Reaching for a 9 for GCSE Edexcel

2016 specification:

A carefully tailored resource designed to motivate and challenge your higher tier students towards the coveted grade 9!

Skills-based worksheets and exam-style questions cover all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

9 units
  1. Impressive vocabulary
  2. Tough grammar
  3. Very tough (receptive) grammar
  4. Timing, fluency and spontaneity
  5. Planning ahead and sophisticated sentences
  6. Context and unpredictable elements
  7. Translation
  8. Expanding knowledge
  9. Welcome to AS Level – challenge yourself!
In line with:
  • 2016 specification requirements
  • Edexcel's sample assessment materials
  • Higher tier exam questions
  • Examiners’ reports of the previous specification

Key features:
  • Activities to stretch highly capable students up to and beyond GCSE
  • Practice questions to hone skills
  • Exam-style questions to challenge and reinforce learning
  • General and skills-based exam tips to prepare thoroughly

Plus! All answers provided, including model answers, for teacher, self- and peer assessment
  • For independent learning or use in class
  • Highly flexible! Worksheets can be completed: ① in order; ② per unit; ③ per skill

  • CD included with listening tracks

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9106)
'I think this resource is an excellent addition to any school’s collection. I can particularly see it working well in a booster class for higher achieving students. It contains lots of exam-style practice questions and hints and tips for success.' S Joynes, German and French Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
'The structure of the resource is excellent. I love the range of activities on offer and the fact that the tasks allow the pupils to use the newly acquired skills in exam style questions which are linked to Edexcel. The pupils can really learn how to successfully attempt exam questions and therefore aim for the highest grade.' C Woodward, German Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
'In all aspects mentioned it reflects the specification and SAMs. I really like the way the answers are laid out to highlight the features of grammar/vocabulary which are most desirable.' A Watson, German Teacher and Expert Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9135)
'Brilliant. I like the structure, the layout, the range, the possibility for students to interact with each other, the themes, the advice in the boxes. There is a great range of activities, including dictations, which I am surprised to see! The depth and range of structures in the texts is brilliant and very accurate. I absolutely love the fact that A-level works are used as literary comprehension extracts – a great move! Huge amount of effort and care here, I can’t wait to use this resource!' R Bravo, Head of Spanish and Independent Reviewer.
"This resource would be excellent for top set classes or for individuals with target grade 9 who need extension tasks or challenging homework tasks. I would definitely recommend this resource and purchase it for my own teaching." S Zammit, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer