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!

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!
  • 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 have to 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, Head of RS and Independent 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, Author & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7838)
“I think that overall this is good resource and would be useful for all teachers of this specification... A resource such as this is valuable as it saves teachers a lot of time creating their own, and then developing a mark scheme... The questions are set out in the same style / language as the sample specification question papers. The mark schemes for each of the questions is 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... It provides a huge timesaver for teachers... The resource matches the specification... I would recommend this to other colleagues in other schools.” – A Walmsley, Teacher, Head of RS and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to 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 contents is being covered... Meets the needs to test knowledge and understanding.” – S Din, Writer, Teacher and Independent Reviewer