Practice Book 1

Practice Book 1


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What will get students high grades in science exams? Only 40% of the marks at GCSE are for knowing content. 60% for applying it to new situations and analysing information. This means figuring out questions that are different to any students have seen before. Applying knowledge is one of the most difficult things to do in science.

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The Mastery Practice Books are more than workbooks - they teach students how to apply what they know, using cognitive science and masses of practice. Book 1 takes 25 key concepts from year 7 (age 11-12), guides students through 50 different types of problem, and develops their thinking up to GCSE standard.

✔ All key concepts in Year 7 (age 11-12)
✔ 50+ worked examples
✔ 100's of carefully crafted questions
✔ Hints and answers
✔ Ideal for both school and home use
✔ Based on proven research

Individual copies: these are for evaluation purposes or for individual students to purchase. Photocopying is not permitted.To use the books with a class, please buy a set - there is a discount for 20+ books. 

Digital version: If you want to use the book on tablets or laptop computers please buy one of the digital licenses available for this book:

  • Practice Book 1: digital add-on license: (£39.99). This is an additional cost for a license to use the pdf version in school. Choose this license if you are purchasing, or have already purchased a minimum of 60+ books.
  • Practice Book 1: digital only license: (£549.99, currently on special offer at £499.99) choose this license if you want only the pdf version without buying any physical books.

See how the book works below, along with discount and delivery details.

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.

If you ordered the book before publication, please make sure you have paid for to keep the pre-order price. Pre-ordered books will be delivered approximately 4th December.

The discount for buying 20+ or 100+ books will be calculated during the checkout and the amount subtracted from your order.

We accept payment by credit card and PayPal. If you're a school, you can also choose to pay by bank transfer or cheque when you checkout. You will then receive an email with a link to a pro-forma invoice to pay. 

We deliver after payment is received. Unfortunately, we do not accept payment after delivery. This allows us to minimise administration and pass the savings on to our customers. You will be given details for each payment method during checkout. 

A shipping/delivery cost will be added to the order. Order 100+ books and you qualify for our FREE delivery offer.

UK delivery: 1-2 books £2.75, 3-4 books £3.80, 5-6 books £4.80, 7-10 books £5.95, 11-20 books £6.95, 21-40 books £12.95, 41-60 books £19.95, 61-80 books £25.95, 81-99 books £32.95. 

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.


1 book £3.95, 2 books £5.95, 3 books £6.95, 4 books £7.95, 5-20 books £9.95 21-40 books £19.95, 41-60 books £29.95

North America, Canada & Middle East 

1 book £4.95, 2 books £6.95, 3 books £8.95, 4 books £9.95, 5-20 books £14.95 21-40 books £29.95, 41-60 books £44.95

Far East, Australia & New Zealand

1 book £5.95, 2 books £7.95, 3 books £9.95, 4 books £11.95, 5-20 books £19.95 21-40 books £39.95, 41-60 books £59.95

You can return the books if you don't like them. There is a 30-day guarantee on our books. We will refund the cost and you only pay the return postage. The books need to be received in their original condition.