Secondary School Key Skills Books

  • AHNAI 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
  • APDRS 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    Take control of your revision for confident exam performance Written by experts, Collins GCSE Study Skills helps you prepare for exams efficiently and effectively. This invaluable companion includes advice on staying motivated, how the teenage brain works, the affects lifestyle, stress and attitude can have on learning and performance, as well as practical tips and ideas for getting ready for exams. Collins GCSE Study Skills can be used alongside Collins GCSE Revision, a series of revision guides and workbooks based on the proven principle that repeated, spaced practice testing achieves the best results.
  • AIVYN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    In GCSE English Literature, Geography, History and RS, 5% of the marks are now awarded for spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is a clear and succinct guide to avoiding common SP&G mistakes, with plenty of useful advice for picking up as many marks as possible. There are also practice questions for each topic to test students' understanding of the important points.
  • AFVTX 17 years +
    17 years +
    • £13.89
    • RRP £13.99
    Develop key listening skills and become more confident when listening to English, however it is spoken. To improve your listening skills, you need to hear real conversations. That's why Collins Listening (A2) is based entirely on 20 authentic recordings. It will help you understand what is said to you in a variety of situations, and make sure everything you learn is useful. Practise listening to real English in a range of accents by native and non-native speakers. Hear people talking about: * Family * Where they live * Work, studies and career * Life in a town, city or another country * Sharing a house * Music and sport * Travel and tourism * Collins Listening (A2) includes: * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour. * Authentic recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world. * Appendices containing detailed advice targeting specific listening skills. * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary. * Answer key Collins Listening (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge ESOL KET exam preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2). The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Reading * Writing * Speaking For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
  • APKWI
    • £7.89
    • RRP £8.99
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    So, you want to learn how to code, but you don't know where to start? From writing simple coding instructions using Scratch software, to learning the coding skills to create your own computer game, and even design your own website, this book leads the way. By breaking this daunting subject down into the 10 'super skills' needed, young readers can to get to grips with computer coding, and build on their skills as they progress through the book. Starting off with a short introduction that poses the question "what is coding?", the super skills of coding include using Scratch coding software to give coding instructions, write simple code and use loops; learning how to debug and fix code; and using your coding knowledge to create a simple computer game and create a webpage using simple HTML. QED are publishing this title in two different formats: Super Skills: How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons (Concealed spiral): 978-1-78493-365-4 Super Skills: How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons (Library bound): 978-1-78493-364-7
  • AFVWA 17 years +
    17 years +
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
    Develop key writing skills and become more confident when writing in English. If you want to get better at writing in English you need to practise writing different kinds of texts. Collins Writing (A2) presents 20 styles of writing for everyday situations, to help you choose the right style of writing and the right words and phrases. Improve your writing for: * text messages * postcards * making plans * invitations * advertisements * job applications * social networking sites e.g. Facebook and Twitter * Collins Writing (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge ESOL KET exam preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2). * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour * Authentic and adapted texts in a wide variety of styles * Appendices contain detailed advice targeting specific writing skills, such as sentence structure and punctuation * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary * Answer key The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5 -billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Reading * Listening * Speaking For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
  • AFVWB 17 years +
    17 years +
    • £13.89
    • RRP £13.99
    Develop key speaking skills and become more confident when speaking in English. To improve your speaking skills you need to learn how to get your message across in the right way and make sure people understand what you say. With Collins Speaking (A2) you will learn what to say and how to say it, by practising the right words, phrases and pronunciation. Includes practice on: * meeting new people * buying and ordering things * speaking on the phone * apologizing * asking for and giving opinions * making a complaint * agreeing and disagreeing * * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour. * Recordings of both native and non-native speakers of English, covering a wide variety of accents from around the world. * Appendices contain detailed advice targeting specific speaking skills. * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary. * Answer key Collins Speaking (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge ESOL KET preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2). The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
  • AFVXE 17 years +
    17 years +
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
    Develop key reading skills and become more confident when reading in English. If you want to understand everything you read in English, you need to practise reading different kinds of texts. With Collins Reading (A2) you will learn how to get the information you need from every text you read. Includes both authentic and adapted texts in a wide variety of styles: * signs and labels * timetables and tickets * advertisements * newspapers and magazines * brochures * social networking sites * blogs * * Twenty units with a clear design in full colour. * Appendices contain detailed advice targeting specific reading skills. * Mini-dictionary with definitions of the most difficult words in each unit, taken from the Collins COBUILD dictionary. * Answer key Collins Reading (A2) is part of the English for Life series. It is suitable for self-study and classroom use, and can help towards Cambridge KET preparation. Suitable for pre-intermediate learners of English (CEF level A2). The English for Life series uses authentic material from the Collins Corpus. The 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus is the world's largest database of the English language and is updated every month. Also available in the Collins English for Life series: For Pre-Intermediate (A2) learners: Writing * Listening * Speaking For Intermediate (B1+) learners: Reading * Writing * Listening * Speaking
  • AFYIM 17 years +
    17 years +
    • £8.99
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    Hundreds of words to learn and remember Collins Work on your Vocabulary - Pre-Intermediate (A2) is a new practice book that covers the key vocabulary needed by learners of English at Pre-Intermediate level (CEF level A2). This book is an essential resource for learners who want to improve their English vocabulary. Each of the 30 units presents vocabulary relating to a particular topic using clear language and examples. This is followed by practice exercises to ensure the learner will remember and be able to use what they have learnt with confidence in their written and spoken English. The vocabulary covered in Collins Work on your Vocabulary - Pre-Intermediate (A2) has been carefully selected based on Collins Corpus research and the experience of our language experts. As a result, this book provides plenty of useful practice with authentic, up-to-date examples of language usage in context. A carefully structured layout and simple illustrations make sure the language is always clear and the book is easy to navigate. Collins Work on your Vocabulary - Pre-Intermediate (A2) is ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom, and is an essential resource for students and teachers. * Focuses on the vocabulary required at Pre-Intermediate level (CEF level A2) * Thirty units with clear presentation material followed by practice exercises * Authentic examples of real English, taken from the Collins Corpus * Includes line drawings which illustrate key concepts * Clear structure and presentation of language * Plenty of room to write in * Full answer key included * Ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom
  • AMZCW 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
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    This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Peppered with jokes showing how not to do it from the inimitable Richard Benson, author of F in Exams, this book includes: * Preparing your revision environment * Organising your notes * Using the right revision methods * Choosing reliable online resources * Best practice for exam day * Finding the best approach for YOU
  • AXAOA
    • £8.50
    This CGP book is the perfect way to prepare for the latest ICT Functional Skills tests - it covers the Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications for every exam board, including City & Guilds and Pearson. Each topic is clearly explained, from Email and the Internet to Spreadsheets, Graphs and Databases. There are notes, examples, tips and practice questions throughout the book, with supporting software task files available free from the CGP website. There's also a section of test-style tasks for each Level, with answers to every question included at the back of the book.