Delivering a digital STEM product for class and after-school clubs
Our client wanted to ignite children’s interest in STEM careers by giving them first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a physicist, architect or engineer. To achieve this, we were asked to create a new and engaging digital product that would enable schools to deliver high-quality STEM teaching in class and after-school clubs.
This project required our in-depth understanding of schools’ resourcing and current teaching around STEM, and how this would correspond to the content and approach of the new product. To do this we put together an experienced team of authors, editors, and subject experts to create a range of imaginative, real-world tasks and challenges.
The result was an exciting series of hands-on STEM activities for Foundation to Key Stage 3. Whether they’re testing a wind turbine or exploring alternative food sources by growing algae, this product empowers children to analyse and solve real-world issues.
Creating teacher resource packs for International AS / A Levels
Our client asked us to commission, write and produce a suite of teacher resources to support nine Edexcel International AS / A Level qualifications. The scale and scope of this project enabled us to test our global capabilities, working with a diverse team across a wide range of subjects including Arabic, History and Spanish.
The packs contained in-depth support to prepare students for their exams, all matched to specification and structure: banks of practice exam papers and extra questions, model answers and guidance, as well as audio and speaking material for language subjects.
These were delivered successfully by our team of commissioning editors, authors, editors and rights researchers, led by a project manager experienced in running large educational projects. Throughout the project we also worked closely with our client and other suppliers, including rights vendors, audio producers and design.
Developing a maths mastery product
Our client asked us to develop a resource that would help students and teachers navigate the KS3 Maths curriculum, supporting mastery of each topic through a progression of fluency, reasoning and problem solving practice. The timeline was tight, but we pulled together an experienced team and used our thorough understanding of fluency in mathematics to get up and running very quickly.
Working with an experienced UK typesetting company and the client’s in-house team, we delivered a student book and accompanying teacher book to bridge the gap for KS3 students who have been taught primary maths through a mastery approach; and secondary-level maths teachers beginning to adopt mastery within their teaching. It breaks the curriculum down into smaller blocks and develops maths mastery through structured fluency, reasoning and problem solving practice.
CAIE-endorsed local-language publishing
Our UK-based client asked us to commision, write, edit and typeset the coursebooks for a new Cambridge International IGCSE syllabus for a specific South-East Asian language.
From manuscript to delivery, one of our in-house Editorial Managers oversaw all aspects of the process. This involved creating, and working remotely with, a local team of native-language speaking authors and editors based in two countries in the region, all highly experienced in teaching the language or publishing educational materials in it. They provided both the language proficiency required, alongside a deep understanding of the local context and market. During the design phase, our team worked with an experienced off-shore typesetting company.
Both the student book and teacher guide we produced won full endorsement from Cambridge.
IGCSE Commerce titles
Our client asked us to produce updated editions for a suite of books for students studying for IGCSE and O Level in commerce-related subjects, with titles for Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and Enterprise.
We summarised the impact of curriculum change in order to brief the series authors (including replacement authors) to efficiently update existing material and write new content as necessary, then ran the publishing schedule with teams of subject specialist editors. We used the clients preferred typesetters, managed through the client’s inhouse design team, and updated the existing web content and supplementary print products in line with the curriculum and student book change.