Publisher of the Month: Leckie & Leckie
Founded in 1989, Leckie & Leckie remains Scotland’s leading educational publisher. Celebrating its 20th anniversary next year with a host of achievements to look back on as well as great excitement about future challenges and plans, Leckie & Leckie continues to focus exclusively on supporting Scottish students, teachers and parents. Leckie & Leckie is committed to publishing books that will help every Scottish student achieve exam success.
Leckie & Leckie specialises in revision guides and course notes for Scotland’s national qualifications, focusing on exactly what students need to know to pass their exams.
Leckie & Leckie pioneered full-colour revision books for the Scottish secondary market with the introduction of the Success Guide series in 2005, which has proved to be immensely popular since its launch.
Our 250th study guide – PC Passport Course Notes – will be launched at the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow this September. This full-colour A4 publication endorsed by the SQA provides up-to-date materials to help students excel with their IT skills. The company has come a long way from its inception in St Andrews, which initially published 3-4 titles per year!
Leckie & Leckie has always sourced highly experienced and knowledgeable authors, including Principal Teachers and SQA markers and assessors, and has been particularly committed to publishing for niche subject areas previously devoid of resources.
Additionally, Leckie & Leckie has a strong offering in core areas of Maths, English and the Sciences, across all national qualification areas from Standard Grades to Highers.
In 2007 Leckie & Leckie became the first UK educational publisher to launch, in conjunction with the RNIB, a new title in various accessible versions. Addressing the new Curriculum for Excellence, ACE Skills and Strategies for Learning is available in ordinary print, large print, Braille and in an audio version.
Leckie & Leckie is the only official publisher of the SQA Past Papers, publishing an extensive range of past examination papers along with comprehensive answer sections showing students exactly what examiners are looking for and how to aim for the best grade. Leckie & Leckie has been publishing Past Papers since 2001; our output has increased steadily over the years, with no fewer than 77 Past Papers to be published in 2008.
Leckie & Leckie has also produced a range of 16 titles in Maths and English for pre-school and primary level pupils (ages 3-11).
Looking to the future
Leckie & Leckie is well-known for having a flexible and innovative approach and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to curriculum change. The Leckie & Leckie team is particularly excited about its planned publications in response to the Curriculum for Excellence. We look forward to offering teachers and pupils a range of new resources to support teaching and learning during this major overhaul of the Scottish education system. 2009 will be an exciting and busy year as, in addition to planning for the new curriculum, Leckie & Leckie’s existing series will be expanded. Already used extensively across Scotland, our Success Guide, Course Notes and Grade Booster ranges will be developed into new areas and levels, and new products will be published both traditionally and digitally.
Leckie & Leckie’s tried and tested books have for years been the first choice for hundreds of thousands of successful Scottish students. With almost 40 new titles and 77 SQA Past Paper titles publishing in the next 12 months, Leckie & Leckie is more committed than ever to publishing for Scottish secondary schools.
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Leckie & Leckie’s extensive range of titles includes:
Intermediate 1 Physics Success Guide - a new addition to our Success Guide range. Publishing October 2008 priced £8.99.
Higher Modern Studies Grade Booster – published at the beginning of 2008, this Grade Booster has very quickly become a best-seller. Available now priced £6.99.
PC Passport Course Notes with CD-ROM: Beginner Level – available 11 September 2008 priced £17.99.
Standard Grade PE Success Guide – one of our top 20 best-selling titles. Available now priced £8.99.
Intermediate 1 Hospitality Course Notes – this is one of our top 10 titles, and the book cover is a favourite with the Leckie & Leckie team. Available now priced £12.99.
ACE Skills and Strategies for Learning 11-14 – the first title to be launched by a UK educational publisher in conjunction with the RNIB in Daisy, Braille and large print editions. Available now priced £4.99.
French: Official SQA Past Papers 2008 Intermediate 2 – a new title for 2008, with audio files available online to download.
Modern Studies: Official SQA Past Papers 2008 Higher
- All Official SQA Past Papers will be published in September 2008 month priced £7.99.
- Add to BasketACE Skills And Strategies For Learning - - Paperback
This practical handbook delivers key life & study strategies to help 11 to 14 year olds become successful learners & responsible citizens. In addition to questionnaires for study & life self-knowledge, units encourage students to think about healthy-eating, exercise, organisation, & relationships.
- Add to BasketHigher Modern Studies Grade Booster - - Paperback
This handbook delivers practical guidance, examples and exercises to help students unlock the Higher exam. Notes on, and examples of, techniques and skills are accompanied by information on where certain skills are needed in the exam. Targeted questions enable students to apply skills for themselves.
- Add to BasketIntermediate 1 Hospitality - - Paperback
This book delivers essential content for the Intermediate 1 hospitality exam. A new topic area on each double page spread makes revision accessible. Quick tests and top tips help students prepare thoroughly for the exam.
- Add to BasketPC Passport Course Notes - Pbk. + CD
This title covers all three assessment units: word processing, spreadsheets and the Internet.
- Add to BasketPhysics: Intermediate 1 - - Paperback
This book covers key content for the six mandatory course units at intermediate 1 level. Each double page spread presents a new topic for manageable revision. Quick tests and top tips help students prepare thoroughly for the exam.
- Add to BasketStandard Grade Physical Education - - Paperback
This book delivers essential content for the Standard Grade physical education exam. A new topic area on each double page spread makes revision accessible. Quick tests and top tips help students prepare thoroughly for the exam.