Computer Science: Practice Papers for A Level OCR Component 2

Practice Papers for A Level OCR Computer Science: Component 2

3 original practice papers and mark schemes for AS Component 1 and A Level Component 2.

Covering every specification topic between them, each trio of papers uses the same structure and questions types used in the real exam. This helps to familarise students with the exam (especially if used for mocks).

  • Includes questions on the new areas of the specifications!
  • Mark schemes combine model answers with guidance on how to award marks.
  • Questions papers also provided in non-write-on (photocopy-friendly) format.

Price is £64 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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OCR A2 Unit G154: Criminal Law Special Study 2017 Extension

OCR A2 Unit G154: Criminal Law Special Study 2017 Extension

Extension for A and A* Students

Stretch and challenge the most able students and enable them to reach the highest grades. Supports writing complex, analytical answers, through synopticism, depth of analysis, research, etc.

  • Two full practice exam papers with mark schemes
  • More cases
  • More detail on answering Question 1 and achieving A and A* grades

Exam question section is excellent, this saves so much time with everyone struggling to formulate their own exam paper and mark scheme… Previous experience has taught me there is nothing so relevant and time saving available.
– S Parker, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

The extended content will be an invaluable time saving tool for NQT’s and experienced teachers alike. The resource has accurate content that has been thoroughly researched and is an excellent addition to the revision guide previously produced. I have been teaching on the G154 specification since September 2008. I have used the zig zag resources since they have been available and on average my High Grades for this unit are between 70-80%. I think that the Author of these resources must put so much time and effort into developing this pack and the Revision Guide and they should be commended for the support they provide to not only NQT’s but also experienced teachers and examiners who value it’s publication each year.
– C Watts, 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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The Think Tank – Issue 32: Exam-relevant articles for A Level Government and Politics

The Think Tank - Issue 32

Now Trump is formally in charge it’s a little bit hard to keep up with the breakneck pace of the news. In the first two weeks executive orders were being produced every day and my phone news alerts became more and more chilling! However, progress seems to have been slowed somewhat by the scandal that has threatened to break since the moment Trump came into office: his connection with Russia. The story is still developing as I write this but it’s worth keeping a close eye on developments to see if Trump is affected so early into his first term.

In this issue, we also cover the Brexit bill and preview the by-elections that will tell us a lot about Labour’s prospects, as well as looking at Trump’s actions on the global stage.

Unique among politics magazines, The Think Tank is written primarily by practising teachers, and is entirely specification-focused. In it we aim to draw out the exam-relevant issues of events, and make them accessible to students through discussion and exam-style questions.

Every article is commissioned for its relevance to key exam topics. It not only provides topical material for your lessons, but can also be given as extra material for eager students.

It’s also a jolly good read! You can preview the latest issue at http://zzed.co.uk /ThinkTank.

‘An excellent resource for the students. Topic coverage is very good with well-aimed articles, engagingly written and shorter, lighter pieces too… It is aimed squarely at A-Level students and is written and presented in an accessible manner that doesn’t sacrifice the necessary depth… It is contemporary and easily circulated. I am pleased at the decent coverage given to A2 ideologies alongside USA. Unlike some magazines, I think we are able to use all of this one… It does the updating that we do often dont have time to do and it’s good at prompting relevant discussions in class.’ – G Marshall, Head of Politics and Think Tank Subscriber

Price is from £60 per year —

1-Year Subscription (6 issues):

  • Basic Subscription: magazine (photocopiable) + site licence – £60 (zzme/4368)
  • School Pack: magazine + A4 photocopy master + site licence + e-copies (PDF) – £80+VAT (zzme/4451)
  • Additional copies – £15+VAT (zzme/4452)

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A Level AQA Biology Learning Grids

Learning Grids for A Level AQA Biology

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!

Cross-referenced to approved textbooks for new spec:

  • AQA Biology, A Level Year 1 and AS (Oxford, 2015)
  • AQA A-Level Biology, Year 1 and AS (Hodder, 2015)
  • AQA Biology, A Level Year 2 (Oxford, 2015)
  • AQA A-Level Biology, Year 2 (Hodder, 2015)

Includes key skills for practicals and Maths

Excellent… really useful for weaker students as it helps them to pull out key ideas without missing the level of detail necessary to understand the concept at A level. – L. Marsh, Assistant Head of Science & Independent Reviewer

Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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A Level Edexcel Economics B Paper 3 2017 Research Context Digital Resource Pack

Paper 3 2017: Government Intervention and Market Failure in the UK

A Level Edexcel Economics B Paper 3 2017 Research Context Digital Resource Pack

Give structure to the open-ended nature of the Edexcel Research Context!

  • Essential theory and concepts explained
  • Detailed notes on each area of the research context
  • Structured research tasks enable independent learning
  • Three practice exams with mark schemes – including questions for every point of the context

Fully integrate the research context in your teaching with this modular digital resource:

  • VLE-ready, printable and editable
  • Embedded videos & links help students get stuck into their research immediately

All specifically written for Edexcel 2017 Research Context!

‘A very useful resource. The theoretical information is concise. The real gains are from the practice exam papers that focus on market failure. Coverage of the practice papers was good and followed the specimen examination structure… They provide useful stimulus material on which to exam this synoptic paper. There was nothing I disliked… An excellent resource to provide focused revision opportunities centering upon examination technique. The broad context of unit 3 is cleverly addressed in these papers… It matched the context excellently. It provided a much needed set of papers to provide focused homework/revision and structured exam technique practice.’ – D Holland, Economics Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £54/£69+VAT — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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OCR Criminal Law Special Study 2017: Non-Fatal Offences

Revision Guide and Exam Practice

A2 OCR Criminal Law Special Study 2017: Non-Fatal Offences

  1. Notes on each aspect required for Unit G154: Non-fatal offences against the person
  2. Exercises to reinforce understanding – with answers – supported by Case Studies
  3. Practice exam paper using the pre-released sources with mark scheme and model answers

 

  • Fully clued-up on the sources – highlights key points from each source and explains how and when they can be applied
  • Fully prepared for the exam – fantastic structure:
    • Sample exam questions; point-by-point breakdown of how to answer well – ensuring student success;
    • Model answers
    • Examiner’s commentary allowing students to get into the examiner’s mind!

Notes and exercises also come in A5 booklet form for flexible use.


Excellent resource. AR and MR of non-fatal are covered with clarity and precision… Excellent resource – invaluable for busy teachers prepping a new pre-release each year.
– A Christie, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Excellent resource. AR and MR of non-fatal are covered with clarity and precision… Excellent resource – invaluable for busy teachers prepping a new pre-release each year.Overall I find this resource to be excellent. It covers all of the required information to help students and teachers who are unfamiliar with the specification to clearly understand the exam structure and the assessment requirements…. The source analysis provided for the special study materials are particularly useful. They are invaluable time saving tools for teachers as the hard work has been done by the author… This is an invaluable resource to support teachers. Thank you
– C Watts, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Excellent resource. AR and MR of non-fatal are covered with clarity and precision… Excellent resource – invaluable for busy teachers prepping a new pre-release each year.Very useful teaching resource. Could either give the whole booklet to students to work through independently or use the activities in class as starters and plenaries… It matches the specification and exam requirement exactly. The practice questions are very like the real thing.
– C Vaughan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Excellent resource. AR and MR of non-fatal are covered with clarity and precision… Excellent resource – invaluable for busy teachers prepping a new pre-release each year.Really good; very detailed with excellent analysis of the problems involved in the law and the many proposals for reform… It’s simple, easy to read and understand and perfectly suits your average learner.
– C Livingstone, 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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The Think Tank – Issue 31: Exam-relevant articles for A Level Government and Politics

The Think Tank - Issue 31

So 2016 is over (thank goodness) and it turned out to be one of the most eventful and unpredictable years in recent memory. However, with the relief that 2016 is over comes the challenges of 2017. This will be the year ‘Brexit’ actually happens and Article 50 is triggered. It will be the first year of the Trump presidency. It will be the year when France and the Netherlands go to the polls. All could provide results that will have a lasting impact across Europe and the globe. In this issue, we’ve tried to reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017 across all of the core subject areas for your A Level students, plus we’ve covered the last key events of 2016, including the Richmond Park by-election.

Unique among politics magazines, The Think Tank is written primarily by practising teachers, and is entirely specification-focused. In it we aim to draw out the exam-relevant issues of events, and make them accessible to students through discussion and exam-style questions.

Every article is commissioned for its relevance to key exam topics. It not only provides topical material for your lessons, but can also be given as extra material for eager students.

It’s also a jolly good read! You can preview the latest issue at http://zzed.co.uk/ThinkTank.

‘An excellent resource for the students. Topic coverage is very good with well-aimed articles, engagingly written and shorter, lighter pieces too… It is aimed squarely at A-Level students and is written and presented in an accessible manner that doesn’t sacrifice the necessary depth… It is contemporary and easily circulated. I am pleased at the decent coverage given to A2 ideologies alongside USA. Unlike some magazines, I think we are able to use all of this one… It does the updating that we do often dont have time to do and it’s good at prompting relevant discussions in class.’ – G Marshall, Head of Politics and Think Tank Subscriber

Price is from £60 per year —

1-Year Subscription (6 issues):

  • Basic Subscription: magazine (photocopiable) + site licence – £60 (zzme/4368)
  • School Pack: magazine + A4 photocopy master + site licence + e-copies (PDF) – £80+VAT (zzme/4451)
  • Additional copies – £15+VAT (zzme/4452)

Click here for full details and to order.