Listening Exam Practice for AS AQA Spanish

Listening Exam Practice for AS AQA Spanish

18 original texts followed by exam-style questions and answers covering all AS topics. Comprehensive, skills-focused packs written specifically for the 2016 AQA specification.

  • Covers a wide range of text sources used by AQA – so students will be very fully familiar with exam format
  • Multiple opportunities to practise each task type in different contexts continuously develop students’ exam skills
  • Engaging texts on topical issues in Target Language countries – make sure students are up to date for exams
  • Clear and detailed marking criteria – perfect for peer-assessment

Listening

  • Includes: factual and informative texts, interviews, reports, dialogues and testimonials
  • Recordings by native speakers
  • Transcripts for all recordings provided
  • Practices both non-verbal and verbal response questions, including listening summaries

‘I like the wide variety of modern articles, and that you have included articles from South America, too. I feel that these texts will interest young people. As always, your resources are of a high standard! – C Morgan, Head of Spanish and Ind. Reviewer

‘Very diverse, useful and relevant. (…) Covers a lot of different question types so would be very useful in a lesson where you are looking at strategies to tackle different questions. There are a lot of opportunities to discuss new vocabulary and look at word families. There are also a lot of grammatical structures which could be used as a talking point.’ – F Lintern, Head of Spanish and Independent Reviewer

‘Fantastic resource that will save tutors lots of time trawling the internet for appropriate resources when we our time is best spent doing other things! (…) There is nothing else on offer of this calibre.’ – D Griezans, Spanish Tutor and Independent Reviewer

‘Covers all the topics and the source materials are interesting and up to date.’ – E Lerin, Course Leader, Spanish 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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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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Geography A Level AQA Topic Tests: Hazards (AS)

A Level AQA Topic Tests: Hazards (AS)

Ensure complete coverage with these topic-by-topic question banks – Co-Teachable for the new AS and A Level AQA Geography specifications (7036 and 7037).

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.

 

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Water and Carbon Cycles:
    6 topic tests (co-teachable)
  • Hot Desert Systems and Landscapes:
    Coming Soon
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes:
    6 topic tests (co-teachable)
  • Glacial Systems and Landscapes:
    Coming Soon (co-teachable)
  • Hazards:
    7 topic tests (co-teachable)
  • Ecosystems Under Stress:
    Coming Soon

 

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • Global Systems and Global Governance:
    5 topic tests
  • Changing Places:
    5 topic tests (co-teachable)
  • Contemporary Urban Environments:
    7 topic tests (co-teachable)
  • Population and the Environment:
    6 topic tests
  • Resource Security:
    5 topic tests

“I like the way that it spans the entire course and is designed for continuous assessment. Rather than just use these as end of topic tests you can also create short end of lesson tests. I really like the way that the last question is synoptic and spans the entire course… This is really useful is setting up students for the high mark questions in the specification. I also really like the extension questions to challenge more able students but also that the shorter answer questions are appropriate for those less able students and help to scaffold their assessment and revision.” – C. Turner, dHoD & Independent Reviewer

Price is £54 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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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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Topic Tests for AS / A Level Year 1 WJEC Biology

Topic Tests for AS / A Level Year 1 WJEC Biology

Perfectly designed for the new 2015 spec, including practical skills and 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

A detailed revision of the important concepts.
It allows students to develop practical quantitative techniques and mathematical skills.

R Vaz, Tutor 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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The Winter’s Tale Comprehensive Guide for A Level (exams from 2016)

The WinterSet text for:

AQA A AS & A Level

Structured and detailed analysis illuminates Shakespeare’s meaningful play about love, repentance and time. Focused commentary on key quotes helps students consider the play’s multifaceted characters, complex genre and intriguing ending.

Engage your students!

Throughout:

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through – Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together – In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, language, form, structure, context
  3. Indicative content – Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

“I think this resource is fabulously detailed and incredibly accurate in its interpretation of the play. A really good go-to guide when it comes to picking this play up and teaching it to the demands of the new specification for A Level for the first time.” – K Chanter, 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 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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