GCSE AQA A Learning Grids: Component 2: Thematic Studies

  • Easy-to-set, yet valuable homework option.
  • Minimal teacher preparation/ interaction – great for cover lessons!
  • Result: revision notes – full spec coverage!

A brilliant new idea designed to support weaker learners. Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions in exact specification order. Cross-referenced to the major textbooks and ZigZag Course Companions to ensure a structured reading of any of the texts.

Learning is in more bite-sized chunks – students [are] more likely to engage than with just a traditional textbook...

...Exam-style questions [are] also very useful in guiding students in their thinking and writing of appropriate answers

M Wilson, RS Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A godsend for those students who find learning difficult and motivates the less willing. Leads to active learning, identification of key points & the structuring of information.

  • Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information to absorb it.
  • Scaffolded AQA-style questions help develop exam technique
  • Full answers provided

Also available for Component 1: Study of Religions & Short Course


Cross-referenced to: ZigZag Course Companions; OUP book by Fleming/Smith/Warden (ISBN 978-0-19-837033-8); Hodder book by Parry/Hayes/Butler (ISBN 978-1-4718-6685-2)

What do teachers say about this resource? (7487)

You need this for student success!

L Campbell, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Well-defined and easy to read. It is written with students in mind

J Simpson, RS Teacher & Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7488)

Clear and well set out resource. It is user friendly and easy to duplicate.

J Simpson, RS Teacher & Customer

User friendly... The resources are well laid out and visually appealing without being over stimulating. The grid system enables students (and teacher) to quickly review student's understanding of a topic. Learning is in more bite-size chunks – students [are] more likely to engage than with just a traditional textbook... Exam-style questions also very useful in guiding students in their thinking and writing of appropriate answers

M Wilson, RS Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7489,7494)

I wish I’d thought of it... A simple but very effective concept... The exam-style questions make the resource very relevant... a great revision tool! Effective for homeworks... ideal as a meaningful cover lesson… but equally could be used routinely by specialists too... content coverage is exhaustive and comprehensive... I wholeheartedly recommend it

C Pountain, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7486,7493)

Excellent resource that can be used for all aspects of teaching

L Campbell, HoD & Peer Reviewer