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Guestbook Archive - July 2013

well i was wondering when you would do english literature b aqa books???

lol — lollington, United Kingdom — 28 Jul 2013 at 17:36:59

Guestbook Editor: Honest answer: I don't know. Which means probably not very soon. Sorry!

Incidentally, is Lollington anywhere near Lolworth? I drove past there on the A14 near Cambridge the other week. Didn't seem to be a particularly hilarious place, but it did have a Travelodge.

Second time using CGP, first time quick service, excellent books.
Children have enjoyed using them. Right on point. Thanks
keep up the good work.

naz — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 22 Jul 2013 at 18:56:40

In the contents page of your edexcel book (GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with online edition) - Higher - MXHR45) there is a checklist for modular. So, if I'm doing linear then do I use the whole book?

Claude — Manchester , United Kingdom — 22 Jul 2013 at 14:02:04

Guestbook Editor: Yes, that's right — you'll need to know everything in the book for your Edexcel exams. (People doing modular-style courses will need to learn the whole book, too... the tick-boxes are there to explain which topic belongs to which Unit. But you don't have to worry about that.) Enjoy.

I am doing Edexcel (linear) mathematics, and I was having a peek in your book for the edexcel exams but there isn't one for linear it's all modular does it cover exactly the same stuff? Then should I just get the edexcel book or that and the maths tutor DVD (is this covered in the CD accompanying the edexcel book?).

Do you do video tutorials on science topics (it doesn't need to be a particular exam board) it's just well, moles are confusing, along with many other gcse science topics? Of not you should look into it either on YouTube or as a DVD!

Also I think you should look into creating a GCSE 'study skills' book, to help those who don't know ways of revising and the time management involved!

Finally as you know we are crammed to the limit with controlled assessments and I just wanted you to look into producing a little sort of leaflet (like the style of the answer books for the workbooks) for the AQA A geography controlled assessment?

Thank you- sorry for the essay- YAY SUMMER!

Claude — Manchester, United Kingdom — 22 Jul 2013 at 11:57:32

Guestbook Editor: Right, I've got 1000 characters max with which to answer your questions. Here goes...

All our latest GCSE Maths books are written for the linear courses, so no problem there. Our MathsTutor DVD-ROM videos are completely separate from anything you’ll find in our GCSE Maths books, so it’s well worth picking these up too.

We haven’t made any GCSE Science video tutorials as yet, but we’d like to. A Study Skills book is also a good idea — have you seen our Professor Gunning ‘How to Revise’ book? That’s pretty much what you’re describing, I think.

Finally, we cover the AQA A controlled assessment in a fair amount of detail in our GCSE Geography books – in fact, we’ve just made a brand new Complete Revision & Practice guide for this course. We're not planning to publish these sections in booklet form, but you can work wonders with a stanley knife and a stapler. (Although this would invalidate your CGP warranty.)

These have got to be the best, simplest and most clear revision guides around! CGP got me through my GCSEs, and hopefully now they'll get me through my A-Levels!

Toby Fenton-O'Creevy — Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 21 Jul 2013 at 12:44:34

So there are no plans for CIE IGCSE biology, chemistry and physics books in the near future?

Jake — London, United Kingdom — 19 Jul 2013 at 22:39:31

Guestbook Editor: Not that I'm aware of, I'm afraid — but it's not impossible in the longer term.

I'm Having Pie For Tea Tonight :3

Mr. Pie — Pieland, United Kingdom — 19 Jul 2013 at 17:35:34

ccg is excellennte

la;la — walsal, United Kingdom — 19 Jul 2013 at 12:23:40

I adore these books! I have recently started my IGCSE course for biology, chemistry and physics with CIE but you only offer Edexcel - do I buy these?

Jake — London, United Kingdom — 18 Jul 2013 at 23:40:52

Guestbook Editor: Although a lot of the topics will be the same, our Edexcel books won't cover everything you'll need for your CIE International GCSE, and the exams will be structured in a different way. The Edexcel Certificate books will give you a good basis to revise from during the course, but they won't prepare you 100% for the CIE exams. Sorry!

Old sport, do you happen to have any plans for a business studies (GCSE) book for Edexcel?

Claude — Oxford, United Kingdom — 18 Jul 2013 at 23:37:23

Guestbook Editor: I don't think we're planning a Business Studies book specifically for Edexcel, but our 'general' GCSE Business Studies Revision Guide BUHR43 covers everything on the Edexcel spec. (I happen to know, old sport, because I was one of the editors.) Hope that helps.

thanks this website is great

daniel — alexander, United Kingdom — 18 Jul 2013 at 17:53:22

My dear friend,

The fame and good repute of your books, it appears, have managed to transcend the boundaries of space and time; even we statesmen of days gone by have heard of your excellent products. Burke and Sheridan were very much impressed by your English Literature Guides. The Whig Party expresses its admiration and sends CGP its well-wishes. I am, with great truth,

Your most obedient servant,
C. J. Fox.

Charles James Fox — Dead Whigs' Club, CLOSED RECORD — 16 Jul 2013 at 08:23:23

Guestbook Editor: Indeed, our understanding of space and time has become rather more sophisticated since your political heyday in the late eighteenth century. Nowadays, society's disregard for the unidirectionality of Time's Arrow is so widespread as to pass largely unremarked. Perhaps CGP's greatest triumph was inspiring your contemporary Jane Austen to compose her much-admired novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by sending her a copy of our matching GCSE Text Guide from the future. She was much impressed by the glossiness of the cover and the insightful analysis to be found therein.

I must say it was a pleasure going onto a site that was easy for us parents to use. I will be returning to get more books for my children.

Emma Barnes — Dartford Kent, United Kingdom — 12 Jul 2013 at 13:42:01

It is not for me to tell you how to do your job or how to market your products, but since you asked for feedback, here it is.

The 11 Plus and KS2 books are aimed at children around the ages of 9 and 10. I suggest you go into a school and show a group this age the logo of your teenager in a hat and sunglasses and ask them what they think, including the girls. In my opinion, at this age they do not want to be like a rebellious-looking teenager. Then you could ask a few parents - the ones actually paying for your books - what they think of it also. Some might tell you it puts them off buying your books. It is as if you are selling to the studious but trying to identify with the rebellious.

Stephen — Manchester, United Kingdom — 10 Jul 2013 at 10:56:29

Guestbook Editor: Poor old Colin, CGP’s much-unloved logo mascot. Originally, he was a man of indeterminate age reading a (blank) newspaper in an armchair, as you can see from the early CGP cover below. He only started wearing the baseball cap to disguise his sparse hairdo. I suspect he’s not much of an inspiration for rebellious teenagers.

We do like to do things a bit differently at CGP — not everyone’s a fan of our style, but we’re pretty popular all the same. I reckon Colin will be around for a while yet...


Being from the US, I have a few issues with obtaining your books. You see,

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of school
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

Will — Bel-Air, United States of America — 10 Jul 2013 at 01:01:30

Guestbook Editor: I can see how that might lead to some entertaining culture-clash scenarios, but not sure why it should affect your ability to get hold of CGP books. We're happy to send orders all over the world, including your auntie and uncle's house. I'm sure they'd be happy to pay the shipping charges for anything that might further your interest in learning.

Can I suggest making a science video tutorials like the maths tutorials videos as it has been beneficial towards my education.

Ben — Enfield, United Kingdom — 09 Jul 2013 at 22:35:01

Hi, could you publish a revision guide for wjec physics at A-level?

Tom — Stoke, United Kingdom — 09 Jul 2013 at 07:45:58

Hi guestbook editor, I just wanted to thank you for the great books that have helped me so much recently.
I am 12 years old and I have just taken my physics IGCSE because I am home schooled, I recieved an A so I'm very happy.
I self taught myself from your books and they are amazing!
Thank you so much, I'm taking IGCSE chemistry now....

Henry Drury — Stocksbridge, United Kingdom — 08 Jul 2013 at 17:28:13

Guestbook Editor: Crikey — well done. You'll be unifying Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity by the time you're sixteen. Good luck with the Chemistry!

Are you thinking about publishing any guides for the IB courses?

Clare — Aylesbury, United Kingdom — 03 Jul 2013 at 18:01:32

Guestbook Editor: We're definitely thinking about it. But actions speak louder than thoughts, and I don't think there's been any action just yet.