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Guestbook Archive - November 2011

Your books have saved my life!! :D

Aly Khan Tejani — LEICESTER , United Kingdom — 29 Nov 2011 at 20:06:55

Hi, i notice you have a AS AQA geography revision guide, why not A2? :P. I'll be doing that in two years, will you have it by then? I know it will certainly help a lot of people out, as it's a very very popular course, and the textbooks aren't good.

Mike — westcliff , United Kingdom — 28 Nov 2011 at 19:25:45

Guestbook Editor: Ah, AQA A2 Geography certainly is a popular request. It's a book we'd really like to make, but it's a big project. Will it be ready two years from now? Well, maybe...

i LOVE the books which u lot have made they r really helpful but i would love it if someone can sit live on the computer so u can ask questions to them. thank you

adam jones — boscastle, United Kingdom — 28 Nov 2011 at 17:03:00

Is it just me or are people now doing this 'igcse' thing?
my son is doing this but he is struggling and he claims that his teachers say that the 'normal gcses' are easier than the 'very rigorous' igcses. i'm completely baffled by this. Well, anyway i went to search igcses on this website but they only had igcse maths and that is one of the few subjects he's finding very easy. i am really worried about my son and his poor grades. Especially in the sciences (it seems like the 'igcse sciences' is very hard from previous comments).
Please help!

Jane — none, United Kingdom — 28 Nov 2011 at 10:55:36

Guestbook Editor: Sorry to hear that your son is having a hard time with his IGCSEs. As you say, our IGCSE range only includes Maths at the moment, but we're keen to add more subjects in the future. We can't help you with IGCSE-specific Science books at the moment, unfortunately, but our 'general' GCSE Science books (for all exam boards) cover a wide range of topics, so your son may find these helpful.

CGP is great, however, your geography GCSE range does not include edexcel, will you be releasing a edexcel GCSE geography range soon?

Alex Thomas — London , United Kingdom — 27 Nov 2011 at 22:47:30

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! I don't think there'll be any Edexcel GCSE Geography books from us in the near future, though — sorry.

I ordered a selection of your books via the website early evening and couldn't believe it when they came in the post first thing the next morning! Now THAT'S service!

Rachel — Derbyshire , United Kingdom — 27 Nov 2011 at 14:32:48

it's a shame that you don't seem to have any igcse books :(

jonathon — dublin , United Kingdom — 26 Nov 2011 at 11:40:06

Guestbook Editor: Um, we've got IGCSE Maths, if that's any help?

Hi, i like your books a lot, I'm in year 11 and was just wondering why don't you have AQA RE revision guides? :(. Also, more importantly why don't you have A2 AQA geography revision guide, or AS/A2 computing? etc, there's a lot of subjects missing, would be great if you had them all :) otherwise great books.

John — southend , United Kingdom — 26 Nov 2011 at 00:22:18

Guestbook Editor: Ah, so many subjects, so little time. Our range is constantly expanding, but we've only got a finite number of people to make books, and they're always very busy. If only we could get an infinite number of monkeys, an infinite amount of typewriters and infinite time... sadly, our HR department won't stump up the infinite cash. Skinflints.

I don't understand why you have included 'all about cows' in an AS maths book? (am i missing something?) :S

tash — birmingham, United Kingdom — 23 Nov 2011 at 22:22:24

Guestbook Editor: You're not missing anything — it's just a page about cows. We like cows.

A lot.

this is great

rimi — madigasca , Uruguay — 23 Nov 2011 at 16:34:10

very good please add a bit more fun and games to the ks3 part but overall very good

someone — somewhere , United Kingdom — 22 Nov 2011 at 17:11:45

I loved this things, it is soo cool

Wonyoung Lee — Surrey , United Kingdom — 22 Nov 2011 at 16:46:30

Hi there, just want to say that your books are brilliant. Never read anything like them before :) Just one question though. I'm going in to year 10 next year, doing double science. I know you have the books on applied double award, but are they the right books for normal double award? Cheers

Jeff — Y , United Kingdom — 22 Nov 2011 at 12:42:17

Guestbook Editor: For normal Double Award Science, you'll be studying the topics in our Core (Year 10 exams) and Additional (Year 11 exams) books. Slightly confusingly, the Applied Double Award is a completely separate course — but it'll no longer be on offer by the time you get to Year 10, which makes life a bit more straightforward. Hope that helps.

love cgp. really, really useful. just wondering if you were going to publish one for gcse drama as its a really hard subject to get a good grade in and would really like some advice to get my head round the exam.
ps. i'm doing aqa so an aqa specific one would be even more useful :)

layla — birmingham , United Kingdom — 20 Nov 2011 at 22:52:51

Guestbook Editor: Hello! There isn't a GCSE Drama book on the cards at the moment, as far as I know. It's definitely something we'll keep in mind for the future, but we can't say if and when it'll happen at this stage.

On page 52 of the chemistry GCSE book AQA revision guise, what is your little MGB?
Thanks for the great work!

Sam — L , United Kingdom — 18 Nov 2011 at 18:02:08

Guestbook Editor: Ah, glad you asked. An MGB is a small sports car launched by MG in 1962. Here at CGP, we all drive between meetings in retro soft-tops, laughing gaily as the warm Cumbrian wind ruffles our bouffant hairdos. It's like an Austin Powers film, but slightly more educational.

thank you very much for these books they help me understand things i don't understand at school!

Ayesha — Stockton on tees , United Kingdom — 18 Nov 2011 at 15:18:53

(Commenting on book S7W31, KS3 Science National Strategy - Book 1, Units 7A to 7L

I wish i can look at the pages so i can revise :/

Ibrahim — London , United Kingdom — 17 Nov 2011 at 17:04:07

Hey! Can you find the answers of the chemistry workbook online? I need them asap and I can't order for personal reasons :)

Selly — London , United Kingdom — 15 Nov 2011 at 16:40:06

Guestbook Editor: Hi! We don't publish our Answer Books online at the moment, I'm afraid. If you're in a fix, our Customer Services team will do whatever they can to help — just drop them an email on the address at the top of this page.

We always purchase from CGP, their books are so fun and I certainly love them! They're funny and make me want to read on... in a weird way! :)

Priyaaaa — Herts, United Kingdom — 14 Nov 2011 at 17:23:22

Guestbook Editor: Our books make me want to read on in a weird way too. Bottom to top, right to left is my favourite. Although it does sometimes spoil the ending.

Just wanna say keep up the good work. Love CGP, wouldn't have understood Biology (additional science) if it weren't for you <3

Rachael — Birmingham , United Kingdom — 14 Nov 2011 at 16:40:20

I Always purchase books from CGP for my children and my children love them just a shame that there aint books for every subject as i have tried looking for a GCSE Catering books and also a History work book and practice papers if you ever think of doing these books i will defently be in line for a copy!!

Catherine Perreira — Hemel Hempstead , United Kingdom — 13 Nov 2011 at 20:15:55

i think the books are quite expensive for new student who are taking gcse this year as they will be needing more books over the next two years thank anyway

ayesha — swansea, United Kingdom — 11 Nov 2011 at 18:57:41

Great service! Would be great to have confirmation of order saved to documents because no printer in house.

Johanna Lukas — Neath , United Kingdom — 09 Nov 2011 at 11:42:14

I have the blue, Complete SATS test pack. Does the Maths SATS pack have different maths tests than the one I have?

Maha — nowhere , United Kingdom — 09 Nov 2011 at 09:46:08

Guestbook Editor: Hello — the tests in the Key Stage 2 Maths SATS pack (MHB22) are the same as the ones in our all-in-one Maths, Science and English pack (SMEB21). So you don't need to buy both!

when will IGCSE books come out?

mike — town , United Kingdom — 09 Nov 2011 at 09:18:26

Guestbook Editor: We don't have a set dates for our next batch of IGCSE books at the moment, I'm afraid. But we'll keep you posted on our What's New page when we know more...

Please, please, please make CGP IGCSE books (esp for the sciences. I'm reallly struggling on them!)

Paul — Anon , United Kingdom — 09 Nov 2011 at 09:17:33

I looooooooooooooove CGP books! I have to say, without these amazing books I would have never achieved my GCSE grades. I am currently studying A-levels, I found them incredibly hard until I purchased CGP revision guides for A-levels. I must say it helped me a lot, the best thing about these books are; they summarise everything, have exam questions and the best part: they have hilarious jokes.
Keep up the good work

Tamana — London , United Kingdom — 08 Nov 2011 at 12:34:10

I have got really rubbish results until I used your maths books. I went from a 60% to a 90%. Thanks sooooo much. I will be getting more books soon :) xxxxx

Rebecca — Horsham , United Kingdom — 07 Nov 2011 at 21:28:53

In your gcse biology book why do you spell "sulphur" "sulfur" .?

Is your proof reader American ?


shangers — buntingford, United Kingdom — 07 Nov 2011 at 21:13:01

Guestbook Editor: I'm pretty sure our proofreader isn't American (although he is quite quiet, which makes it harder to tell) — I think the "sulfur" spelling has become the international convention now. More importantly, it's spelt this way in the GCSE specifications. I prefer a 'ph' to an 'f' myself, but life's not always phair.

Hi CGP! I love your books- I have got a whole collection of them in my drawers! I love your science ones for OCR Gateway (Sept. 2011). They are really useful! I was wondering whether you would do a revision guide for Execel Pilot (Maths) any time soon? Thanks a lot (I spelt it right ;) ), CGP FAN!

CGP FAN — CGP WORLD, United Kingdom — 07 Nov 2011 at 17:34:38

Guestbook Editor: Hi CGP FAN! Pleased to hear that you're finding our new GCSE Science books useful, and that your drawers are stuffed with CGP goodness. We're not currently planning any books for Edexcel Pilot Maths — it's a 'trial' course being taught in a small number of schools until 2013. But if it becomes a full-blown GCSE option after that, we'll definitely think about it...

I hope these books help me with A-LEVEL Maths and Chemistry. A liitle birdie told me they were awesome. Fingers crossed. Nothing is achieved without effort. So...thank you.

Niamh — Derby , United Kingdom — 06 Nov 2011 at 17:45:41

These books have really been helping for my GCSE Maths, but any chance of getting any BTEC workbooks, as their courses have different requirements than the GCSE ones.

Ludmila — Lobdon , United Kingdom — 06 Nov 2011 at 14:07:15

I was shocked not to find a Revision Guide for Human Biology A2 AQA. Please comment and thanks in advance.

Zaidi — Hounslow, United Kingdom — 05 Nov 2011 at 07:52:10

Guestbook Editor: We're sorry that we don't have an A2 Revision Guide for Human Biology at the moment. A-Level Science books are big projects, and unfortunately we don't always have enough time and people to cover every subject at every level. But our range is expanding all the time, so we wouldn't rule anything out for the future...

Amazing books, really helpful and will help me get some good grades for my GCSE. Also If i have accidentally ordered a wrong book, can i refund it and get the right book?


Anon — Anon , United Kingdom — 04 Nov 2011 at 21:42:07

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! No problem if you've accidentally ordered the wrong book — just get in touch with our Customer Service team, and they'll sort out an exchange for you.

Next year, I'll be going in to year 10 to do triple science. As there are no specific books for the triple award, what separate books would you recommend? Cheers from a massive CGP fan :)

Archie Bonham — Wells-Next-The-Sea , United Kingdom — 04 Nov 2011 at 19:42:58

Guestbook Editor: Hello! If you're taking triple science, we'd recommend that you go for our separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics books. There are editions specifically for the AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards, so hopefully there should be something that matches your course exactly.

this is a great company that produces great books. it has really helped me over the years.

bob — esesx , United Kingdom — 03 Nov 2011 at 21:29:20

Cows in AS Maths.........seriously?


Muneeb — Manchester, United Kingdom — 03 Nov 2011 at 20:16:03

Guestbook Editor: LMCO, surely? (Laughing my cow off.) I think LMAO is more about donkeys.

(Commenting on book MLR21, KS2 Maths Important Bits

me and my brother will do great in maths for the sats test if we try our best and memorise all the important bits

Tahera — London , United Kingdom — 03 Nov 2011 at 09:10:33

Guestbook Editor: Sounds like a solid plan — good luck!

I seriously love your website!!! xx So amazing! Love it!

Aki — Northampton , United Kingdom — 02 Nov 2011 at 20:08:12

You guys should do workbooks for A-level subjects like you did for GCSE =)

Isam B — Ilford , United Kingdom — 02 Nov 2011 at 18:58:38

Guestbook Editor: There's an idea. We don't make separate A-Level Workbooks at the moment, but we do put plenty of practice questions in all our AS and A2 books to make them as useful as possible for exam preparation. And we're adding more all the time — our recent A-Level Maths books have tons of exam-style questions, practice tests and complete answers. Why take two books into the shower? They'll only get wet.

In Year 9 at the moment and was always in the 2nd set for Maths (wasnt my strongest subject) then I bought your KS3 Maths revision guide and after my recent progress test I have been moved up to the top band for Maths! Thank you CGP!

James — Colchester , United Kingdom — 02 Nov 2011 at 10:26:00

Will there be any IGCSE books on the sciences and humanities soon?

George — Middlesbrough , United Kingdom — 01 Nov 2011 at 20:59:01

Guestbook Editor: Not very soon, I'm afraid. We've definitely got IGCSEs on our list (we've already done IGCSE Maths books), but it's unlikely that the next batch will be ready before autumn 2012.

I buy these books for my GCSE students. This year, our school 'attempted' to persuade them that another revision book would be better (as it was cheaper). They said 'NO! we want our lovely CGP books because they make us laugh and they're really good!' It made me happy because they love you so much. I love you too. x x x x

Kirsten — Durham , United Kingdom — 01 Nov 2011 at 20:03:52

Guestbook Editor: Aw, we love you guys too. Good luck to your students with their GCSEs — it sounds as if they've got the best revision books for the job.

these books are awesome. a definite reccomend

praveen — london , United Kingdom — 01 Nov 2011 at 18:19:17

i think this is a good website for my revision.

sherigail clayton — tipton, United Kingdom — 01 Nov 2011 at 15:46:49