Practical Companion for A Level AQA Biology

Practical Companion for A Level AQA Biology

Transform A Level practicals with this targeted resource –
specially designed for CPAC mastery! Move away
from prescriptive methods and give your students
independence
with planning tasks, method scaffolds and
exam-style evaluation in this excellent pack. Full teacher notes
included!

Included 6 required practicals + 4 extra practicals
for further chances to meet CPAC criteria

  • Pre-lab tasks empower students to develop
    their own practical methods!
  • Follow-up tasks and exam-style
    questions
    provide valuable practice of analysis and
    evaluation
  • Organisation and planning made simple:
    • Sample data and answers for analysis for when the
      practicals go wrong!
    • Technician notes simplify preparation
    • Easy progress tracking with a CPAC cross-reference table

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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Computing: Raspberry Pi Project Pack

Raspberry Pi Project pack

10 tried-and-tested projects to help students get the most out of the Raspberry Pi.

Provides a practical approach to delivering computing theory – fantastic for KS3/4 lessons, as well as any RPi enthusiasts outside of lessons.

The projects:

  • Are varied and engaging – ranging from setting up a web server and connecting remotely, to creating games, binary calculators and digital cameras
  • Include the relative difficulty/duration, aims, requirements and equipment to help you integrate RPi work into lessons
  • Are broken down into manageable tasks, including research, program design and program build (Python) tasks, plus extension ideas to push students further
  • Combines instructions with additional theory to develop students’ knowledge and practical skill

Plus!

  • An introduction to the RPi, as well as the components and add-ons that are used in the projects
  • Solutions – including the full working Python3 scripts (also provided on CD)

A comprehensive resource that covers a range of projects, at various levels of complexity… I particularly like the way a large number of computing concepts have been embedded within the projects… allows students to apply theory in a practical manner. It also challenges the students to stretch themselves and to work more independently. – A Bennett, Head of Computing & 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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Music: Student Guide to Composition for AQA GCSE Music Unit 4

Student Guide to Composition for AQA GCSE Music Unit 4

Comprehensive student guide to composing for Unit 4 of the AQA GCSE. Organised into manageable sections based on the five Areas of Study, this resource takes students from beginner to composer. A CD with audio tracks for all the musical examples is included.

Knowledge  Builds confidence in music theory with clear, relevant information, musical examples with accompanying audio, and consolidation questions – full answers provided
Practice  Each section is packed with practical composition exercises for students to gain skills and apply their knowledge
Inspiration  Flexible, varied approaches and a range of starting points encourage students to explore different methods and discover their strengths

Guides students through the entire composition process, including clear and targeted advice about recording, scoring and assessment. Let students work through the resource at their own pace, or hand out sections as needed.

“Well written and explained for students of all abilities… This is a very student-orientated book, as their learning of the different elements is clearly at the centre of this publication… The small theory exercises/tasks are great for getting students to immediately use their knowledge in a practical way… Using this booklet, I imagine my students would make good progress in terms of their understanding of the musical elements in the areas of study, their understanding of the composition process as a whole, and what is expected for them to do well for this unit of the GCSE… I strongly feel that this resource is not only useful for the unit 4 composition, but also to get students to explore the different areas of study specific to the AQA GCSE, and develop their composition skills throughout the course.” – J Bellfield, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer
“The strength of this resource lies in its clear step-by-step approach with each activity building on previous knowledge to focus creativity and encourage the acquisition of key skills. This process is enhanced by audio examples which reinforce the learning experience… This resource successfully makes use of various visual and theoretical cues to enhance comprehension… Carefully designed to address the skills and knowledge needed to successfully complete Unit 4 AQA GCSE… Contains many useful tasks and exercises which would be perfect for classroom activity and individual development.” – M Bills, Music Teacher, Lecturer and Independent Reviewer

“A fantastic resource for GCSE students to build composition skills through a range of fun and interesting composition activities which support students from beginning to compose right the way through to top-grade GCSE composition. A very thorough and well-written resource… I really like the idea of images as inspiration and have used this in my teaching for years at KS3 and GCSE and found it very effective… I loved the activities for writing short melodies – brilliant, I thought. Useful ideas for further composition activities and useful information about the score requirements for the exam.” – L Waring, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

“This resource contains a wealth of examples, which is a major strength, and a vast amount of knowledge… There are several examples which are incredibly useful to be used within the classroom… Contains all the key words associated with each area of study and covers the entire specification.” – L Williams, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer

“This is a useful resource that covers all aspects of composing music. It is extremely informative and contains lots of opportunities for students to experiment with all the different AoS which will help students with their composition skills… Will help them to become well-rounded musicians… I feel it covers all AoS very well, and gives an insight on what can be done to incorporate these in their composition.” – J Reiger, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer

“This is a fabulous resource which is detailed and clear, containing a large supply of suggestions, definitions, tips, exercises and musical examples… There are many tasks that accumulate knowledge and skills, becoming more thorough and enabling the reader to compose with understanding and a depth of quality… Makes the composition process refreshingly approachable and systematic, and not complicated nor daunting… The student is fully equipped to write a piece of high-quality music by the time all exercises have been completed.” – M Thiselton, Music Teacher 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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Practical Handbooks for GCSE AQA A Physics 1 and 2

Practical Handbooks for GCSE AQA A Physics 1 and 2

Full instructions for carrying out every one of AQA’s suggested experiments, plus a few extras to fully cover the unit content.

  1. For teachers and technicians: full equipment lists and instructions for setting up and running each practical. With relevant health & safety notes for each one. Timings for each one help you plan well.
  2. For students: instructions for carrying out each experiment. With differentiated worksheets for students to record results accurately and analyse their findings appropriately.

  • Common alternatives suggested for when any of the equipment is not available
  • Each one fits into a lesson
  • Good preparation for controlled assessment

“This resource enhances learning to a high degree as it is very detailed and takes into account on the whole the differing levels of students abilities” – F Savery, Teacher & Independent Reviewer of Physics 1

“A very useful resource that matches the specification well and allows pupils to consolidate learning through engaging practical work” – E Taylor, Teacher & Independent Reviewer of Physics 2

Price is £89 each — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally processed within 2 working days.
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA A Chemistry 2

Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA A Chemistry 2

Full instructions for carrying out every one of AQA’s suggested experiments, plus a few extras to fully cover the unit content.

  1. For teachers and technicians: full equipment lists and instructions for setting up and running each practical. With relevant health & safety notes for each one. Timings for each one help you plan well.
  2. For students: instructions for carrying out each experiment. With worksheets for students to record results accurately and analyse their findings appropriately.
  • Common alternatives suggested for when any of the equipment is not available
  • Each one fits into a lesson
  • Good preparation for controlled assessment

Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA A Chemistry 1 is also available now and Chemistry 3 is available to preorder!

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA A Chemistry 1

Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Chemistry 1 is now available. You can preview every page of the Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Chemistry 1 at ZigZagEducation.co.uk. (£89 for a site copy licence including photocopy master; electronic copies available. Orders normally processed in two working days.)

Full instructions for carrying out every one of AQA’s suggested experiments, plus a few extras to fully cover the unit content.

  1. For teachers and technicians: full equipment lists and instructions for setting up and running each practical. With relevant health & safety notes for each one. Timings for each one help you plan well.
  2. For students: instructions for carrying out each experiment. With differentiated worksheets for students to record results accurately and analyse their findings appropriately.

  • Common alternatives suggested for when any of the equipment/ ingredients are not available
  • Each one fits into a lesson
  • Good preparation for controlled assessment

Practical Handbooks for GCSE AQA A Chemistry 2 and 3 are also available to preorder now!

GCSE AQA A Science – Practical Handbook for Biology 2

Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Biology 2 is now available. You can preview every page of the Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Biology 2 at ZigZagEducation.co.uk. (£89 for a site copy licence including photocopy master; electronic copies available. Orders normally processed in two working days.)

Full instructions for carrying out every one of AQA’s suggested experiments, plus a few extras to fully cover the unit content.

  1. For teachers and technicians: full equipment lists and instructions for setting up and running each practical. With relevant health & safety notes for each one. Timings for each one help you plan well.
  2. For students: instructions for carrying out each experiment. With differentiated worksheets for students to record results accurately and analyse their findings appropriately.

  • Common alternatives suggested for when any of the equipment/ ingredients are not available
  • Each one fits into a lesson
  • Good preparation for controlled assessment