Course Companion for GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies: Christianity

Course Companion for GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies: Christianity

Beliefs and Living the Christian Life (Full Course and Short Course)

Engage your class with religious studies and stay focused on exam requirements. Covers all spec points and their significance from divergent perspectives.

  • Detailed, accessible notes for every part of the spec
    • Manageable sections and varied formats keep students engaged
  • Trains students in exam skills with original Edexcel-style questions for each subtopic
    • From short-answer ‘Quick Questions’ to extended ‘Now Try This’ tasks
    • PLUS mark schemes make grading simple!
  • Need-to-know key terms concisely defined
  • Concise, bullet-point topic summaries – great for revision

Matches the spec order exactly, so it’s easy to integrate into your lessons. The perfect complement to your scheme of work!

Plus!

  • ‘Did You Know?’… Supplement learning with bite-sized facts
  • ‘Pause for Thought’ … Encourage students to reflect on the issues
  • Key Quotations … Focus on scripture and sacred texts
  • Activities and ‘Taking it Further’… Get students involved with active learning

Price is £64 – £35 for short course — 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 GCSE OCR A Biology – Topics 1-3

Learning Grids for GCSE OCR A Biology

A brilliant idea designed to support differentiation. Students work through the question grids to review each specification point. Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource.

Progressive structure helps students grasp the basics before tackling applied questions.

A godsend for weaker students who find it difficult to absorb information in class. Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information down to absorb it.

  • Leads to active learning, scaffolding of understanding and student confidence
  • An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework or cover lesson
  • Students work individually, you can focus where the help is needed
  • End result: revision notes – with full spec coverage!
    • Pack includes question-only grids and answer versions for easy marking.
    • Also includes key skills for practicals and Maths.

“Very easy way for students to review knowledge and check they are making progress”
K. Greenslade, Head of Biology & Ind. 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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An A-Z of Short Reading Texts for GCSE Spanish

An A-Z of Short Reading Texts for GCSE Spanish

Save time searching for suitable texts and activities for foundation and higher GCSE!

This differentiated pack of engaging texts and exercises helps students navigate culturally relevant topics and gain the reading skills they need for the exam.

Creative and targeted learning

Students will:

  • study new vocabulary and improve lexical skills with a diverse range of topics and texts
  • recognise and understand grammatical features and apply these to non-verbal and verbal exercises
  • learn to extract important information from texts in preparation for the exam

Easy to fit into your scheme of work

  • No preparation needed! Use each stand-alone worksheet for exam revision, as homework or as cover lessons
  • Hand out foundation and higher-tier worksheets tailored to students’ needs
  • Check answers for quick marking

Level of language matches the 2016 specifications for all boards

‘This is a brilliant resource and I love the fact that it is quite quirky, using the letters of the alphabet for the different text stimuli.’ – C Woodward, Teacher and 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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GCSE Geography Case Studies with Exam Prep for AQA, OCR B and Edexcel B – Weather Hazards

GCSE Geography Case Studies with Exam Prep

Case Study resource packs – written specifically for the new AQA, OCR B and Edexcel B GCSE Geography specifications.

For each topic, ALL of the Case Studies and Located Examples required by the spec are covered.

We’ve carefully selected a range of located examples which not only span the globe but also focus on countries with contrasting levels of development. As well as understanding the physical factors at play within each case study, these resources allow you to teach all of the human concepts by comparing locations at either end of the development spectrum.

Teach your students to gain a deep understanding of the physical world around them through study of specific events, and learn about the interactions between people and place, and the differing effects that gloabl events will have on developing and developed populations.

  • Every required specification Case Study and Located Example Covered
  • Fact files of all the key information relating to the event
  • Thought-prokoving picture springboards to promote class discussion
  • Summary tables – perfect for revision

Also included to motivate students and help track progress…

  • ICT Interactive content, with suggested videos, websites, news articles and more…
  • Consolidation activities for each case study
  • Differentiated questions (with suggested answers) to test knowledge and recall of the facts and figures

 
COMPONENT 1:
Our Natural World Price is £69 (£49 for Edexcel B) — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Topic 1: Global Hazards – Weather
Flash flooding, Morpeth, UK, 2008; Flash
Flooding, Texas, 2015;

Hurricane Sandy, USA, 2012; Tropical Storm Chedza,
Madagascar, 2015;

Heatwave, UK, 2015; Heatwave, Pakistan, 2015;

Drought, UK, 2004-06; Drought, Brazil, 2015

Resource Bank: GCSE OCR A: The USA 1945–1974: The People and the State

Resource Bank: GCSE OCR A: The USA 1945–1974: The People and the State

These packs provide a wide range of innovative and stimulating classroom activities designed specifically to cover key topics for the 2016 OCR A GCSE specification! Each resource contains 20–30 ‘pick-up-and-go’ activities that fit into your lessons and develop vital historical skills.

A wide variety of activities for students…

  • Each core activity covers a clear specification point and in specification order – develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the period in a logical way
  • Extension ‘discussion points’ challenge students and develop second-order historical concepts – vital for accessing top marks in the exam
  • Four types of keyword activity for every topic with student-friendly definitions for each term – help build confidence and familiarity with need-to-know figures and events
  • Timeline activity provides a fantastic visual overview of the time period – great at both the start and end of the course!

… that fit in easily with any lesson!

  • Clear teacher instructions for each task including suggested timings – easy to apply in the classroom
  • Most activities need no preparation – perfect for cover lessons or starter and plenary tasks
  • Answers provided, great for AfL or instant classroom feedback!

‘I’m very positive about this resource, which will support teachers and pupils in all areas of the Specification. Pupils are given plenty of opportunity to think through the issues raised in the course of their studies and encouraged to articulate them both verbally and in written form.’ – N Stanley, 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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GCSE AQA Set Work Analysis: Santana Supernatural (exams from 2018)

GCSE AQA Set Work Analysis: Santana Supernatural (exams from 2018)

 

GCSE AQA Music Study Piece Analysis

Steer your students through set work study, inspiring them to
discover, understand and interact with the music. Our
comprehensive resources model and develop essential analysis,
evaluation and critical appraisal skills – a fantastic foundation
for the exam!

  1. Guided bar-by-bar analysis works through the piece in
    manageable sections. Support learning with regular annotated
    score extracts and musical concepts defined in context.
  2. Integrated consolidation tasks encourage engagement, and
    build confidence to apply theory independently. Answers included!
  3. Revision tools strengthen knowledge and understanding,
    including a one-page revision summary structured by musical
    element, and a comprehensive glossary.
  4. 15 practice exam questions for Section B, with detailed mark
    schemes – perfect preparation for the listening paper.

Ideal for integrating into your class teaching or for independent
learning!


GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS1: Haydn’s Clock
Symphony
Joseph Haydn: Symphony 101 in D major ‘The Clock’, Movement 2Haydn’s engaging and light-hearted piece is a great
opportunity to introduce Classical forms and features.
Revision activities based on Bloom’s taxonomy help students
take it further and access top marks in the exam!
GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS2: The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:
‘With a Little Help from my Friends’; ‘Within You, Without
You’; ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’Introduce your class to one of the most famous albums of
all time, while discovering pop music structures,
instruments and chords. Get to know unfamiliar
technological and instrumental techniques with clear
definitions and examples.
GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS3: Santana
Supernatural
Santana: Supernatural: ‘Smooth’; ‘Migra Migra’;
‘Love of my Life’The blend of Latin rock, modern influences and Carlos
Santana’s dazzling guitar playing makes
Supernatural a fantastic album to study with GCSE
classes. With accessible notes and definitions to ensure
students get to grips with new terminology.
GCSE AQA Study Piece Analysis AoS4: Copland’s
Rodeo
Aaron Copland: ‘Saturday Night Waltz’ and ‘Hoe-Down’ from the
ballet RodeoGet to know Copland’s charming and imaginative piece, with
its combination of traditional folk tunes and modern
classical techniques. This student-friendly resource
includes sample essays to help your class hit top grades in
the 8-mark questions.

 

“Inclusive and accessible – pieces are analysed in adequate depth to stretch more able candidates and allow sufficient access to lower ability. Quality of writing is excellent throughout and appropriate to the level.” – J Trueman, Music Teacher and 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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An Inspector Calls Exam Preparation Packs for GCSE English Literature (Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas & WJEC (Wales)

An Inspector Calls Exam Preperation Packs for GCSE English Literature

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning, drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

 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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