Question Bank provides hundreds of questions for you to browse, organise and export to make your own tests, though you can also choose from a selection of ready-made tests. It is designed to assist teaching and learning, and monitor students’ progress from year 7 through to year 11, with students building on their skills each year.
English Language and Literature Question Banks are on the content and Assessment Objectives (AOs) tested in the AQA GCSE specification.
Geography Question Bank is based on the content of Progress in Geography at KS3 and the AQA GCSE specification.
Please note, however, that although the materials support the AQA exam board, the questions and mark schemes are not AQA material and have neither been provided nor approved by AQA.
You can use Question Bank throughout the year and for each academic year.
There are plenty of ways you can use the material. You may, for example, choose a selection of questions to use to introduce a lesson, start a discussion or check understanding at the end of a lesson. You may choose a selection of questions to use for homework. Alternatively, you may create your own tests, adapt the ready-made topic tests in Word or use the ready-made topic tests as they have been presented.
In English Language and Literature Question Banks, ready-made topic tests are split into Sets A and B: it is recommended that the Set A material is conducted before the Set B material.
In Geography Question Bank, each topic has ready made retrieval and review quizzes designed for formative and summative learning.
Have a look at our at-a-glance guides:
All questions can be exported as editable Word documents.
Yes. Mark schemes provide indications of possible correct answers and at KS4 provide comprehensive indicative content.
The materials developed for Language target specifically the Assessment Objectives for that subject area in the GCSE exam, and likewise with Literature. There is no overlap of resource materials, with each bank having been designed as discrete products that complement each other.
You can use the filters to search for structured or unstructured questions on a particular topic to choose how much support you wish to provide for students.
All questions can be exported as editable Word documents and you can adjust the difficulty of questions manually, for example by removing any:
• bullet pointed prompts
• planning frameworks
• structure given in the response space (so that candidates only have an open response space).
You can change aspects of the extract to decrease the demand. For example, you can:
• develop the introduction
• include more glosses
• group together smaller paragraphs.