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

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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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

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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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

Price includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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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

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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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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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Political Parties (Y9)

Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Political Parties (Y9)

Lively, student-friendly project packs with over 10 worksheets and handouts to use in class or as homework. Guide your class through an engaging scenario as they work towards creating their own meaningful independent writing.

A refreshingly fun Scheme of Learning for KS3
R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer (Space Flight for Y8)

Assuming roles from astronaut to secret service official, students gain valuable experience in writing for a range of purposes and audiences across fiction and non-fiction. With a clear focus on the new 2014 National Curriculum, your class will be completely prepared for the writing demands of GCSE English.

Example writing tasks:

  • Letters
  • Newspaper articles
  • Travel writing
  • Speeches
  • Blog articles
  • … and many more!

Interlinking activities with a continuous theme

  • Appealing, relevant tasks based on modern media to captivate students
  • Ideal blend of independent, pair and group work
  • Heaps of extension tasks to challenge your high-fliers

Student support throughout

  • Confidence-building preparation questions to aid the all-important planning process
  • Activities to support every learner type – mind maps, presentations, role plays…
  • Packed with checklists to keep students on track – great for AFL and quick marking
  • Structured with example texts and sample activity answers for inspiration
  • Plus handy tips and essential guidance on SPaG

Planet Sapphire (for Year 7)
Embark on a mission to save planet Earth with a series of 12 entertaining creative writing tasks, including an instruction manual for aliens and an interview with expedition members. The writing form and skills used are signposted for each activity, so you can be sure every technique is covered. Includes full example answers and clear and accessible language analysis.
Scaling the Heights – Mountaineering (for Year 7)
Six varied units of work, each with five progressive activities, guide students through a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mount Everest. Creative writing, reading and spoken language exercises include interviewing Edmund Hillary and creating a holiday brochure for a trip to Nepal. The highly structured tasks, incorporating planning and self-assessment, allow all pupils to achieve their potential.
Space Flight (for Year 8)
Take your students on a realistic journey into space with 11 creative writing tasks including pre-flight diary entries, space rocket design briefs and recipes for space food. Suitable for all abilities – helpful writing frames and planning sheets for students looking for more support and 8 end-of-pack extension tasks for those aiming higher. Includes end-of-pack self-assessment – great for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Zombie Apocalypse! (for Year 9)
Escape from a zombie invasion while learning about different writing forms with 12 creative writing activities. Your students will love the action-packed, imaginative tasks – from creating a zombie apocalypse survival kit to planning a design brief for fortifications. Suitable for all: support with writing frames and examples, and stretch with ‘challenge’ and ‘extension’ tasks. Written in entertaining and student-friendly language, this resource will harness pupils’ creative potential, culminating in a varied portfolio of work.
Creating a Political Party (for Year 9)
Twelve engaging, debate-prompting activities guide students through the making of a political party from planning policy to selling it to voters. Writing and speaking skills are developed as pupils put forward their arguments. Activities include everything from logo design to manifesto writing and TV-style political debates!

‘Such a good concept, and really good activities. Engages students in both writing tasks in an interesting way, and also the PSHE elements of this kind of activity which ticks of the SMSC element of the lessons. There is plenty here, and it enables students to develop skills which will benefit them greatly in the non-fiction writing exam. I liked the variety of tasks. It engages students with the practical uses of language in this non-fiction context. This can be really dry, so giving students a competitive edge really helps. A pleasurable unit for both teachers and students.’ – K Chanter, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £39 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Practice Exams for A Level AQA Chemistry Papers 1-3

Practice Exams for A Level AQA Chemistry Papers 1-3

AS: Photocopiable write-on exam-style papers for realistic exam practice: four for Paper 1 and five for Paper 2.

A Level: Photocopiable write-on exam-style papers for realistic exam practice: four for Paper 1 and four for Paper 2 and four for Paper 3

Practice makes perfect!

  • Written to match the new AQA specification.
  • Cross-referenced to specification – easily see what each paper covers and how marks are distributed.

 

  • Full content coverage
  • Full range of question types to perfect exam technique: multiple-choice, short- and long-answer, extended response, calculations, data analysis, practical skills
  • Detailed mark scheme with marker guidance

Two different formats included: write-on to replicate the exam experience and non-write-on to save photocopying costs!

Price is £179 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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