GCSE AQA Short Course Learning Grids: Short Course

For Section A: Study of Religion

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

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 Section B: Thematic Studies & Full 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? (9555, 9556)

Wow! I'm blown away! This is a really excellent resource, a fantastic time saver for teachers and really useful for students, invaluable and really thorough, very impressive all round

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7485, 7492)

Excellent. It is well laid out and compact. The students find it clear and straight forward to follow

J Simpson, RS Teacher & Customer

Extremely useful especially when cover is needed. Takes students from keyword questions to analysis and evaluation tasks. It can be used in class, homework or as revision and cover tasks. Fabulous resource to ensure top grades amongst your students. Perfect match for AQA

L Campbell, HoD & Customer

The resources are very simple and easy to use, most require little more than a photocopier to use, and some could even be adapted so they didn't need photocopying. I like that there are teachers notes provided, and it's a small thing but I like that these appear after each activity as opposed to all at the end of the document, which saves time 'flipping through'. It would definitely enhance the learning of weaker students, in fact I could see this being used as the basic building blocks for a course booklet as it would not require much supplementing to get all the necessary content for a foundation student there with these sheets. They would be useful as starters and plenaries but some would actually fill most of a 45 minute lesson with discussion. I could also see these being used to help with revision sessions in the run up to the exam and most require a recap of previous knowledge.

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer