GCSE Edexcel History Topic Tests: Paper 2

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Prepare your students for the all-exam-based 2016 GCSE specification with these large banks of topic-by-topic questions. Ideal for identifying gaps in knowledge in class, homework or as revision in time for exams!

Another great idea and excellent resource from ZigZag – I hope more of this continues!

D Taborda, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Exposes students to the types of questions they could meet in an exam – including source-based questions – from Bayeux Tapestry close-ups for Paper 2 to Nazi propaganda photographs for Paper 3.

Varied, accurate, well-pitched and interesting

B Armstrong, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
  • Engages your class with a range of question formats including mind maps, timeline tasks and match-ups
  • Includes a detailed user-friendly mark scheme for easy marking
  • Provided in both write-on 'practice-exam' and 'question-only' formats
  • PLUS peer-assessment sheets – great for AfL

What do teachers say about this resource? (6187)

Very pleasing. This is a clear example of questions which do link to the course but are asked in ways to develop the skills of the student – brilliant! The range of questions are excellent – a mixture of simple, factual questions to specific exam skills allows students to get a range of practice for this exam... The variety ensures that all students are getting a rounded skills development. It also has provided in effect a base for further development of resources using the questions as a guide... This is a no brainer – a brilliant variety of important tests to ensure students are clearly gaining their consolidation of knowledge.

D Taborda, Deputy Head & Customer

A very good resource which can be used extremely quickly in a lesson to consolidate knowledge... A very useful addition to exam preparation for GCSE History... The versatility of the resource is excellent... The entire specification is covered ensuring students do not miss out on key information... The tests are varied - this ensures that students do not get bored with the tests and can find them interesting and engaging... The tests are not out of the reach of students - they are clearly designed to be a positive boost for the students and designed to ensure that the students are getting a very good grounding in the subject... Any teacher that delivers this specification should purchase this to supplement their existing resources.

D Taborda, Deputy Head & Peer Reviewer

This is very useful resource for learners focusing on testing their memory of key facts and concepts of every section of Paper 2. There is nothing to dislike in this resource. It goes through the whole of the topic very methodically and in great detail.

N Shepley, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Covers all the topics listed in the specification using a range of different types of question.

N Stanley, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7455)

An excellent resource. Shows a good breadth of what is required. The questions are very well chosen and cover all the key content. The answers are detailed and well explained – I particularly like the ‘indicative content’ of the longer questions which provides a degree of ‘exam style’ to the resource – superb. I like the parts of the mark scheme which offer two-sided answers to show a range of judgement-style questions and answers. The range of questions is good – keeps the students interested and engaged. The questions can easily be adapted to questions on the exam paper which is a very good feature – they are more than simply topic tests. They also offer good starter, plenary and homework activities for the students to consolidate learning. I very much like the ‘how far do you agree questions?’ – very good exam practice. There is a clear focus on what is expected in each question and the information included is exactly what the students need in order to succeed. The resource is written in a very pupil-friendly manner which makes it instantaneously ready for use by students. The variety of different tasks ranging in difficulties does make this accessible to all abilities enhancing its educational value further and the focus on the sources and own knowledge is important for this topic – the author has done very well. It has been carefully thought out and the design allows the resource to flow seamlessly from one task to the next. The specification is perfectly reflected. It is broadly chronological and takes you on a journey through this time period. The whole specification is dealt with a good range of tasks. Another great idea and excellent resource from ZigZag – I hope more of this continues!

D Taborda, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A great resource. Would be very useful for this topic. Large range of questions - good mix in style. Multiple choice, one word answers, developed answers, and exam style questions to suit a range of students and abilities.... With full coverage of the specification, handy exam questions and really useful mark schemes. I think this would make life a lot easier for teachers in terms of dealing with the new GCSE.

L Hatchard, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6144)

I think it's an excellent resource. The value is immediately obvious in the content heavy new 9-1 GCSE units. It is varied, accurate, well-pitched and interesting.

B Armstrong, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

The value of this resource is in how it covers the entire specification and is broken down into discreet chronological segments. It enhances learning through the mark scheme allowing for self or peer assessment.

A Stevenson, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6387)

The specification is perfectly reflected and matched to the resource. The key topics are covered and potential users are certainly not being asked questions which are irrelevant to the topic. The author clearly knows what needs to be included in this time period. This is a good idea for a resource which could easily be adapted into a mock paper for the students do under timed conditions or at home. It is an effective way of getting a good consolidation of the knowledge in place after lessons. This resource is completely adaptable. These questions can be put into lessons as starters/plenaries and also can be adapted into projects, homework tasks and fuller exam questions. This is one of its major strengths and makes it a brilliant educational resource.

D Taborda, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6158)

Very useful for homework tasks and monitoring student progress. Easy to assess. Accessible to all students. With the new exam being all exam based (no coursework) it’s crucial that students learn the necessary knowledge / content.

R Bailey, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Matches spec closely with all topics covered.

R Hood, Teacher & Peer Reviewer