Topic Tests for T Level Technical Qualification in Healthcare Science

Reveal your students’ strengths and weaknesses and track their progress!

Provided in write-on and non-write on formats – ideal for reuse!

13–14 cleverly structured tests covering the content from the T Level Technical Qualification in Healthcare Science.

Great for consolidating learning at the end of a topic in class, for revision or as homework.

Tests carefully designed to last for 30 minutes to 1 hour each!
Straightforward structure with clear and focused questions…
  • Range of question styles – from labelling images to short- and long-answer questions – perfect preparation for the exam
  • Real-life applications and authentic case studies – provide full appreciation of the link between theory and practice
  • Detailed answers and mark allocations – great for peer- and self-assessment!

Some good questions that will challenge students and a much needed resource in the current time as there are so few examples of good questions for the T level qualification

D Lascelles, Lecturer in H&SC & Peer Reviewer

What's covered in each pack?

B1 is also suitable for T Levels in Health and Science

B2 is also available for T Levels in Health

Paper B (B1 Core Science Concepts):

  • Section A: Biology
  • Section B: Chemistry
  • Section C: Physics

Paper B (B2 Further Science Concepts)

  • Section D: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

What do teachers say about this resource? (11682, 11683, 11685)

This is a collection of questions that may be of benefit to students studying for the T level paper B. It can also be useful as a source of revision resources for teachers to use in lessons or for writing mock exams, especially given the current lack of such resources from the exam board. I passed a copy of this resource around the students to let them read it and add their own comments. Many stated they would find it useful: "Helpful for revision and what might be on a test" and "helpful to look through it to see what the exam would be like". Looking at the resource, I feel it is an appropriate balance of difficulty and accessibility that allows all students to achieve. The educational value is allowing students to engage and practise with a resource that allows them to see the sort of questions they might encounter on the actual exam.

D Lascelles, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Some good questions that will challenge students and a much needed resource in the current time as there are so few examples of good questions for the T level qualification. The progression from simple (AO1) to hard (AO3) questions was appropriate and gave my students some confidence when tested with them. They had been concerned that they did not have good enough scientific knowledge and this showed them that they did know what they were doing. Practice exam questions are essential for any exam based qualification and the lack of these for the T level is a major problem presently.

D Lascelles, Lecturer in H&SC & Peer Reviewer

I think this is a good resource for learners to prepare for key aspects of the exams. I have to say I really like paper 6... I love the case study used, the questions and the inclusion of an image. It really brings the theme of the case study into the questions. This is a useful tool for short topic assessments and revision.
The topics covered represent the spec well.

T Blease, Curriculum lead for Heath and social care & Peer Reviewer

This supports recall of information really well. I like the content, specifically the inclusion of graphs. Same high standards as all ZigZag materials; it is presented well. I would most definitely use this as a revision aid.

T Blease, Curriculum lead T levels & Peer Reviewer

It is a good resource covering the topics well. I like the use of graphs throughout. I really like the link to health in paper 3, question 5. I feel this is a valuable revision and short assessment method for learners. I really like the use of images throughout. I feel the questions match the spec well in terms of the topics.

T Blease, Curriculum lead health and social care & Peer Reviewer

The presentation and layout is good. There are some good visual diagrams and a variety of question styles to challenge the student.

W Askam, Teacher of Health T Level & Peer Reviewer

On the whole this is a really useful resource. There are very few available resources for the T Level in Health and learners find the science component very difficult. This is useful because it is accessible and covers the main specification content. It could be used effectively for end of topic tests. It could also be used for a mock exam before the exam, to identify any gaps in learning that need to be revised. I particularly liked the way it was divided into topics and the way it started with one mark answers and built up into questions which required more evaluation. This helps learners to scaffold their learning and will show the teacher clearly where any interventions need to be put in place for each learner. This resource enhances learning. It has relevant diagrams which complement the specification and the tasks are varied and allow the learners to use the knowledge they have learned. It follows the specification perfectly and is not too difficult or too easy. I think the presentation and layout is logical and accessible. The questions build on knowledge and are presented in a way that makes good use of diagrams and different assessment techniques. There is only one sample assessment paper from NCFE for students to practice their exam technique so this is a really invaluable resource. I love this resource! It is much needed this year for those colleges and schools who have just one biology paper to use for end of topic tests.

W Askam, Teacher of T Level in Health & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (11687, 11688)

This is a fantastic resource. I was really impressed reviewing this. There are balanced question types and related to the sector and specification well. I liked the various questions within the topic tests. The use of graphs and the skillset surrounding finding or recording data onto them is fantastic and exactly what the specification hopes for in relation to the embedding of numeracy skills. The labelling diagrams is proportionate throughout the papers too. I really like the whole resource. There is a fantastic balance of various questioning types and the learner will enjoy each topic test. Paper 1, question 4 is my favourite as the questions are within the diagram and enabling for learners as it is a visual prompt too. This is an image to revisit and recall in the actual exam. I feel this meets the specification perfectly. There are various elements the T levels are designed to capture within the exams and this topic test covers them all. I am really impressed with this. There is a fantastic link to the sector and the specification which is perfect. All topics discussed are relevant and within the T level content. 

T Blease, Teacher and Curriculum Lead for T levels & Peer Reviewer

A very well thought through resource which would be useful for students revising for the exam or teachers looking for some practise questions for revision. Teachers of T level science would definitely lap these up. Students can use it as a revision resource.

D Lascelles, Teacher of T level Science & Peer Reviewer