Up to 24 years worth of highly regarded magazines covering 14 subjects plus the IB Review

The Hodder Education A Level Magazines Archive (formerly known as the Philip Allan Magazines Online Archives) offers access to up to 24 years worth of highly regarded subject reviews for 16-19 year old students. It is available on Dynamic Learning, Hodder Education’s purpose-built online subscription service for teaching and learning.

The magazines include specially written articles by experts in the field to stretch and challenge students’ knowledge, adding depth and breadth to each topic they study.

It provides excellent support for teachers with the Lesson Builder tool enabling teachers to group together articles and other resources quickly and easily into a lesson which can be presented via a single browser window, and shared with students and colleagues, and exported to VLEs.

Teachers can also create tests for their students and track the progress and results for groups of students as well as individual students. All reports can be exported in Word or Excel format.

A self-registration option can be set up for students and teachers to enable them to create their own accounts.

Features

  • IB Review
  • Biological Sciences Review
  • Business Review
  • Chemistry Review
  • Economic Review
  • The English Review
  • Geography Review
  • 20th Century History Review/Modern History Review
  • A-Level Law Review
  • PE Review
  • Physics Review
  • Politics Review
  • Psychology Review
  • Religious Studies Review
  • Sociology Review

Testimonials

“The Head of Physics sets homework articles from Physics Review as homework for his A-Level students, to widen and deepen their understanding of the topics covered in class and to develop an appreciation of how different areas of physics contribute to understanding a particular phenomenon. A history teacher uses the archive for homework with his GCSE classes; he finds the articles offer a critical historical perspective of the debates surrounding topics covered in the curriculum. The Head of Geography uses Geography Review to research recent topics to inform his own teaching of the subject.” Terri McCargar, Librarian, Latymer Upper School

“Our boys borrow very few non-fiction books and tend to rely on Google – choosing the top few hits from a search.  We need to be able to offer good quality information, packaged in an easily accessible format. Currently 6th form (and sometimes year 11) students are referred to Hodder Education A Level Magazines Archive –  a trusted and easy-to-use resource –  to find both specific articles and more general research by teaching staff.” Loralie Kesteven, Librarian, Reading School

Access options

Username and Password, Direct Link

To find out more about how the different access options work please see our General Access Information.

Usage statistics

Usage statistics are currently not available for Hodder Education A Level Magazines Archive

Promotional materials and downloads

Hodder Education has a selection of magazine extras to help you get more from the topics explored in the magazines, including posters, revision exercises, key topic worksheets and more.

For tutorials on how to use the archive content and features please click here.

FAQ

What subjects does the archive cover?

The archive contains 14 subject reviews plus the IB Review. The reviews included are:

  • Biological Sciences Review
  • Business Review
  • Chemistry Review
  • Economic Review
  • The English Review
  • Geography Review
  • 20th Century History Review/Modern History Review
  • A-Level Law Review
  • PE Review
  • Physics Review
  • Politics Review
  • Psychology Review
  • Religious Studies Review
  • Sociology Review

Can I just subscribe to one review?

No, at JCS we only offer a package of all 15 titles for schools, or packages of 5, 10 or 15 for FE Colleges this is because we have negotiated a special deal with Hodder Education.

Can I print articles?

Yes you can print articles, but only one page at a time.

How often is the content in Hodder Education A Level Magazines Archive updated?

Magazines are embargoed up to a year, and are updated annually in August.

How far does the content go back?

Subscribers have access to up to 24 years worth of magazine back issues.