic 3.3: Exploring Oceans
  • Topic 3.4: Future of Food
  • Topic 3.5: Hazardous Earth

“A useful, detailed resource that will help to support a wide range of abilities with their A Level Geography exam. The quality of the resource is good and I would find this a very helpful resource to use to check knowledge, understanding but also exam technique and other geographical skills.” – E. Mogridge, HoD & 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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The Tempest Exam Preparation Pack (OCR AS and OCR A Level)

The Tempest Exam Preparation Pack (OCR AS and OCR A Level)

Don’t leave your students adrift as they journey towards their OCR exams! Help your class apply understanding of The Tempest and sharpen exam technique with exam advice, exam-style questions, mark schemes and model answers, specifically designed to ensure safe passage to success in the AS and A Level OCR Component 1 exam.

  • Student-friendly summaries and revision activities on key elements of The Tempest – including themes of freedom and betrayal and motifs of servant and master – prompt students to refresh knowledge before attempting questions
  • Heaps of unique exam-style questions not available from OCR – 10 for AS, 12 for A Level. Great for mocks!
    • Plus an ‘exam-question generator’ providing students with countless opportunities for practice!
  • ‘How to Write a Great Essay’ section containing:
    • Essay sentence starters to offset writer’s block;
    • Writing plans to provide a framework for answering essay questions;
    • Suggested strategies illustrating how questions can be broken down into logical chunks;
    • Plus! Sample paragraphs with annotations, activities and tips
  • Six original sample essays with detailed AO commentary and marking exercises – familiarise students with examiner thinking and demonstrate how to improve grades
  • Student-friendly mark schemes – perfect for easy marking and self-assessment
  • Includes indicative content for all exam-style questions

Ready to embed into your revision programme in class or as homework.

‘The resource would definitely improve analytical skills and planning… It is particularly strong in terms of close-text analysis and questions.’ – L Churchill, English Teacher and independent Reviewer

‘It provides exactly what they need in the approach to their exams. The author clearly knows the play very well and has provided some excellent and very useful sample answers on various questions. The author also clearly has a thorough grasp of the examination paper, as the sample questions are great and really useful.’ – C Hughes, Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

“In my opinion, the content is excellent. This is a well structured and engaging exam pack that will be of benefit to teachers and students alike.” – M Lloyd, 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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Learning Grids for OCR Physics A Module 6 for A Level Year 2

Learning Grids for OCR Physics A Module 6 for A Level Year 2

A brilliant idea designed to support weaker students. Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions in specification order. Progressive structure encourages students to work through a topic logically, helping them grasp the basics before tackling the applied questions.

A godsend for students who find it difficult to absorb information in class and for the less willing. Leads to active learning, identification of key points and the structuring of information.

  • Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information down to absorb it
  • An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework
  • Requires minimal preparation and interaction from the teacher – great for cover lessons!
  • Result! Revision notes – with full spec coverage!

Includes key skills for practicals, Maths and How Science Works!

Cross-referenced to approved textbooks for new spec:

  • A Level Physics for OCR A (Oxford, 2015)
  • OCR AS/A Level Physics A (Pearson, 2015)

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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GCSE OCR Music Keyword Activities

GCSE OCR 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 OCR:

Articulation & Dynamics; Conventions of Pop; Film Music; Harmony & Tonality (1 & 2); Instruments/Ensembles/Timbre (1 & 2); Intervals; Keys; Key Signatures; Melodic and Compositional Devices; Melody/Pitch; Musical Periods and Voices, Ensembles & Timbre; Notation (1 & 2); Rhythm; Rhythms of the World (Calypso & Samba); Rhythms of the World (African Drumming); Rhythms of the World (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East); Rhythms of the World (Indian Classical Music and Punjabi Bhangra); Structure & Large Structures; Technology (1 & 2); Tempo; Texture; The Concerto Through Time; Video Game Music

Price is £69+VAT — Digital resource on CD plus 146 photocopiable A4 pages. Includes site/copy licence. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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