The first 8 books of a new range (The World Of...), covering core curriculum topics in KS3 English, Maths, Science and French. Ideas are placed within the context of real-life scenarios to make the topics relevant and interesting. At Year 7, the contexts are introduced by four characters, whilst at Year 9 they use real-life examples to make the topics relevant and memorable. This approach reflects the emphasis in schools towards more contextualized-learning, i.e. learning about things within a relevant situation. Engaging, full-colour, content-rich spreads also include 'top tips' and 'did you know' features at Year 7, whilst at Year 9 there are 'examiner's tips' and 'key fact' panels to help prepare students for end of year 9 SATs. There are also end of section revision spreads, comprising a mixture of short answer and structured questions to recap and revise what's been learnt so far.
The authors are experienced teachers and subject specialists. In addition, many have been involved in KS3 curriculum development and examining.