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Inspire the next generation of scientists with
real-world, practical science

Exploring Science builds a foundation of science skills while fostering students' natural curiosity about their world. The series combines vibrant print books with online ActiveLearn resources.

This course is suitable for students who will go on to study any awarding body's GCSE science specifications.

Course guide: We've added some brand-new features to our popular KS3 Exploring Science course for 2020, including new planning, teaching and assessment resources. 

What's in the series?

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Teaching resources

  • ActiveLearn resources help you build a foundation of essential skills and support student with different prior learning.
  • Develop practical, mathematical, and literacy skills with focused sections and integrated activities.

  • Track progression and develop your own assessments with ActiveLearn Progress & Assess features, including online markbooks and our Assessment Builder tool.

Student books

  • Fascinating facts, examples, and activities.
  • Stunning videos from the BBC and Sky News.
  • Questions encourage students to connect what they're learning with their world.
  • Plus over 150 engaging practicals – linked to topics – on ActiveLearn.
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A broad KS3 curriculum that adapts to your needs

We've created a free interactive Scheme of Work for science - a fantastic online planning tool for KS3 and GCSE (9–1) science courses.

You can start using it now, either by exploring our ActiveLearn sciences preview, or by creating a quick account to use the feature as much as you'd like. If you're already registered on ActiveLearn, just log in.

On ActiveLearn, the Scheme of Work tool is available under the Plan menu at the top of the page.

Learn how to use the interactive scheme of work


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We worked in partnership with our Teacher Partner Programme to give you new
planning, teaching and assessment support for Exploring Science in 2019.

Find out more about the Teacher Partner Programme.


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