"Science for Common Entrance" is an authoritative textbook that prepares pupils for the Independent Schools Examination Board's (ISEB) Common Entrance Science Examination at 13+. Concepts covered in this book are Life processes and living things, Materials and their properties, and Physical processes. These are fully explained by the clear text and colourful illustrations and photographs. Boxed sections are used to show how scientific ideas have developed and how they are applied in today's world, and background reading is encouraged throughout. There are questions throughout the book that test a range of skills including comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation. These may be used as a basis for classwork or homework. There are also 'For discussion' sections to encourage group discussion, and a glossary, which provides definitions of the key words. Each book is supported by a "Teacher's Resource Book" that contains details of practical work.
Peter D Riley is an experienced author of a range of books including the prize-winning Physics Now! 11 - 14.