LearnWell (formerly ESA Publications) is a long-established New Zealand educational publisher with over 300 study guides and workbooks for primary and secondary school ages covering the New Zealand curriculum, qualifications, and examinations. They are the leader in study guides and learning workbooks for primary and secondary school, and have more than 180 publications in all major subjects areas. LearnWell’s range is their biggest asset: they cover a huge variety of school subjects and are seen by students, teachers, schools and parents as a trusted source of support material. LearnWell’s high quality content is available for licensing in both digital and print forms, all calibrated to NZ curriculum levels.
The AME Workbook series was created to support students’ end-of-year revision and to provide practice exam questions. The workbooks are structured as write-in books, with brief end-of-year revision notes and examples, and a compilation of recent exam questions for essential exam practice. Example answers are carefully structured to reflect ideals set out by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and demonstrate clearly to students what is required of them. The layout for answers are the same as given in exams, so that students can provide responses at the level of detail expected. With a focus on last minute revision, the AME Workbooks are briefer than the Study Guides series.
The Start Right Workbooks is a series of over 40 titles that support students at primary school to excel in the New Zealand curriculum. Titles cover English, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Homework, providing friendly homework opportunities that reinforce school programmes and classroom work with examples, illustrations and culturally-relevant material. Answers allow parents and teachers to check, improve and guide student learning, while footers identify how material on each page relates to the New Zealand curriculum. The Start Right Workbooks are specially written to enable parents and teachers to see what is meant by the curriculum and the level any given child is currently learning at. Parents and teachers can see the terminology being used, understand what is being taught, and understand how they can support children.
LearnWell Digital are resources provided using the iQualify Learning Management platform, where you can undertake coursework in an interactive way. The resources include full coverage of learning on a topic; support for classroom work, internal assessment, and end-of-year revision; interactive learning material and activities; notes, examples, illustrations, photos, diagrams, questions, and answers relevant to New Zealand students; as well as data and analytics for teachers and students. For the matching print format, see the Learning Guides.
Learning Guides provide learning on a wide range of topics. Like their digital counterpart, LearnWell Digital, the Learning Guides provide full coverage of learning on a topic; support classroom work, internal assessment, and end-of-year revision; contain notes, examples, illustrations, photos, diagrams, questions, and answers relevant to New Zealand students; and are up to date, accurate, and easy to follow.
Learning Workbooks are print books designed to help students revise. They provide brief coverage of one or more topics; support classroom work, internal assessment, and end-of-year revision; contain notes, examples, illustrations, photos, diagrams, questions, and answers relevant to New Zealand students; and are up to date, accurate, and easy to follow.
LearnWell’s mainstay are their well-known ESA Study Guides. These A5 titles cover most subjects at secondary school level for any particular year of study, and the huge range is a particular selling point. Written specifically to support students in their classroom work, they are widely recommended by teachers and provide revision and reinforcement opportunities all year round. The ESA Study Guides offer full coverage of the year’s work for most subjects with comprehensive notes, examples, illustrations, photos, diagrams, questions and answers. The LearnWell team is responsive to changes in the national curriculum, so Study Guides are always up to date, accurate and easy to follow.