Topic Tests for GCSE AQA Science

Available for Biology, Physics and Chemistry (full course – including Trilogy)

Track your students’ progress through the 2016 9-1 AQA GCSE specifications with these excellent topic-by-topic assessments. Clear progression from short, factual questions to probing ‘explain’ and ‘analyse’ questions lets you pinpoint areas of weakness quickly.

This resource is absolutely brilliant and has been a great help to my students and it is an essential resource for everyone studying GCSE Chemistry

A Ahmed, Tutor and Peer Reviewer
  • Build student confidence with extended response and investigation question practice
  • Comprehensive coverage lets you identify gaps in understanding throughout the course
  • User-friendly mark schemes and clear Higher Tier sections make assessment easy
  • Maths skills tested throughout

Perfectly matches the specification, each topic and specification area is clearly identified and laid out

M Gillard, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7200)

An excellent resource for GCSE (9-1) AQA chemistry. A wonderful range of questions which have been laid out clearly and organised well. The questions are great for assessing students after teaching each topic.

I would say that this resource is absolutely brilliant and has been a great help to my students and it is an essential resource for everyone studying GCSE chemistry.

ZigZag Education offers excellent educational resources that students really benefit from and love using.

A Ahmed, Tutor and Peer Reviewer

Perfectly matches the specification, each topic and specification area is clearly identified and laid out.

The mix of question types and styles closely match what AQA is doing with its examination papers, I particularly liked the number of 6 mark questions which is an area and skill that students need to practice.

Excellent for reviewing what has been learnt

M Gillard, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Provides pupils with an opportunity to become familiar with exam style questions.

This resource allows pupils more exposure to exam style questions and gets them used to the style of the questions. The vocabulary and the phrasing of the questions matches that of AQA and allows students to challenge their understanding.

K Fleming, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7079)

An excellent resource for GCSE Physics. A good range of questions and well organised with clear layout. The questions are excellent for assessing students after teaching each topic.

It helps to build student confidence with extended response and investigation questions, which are at a good standard and interesting.

A Ahmed, Tutor and Peer Reviewer

An excellent resource for the new specification for the GCSE AQA Physics Topics 5-8 or for any specification which has similar topics. Liked the arrangement of the questions and the different types of questions included such as numerical, and picture type questions. A very useful resource for AQA GCSE Physics.

K Lewis, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Broken into subtopics – this helps with planning into a teaching sequence. Layout is simple. Clear identification of higher tier content is given.

C Knight, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7806)

The vocabulary and the phrasing of the questions matches that of AQA and allows students to challenge their understanding. I would purchase this resource as it provides pupils with an opportunity to become familiar with exam style questions and improve their overall application.

K Fleming, HoD & Peer Reviewer

The presentation of the resource makes it very easy to navigate.

I particularly like how the tests make specific links to the specification and match the requirements of the specification well. Accompanied by the way that the style of questions matches that of the exam, such as short, medium, long and calculation questions. It is useful that it provides the answers also and that these can be used within lessons for self marking also.

I feel that this resource can enhance learning specifically by allowing me (the teacher) to assess their understanding as a form of summative assessment. It also allows the students to gain an understanding of the gaps in their knowledge, as well as familiarising them with the types and styles of questions that would appear in their final examinations. Accompanied by the use of a mark scheme that marks in a very similar way to the exam board, this can significantly aid in developing their exam technique.

S Howie, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I like the fact that it covers all types of questions students may face in their exams, preparing them with literacy and numeracy practice as well.

I like the fact that the answers for the questions that ask for mathematical calculations are complete, showing the work to arrive to the result. Most students lose marks in this sort of question. 

R Vaz, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7154)

On the whole, I found the resource extremely useful. It will be a time saver as a teacher and it provides opportunity for revision and reflection at the end of the topic. It will be beneficial for students to have a structure for each topic and these tests can be used in class, as homework or for revision activities.

I particularly liked the exam style layout of the topic tests as this will provide students with experience for their examination. I also liked the fact the topics follow the specification and is easily followed by teacher and students. It is useful that there are a range of different style questions such as 1 marks and 6 marks.

It will give [students] the chance to review areas of strength and areas of weakness in their knowledge as we go through the course.

Highly useful for both teacher and students alike.

S Howie, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I like the fact that the level of difficulty addresses the capabilities of all students

I like the fact that all resources such as the use of graphs, diagrams, tables, pictures etc that would make assessment more holistic were employed.

it would serve to prepare them thoroughly for their final exams.

O Shona, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

A good resource that provides vital assessment points for the new GCSE course. The assessments highlight the increased focus on application of maths skills.

G Tucker, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7078)

It is appropriately pitched for students at GCSE level and there are questions for students of all abilities to answer.

G Harbach, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7815)

Suitable for students of all abilities.

Allows quick identification of how well the topic has been taught.

An essential tool for anyone teaching this specification. It enhances learning by allowing teachers to identify areas for developed than can be re-addressed.

E Ratcliffe, HoD and Peer Reviewer