GCSE (9–1) AQA A Practice Papers for Component 1

Available for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism

Three practice papers for each religion all written by a principal examiner!

Saves teachers a lot of time creating their own [practice papers]

A Walmsley, HoD & Reviewer

Perfect practice for Component 1 of the new AQA A 9–1 specification!
Questions test every aspect of ‘Beliefs and Practices’ for each religion.

  • Mirrors the new exam style exactly for realistic exam preparation!
    • Great for mock exams, spot-checking progress and improving exam technique!
  • Selects likely themes for assessment on the Buddhism paper

    M Bee, RS Teacher & Peer Reviewer
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes that are ‘clear and easy to follow(A Walmsley, Head of RS and Independent Reviewer) and fully referenced to the AOs.
    • Ideal for quick marking and self-assessment.
  • Provided in write-on and non-write-on formats – ready to mix and match in class or set as homework.

What do teachers say about this resource? (7839)

Really useful in the current climate of teaching with very limited assessment criteria provided by the exam board, coupled with savvy students capable of downloading assessment material from the exam board website! I have had experience of students doing this and having to spend a lot of time myself rewriting the questions we have available, if I had this resource it would have saved me quite some time!

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer

A useful resource that mirrors the exam board sample assessment materials well, and selects what seem to be likely items / themes for assessment on the Buddhism paper.

M Bee, RS Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7838)

If you have mocks to set and don't want to use the assessment material from the exam board you either have to spend many hours writing something like this or you can buy it from ZigZag. As there has been very little assessment material made available to teachers of this course, this is a valuable resource as it gives you easy access to 3 papers you can easily set for mocks or unit tests without worrying that students will have seen them before or downloaded them from the website themselves. It would also save a lot of time as a Head of Department writing mark schemes as these are extremely tedious. The educational value then is helping students understand the assessment, which is very important.

E Hodkinson, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Valuable as it saves teachers a lot of time creating their own [...] The questions are set out in the same style/language as the sample specification question papers, the mark schemes for each of the questions are clear and easy to follow and are in line with standard exam mark schemes [...] A resource such as this is useful in helping students prepare for exams… In my experience it is exam technique that can make the difference between a high, medium and low grade [...] I would recommend this to other colleagues in other schools

A Walmsley, HoD & Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7841)

Overall concise and clear. The mark scheme is also easy to navigate and follow… good supplementary resource for teachers and students to check on essential knowledge. Having the assessment objectives is helpful too to contextualise which part of the content is being covered... Meets the needs to test knowledge and understanding

S Din, RS Teacher & Peer Reviewer