Year 7 Apply Practice Book

Year 7 Apply Practice Book

BLACK FRIDAY 50% DISCOUNT!

Buy Year 7 Practice Books for only £4.99. Sale starts 23rd November and ends 7th December. Free delivery for 20+. Free digital version for 40+.

Can all your students cope with the demands of 'apply' questions at GCSE? The Year 7 Practice Books will give students a flying start from year 7.

A powerful strategy for Apply questions. The book teaches students, particular middle and low achievers, a powerful and repeatable exam technique: how to approach apply questions set in unfamiliar situations, by analsing the question, recognising the critical knowlege, and putting together a logical answer.

Masses of challenging practice to deepen understanding. The wealth of 'your turn' questions help students go beyond recalling of knowlege, and practise using it in a variety of applications.

Builds confidence to tackle exam questions. Many students give up when faced with a difficult exam question. The book shows students they can do it. It breaks down the process, gives lots of scaffolding and gradually builds their skills towards independence.

    How can you use it?

    ✔ Class tasks and plenaries
    ✔ Homework
    ✔ Small group intervention on weak concepts
    ✔ Revision

      What's in the book?

      ✔ Covers 25 key concepts in Year 7 (age 11-12)
      ✔ 40 clear, easy to follow and interesting worked examples
      ✔ 100's of carefully crafted your turn questions
      ✔ Hints and answers

      Download sample material

      Single copies are for individual use. Photocopying for classes is not permitted - please buy a set (with a large discount) or the digital version. 

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      BLACK FRIDAY 50% DISCOUNT!

      Buy Year 7 Practice Books for only £4.99. Sale starts 23rd November and ends 7th December. Free delivery for 20+. Free digital version for 40+.

      Can all your students cope with the demands of 'apply' questions at GCSE? The Year 7 Practice Books will give students a flying start from year 7.

      A powerful strategy for Apply questions. The book teaches students, particular middle and low achievers, a powerful and repeatable exam technique: how to approach apply questions set in unfamiliar situations, by analsing the question, recognising the critical knowlege, and putting together a logical answer.

      Masses of challenging practice to deepen understanding. The wealth of 'your turn' questions help students go beyond recalling of knowlege, and practise using it in a variety of applications.

      Builds confidence to tackle exam questions. Many students give up when faced with a difficult exam question. The book shows students they can do it. It breaks down the process, gives lots of scaffolding and gradually builds their skills towards independence.

        How can you use it?

        ✔ Class tasks and plenaries
        ✔ Homework
        ✔ Small group intervention on weak concepts
        ✔ Revision

          What's in the book?

          ✔ Covers 25 key concepts in Year 7 (age 11-12)
          ✔ 40 clear, easy to follow and interesting worked examples
          ✔ 100's of carefully crafted your turn questions
          ✔ Hints and answers

          Download sample material

          Single copies are for individual use. Photocopying for classes is not permitted - please buy a set (with a large discount) or the digital version. 

          Practice Book series

          Book 1 is part of a series which is designed to give extensive practice in problem- solving for all the key concepts in secondary science. The names and sequence of concepts are based on the 5-year plan, Blueprint  

          Each focusses on Key Concepts in different years of the secondary science curriculum towards GCSE.  

          Year-by-year Practice Books

          Title/contents  Publishing date
          Practice Book 1: year 7 
          October 2017
          Practice Book 2: year 8 October 2019
          Practice Book 3: year 9 November 2018
          Practice Book 4: year 10/11 June 2019

           

          GCSE Practice Books

          These books cover concepts in common to all GCSE and IGCSE courses.

          Title/contents  Publishing date
          Combined Science GCSE 
          June 2019
          Combined Physics GCSE
          June 2019
          Combined Chemistry GCSE
          June 2019
          Combined Biology GCSE
          June 2019 

           

          Contents

          Book 1 focusses on 25 concepts generally taught in year 7 or at the beginning of a secondary science course. 

          Chapter 1: Contact forces

          • Balanced or unbalanced
          • Friction
          • Density

          Chapter 2: Electric circuits

          • Electric current
          • Resistance

          Chapter 3: Energy transfer

          • Energy
          • Wasted energy
          • Heat & temperature

          Chapter 4: Gravity

          • Weight
          • Gravitational force
          • Solar system

          Chapter 5: Changing substances

          • Chemical & physical
          • pH scale
          • Neutralisation

          Chapter 6: Substances & particles

          • Particle model
          • Mixtures
          • Solutions

          Chapter 7: Cells

          • Stem cells
          • Cell transport
          • Cell division

          Chapter 8: Interdependence

            • Feeding relationships
            • Competition
            • Abiotic & biotic factors

            Chapter 9: Reproduction

            • Sexual & asexual
            • Menstrual cycle
            • Embryo development

            Chapter 10: Watch out 

            • Misconceptions questions on each chapter

             

              How it works

              Many students miss out on the 60% of marks for applying and analysing in new GCSE. They find it difficult to figure out unfamiliar situations. Past papers give practice but don't help students learn the deep structure of problems, nor how to solve problems systematically. The Mastery Practice Book series teaches all students to apply knowledge. Firmly grounded in cognitive science, it uses a  3-step approach to problem-solving explained through worked examples. with carefully guided practice to make students confident with whatever examiners ask.

              The first page of each problem is a clear and visually explained worked example. It shows students a 3-step process for successfully solving unfamiliar questions:

              • Detect: work out what you need to do to answer the question
              • Recall: bring to mind all the relevant knowledge
              • Solve: go step-by-step from what you know to the solution

              The second page is a set of 'your turn' questions to try. The first is similar to the example to check that students can follow the thinking. Further questions are carefully crafted as stepping stones to build their competence and confidence. There are hints to get students unstuck, and answers at the back.

              At the end of a chapter, students are ready for the 'mixed up problem' challenge. Like in an examination, several types of problems are mixed together, but now students have learned the skills of recognising which knowledge to use in each situation. 

                Payment methods

                We accept payment by credit card and PayPal, and by invoice if you are a UK school.

                UK delivery

                Order 20+ books and you qualify for FREE delivery. For 1-20 books a delivery charge will be added at the end of the checkout process:

                1 book, £2.75, 2-3 books £3.45, 4-10 books £6.95, 11-20 books £9.95, 21+ books free delivery.

                International delivery

                We deliver to most countries. The shipping/delivery cost will be calculated during the checkout process. Order 61+ books and you qualify for our FREE delivery offer.

                Europe

                1 book £5.95, 2 books £8.95, 3 books £10.95, 4 books £12.95, 5-20 books £14.95 21-40 books £19.95, 41-60 books £29.95

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                1 book £6.95, 2 books £8.95, 3 books £10.95, 4 books £12.95, 5-20 books £19.95 21-40 books £39.95, 41-60 books £59.95

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                1 book £6.95, 2 books £8.95, 3 books £10.95, 4 books £12.95, 5-20 books £19.95 21-40 books £39.95, 41-60 books £59.95

                FAQ

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                Who is the book aimed at? It was written to help year 7 students learn to transfer the scientific knowledge to unfamiliar situation. It can also be used by students in other years to improve their understanding of the fundamental concepts. Learning to apply is what will give students access to the 60% of marks at GCSE that demand more than recalling content. The book uses a research-based approach to teach students how to solve different types of problems. 

                What content does the book cover? The Practice Book has a chapter on each unit in the year 7 curriculum, based on a 5-year curriculum and AQA's KS3 Science Syllabus. Download the sample material to see exactly what concepts and types of problems are included.

                Is it re-usable or write-on? Both! It's designed to be re-usable for classrooms. There are also write-on sections for students to use the book individually at home.

                Our guarantee

                There is a 30-day guarantee on physical books. We will refund the cost and you only pay the return postage. The books need to be received in their original condition. Please contact us to tell us you are returning your product. The return address is on the page. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for the digital version.

                Delivery to home/PO Box

                Deliveries to PO Boxes: Because of problems with international PO Boxes, we will only dispatch to these address on condition that you accept responsibility if the book does not arrive.

                Deliveries to home: Books are sent in a package. If you are not at home, the Post Office will leave a note to collect the package or re-arrange redelivery.  Please note that if the books are returned to us as 'package not collected', we will automatically refund the cost of the book, but are unable to refund the delivery charge.

                Customer Reviews

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                V.H.
                Helps high and low ability students

                It is fabulous. I have been through some of the problems with my daughter (very high achieving Y9 student). It certainly took her out of her comfort zone by applying her knowledge but in a very kind way - all very solvable problems - but make you think. I love the fact that it is very readable - so will be good for our low ability children with weak literacy skills. It is very well presented (cracking layout) - good use of spacing and neat diagrams - all really clear and a good size. Fantastic - well done - can’t wait to see the next ones.

                J
                J.
                Useful resource

                Have found this a useful resource to use with students, particularly with regards to developing the capability of applying knowledge and understanding.
                The inclusion of worked examples supports a more independent approach for many students, leaving the teacher the opportunity to target those students who need more of an input for that particularly concept.
                I would recommend.

                L
                L.M.
                Something different and useful!

                Would highly recommend.
                I have used these books both with low ability year 10 and also mixed ability year 7.
                I have found they work well with both groups. I especially like the worked example which the students read which encourages more independent learning and engagement.
                I think the books are attractively laid out and clear and easy for all abilities to follow without being patronising. The students are very happy to use these books.
                I like the questions as they really get the students thinking and demonstrate to the students they can answer questions that at first look impossible if they just stop and think.
                I like the detect, recall, solve route through questions and often use this when going through past paper questions.
                To improve the books slightly I feel question 2 in each section could be made a little easier to boost confidence, maybe even with a little scaffolding to help answer this and then questions 3 and 4 getting progressively harder

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                k.c.
                Nice to ensure thinking hard

                Would recommend. Ensure students are reviewing and applying what they learnt in a supportive manner. Questions are well thought out and allow for easy identification of misconceptions.

                A
                A.P.
                Great resource

                Well thought through resource. Saved you having to trawl through loads to material to find the activity which will make your students think and work independently.

                P
                P.H.
                Support from novice to mastery

                As a science department with an increasing interest in cognitive science and it's impact on pupil learning, the worked examples in the book provide effective scaffolding of the thinking behind tackling a range of concepts in science. In this regard the book fully supports pupils in developing their understanding as they go from novice to mastery level, through teacher modelling, guided and then independent practice. Having bought a hard copy of the book, we then purchased the pdf document to use across our Key Stage 3 curriculum. Would happily recommend!

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                s.O.
                Excellent resource

                This book is very useful to check student knowledge and understanding. The activities are designed for students to apply knowledge to a range of in context scenarios.

                S
                S.K.
                Excellent resource to get them applying

                One of the key things about the new specifications is students being able to apply their knowledge to new situations. This helps getting their understanding to a level where they are able to apply their knowledge.

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                A.T.
                Good additional resource.

                A fresh and good introduction into students using their knowledge and applying lateral thought to solve problems and adapt their answers to the new examination style questions.

                W
                W.B.
                Useful resource

                Great to see some different question for ks3 that are scaffolded and build in challenge. The structure of questions allow students to build their confidence and skills and apply this to new contexts without simply being about recalling of knowledge. Useful resource. Thank you.