The book provides extensive support for the students taking the new GCSE with AQA, with a strong emphasis throughout on 'How science works'. It focuses on real-life contexts, allowing students to understand that science is not always centred in a laboratory. The book aims to motivate and engage students with many up-to-date applications and ideas. This is a book based firmly in the 21st Century. The pages are packed full of activities to help students prepare for the new Investigative Skills Assignments, while continuing to provide plenty of questions for homework and practice for external exams. Higher-tier students will find plenty of material to apply their knowledge and to progress their skills in areas such as enquiry and data handling. When used with the Foundation Student's Book these two titles provide comprehensive differentiation in teaching AQA Core Science to students of all abilities. The authors include experienced examiners, successful writers and practising teachers.