Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay with Paypal

You probably use Paypal already, as it's pretty much the largest, best known and most trusted payment system on the internet and owned by eBay. If you already have an account simply sign in when prompted. You'll be taken to the secure Paypal site where you can make your payment in the usual way. If you don't have an account you can also pay directly using a credit card - most types are accepted.

This is the simplest, fastest and most convenient way to buy one of our lesson plans and our recommended option. Your download will start automatically once payment has been made, and you'll also receive an email with a link so you can download the scheme of work later.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes you can - we use Paypal for this (see above).

Do you accept payments by electronic bank transfer?

Yes we do. If this is your preferred method then please please drop us a line stating which teaching units you'd like to purchase, along with a contact name, email, telephone number and postal address. We'll then send you a pro-forma invoice so you can complete the transaction.

While we make every effort to process these payments as quickly as possible, you should note that we're unable to send the teaching units until payment has been cleared. In practice this means that it may take several days for your order to be delivered if you choose this payment option.

Once payment has been completed we'll send you your order by email.

How long do I have to download the file?

Once your order has been processed the file will begin downloading automatically and will be saved to your downloads folder (or similar, depending on which browser you use). If you have a problem during the download don't worry - you can download the file for up to 14 days after your order date using the link in the email you will receive. Please check your bulk/junk email folder if you don't receive the email shortly after placing your order.

We log all orders and downloads, so if you still have a problem just drop us a line and we'll fix it.

Do you plan to provide teaching units for High School?

Yes we do. We have a similar number of modules for these key stages as we do for Middle School which we'll be adding to the site shortly. If you want to know when they'll be ready just sign up for our newsletter.

Can I use your lesson plans outside the USA?

Yes you can. The lessons can easily be adapted to fit most curricula and the topics selected are of an international nature.

What is a .pdf file?

PDF means Portable Document Format. Most computers will be able to read this as the reader software, provided by Adobe, is widely installed. However, if it isn't installed on your computer you can download it for free from Adobe.

What is a .zip file and how do I open it?

Some of the schemes of work contain multiple files, such as MP3 music files. In these cases we have combined the text documents with the files in .zip file. To open this file you first need to 'unzip' it by right clicking on the file and clicking 'extract files'.

What is an MP3 file and how do I play it?

MP3 is a common format for electronic music files. You can play the file by clicking on it on your computer. If you have an iPod you can drag the file to iTunes to add it to your player. Similarly you can copy the file onto a different brand of MP3 player using its proprietary software. You can also burn the file to CD so that it can be played using a CD player. To do this you'll need to copy the file to a blank CD and click 'burn as audio file' (this depends on which software you are using).

What is an MP4 file and how do I play it?

MP4 is a video file format. You can play MP4 files directly from an iPod/iPhone if you have the correct cable to connect it to a TV. You can also play MP4 files on most computers using Quicktime which you can download from Apple.