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Guestbook Archive - April 2011

Howdy (= I've been using your books since, like, Year 6 or something (can't really count that high, I'm a folk musician, the internet is a strange place for me) and they've been uber-helpful. But are you guys gonna do a GCSE Sociology book at any point? Cause all the other ones I've seen in shops and stuff are, like, really not that good. And a Sociology book would be really helpful... Will you guys consider it??

And I'm having cous cous for tea

Charlie — Stourbridge, United Kingdom — 29 Apr 2011 at 19:03:12

Guestbook Editor: I think the internet is just a strange place, full stop. (A good way to blend in is to type 'lol' as often as possible, even when nothing especially funny has occurred — e.g. "I'm having cous cous for tea lol.") We'll definitely keep your GCSE Sociology suggestion in mind, but we can't make any promises at the moment, we're afraid. Happy folking!

Thanks so much for making such great books!! I went on holiday at Easter and because i was having an exam straight after the holidays i decided to try your books and ended up revising from them whilst sunbathing!! - Great books and I found my Physics exam much much easier than normal!!

Thanks again!!

Sophie — Leeds , United Kingdom — 29 Apr 2011 at 17:25:33

How is everything? Just to say great, great books, really help me a lot. Are you considering a Latin book for GCSE level? Please consider! Thanks.
Good work on all your books. Must be fun writing them ! XD

Tamara — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 29 Apr 2011 at 14:14:31

Guestbook Editor: Hi!

Everything's great, thanks for asking — even better for knowing that our books are helping you out. GCSE Latin is definitely on our 'Things to Consider' list, but no definite news at the moment. I'm sure we'd have a lot of fun writing it, though, so perhaps we should carpe diem?


Really good, but they are quite expensive especially since I am buying loads of them. They are great and now I have improved at a lot of subjects!

Bob — London , United Kingdom — 27 Apr 2011 at 17:47:47

I love CGP books, they save my life. I really like the jokes as well.

Timothy — Portsmouth , United Kingdom — 27 Apr 2011 at 17:44:12

I love CGP! I have nearly daily discussions with all of my friends about how fantastic your revision material is - funny, informative, simple . . . the advantages seem almost innumerable. I have a CGP revision guide for each and every subject I am currently studying at GCSE and I am sure that your efforts will reward me with the top results I expect to attain this summer. Only thing I would say, though, is - why does the CGP AQA B revision guide not include any information on Vietnam? I wish it did; I'm sure I would benefit greatly from having all the information condensed in a down-to-earth, humourous fashion!

I have also looked for AQA Maths Linear past papers to no avail. I would like to ask why this is? By the way, your past papers are also of a very high standard. I also find the advice given in the books extremely helpful. I hope that you continue with your fantastic work; I have been using your books since I was in Yr 5 and I hope to still be using them when I finish sixth form in 2 years' time! Thank you very much . . .

Ruth — Manchester, United Kingdom — 26 Apr 2011 at 21:59:38

Guestbook Editor: Thanks for your kind comments — we're really pleased to hear that you and your friends are big CGP fans. We're sorry that Vietnam isn't covered in our AQA B History Revision Guide — it'd be very difficult to include all the possible GCSE History topics in one book, so we picked out the ones that would be most helpful to most students.

As for Maths, if you're taking your GCSE exams in summer 2011, you'll find the AQA Linear Maths Practice Papers you need here — just select 'Student' and then click on the 'I'm in Year 11' signpost. Thanks again, and good luck with your exams!

i spend more time looking at the jokes and funny comments than revising.. not exactly productive.

Emma — Brizzle , United Kingdom — 26 Apr 2011 at 20:24:34

I am a student. I really enjoyed these books because of the witty humour and intelligence. I learnt very quickly and in my big test I got 97% which is amazing because last year I got 56%! Also I am 11 years old so it is hard to concentrate with all the TV and celebrities.

Thank you so much!

charlotte — barton, United Kingdom — 26 Apr 2011 at 15:35:53

Guestbook Editor: 56% to 97% — that's a *taps calculator*... 73% increase! Excellent work, especially with all those celebrities doing their best to put you off. Unlucky this time, Lady Gaga.

Have you ever thought of doing uni-level books? it was an interesting thought that struck my mind along with ideas of fascination and evolution.

Jack — Plymouth , United Kingdom — 26 Apr 2011 at 13:09:47

i want to thank CGP since it saved my first a-level physics and maths letting me pass both and no doubt it will help me with stats cause i need all the help i can get with it!

Tabby — Gloucester, United Kingdom — 25 Apr 2011 at 22:40:21

I find your books to be very informative and useful but please stop with these terrible jokes. The jokes aren't funny and every time i read one it frustrates me so much. PLEASE STOP

mark — liverpool , United Kingdom — 25 Apr 2011 at 17:28:50

Guestbook Editor: Good to hear that you're finding the books useful, even if our sense of humour isn't leaving you in a state of helpless ROFLing. The jokes are mainly in the boxes at the foot of each page (along with some useful tips), so you could try trimming off the bottom 4cm of each book, then keeping the offcuts in your bathroom as the world's most strangely-shaped range of out-of-context joke books? It'd be a great talking point for visitors.

hey, i own your science ks3 book, and i gotta say its really helpful :)

ellie — oldham , United Kingdom — 25 Apr 2011 at 10:51:40

Just like to say thanks for getting me through my revision, and my exams. I love your revision guides because they always add a bit humour on every page, so it keeps me going for longer than I normally would.

Matt — Penistone, United Kingdom — 25 Apr 2011 at 10:45:01

Guestbook Editor: You're very welcome. Making revision less dull is our main aim in life (although it doesn't work for everyone — see above). Hope the exams go/are going/went well!

I love all your books and I hope you will carry on!

Parth — Corfe Mullen , United Kingdom — 24 Apr 2011 at 15:11:18

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! We will certainly carry on...

they are hard to understand

wsefrwe — erwerwer , United Kingdom — 24 Apr 2011 at 14:14:39

your books helped me get As and Bs on my exams

Mohammed — Bristol , United Kingdom — 22 Apr 2011 at 16:03:29

I'm doing the IB next year instead of A-Levels. I think it will be really good for me, but I've never seen an IB Revision Guide done by CGP... I've been hoping one was in the pipeline... :D

Louis — London , United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 17:10:33

(Commenting on book IHR32, KS3 ICT Study Guide

Can you please get sample pages for this book. I want to know what is in it to see if it is suitable for me. I need database help!

Help — Help, United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 15:58:27

Guestbook Editor: I know what you mean. I get a really itchy rash from just thinking about databases. We're sorry the sample pages from the KS3 ICT book have gone missing — we're looking into getting that fixed as soon as possible.

Will you be releasing any AS Religious Studies Revision Books for this year?

Girl1993 — Bradford , United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 13:27:23

Guestbook Editor: As usual, I'm going to say that anything's possible in the future. But I don't think we'll have anything ready in time for the summer 2011 exams, I'm afraid.

Hello, I just wished to ask you to outline what 'exciting new books' you keep saying you will be publishing, I'm very curious.

Tarquin — Townchester, United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 13:14:02

Guestbook Editor: We're a mysterious bunch here at CGP, so we like to keep you in suspense a little bit. We'd recommend keeping an eye on our What's New page for the latest announcements. If that doesn't send your excitement levels all the way up to 11, we don't know what will.

A-level revision guides for French/German would be great!

Grace — Worcester , United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 11:36:59

Thank you so much, your German revison guide for GCSE and workbook have been such a great help! Before I got them I was working at grade C, but since I've used them I've gone up to grade B nearing A! My parents would like to say thank you as well for making them easy to understand :) <3

Persephone Thurston — Ashford, Kent , United Kingdom — 21 Apr 2011 at 11:00:42

By any chance will you be bringing out a Physical Education AS book?

Mr Chuckles — ------- , Christmas Island — 21 Apr 2011 at 10:39:31

Guestbook Editor: Well, there's always a chance. But not just yet, as far as I know.

The answers are the revision guides themselves and those you do need answers to are in the back of the book. i think these books are great and i am actually confident walking into the exams because of them :-)

Emma Hughes — Blackwood , United Kingdom — 18 Apr 2011 at 17:18:46

I'm really not impressed with the fact that there are no answers inside the revision guides.. is this a way of attracting people to your website? It's frustrating that there's not a link on your website that goes directly to the answers

Not Impressed — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 17 Apr 2011 at 21:51:42

Guestbook Editor: We're sorry if you've been caused any frustration — the questions in our Revision Guides are mainly there to recap the key facts students need to learn in each section, so the answers should be fairly easy to find by flicking back through the preceding pages. If there's a question that needs some calculation, we usually put the answer at the bottom of the page or at the back of the book.

I really like the cgp books i have the ks2 maths and english i was wondering if you do a german ks2 book

Sophie — hampshire , United Kingdom — 17 Apr 2011 at 19:38:59

Guestbook Editor: We don't make a Key Stage 2 German book at the moment — sorry! But we're glad you're enjoying the Maths and English guides.

I used your Physics AS book for my first module exam and I got 100%. Very good books. Also in your AS maths book I appreciated the page about cows, I couldn't have got an A (100%) without it.

Jared — Boston , United Kingdom — 15 Apr 2011 at 18:58:38

Guestbook Editor: Behind every brilliant mathematician, there's an unsung cow.

Fish and chips for tea of course - it's Friday!

Dom — Crowthorne , United Kingdom — 15 Apr 2011 at 18:54:52

Guestbook Editor: Of course! What were we thinking?

Heey ;),
Just like to say a big thankyou to cgp as you helped me pass my year 6 sats I went from a level 4 to a level 5 in maths thanks soo soo muchh ;) now I'm at secondary in year 7 and its the end of year tests soon rushing out to buy your books they are amazing but could you please bring out a year 7 spanish books as most kids in year 7 do spanish ;) that would get you more customers as I have had to buy another yr7 spanish book let's hope you have helped me pass this year :D

paris — york, United Kingdom — 15 Apr 2011 at 17:39:53

Hello I am a great supporter of your books and have bought your 'GCSE Core Science' book today which I think is absolutely smashing! I love how you get practice questions as well as tips for the actual exam. What I would like to know is, are you planning on bringing out a 'CGP App' for the Apple App store as I think it would make revision even easier? Thanks :)

Ciara — Tewkesbury, United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 21:14:59

Guestbook Editor: Thanks for your support! Really pleased to hear that you're a fan of the books. The CGP App is an interesting idea — we'll definitely keep it in mind...

I am in Year 9 and I am going to do GCSE Latin. Are you going to bring out a book for that any time soon?

Francesca — Grantham , United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 18:06:59

Guestbook Editor: Ah, GCSE Latin. Will we, won't we? Um, I don't know at the moment. Sorry. All the very best with it, though.

I am annoyed that I have to pay postage. And also why are schools able to by the books at a much lower price?

Carolyn — Nottingham , United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 17:36:12

Guestbook Editor: We're sorry for any annoyance. We do offer free postage and discounts for larger orders — see our IFAQ page for more details, along with an explanation of our pricing for schools. Unfortunately, we're just not (yet!) a huge enough operation to be able to post smaller orders for free without losing money.

Please can you bring out an AS and A2 Classical Civilisation book. thanks

John — Chelmsford , United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 14:04:32

I find learning from CGP books an entertaining and enjoyable experience!

Nadia — London , United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 09:46:12

Guestbook Editor: Gosh. I find working for CGP books an entertaining and enjoyable experience. What a coincidence!

your books helped me to get me A*s ;D

amy — - , United Kingdom — 14 Apr 2011 at 09:34:47

I bought a maths book by your company which made me a great success in sats. Thank you

Ann Mary Sajan — Hucknall , United Kingdom — 13 Apr 2011 at 18:51:15

(Commenting on book MHS42, GCSE Maths Complete Revision & Practice

the books are really good and they helped me on my GCSE's.
I got the maths, french and science. They all helped me pass my exams and this was great.

Rahima Begum — Rochdale , United Kingdom — 13 Apr 2011 at 16:21:26

I would like to purchace an electronic versions of your books so the kids and I can practice electronically. I believe this will save cost, reduce storage space for hard copies as well as help the environment keep green.

Ego Ide — Dagenham , United Kingdom — 13 Apr 2011 at 07:11:14

They are stunning i might just pass my SATS yet! They are helping me in circles. I'm in the lowest group but my teacher says that I am getting there though they are clever how they can really help you. I have 2 of the maths books and 2 of the literacy books ready for my SATS on May the 9th. The 4 books are helping me just before my SATS.

jessica — rugby, United Kingdom — 12 Apr 2011 at 18:34:28

Guestbook Editor: Brilliant — it's great to hear you're finding our books useful. Good luck with the SATs!

is keystage 3 for yr 7 and if so are you going to bring out a Religious Studies revision guide/workbook? Also for English a revision guide of Shakespeares "Macbeth"

georgia — fakenham, United Kingdom — 12 Apr 2011 at 17:04:36

Guestbook Editor: Our Key Stage 3 books cover Years 7-9, unless there's a specific year on the cover. I don't think we're planning a KS3 RS book at the moment, I'm afraid, but we can help you out with Macbeth — take a look at our Text Guide (ESM32) and Complete Play (EPM41). They'll save you a load of toil and trouble.

(Commenting on book ESR333, KS3 English Shakespeare Text Guide - Richard III

really really helpful books but very expensive. Couldn't the prices go down a little bit ?

georgia — stibbard , United Kingdom — 12 Apr 2011 at 16:34:44

This is an excellent way to learn. It is fun and still you get lots of interesting facts. I have bought loads of CGP books and will keep buying them.

CGP Customer — Manchester, United Kingdom — 11 Apr 2011 at 20:06:57

Please bring out an A2 level music book, an A2 geography book would be helpful too! :) thanks for all your help so far!

Leanne — Oldham , United Kingdom — 11 Apr 2011 at 18:25:26

Really good site and books I got, A* in all my subjects!!!

Naarisha Jihaar — Tehran , Iran — 11 Apr 2011 at 11:23:56

I was told that your books were edible...

Angry Man — Luton , United States of America — 10 Apr 2011 at 20:46:43

Guestbook Editor: ...I find that hard to swallow.


Dear CGP. My AS-level options for next year are English Literature, History, Politics & Psychology. Are you going to bring out a Government & Politics CGP revision guide?

Henry — Leeds , United Kingdom — 10 Apr 2011 at 19:30:36

Guestbook Editor: Well, I haven't seen such a thing being hammered into shape in the CGP workshop, but things move fast around here. Who knows what might happen? There might even be something for your other subjects...

thanks so much for making thse books they have helped me so much with my sats i just cant wait until i go on to the ks3 books.

hannah — hereford, United Kingdom — 10 Apr 2011 at 15:35:25

I want you to know that for me, CGP was a godsend. I'm doing the edexcel IGCSE course, and I wish your books were more freely available within Pakistan because thousands of kids are doing Cambridge/Edexcel, maybe even hundreds of thousands.

Regardless, THANK YOU.

Hashim — Lahore , Pakistan — 10 Apr 2011 at 11:13:41

Guestbook Editor: You are most welcome. Good luck with the IGCSEs!

i love this web site

hannah — london, United Kingdom — 10 Apr 2011 at 09:12:08

I am currently buying more of your books for my forthcoming exams. So helpful ! Got me great grades.
Anyway, aside from books - If you were a food what would you be ? I'd be Shepherds Pie Till I Die

GoinNowhereFast — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 09 Apr 2011 at 18:23:53

Guestbook Editor: Shepherd's Pie Till You Die — is that a savoury variation on Death by Chocolate? I'd be Tuna And Pasta Bake Till I'm At My Own Wake. Oh, and congratulations on your grades!

You're not planning on making books for the modules M3 and D2, are you?

Isam B — Ilford , United Kingdom — 09 Apr 2011 at 17:12:29

Guestbook Editor: We're not — not yet, anyway. Sorry.

why isn't there an edexcel geography book out yet

Sohail Shafqat — West Sussex, United Kingdom — 09 Apr 2011 at 11:44:01

Guestbook Editor: There's a wide range of GCSE courses on offer for Geography, so we've decided to cover the two most popular for now (AQA A and OCR B). We certainly wouldn't rule out an Edexcel book for the future, but we're busy with lots of other exciting projects at the moment.

Excellent delivery turnaround.. books with us within 24 hours. Well done and thank you.

Lorna — Chessington , United Kingdom — 09 Apr 2011 at 11:15:29


learning boy — kensington , United Kingdom — 08 Apr 2011 at 21:31:15

Hi, I started using your books and my grades went down.

I was predicted 4 B's and 5 C's but now after using your book Im only predicted 3 C's, 4 D's and 2 E's!


martha — stoke on trent, United Kingdom — 08 Apr 2011 at 12:38:23

Alot of beans on toast! ;o)

E Williams — Bristol , United Kingdom — 08 Apr 2011 at 10:47:15

Guestbook Editor: Are you going to allot yourself a lot?

i found the guinea pig comment absolutely hilarious, i don't know what people are complaining about, plus the infos pretty good too :)

anna — cambs, United Kingdom — 07 Apr 2011 at 20:40:47

When are your new revision books for triple science coming out, i am starting year 10 in September and my nerves would be at rest if i found out when they're coming

Adam — Jones , United Kingdom — 07 Apr 2011 at 20:19:24

Guestbook Editor: Remain calm — our new Revision Guides and Workbooks for GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics will be out in June. So, if you like, you can spend your summer holidays reading them from cover to cover. Hurrah!

Your books are so useful. Especially your science. But can't you do online papers .

Lily — London, United Kingdom — 07 Apr 2011 at 17:28:13


Emma Evans — mold , United Kingdom — 07 Apr 2011 at 16:20:02

Your books have absolutely saved my life! Im a GCSE student and basically taught myself the chemistry course with the help of your books and grabbed an A* in my mocks. THANK YOU! :D

Beth — Maskall , Brunei Darussalam — 07 Apr 2011 at 11:55:17

Guestbook Editor: Woot!

i'm so scared i dont know if the books have came out yet for sats in kingsland primary school because im heading for level 5's and with the practice tests i have and so i really need those books but i dont know when they will come out :(

courtney — kingstanding, United Kingdom — 06 Apr 2011 at 21:13:02

Guestbook Editor: Don't be scared — all our Key Stage 2 SATs books are out now, so your school should be able to get hold of them without any problems. Good luck with the tests!

I would like you to show whether you have ordered foundation or higher books in the order summary. Would help you to make sure you got the right thing. Thank you!

Sarah Earl — Lewes, United Kingdom — 06 Apr 2011 at 18:53:37

sorry but the jokes that are in there are not funny. they are good for info but some pages are a bit overcrowded making it hard to revise

jess — devizes, United Kingdom — 06 Apr 2011 at 17:37:12

Guestbook Editor: Not funny? I don't understand how this has happened. We extensively test all our jokes on a focus group of carefully selected guinea pigs. I mean, they're literally guinea pigs. But they've got a great sense of humour by rodent standards.

(Commenting on book AAHR41, GCSE English AQA A Anthology Study Guide - Higher


LEAH — JAPNAN , United Kingdom — 05 Apr 2011 at 21:32:59

Hi, your French GCSE revision guides are really good. However, now I do AS level French. So, are you going to make AS level French revision guides anytime soon?

ThePhoeniix — Bradford , United Kingdom — 05 Apr 2011 at 20:25:57

Guestbook Editor: Thanks — good to hear you found the GCSE French books useful. To be honest, if you're doing AS French at the moment, it's unlikely that there'll be a CGP Revision Guide in time for your exams. Sorry! But in the future... well, who knows what the future may hold?

I only need to buy a guide for M2 (A-level maths) because I've already done C3 and C4. Is there any way I could buy it by itself? (I don't really want to spend £12.99 on one module) :(

Isam B — Ilford , United Kingdom — 05 Apr 2011 at 19:42:54

Guestbook Editor: Ah, sorry — our A2 Maths guides are currently only available as all-in-one Complete Revision & Practice books for Core, Mechanics and Statistics. Great if you haven't started your exams yet, but less good if you've only got one left, we agree. Sorry again.

It would be useful if you could match revison and work books with examination codes so you know you are choosing the right one. It could be you do and I've missed it!

Anita — Solihull, United Kingdom — 04 Apr 2011 at 20:44:42

Guestbook Editor: We don't normally include exam codes, but if a book has been written to cover a particular exam board's specification (e.g. AQA, Edexcel, OCR), it'll say so on the cover. If the exam board offers more than one course (e.g. OCR A and OCR B for A-Level Physics), we'll tell you that too.

Finally, if there's no exam board on the cover, it'll be suitable for all the main courses in that subect. Hope that clears things up a bit?

If you were a fruit, what would you be and why?

Culinary tip: for luxury Pot Noodle, make it with Chicken stock and a tblsp of tomato puree.

Cranston Lamont — Trumpton, United Kingdom — 02 Apr 2011 at 23:54:39

Guestbook Editor: If I were a contestant on Blind Date, I'd say I'd be a pineapple: a bit prickly on the outside, but soft and sweet within. Or maybe a peach: easily bruised, but stone-hearted. Oh, I just can't decide. I'll stick to the Pot Noodle.

Do you plan to offer GCSE revision guides in economics, law, media studies and drama?

Jay — Brighton , United Kingdom — 02 Apr 2011 at 00:24:50

Guestbook Editor: Sorry to be vague, but only time will tell with that lot. We like to keep a few surprises up our sleeves...

hi i love the cgp books we get from school they're great especially with sats thanks a bunch

my sister got five a one sats with your books thanks

hoodo — liverpool, United Kingdom — 01 Apr 2011 at 20:09:44

Will you release a Government & Politics CGP revision guide for AS and A2

Jimmy — Leeds , United Kingdom — 01 Apr 2011 at 20:01:35

These books really dont help - they just make things more confusing, and are not funny. Your maths edexcel practice papers are twice as hard as the real thing, and the layout of them is awful. Working out requires space not dotted lines.

BlahBlahBlah — BlahBlah Town , Christmas Island — 01 Apr 2011 at 15:01:00