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Books for subject leaders - Secondary

The books below are a selection of titles of particular interest to subject leaders in secondary science that are available from ASE Publications.

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ASE Guide To Secondary Education

ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education

This new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education is for all those involved in secondary school science education. It offers guidance and practical support for student and practising teachers, technicians and assistants, and those with management responsibilities for science. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.

A review of this publication appeared in School Science Review, here and on the Royal Society of Chemistry website. 

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ASE Guide to Research in Science Education

This completely new book gives easy access to research that has informed classroom practice. The writers review robust and reliable research evidence, topic by topic, that informs the development of science teaching and will help teachers make decisions about the learning experience they offer students. The book also provides practical guidance on the stages of a research project so teachers can do their own research, on topics pertinent to their classrooms.

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Principles and Big Ideas

In this report, a group of scientists, engineers and science educators set out ten principles underpinning the science education of all students. They argue that students should be helped to develop ‘big ideas’ of science and about science that will enable them to understand the scientific aspects of the world around and make informed decisions about the applications of science.

This publication is now widely disseminated for science educators in Europe and beyond. Click here to download a free copy of the report.

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Language of  Measurement - Terminology used in school science investigations 


Designed to help teachers become confident about the special terminology associated with practical investigations, when it should be used, and what specific terms mean. An essential support for preparation for the new GCSE assessments.

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Science Practice Biology

ASE Science Practice Series: Teaching Secondary Biology

ASE is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of this highly successful series, which provides invaluable support for newly-qualified and trainee science teachers and for experienced teachers who want to extend the range of strategies and approaches they use. For those teaching beyond their specialist area the series provides advice about students’ misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. To download the full contents list, introduction and sample pages, click here.

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Science Practice Physics

ASE Science Practice Series: Teaching Secondary Physics

Part of the ASE Science Practice Series, this book provides invaluable support for newly-qualified and trainee science teachers and for experienced teachers who want to extend the range of strategies and approaches they use. For those teaching beyond their specialist area, the series provides advice about students’ misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. To download the full contents list, introduction and sample pages, click here.

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Teaching Secondary Chemistry

ASE Science Practice Series: Teaching Secondary Chemistry  NOW AVAILABLE!!

Are you working with NQTs or trainee teachers? Are you teaching beyond your specialist area? The ASE Science Practice Series provides the support you need.

For those teaching beyond their specialist area the series provides advice about students’ misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. The series provides invaluable support for newly-qualified and trainee science teachers and for experienced teachers who want to extend the range of strategies and approaches they use.

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Safeguards

Safeguards in the School Laboratory 11th Edition


A concise account of the best advice available on health and safety in science for secondary schools.

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Teaching Secondary How Science Works
This book and CD-ROM cover the different strands of How Science Works and shows how they can be integrated into the science curriculum.

Teaching Assistants’ Box of Tricks - Successful Strategies for Science Teaching Assistants

Successful and Engaging Strategies for Science Teaching Assistants. Designed to give teaching assistants engaging activities that help them to support pupils in science lessons.

ASE/SEP CD for Heads of Science and Principal Teachers
Develop your role as a department leader with help and advice from fellow professionals.

AKSIS: Getting to Grips with Graphs
A comprehensive book and CD ROM pack that presents imaginative activities to support the teaching of graphs in science investigations.

AKSIS: Developing Understanding in Scientific Enquiry
Provides pupils with a toolkit to enable them to improve their understanding of how science works through their own investigations.