Listening to Music Revision Activities

Listening to Music Revision Activities is one of those books that does what it says – it covers everything in the syllabus and does it in a way that starts from the premise that the lessons have already been taught but the memory has faded just a bit.

What is also nice is the way in which the sections follow a set pattern so that you know exactly what to find and where to find it. Being photocopiable means one can just find the page needed, run it off, and there it is, revision preparation done.

The main body of the book describes the history of western music from 1200 today, and world music, and for each category sets out the characteristics of the music and the instruments used. There is also a section on listening activities followed by page after page after page of revision quizzes – in fact over 100 pages of photocopiable worksheets in all.

Sample pages can be viewed at

ISBN: 978 1 86083 589 6; Order code: T1656emn

The volume is available as…

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the book or CD…

What is the simplest way to impress students and parents when you arrange the next overseas trip?

Think study trips, and the chances are you probably think of endless days (and nights) on coaches and ferries.

Yes, the school party will get there, but hardly in comfort, and much of the time allocated to the visit will be taken up in travelling.

But there is a way around this, and these days a growing number of schools choose to travel by air, rather than coach and ferry.

Not only does this ensure that the school party arrives much more rapidly and without all the discomfort of the coach and ferry trip, but the decision to go by air also impresses students and parents. Suddenly the whole event is seen as thoroughly up-market.

Indeed, given that it is normally possible to fly from an airport near to the school to an airport close to the final destination, such arrangements can add up to three more days spent in the desired destination rather than on the road and at sea.

Additionally the school has the option of choosing the hotel that is right for you and your students, rather than one selected by the tour operator.

At German Travel Centre we understand that each group is unique, and we know the importance of finding out the exact needs of your individual group.

Better still, our reservation technology enables us to give you the most up-to-date travel options, all the time. We book and issue our own tickets enabling us to keep full control of your booking and ensure your journey meets your needs.

Furthermore, we are ABTA and ATOL holders you can be assured that you and your students are fully protected should the airline fail (as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for schools).

Because we have so many locations to and from which we can fly, the best way to explore the possibilities is to either call one of our specialist group reservation advisors on 020 8429 2900 or email us at with the details of your requirements.

You can also go to our website – for more information.

Either way we’ll come back to you with our suggestions and prices. You’ll be surprised how much time can be saved and how low group air fares can be.

Listening Exam Practice for AS French

Listening is a skill that is often difficult to find resources for. Many of the materials you find online are too simple for A Level, and real French videos or podcasts can be too advanced. ZigZag Education has designed three Listening Exam Practice packs to solve these problems. Firstly, the content is fully relevant to the AS French specifications, covering the right topics at the right level. Secondly, all texts have been recorded by native speakers who have been careful to speak clearly and not too fast. This means that students will get an ear for real French accents but, at the same time, be able to understand what is being said.

Give your students lots of practice before the AS French listening exams.

Each of the three resource packs contains 45 texts, each with three exercises: one requiring non-verbal responses, one requiring verbal answers and one extension exercise. This will give you plenty of material to use throughout the AS course, all the way up to exam season. With so many texts to practise on and full coverage of all the topics, your students will be well prepared for whatever comes up in the exam.

The texts come on CD and can be used in many ways:

On a CD player or computer in the classroom

  • On the VLE for students to access in private study time
  • On students’ MP3 players so they can practise on the go!

With so many ways to access the material, your students will have no excuse!

The exercises all come as photocopiable worksheets with space for students to write on the sheets, in the style of the exam.

Available for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC AS French. View inspection copies at

ZigZag resources are available as ‘copy masters’ or in editable format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put on your server for multiple use.

The Listening Exam Practice for AS French packs are available as photocopy masters with site licence (£99). The photocopiable exercises are also available in:

 Easy-printing PDF files (add 30%+VAT), or

  1. PDF with editable Word files (add 50%+VAT).

 Order now at

ZigZag Education, Unit 3, Greenway Business Centre, Doncaster Road, Bristol BS10 5PY
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How one school has developed an interesting way to protect laptops, chargers, etc.

Four years ago Bryanston School in Dorset decided that something had to be done to allow the school to track and check its growing stock of IT equipment.

As a result they decided to label laptops on their site not just with the school’s postcode but also with the name of the student who owned the computer.

Over the subsequent period they have also labelled iPads, iPhones and hard drives, using ID SILVER MARK labels throughout.

Quite simply they order labels for the new September intakes each year, ordering enough labels for existing equipment plus two further labels per student in case the students get new laptops during the year.

A key issue, of course, was ensuring that no one simply removed the labels. ID SILVER MARK labels are ideal as if the label gets peeled off, the UV paint still show the schools postcode and pupil name. What’s more, it is also an ideal for tracking equipment if it goes missing.

In other words the ID SILVER MARK allows you to protect your valuable equipment with a permanent visual security marking.

Obviously it is nice for us when a school actively recommends our system of marking and tracking, but that’s not the only recommendation we get.

The Police and Insurance companies have noted that the ID MARK conforms to Home Office Guidelines – by using your school name and postcode as a way of identifying your property, this helps with item recovery in case of theft.

ID SILVER MARK is available in black or silver materials with permanent adhesive. All Dantech asset identification labels are personalised with your school name and logo as well as sequential numbering or bar codes.

There is more information on our website.

If you would like to know more please do get in touch – we are very happy to discuss your marking requirements throughout the school. Just call Dantech on 01354 688 488 or email us at for free and unbiased help and advice.