Bridging the Gap: GCSE to AS/A Level Year 1 AQA
Ensure your students are thoroughly prepared as they take the step up from GCSE to AS/A Level Year 1.
One of the best resources I have ever reviewed on ZigZag and I would not hesitate to highly recommend it
Focused on the development of reading and writing skills, this unique pack of worksheets matches GCSE topics with relevant A Level Year 1 topics. This enables students to bridge knowledge gaps and transition with ease to the next level.
Packed with tips and skill-building activities including: gap fills; true, false or not mentioned; match-ups; translations; writing a summary and more to ensure students are supported and tested throughout. All answers are included for easy self- and teacher marking.
What a brilliant resource! So well-thought-out covering a variety of topics with lots of grammar points to prepare students for A Level
48 worksheets: Each of the 6 units has 1 GCSE and 1 A Level sub-unit with 4 sections each:
- Reading: the reading texts build on the vocabulary and grammar acquired in the previous sections
- Translation: the translations build on the vocabulary and grammar acquired in the previous sections
FLEXIBLE! Students can complete each GCSE task followed by the matched
A Level task, or complete all GCSE tasks then all A Level tasks.
Great for independent study, GCSE gifted and talented students, and students at the beginning of AS or A Level Year 1.
What do teachers say about this resource? (8489)
It builds confidence and refreshes the students' memory prior to starting the topic and can be used as revision material at the end of the topic or course.
it is very well structured and suitable for preparation and as consolidation of the different topics.
It has a dual approach of aiming at GCSE and AS/A level.
It saves a lot of work and the students find it most useful. A resource well worth spending money on!
What a brilliant resource! So well thought out covering a variety of topics with lots of grammar points to prepare students for A level.
It is an excellent resource and will stretch GCSE pupils.
I think that this is a fantastic resource with a lot of variety regarding the exercises. The fact that there are so many different activities will mean that students will be kept engaged and there is something for everyone. I am very impressed by this resource and will definitely be using it in my lessons.
What do teachers say about this resource? (9340)
It’s a resource I have often thought about creating myself but have never had time to do properly, particularly not to this standard. I think this is one of the best resources I have ever reviewed on ZigZag and would not hesitate to highly recommend it to anyone teaching AQA A Level. It is so detailed and well planned; it looks like it would have taken a really long time to make.
I absolutely love this resource and wish it were already available to buy! It promotes a real “can do” attitude by having accessible yet useful tasks. The AS level material could also be used as revision if there weren’t time to complete it all at the start of the topic. Similarly, the GCSE sections could be used with GCSE pupils – not just those doing transition to A level so a school which only teaches up to GCSE could still purchase this and find it useful. I shall be looking out for this to become available to buy.
A lovely resource, covering all AS/ A Level Year 1 topics linked seamlessly with GCSE course content. The activities are well-designed, and thoroughly thought through. There is a nice variety of tasks and good progression of difficulty within each topic area. I particularly liked the variety of texts for GCSE and AS/A Level Year 1, which were pitched at a good level and very engaging. I also liked the hint sections giving students suggestions of places they could look for additional information, wider reading, links to websites and eg. musicians to look-up.
What do teachers say about this resource? (9658)
Excellent job, a very well-thought resource and I can’t wait to use it! I really like how there is clear progression from existing GCSE topics to AS Vocabulary introduced in task , which is revisited in context and students have to apply their skill to use it.
Incredibly useful. It builds up from GCSE skills to make a smooth transition into A Level. Matches the AQA Spanish specification perfectly.
It is very detailed, well structured and engaging, with a range of activities and themes. It enables students to access more challenging vocab whilst revisiting key grammar points. It also matches the AQA Specification grammar very well and will help students to move on from GCSE to A-level French.
This resource will definitely work well as an independent resource for students. It has a variety of activities and scaffolds to the AS level questions well. This resource very much is aimed to inspire confidence in students, and tell them that they are more than ready for the language (and a bit the cultural) element of their course... I think teachers could also give the relevant section for students to do at the beginning of a new topic for independent homework. It will remind students of what they’ve already learnt and give a springboard. Students do forget things over their long Summer holidays so I’d say that this does have a place in a teacher’s toolkit.
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