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.

Contains challenging vocabulary and structures that would be ideal for stretching more able students

H Bourne, Curriculum Leader and Peer Reviewer
  • 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

It definitely fills a niche in the market

I Coleman, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

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 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 is an interesting (ie not testing) format. Clear matching to AQA specification.

D Marks, Teacher and 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, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Very good. Helps raise standards – prepares students for the tougher questions in the Higher Listening.

K Boomer, HoD and Customer

What do teachers 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 and Peer Reviewer

Very helpful. It provides interesting and challenging practice for more able students. It has a very clear structure both in terms of themes and grammatical structure. It addresses the need to prepare students for possible further study. It provides a wide variety of techniques to develop students’ written skills beyond the level in the text books.

D Marks, Tutor and Customer

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, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers 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, Teacher and 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.

H Fitzgerald, HoD and Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6326)

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, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

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, Teacher and Peer Reviewer