A Level Edexcel Learning Grids: Components 1 and 2: UK Politics and Government

A brilliant idea designed to support differentiation. Students work through the question grids to review each specification point. Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource.

Focuses on knowledge. This is the foundation block they need

D Taborda, Politics Teacher & Customer

Progressive structure helps students grasp the basics before tackling applied questions.

A godsend for weaker students who find it difficult to absorb information in class. Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information down to absorb it.

Requires minimal preparation and interaction from the teacher
  1. Leads to active learning, scaffolding of understanding and student confidence
  2. An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework or cover lesson
  3. Students work individually, you can focus where the help is needed
  4. End result: revision notes – with full spec coverage!

There are no other resources like this

S Pugsley, Head of Political Sciences & Customer

New 2020 editions! Bang up to date with all the key events of 2017–2019: including the 2019 general election, May’s premiership and the start of Johnson’s, Brexit shenanigans, and more!

Cross-referenced against:
  • ZigZag Education Course Companions for A Level Edexcel Politics
  • Edexcel GCE Politics AS and A Level Student Book, by Goodlad et al. (Pearson, ISBN 978–1292187020)
  • UK Government and Politics for AS/A Level (5th Ed.), by Bennett et al. (Hodder, ISBN 978–1471889233)

ZigZag Education is not affiliated with Pearson or Hodder.

Also available for: USA Politics

What do teachers say about this resource? (10423)

Electoral systems are always difficult for the students to grasp as there is now more of an emphasis on the comparisons between them and subsequently, they need to compare two very different systems in order to show a fuller comparison. The Learning Grids are a superb way of being able to show this in a clear and simple format and it is a wonderful addition to this collection of resources... The answers are excellent and extremely well put together so that there is no ambiguity regarding what the answer should be... The depth of questioning is strong and students aren't just 'answering questions' - they need to think before they answer... Nothing to dislike! Because the students can bear down on what topics they find hard, this resource is extremely valuable. It allows the students to work on the areas where the most development is needed in order to progress forwards... my students absolutely love them as a resource... Nothing is left to chance by ZigZag and as always, the resources are very carefully and professionally produced.

D Taborda, Deputy Head & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (10413)

The consistency of the Learning Grids means that students are not jumping from one type of task to another - it is systematic and structured which is what students want - it is certainly what my students like... These can be used in a variety of ways meaning the students can utilise this in the way that suits them. The usefulness of the Political Party Learning Grids are that students can break down a difficult topic into simpler chunks to facilitate their learning and understanding... There is absolutely no doubt that it meets the specification... I would have no hesitation in leaving this as a cover task or even as a silent starter/plenary without needing to quickly check over all the information.

D Taborda, Deputy Head & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (10422)

Very good resource which shows an excellent variety of tasks and content throughout. They are an excellent addition to a variety of very good resources for the New Specification which leave students in a strong position to do well in their exams and to help consolidate their learning and their knowledge... an extremely detailed and thorough resource... I am very impressed by the excellent coverage of topics - superb varied knowledge tasks... I very much like the specific focus on the various improvements to universal suffrage - students are expected to know why these occurred and the impact this had... The answers are always informative and well written... Due to the variety of ways this can be used (starter task, revision cards, knowledge tests, consolidation tasks, essay planning) this resource becomes extremely valuable and extremely vital to the learning and understanding of the students. These will become an important staple of my Politics planning next year as they are ready-made resources for use in and out of the classroom.

D Taborda, Deputy Head & Peer Reviewer