This is one of three volumes in a series of science texts for teachers who teach 11-14 science as three separate subject disciplines. The books are aimed broadly at middle ability students, with the core material at National Curriculum Levels 5/6, but contain all the material needed for pupils to reach the highest levels. The higher-level text is separated out from the body of the text so teachers can ensure that for their average-ability students, they are teaching no more than they need to teach. In addition, the books include all the material needed for pupils to complete their Common Entrance 13+ exam.
Mark Winterbottom is former Head of Biology at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, and now a science education lecturer at Homerton College, Cambridge. Ceri Jones is Head of Biology and Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator for Science at Bryntawe Comprehensive in Swansea.