Topic Tests for GCSE AQA Chemistry Topics 1-5

Topic Tests for GCSE AQA Chemistry Topics 1-5

Available for Biology, Physics and Chemistry (full course – including Trilogy)

Track your students’ progress through the 2016 9-1 AQA GCSE specifications with these excellent topic-by-topic assessments. Clear progression from short, factual questions to probing ‘explain’ and ‘analyse’ questions lets you pinpoint areas of weakness quickly.

    • Build student confidence with extended response and investigation question practice
    • Comprehensive coverage lets you identify gaps in understanding throughout the course
    • User-friendly mark schemes and clear Higher Tier sections make assessment easy
    • Maths skills tested throughout

 

“Clear layout and good range of questions from tick boxes to longer response questions.”
-K Greenslade, Head of Biology & 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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GCSE AQA Design Technology Practice Papers (supporting 2017 contexts)

GCSE AQA Design Technology Practice Papers 2017

2 practice papers with detailed mark schemes, available separately for AQA GCSE Food Technology, Graphic Products, Product Design, Resistant Materials and Textiles Technology.

Each paper covers a range of topics, with Section A questions supporting the 2017 examination contexts set by AQA. Detailed mark scheme includes example answers and marking guidance.

The contexts for the 2017 exams (Section A) are:

  • AQA Food Technology: Upside down desserts
  • AQA Resistant Materials: Seating in public spaces for adults and young children
  • AQA Graphic Products: Self-assembly decoration for a special event
  • AQA Textiles Technology: Textile products inspired by the theme of India
  • AQA Product Design: A children’s day nursery

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Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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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

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SOS: Acing Foundation for GCSE AQA French Listening

SOS: Acing Foundation for GCSE AQA French Listening

Train your weaker students to pass those new spec Foundation papers with flying colours!
Specific language strategies are built up through carefully selected, targeted tasks. For each strategy, the logical structure builds awareness and provides scaffolded practice:

  1. Simple explanation of the strategy
  2. A warm-up activity to understand the strategy
  3. Annotated practice exercises to build confidence
  4. Full exam questions to challenge.
  5. Translation task which reinforces the strategy

  • Vocab, task type, grammar and topics all perfectly tailored to the exam!
  • Perfectly matched to 2016 specs, including Foundation-level translation practice
  • Self-contained resource supports weaker students without taking up valuable class time

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Differentiated Homeworks for GCSE AQA French, Spanish and German

Differentiated Homeworks for GCSE AQA French

Facilitate independent learning with these comprehensive, ready-to-use homeworks for GCSE AQA French, Spanish and German (coming soon)! Differentiated, stand-alone worksheets cover every topic in the 2016 specifications and provide carefully structured support to reinforce learning:

  • Three levels of differentiation – set homework appropriate to the needs of each student!
  • Each worksheet builds upon a wide range of skills, from vocabulary and reading to grammar and writing
    • Plus! Translation into both English and target-language
  • Full answers provided for easy self-, peer- or teacher marking
  • Consolidate and build upon knowledge and skills already learned – no additional teacher input required!
  • ‘Mix and match’ as homeworks, cover lessons, end of topic revision or classroom-based learning tasks – ultimate flexibility
  • Meet the demands of the 2016 AQA specification and give students all the necessary tools to succeed in their exams

‘This is an excellent resource which will enhance pupils independent learning when set as homework as well as save many teachers hours of preparation time!’ – S Peterson, Head of Spanish and Independent Reviewer

‘I think this is an excellent and well thought through resource for the new GCSE Specification. All the topics are covered in sufficient depth and allow students of all abilities to develop their skills. The questions are structured to model ideal answers leading from surface knowledge (vocabulary exercises) leading to deeper levels of understanding by means of written composition and translation. The exercises follow a logical sequence, and I particularly admire the use of writing frames for foundation students to support their writing skills.’ – N Booth, Head of MFL and Indepent Reviewer

‘I like it as it is thorough in reinforcing vocabulary, reading and writing. I liked the fact that the same text has been adapted for both foundation and higher students. I also like the fact that the vocabulary needed for the translations is part of the reading activity and so by seeing it numerous times hopefully it helps to reinforce it.’

‘An excellent source of high level materials geared towards the new GCSE specification with new exercises such as the translations from and into English.This gives well needed practice for all students no matter what their level. I quite like the fact that the topics of some of the reading texts are quite current and might be of interest to the students, such as the text on the Barcelona football player Piqué and his wife Shakira from Colombia: it will appeal both to boys and girls. The same topic is then followed up in the next exercises, such as the ones in page 8 which it gives a sense of continuity and it can be engaging and motivating.’ – J I Ermina, Spanish Teacher and Examiner and Independent Reviewer

I think that the resource is very comprehensive yet concise as it includes the key vocabulary for the main topics for the AQA exam. I liked the references to pop culture and placing the vocabulary in relevant real world examples. I think that the resource is modern and will appeal to young people. I liked the obvious difference in the differentiated works, there was a clear jump with regards to the inclusion of more vocabulary and more tenses to mark a higher work and a foundation work’. – Y Safder, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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Differentiated Translation Practice for GCSE AQA French

Differentiated Translation Practice for GCSE AQA French

Available for French, German and Spanish

Tackle this challenging new exam requirement with comprehensive, fully differentiated packs written specifically for the 2016 specifications. Split into:

  1. Practice section: 19 Foundation and 19 Higher worksheets, with preparation tasks developing useful translation techniques and relevant vocabulary
  2. Exam section: 12 sets of two-way translation tasks for both Foundation and Higher
  • Gradually builds students’ skills and teaches them strategies for translating from and into Target Language – ensure they are ready to tackle any exam text!
  • Full coverage of the 2016 specification – topics, grammar and vocabulary mirror the specification
  • Exam-style translation mark schemes and model answers – so you know what to expect
  • Flexible: ‘Teachers can use the resource as classwork and homework or students can even use it as self-study’ (review from N Booth). Also suitable for exam revision.

‘This is a very good resource which will help teachers tackle this daunting new skill at GCSE. I like the fact that all topics from the specification have been covered. The tasks are differentiated (Foundation and Higher) which makes this resource accessible to all learners.’
– E Bernard, Head of MFL and Independent Reviewer

‘I love this resource (…) It is exactly what is needed to address the needs of the new AQA GCSE French specification.’
– V Pick, Head of French and Independent Reviewer

‘I like the use of cultural resources (songs / videos) embedding the vocabulary needed. The tasks are straightforward, allowing students to work independently and the use of Foundation / Higher tasks jointly allows for students’ progression.’
– Y Graignic, Head of MDL and Independent Reviewer

‘Great resource which can be used in different ways, in lessons, for howework or assessment. (…) Translation is not an easy task but with these exercises, it becomes less daunting.’
– V Fournet, Head of French and Independent Reviewer

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Differentiated Revision Podcasts for GCSE Spanish

Differentiated Revision Podcasts for GCSE Spanish

Speedy, simple, smart revision!

Fully Differentiated:

  • Foundation: Short-answer questions and responses in English
  • Intermediate: Longer-answer questions and responses in English
  • Higher: Questions and responses in Spanish

Over 100 original texts, including comprehension questions and answers, with three levels of differentiation, written and recorded by native speakers. Ensure students revise relevant vocabulary and structures through valuable practice – not just for the listening, but for every part of their GCSE exams!

  • Podcasts provided in audio, MP3 and network/intranet format for ultimate flexibility.
  • Use in class or at home, or download to MP3 players and smartphones for revision on the go! Students can revise any place, any time, any way.
  • Special Text → Question → Answer format encourages participation and facilitates active learning.
  • Covers every topic from the 2016 GCSE specifications
  • Includes write-on worksheets for more structured, in-class learning
  • Full transcripts provided

‘As we all know, listening is a difficult component for the students to master and this will give them enough extra vocabulary to be be able to access higher marks.’
– J I Ermina, MFL Teacher and Examiner and Independent Reviewer

‘I really like the different formats, it gives an incredible range of possibilities, or use in class, out of lessons. etc. The range of grammatical structures is wide and engaging, and there is the right level of challenge and differentiation. Some really nice use of idioms, it really has such a native feel!’
– R Bravo, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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