GCSE AQA Complete Teaching Solution

Simplify planning, preparation and marking – and cultivate a love for Geography!

Carefully planned schemes of work, taking a holistic approach to delivering each specification topic. Logically structured and fully resourced: 1-hour lessons with all the worksheets, handouts and PowerPoints you need for smooth delivery. From starters through to exam practice tasks – this resource has it all!

The Geographical Association Publishers Awards 2018
The Section A: Urban Issues and Challenges resource has been awarded the Highly Commended ribbon at the 2018 GA Publishers Awards.

"The ZigZag AQA GCSE teaching pack provides a comprehensive scheme of work and fully resourced lesson plans for the Urban Issues and Challenges unit of the specification. Designed to cater for a wide range of abilities, it provides a real mix of tried and tested traditional winners and new and innovative ideas. The judges felt that this resource would be particularly useful for non-specialists teaching GCSE geography or for departments who needed access to an off-the-shelf course; particularly as it included some engaging enquiry activities and clear knowledge and skills development. Overall, an extremely thorough and well-thought through resource to support teachers in their delivery of the new AQA GCSE specification." – GA Judging Panel, 2018
GA Awards Highly Commended Ribbon


  • For experienced teachers, expertly crafted lessons and engaging resources, ready to deliver with minimal preparation.
  • For the less experienced, every lesson is heavily supported with all learning content included, delivery notes, and all answers provided.

'Best Practice' exemplified throughout:

  • Differentiation built-in with scaffolds to support weaker learners and extension tasks to challenge the most able.
  • Cross-referenced by VAK learning style – play to the strengths of every student!

Superbly Practical:

  • Minimise planning – free up time to focus on your students’ learning.
  • A real mix of tried and tested traditional winners and new and innovative ideas.
  • Detailed lesson plans – great for non-specialists.

Sample Pages

I am really impressed that it is tailored so clearly to the specification. It has the key ideas – the lesson objective and title. It’s really well organised and would save a department a lot of hard work. I am seriously impressed with the amount of work and care that has gone into providing such a detailed, easy to use comprehensive resource! K. Williams, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
This resource provides a brilliant foundation for the whole topic and clearly uses all of the assessment objectives throughout. There is detail in the case studies which are required for the new AQA GCSE and the sense of place is vital to be able to approach any of the exam questions. K. Butler, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer

GCSE contact time
These resources have been written to support a two year GCSE teaching programme with two taught hours per week.
The balance of lessons per topic are weighted across the specification according to examination. This is to provide full coverage of the specification over the minimum assumed contact time.

These resources provide a fantastic scheme upon which to teach each topic, providing you with the structure and resources to deliver an engaging programme of Geography lessons!