Stretch and Challenge for GCSE AQA French – Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

The fun, fresh approach to differentiation

Reward your fast finishers! Engaging, ready-to-use, skills-focused packs of independent exercises to enthuse high achievers.

  • A wide range of original stimulus material covering different types of sources
  • A wealth of fun and engaging tasks, such as games, cryptograms, taboo, speed-dating and races – enjoyable extra work for G&T students
  • Clearly marked individual, pair and group tasks with each topic – flexible resource suitable for individual extension work and whole-class use by able groups

Plus! A close focus on exam success:

  • All 2016 GCSE AQA Topics covered
  • Additional grammar support deals specifically with the trickiest points from the Higher Tier list
  • Clear links to useful exam skills, with a cross-reference grid (reading) or useful phrases (speaking) provided at the start of the resource

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6558)

'Provides much needed engaging content to develop students’ speaking skills. It encourages the students to take more personal responsibility for their oral communication. It gives them a wide variety of tasks/opportunities to keep practising spontaneous language.' D Marks, Tutor and ZigZag Education Customer

'Good quality worksheets, especially when very limited resources have currently been published by AQA. The past papers are extremely helpful as I have none to draw on other than the specimen.' Helen Fitzgerald, Head of MFL and ZigZag Education Customer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6496)

'Excellent – it provides much needed extra practice for listening which text books do not develop in sufficient depth. The tasks focus on specific exam skills in an interesting (ie not testing) format. Clear matching to AQA specification.' D Marks, Tutor and ZigZag Education Customer

'Very good. Helps raise standards – prepares them for the tougher questions in the Higher Listening.' K Boomer, Head of MFL and ZigZag Education Customer

'I really liked the breadth of topics covered and there is a clear attempt to break away from the usual, exam-based, approach to listening tasks. I also like the level of challenge provided by the resource. It definitely fills a niche in the market.' I Coleman, French Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6938)

'I thought the resource was incredibly well-written; containing challenging vocabulary and structures that would be ideal for stretching more able GCSE students. The sheer volume of activities and ideas would engage learners and inspire teachers.' H Bourne, Curriculum Leader of Modern Languages and Independent Reviewer

This resource succeeds in providing significant challenge in writing for the most able students at GCSE and beyond... It covers the new specification well and allows progression through structured development of the vocabulary and specific language used for different writing tasks. " -- M Renton, Head of MFL and Independent Reviewer.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6326)

'I liked the variety of styles of writing - report, essay, advice, interview - and the clarity of the questions. The vocabulary is challenging enough without being too complex (students having to look up every word in a dictionary would be discouraged), and there is a good variety of tenses - present, preterite, future but also subjunctive and passive to mention a few. The resource does address the higher end of the specification - thus matching its title well - and provides practice for some of the examination exercises.' F Levett, French Teacher and Independent Reviewer

'I found the resource very good. The French is of a very high standard and the tasks both challenging and fun. This resource targets Gifted and Talented students, giving them something to get their teeth into but that still covers the GCSE requirements.' S Fleet, French Teacher and Independent Reviewer