Secondary School Professional Development

  • ADOID 15 years +
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    As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path? "Apprenticeships" uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process. For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, "Apprenticeships" will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.
  • AMIZX 11 years +
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    What makes some famous women extraordinary? Read this series to find out. Each title explores their childhood, education, and their road to professional accomplishments. Read about others' perspectives on their lives, how life has changed for women, and how these women have broken boundaries.
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    Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things. Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent's garage when he was just 20 years old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo. So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched? On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: 'Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That's it. Just three stories'. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death. This is his story...Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you." "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
  • TUWB 7 years +
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    This slipcase contains everything a young writer needs to start their career: two books loaded with tips and prompts for writing stories, poems and essays and a handy journal with ample space for notes, observations and chapters.

    Write your Own Story Book offers tips and inspiration for characters and plots and will help children develop beginnings, middles and ends; while The Creative Writing Book asks children to consider what they're writing about and can help with everything from speeches to scripts, comics and short stories.

    The Writing Journal provides children with somewhere to jot down all kinds of plans and ideas.

    Format: paperback
  • APJXI 11 years +
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    Find out what's involved in becoming a fashion photographer from a top professional in the field. You'll find out about the photographer's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing amazing photos of fashion and models!
  • AQBRF 11 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • ARIPW
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    What makes Angela Merkel extraordinary? Read this book to find out. We explore her early life and education in post-war Germany. We then follow her road to professional and political accomplishments before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, ending in her role as the first female Chancellor of Germany. Read about others' perspectives on her life, how her opportunities have been different to women in the past, and how she has broken boundaries.
  • AOVYP 11 years +
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    Find out what's involved in becoming a polar scientist from a top researcher in the field. You'll find out about the scientist's heroes, the equipment and skills she uses, and the challenges of conducting research and experiments in sub-zero temperatures!
  • AQBZV 11 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • AQCEF 11 years +
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    Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work out which career path to follow, as the skills required for art are transferable to many different careers. Each book in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at art you will have technical and creative skills. You might also be able to communicate thoughts, moods and ideas in innovative ways. These qualities will help you if you want to be an: illustrator art conservator fashion designer art teacher photographer graphic designer arts development officer curator advertising art director architect art therapist or artist. Get an idea of a range of art-related occupations and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your art skills to good use as you earn a living in the future.
  • AKIFB 11 years +
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    No one has yet visited Mars - at least, no humans have. Robot rovers have explored the surface of the Red Planet, and it's the job of people on Earth to control their every movement. Find out what's involved in being a rover driver, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of controlling something that's millions of miles away.
  • AKRJJ 11 years +
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    People young and old love playing computer games, but what goes into making them? From simple games created by one person, to big blockbusters made by a huge team, there is an amazing range of games. Find out what's involved in developing computer games, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of managing a complex process.
  • AQBRH 11 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • AQBZU 11 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • AQBZW 11 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
  • AQCLW 12 years +
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    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in music are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being a musician, festival promoter, music journalist, sound technician, composer, DJ, A&R rep and many more. It provides an inside glimpse at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed to succeed.
  • AOVYO 11 years +
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    Find out what's involved in becoming a film animator from a top professional in the field. You'll find out about the animator's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing the illusion of movement from thousands of images called frames!
  • BMUEA 5 years +
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    Fascinating facts, fun pictures and easy-to-read sidebars highlight informative text about some of the most interesting jobs that take place behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Readers will get a glimpse of what it takes to make it as a talent agent, location scout, casting director, and more and find out what goes on behind the glamour.
  • BMUDY 5 years +
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    Who hasn't dreamed of a glamorous job in modelling, music or entertainment? But behind every superstar are hundreds of people working to keep an industry running. Readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.
  • BMUDZ 5 years +
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    Who hasn't dreamed of a glamorous job in modelling, music or entertainment? But behind every superstar are hundreds of people working to keep an industry running. Readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.
  • AFTAF 14 years +
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    Your hands-on introduction to modern business and business education Whether you're deciding on a course of study, headed to university, or settling down to your first year, Business Studies For Dummies provides you with a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. You'll get trusted, easy-to-follow coverage of all the topics you'll encounter: business start-up, accounting and finance, operations, human resources, management, analytics, business environment, and economics. Includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies The perfect study companion for students With Business Studies For Dummies, you'll be one step ahead of the competition--at university and on the job.
  • BMGGF
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    Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics.Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies.In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system.
  • BROLT
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    Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of nature's powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a cleaner, more sustainable way.
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    What does it take to become an astronaut? How do astronauts train to be in outer space? Readers will learn all about what it's like to become an astronaut. Low-level, chunked text alongside stunning photographs will engage the youngest space enthusiasts.