GCSE AQA History Topic Tests: Paper 2

Prepare your students for the all-exam-based 2016 GCSE specification with these large banks of topic-by-topic questions. Ideal for identifying gaps in knowledge in class, homework or as revision in time for exams!

This will save a lot of time for teachers

R Ellis-Lomas, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Exposes students to the types of questions they could meet in an exam – including source-based questions.

The range of questions and coverage of the course is impressive.

I Marris, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
  • Engages your class with a range of question formats including mind maps, timeline tasks and match-ups
  • Includes a detailed user-friendly mark scheme for easy marking
  • Provided in both write-on 'practice-exam' and 'question-only' formats
  • PLUS peer-assessment sheets – great for AfL

What do teachers say about this resource? (6642)

Comprehensive, easy to access and included a mixture of questions which tested students at different levels of ability. I liked the fact that it meant teachers could easily adapt the resources to use for whole class, self and peer assessment purposes. This will save a lot of time for teachers.

It is adaptable - it could be used to test at the end of each unit, or for revision once the whole section has been taught. It can be used for AFL or whole class assessment.

It clearly fits to the needs of the specification and every section is covered in detail in each separate test. It will help students to identify learning gaps and be able to revise and improve their learning in these areas. It will be useful for revision and self-led revision, vastly improving the chances of getting a higher grade. There are also many questions which are closely linked to the styles of the GCSE questions on this paper which also aid retention of facts.

Overall, an excellent resource, full of value and with the potential to be able to be used in many different ways in the classroom or at home for student revision.

R Ellis-Lomas, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I like the variety of tasks that looks at the specific knowledge needed by students for the exam. It is broken into the key areas... This will help teachers in the hope of helping with retrieval practice of students. It will allow students to establish their learning gaps and what they may need to focus on in regards to revision.

C Mainwaring, History Teacher & Peer Reviewer

The resource is divided into sections that match the spec, making it easy to set as a homework or targeted revision task... I like that there are both open and closed questions, so that deeper thought and revision of class material is encouraged....I really like the varied formats of question – ensure students less likely to become bored. It would make a good resource for revision for students to download on a VLE... Answers were provided – love this.

A Berg, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Fabulous. There's a tailored test for each element of the three units of the AQA Elizabethan England 1568-1603 course. The coverage is extensive and tests every element of the main components of the course. The answer sections are really helpful for novices to teaching this subject. I love the fact that each test comes complete with exemplar answers and this makes it easier for marking or even for students to peer assess or self-evaluate their work. I like the differentiated nature of the tests and the way the tasks become increasingly more difficult.

D Wallbanks, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Enhances learning by allowing students to test themselves and then for students and teachers alike to assess their progress.

H Smith, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8067)

I found this resource to be detailed and well structured. It tests both knowledge and understanding. Students can test themselves at the end of each relevant topic area in precise knowledge based detail. The mark schemes are detailed and clear. I would purchase this resource as it gives clear testing and would give clear results. This is an essential resource for the new exam.

A Stevenson, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

The question types would be extremely useful for knowledge recall revision. The 1 and 2 mark questions are good because they help students build up specific knowledge they can use... very useful for revision especially.

R Bailey, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A good resource that shows a lot of retrieval practice which is helpful for students. Covers the whole period... I like that this is not a simple remembrance of facts but there is a look at explanation and expanding the points more... This is a useful resource for students and staff in the run up for the exams to aid revision and to figure out the learning gaps of the students leading up to the exams. In lessons these can also be used at the end of each section to be a little assessment on knowledge.

C Mainwaring, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A helpful resource

L Ashley, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6576)

I liked it - clear layout with space for tests as well as well as individual marks -useful for revision and catching up (students that have been absent) + varied questions e.g. box/gap fills. Also like self-assessment.
I particularly like this resource because answers are at the end, not throughout; also visuals e.g. Bayeux (p.6), knight (p.7), casta (p.9), also emphasis on chronology (e.g. p. 10).
Provides class work and helpful for homework - also provides revision tools.
It is better than some other resources because it is very thorough.
[It is] at the right level –not too off-putting for weaker candidates, and has longer questions to stretch more also.
It matches the specification AQA Norman England – exactly – but could also be used for Edexcel.

L Ashley, HoD & Customer

A promising resource that covers all the content... It will help a lot of students and teachers to monitor their knowledge and understanding.

A Wallace, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6344)

The range of questions and coverage of the course is impressive.

It will be a helpful revision tool to aid retrieval of key information.

I Marris, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I like that there are varied question types and detailed answers... I like that the questions were clearly worded and tasks are easy to understand... A useful revision or homework tool!

A Berg, Teacher & Peer Reviewer