New Designer, published by Lough-borough University, supports GCSE and Standard Grade courses. It offers advice on getting good grades, coverage of design skills and explorations of practical approaches to making, drawing and technology. Available on subscription (three issues a year) for Pounds 14.95, reduced for bulk orders. Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU. Tel: 01509 222689.
Skills-Based Sociology: Education and Training, by Tim Heaton and Tony Lawson, looks at recent debates and details recent research findings. It also contains practical advice on exam questions. Pounds 10.50. Macmillan.
ART AND MUSIC
The TSB First Visit, Local Visit, First Movement packs are free as part of the TSB Artsbound scheme. First Visit is an introduction to the National Gallery; Local Visit introduces Western Europeanpainting; First Movement is designed to help teach music to 11 to 16-year-olds. Workshop visits by the education departments of a number of orchestras can also be arranged. Educational Communications, 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, London W1R 3DG. Tel: 0171 453 4691.
GCSE Dictionaries for Religious Education: Islam: A Dictionary. From Adam to Zamzam, this dictionary defines key words and phrases in the Muslim faith. Pounds 3.99. Stanley Thornes.