This resource contains two booklets, one of them including twenty-four 150-word questions to revise the three themes of the new GCSE course (AQA specification), and a similar one consisting of twenty-four 90-word questions.
In each booklet there are eight questions for each of the three themes of the course (Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment), and two questions for each of the topics in each theme.
The 150-word question is part of the higher writing exam, and each question contains two bullet points that the students are expected to cover; the bullet points are written to resemble the ones found in the 2018 paper and those in the sample questions provided by AQA. At least one of the bullet points in each question prompts the students to refer to either the past or the future, and several questions ask the students to write their “recommendations”. The booklet also contains a copy of the mark scheme for the 150 word question and an overview of the themes and topics.
The 90-word questions include four bullet points that the students are prompted to cover, and they explicitly require them to include references to three time frames and opinions (as per the AQA mark scheme). When possible, one of the bullet points starts with ‘qué hiciste’, a question which appears in many of the AQA samples and that some students often fail to understand. The booklet also contains a copy of the mark scheme.
This resource can be used as part of everyday teaching, as end of unit assessment, for revision purposes and as an easy way of setting useful homework.