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Guestbook Archive - October 2013

Do you have any plans to publish books via Kindle?

Claire Fairlie — Billingshurst, United Kingdom — 30 Oct 2013 at 11:41:18

Guestbook Editor: Yes, it's definitely something we're interested in. In fact, our GCSE Text Guide for 'Of Mice and Men' is already available as a Kindle Book — it's here!

Absolutely fantastic service, automatically applies a huge discount on applicable orders. That prompted me to go back and order more. Thanks!

Michael Norris — Brighton, United Kingdom — 30 Oct 2013 at 10:26:21

(Commenting on book CATB61, A2-Level Chemistry for AQA: Student Book

where are the answers for this book?

Jane Clark — Whetstone, United Kingdom — 29 Oct 2013 at 16:52:04

Guestbook Editor: They're included at the back — on pages 247-273, to be exact. Hope that helps.

Thanks for your great books. Plz consider finding a cheaper way of shipping outside UK. It is really expensive and a limit to my orders.

Waleed helal — kuwait, Kuwait — 29 Oct 2013 at 11:39:23

Fantastic books - I've got revision guides in nearly every subject and it helps so much. The apps are great, the website gives humorous revision tips which are actually very useful. The website has so much information on it too!! I wish other exam books could be as entertaining as CGP.

Becca — Hull, United Kingdom — 28 Oct 2013 at 16:04:13

Guestbook Editor: Oh, thank you. But there's no such thing as Other Exam Books.

I love CGP- thank you for breaking out of the 'dull zone'! Ria

Ria — London, United Kingdom — 27 Oct 2013 at 20:15:04

Guestbook Editor: I broke out of the Dull Zone once — it was the most terrifying experience of my life. CGP Books, of course, exist exclusively outside the Dull Zone, because that's just how they roll. I'm constantly awestruck by them.

Why is there no A2 Human Biology textbook??? I NEED ONE

Isobel — Manchester, United Kingdom — 27 Oct 2013 at 18:18:57

Great! Really easy to order, hoping to get top marks in SATS and I'm having a roast for dinner lol x

Detty — Brandon, United Kingdom — 27 Oct 2013 at 17:51:38

Hi I was wondering whether you were thinking of making iPhone apps for as biology, chemistry, physics and maths. It would be really useful as the GCSE science apps helped me a lot. Thankyou.

Anisa — Blackburn, United Kingdom — 27 Oct 2013 at 12:14:56

Guestbook Editor: Hmm, maybe. Watch this space. Really good to hear that you found the GCSE Apps useful.

I am a teacher and a mother and I have almost every book CGP available. They are great books and great value for money. I love them. Please make more, CGP...you have no more left for me to buy!

Suzanne — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 26 Oct 2013 at 20:47:20

Guestbook Editor: Don't worry — making more books is what we do. You can keep up with the latest arrivals on our What's New page.

Hi. Could you tell me what the difference is between your GCSE Text Guide for Macbeth and the complete play for it at GCSE?

aaron — london, United Kingdom — 26 Oct 2013 at 09:32:41

Guestbook Editor: Sure. Our Shakespeare Text Guides contain detailed notes about every important aspect of the play, including historical context, characterisation, use of language, staging and so on. Our Complete Plays contain the full text of the play with notes and translations throughout. So you get more in-depth analysis with a Text Guide, but the Complete Play is really useful for interpretating the text as you're reading it.

Thank you for having a brilliant website that makes ordering easy.

Christine Ankers — Wolverhampton, United Kingdom — 23 Oct 2013 at 15:35:17

Amazingly fast shipping. The maths books are so good that we're now ordering other subjects so the kids can integrate back into the UK. Thank you.

Karen — Tucson, United States of America — 21 Oct 2013 at 04:24:34

i got 10A* and 3 A by u guys. im so happy. i want to become a pilot plz wish me luck

adamp — london, United Kingdom — 20 Oct 2013 at 20:49:48

Guestbook Editor: Blimey, good work. And good luck.

Ive got SATS in may with you guys I am not scared now bring it on!!!

Jess — Preston, United Kingdom — 20 Oct 2013 at 20:36:19

Guestbook Editor: Yeah!

would be helpful if the online access code was given to you once you have purchased the book online so that you could access it straight away. And I think the answers should be included with the work books rather than having to purchase separately as we bought one yesterday (Sat) without realising there were no answers and so today my son couldn't check his work!

Catherine — Preston, United Kingdom — 20 Oct 2013 at 14:57:33

Very easy to use site loving the discount and free post and looking forward to working with my daughter using your books

sarah reynolds — SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom — 19 Oct 2013 at 11:08:00

Hey, lovin' the books! Just wanted your opinion really... At GCSE do you think 3As in seperate science is better than 2A*s in coordinated science? Many thanks.

Anna — Liverpool, United Kingdom — 17 Oct 2013 at 23:46:53

Guestbook Editor: That's a pretty deep question, since either of those would be excellent results. Here's a completely subjective opinion...

It depends what you want to study after GCSE, really. If you're planning to go on to A-Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics, having three GCSEs in Science will mean you start with a wider range of knowledge and skills, which is always helpful (and having three As would mean you had a very good grasp of the subjects). But if you're likely to move towards more arts-based subjects, that third GCSE might be better spent elsewhere.

Let your heart decide — how much do you love Science?

I love these books! The online edition is amazing with fully worked answers so i wont be confused when i get the answer wrong :)

Zara — Walsall, United Kingdom — 17 Oct 2013 at 20:44:19

Hey! You already know me - I think your books are perfect. But you might have heard that from a lot of people. Anyway, your workbooks provide some really great questions for exam practice. Just one little suggestion...

Do you think you could put in a few pages of lines for your GCSE Geography workbooks so people can answer the case study questions in the book?

aaron — london, United Kingdom — 17 Oct 2013 at 18:30:47

Guestbook Editor: But then the number of pages wouldn't be divisible by sixteen, as is optimally desirable for printing purposes!

It's a good idea, though, thanks — we'll keep it in mind for future editions.

Ooh! Love your books :) Got an A in my Statistics, and an A* in Physics and Chemistry because of you guys :)

You guys are awesome :) Going to indulge in some delicious food tonight... I'll save you from the torture of me telling you what I'm going to eat.



But it's going to be delicious.
Hopefully.

Q — Heckmondwike, United Kingdom — 16 Oct 2013 at 18:28:46

Guestbook Editor: I got a discounted Belgian Bun from my local convenience store last night. It was moderately delicious, and only cost 25p. Beat that.

can you do The Mysterious Case of Mr Jekyll and Dr Hyde as its one of the novel options for english literature

elliot strauss — york, United Kingdom — 15 Oct 2013 at 20:16:27

Hi, I recently got the gcse biology, chemistry and physics revision books. They're really helpful because they have everything I need. Thanks!

Chloe — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 13 Oct 2013 at 15:19:05

I am using several of your books for my final year of GCSE studies and I cannot say anything more than that they are absolutely perfect! The humour is great and I cannot wait to start my A Levels with your books. However, I have noticed that there are no A2 History revision guides. Could you add these?

Aaron — London, United Kingdom — 11 Oct 2013 at 12:59:20

Guestbook Editor: Perfect? Gosh, I bet you say that to all the educational publishers. *Giggle*

But thanks — glad you're finding the books useful for your GCSEs. I'm not sure how likely it is that we'll have A2 History books within the next couple of years (from what I can remember, there's an incredible range of topics to choose from at A2), but we'll definitely keep them in mind.

I just used the Online Library service and found it very quick and easy to use.

Luke Tainton — Cardiff, United Kingdom — 11 Oct 2013 at 07:21:26

please can you add astronomy....i cant find any other gcse books to do with astronomy. please????!!!!

alireza — london, United Kingdom — 10 Oct 2013 at 22:01:43

Well here we are again, you did it CGP — you have made the best DVD for Maths, do one for science now. I have recommended this to three people you should send me a £10 voucher let's see if you do!!!! ha ha.

amy — woodford, United Kingdom — 08 Oct 2013 at 22:15:03

Greetings! I am loving your AS Edexcel Biology book so far. I'm having to do this course long distance and the online materials that I have been provided with are a series of mind boggling waffle! Your books are making me understand things. I was just wondering, considering you guys cover solely what's in the exam. If I simply studied from your revision books, would it be enough to get me a decent grade? Working from several books right now is taxing for my brain, trying to discern what I actually need to memorize and what I don't. Many thanks for your fab books and the quirky humour to help me remember the important things!

Ani — Bournemouth, United Kingdom — 08 Oct 2013 at 12:10:10

Guestbook Editor: Hello! This is an interesting question...

We're confident that our books cover everything you might encounter in your exams, so they're a very good way of filtering out the topics you don't need to learn.

However, it's worth bearing in mind that our A-Level Complete Revision & Practice books are designed for revision (rather than in-depth study from first principles), so we'd always recommend using them in conjunction with a good teacher. But if our style of explaining things is helping you to understand the important concepts, then you'll be on safe ground using our book as your main reference guide. Many students do.

Hi there.
I've seen that there's a new collection of GCSE science books , and was wondering if CGP was going to make a Triple Science book? Because I can find Core & Additional, but not Triple Science and that'll be something I'll need for my Triple Science course.

Lauryn — United Kingdom, United Kingdom — 07 Oct 2013 at 19:51:24

Guestbook Editor: No problem — GCSE Science is one of our specialities. Triple Science is just a quick way of saying GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics, so you'll need those three books to cover the whole course.

Just to complicate matters, some schools teach Triple Science as Core Science + Additional Science + Extension (Further Additional) Science... but the content is exactly the same. Hope that's some help?

Do you happen to have any books for GCSE "Much Ado About Nothing" ... I'm sure you'll respond but until then Ciao

OriginalAnon — Anon, United Kingdom — 07 Oct 2013 at 11:13:33

Guestbook Editor: We do offer coverage of Much Ado About nothing — but it's more suitable for Key Stage 3 than GCSE, I'm afraid. Investigate our Complete Play and Text Guide if you'd like more info.

I really love your books, and at present I'm using your GCSE maths revision guide and topic by topic exam book for revision pre-November exam.

However, I think I've found a mistake in the answer to Question 10 b on page 162 of your GCSE maths higher level revision and practise book. The answer in the back has a minus sign which should be a plus, as in the question.

Also; does the OCR FSMQ book contain any content that isn't in the OCR MEI AS level one? Any extra detail on cows?

Harry — Monmouth, United Kingdom — 04 Oct 2013 at 20:26:33

Guestbook Editor: Good stuff — hope the exam goes well. Now for your questions...

You're right about that minus sign. In fact, we corrected this last time we reprinted the book (in April), so it's right in the most recent editions. Apologies for any confusion.

Secondly, I've used the completely unscientific technique of 'comparing the contents pages' of these two OCR Maths books, and it looks as if almost everything from the FSMQ course is also included in the OCR MEI AS-Level, but it may be presented in a slightly different way. Also, there are no cows at all in the FSMQ book, so bovinophobics might prefer this option.

Just to make you jealous I'm having a roast lamb dinner!!
I've just ordered 3 more CGP books for some of my A Level subjects. After having 1 for every GCSE subject last year I think I owe all my A's to these books. I am so impressed with them...easy to understand, funny and lots of memorable information.
Only complaint is that I would like a Law AS-level CGP book...will these be coming out at all?
Thank you for your hard work in producing these excellent books. Keep it up (at least until I've finished my A Level exams!) ;)

Little Red Hen — Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom — 03 Oct 2013 at 17:39:52

Guestbook Editor: Roast lamb on a Thursday? What a treat.

Very pleased to hear that we could help you out with all your GCSE subjects last year, and sorry there's no CGP book for AS-Level Law yet. I don't think Law is on our current list of projects, so I'd be surprised if we had anything ready in time for your exams. But we'll keep working hard on making the best revision books around... until everybody has finished their A-Levels. Or the world ends. Whichever comes first.

Hiya!! Just Casually scrolling through CGP comments in my past time. As we do!!(:
I wanted to ask if CGP had a book on Maths. Now obviously (used an online dictionary to spell that right :P) there is a book for "maths" but I'm looking for something more specific. I was wondering whether CGP had a book for GCSE (or level 2) Further Maths. Our teacher calls it Further Maths but we're not doing the AS so I'm pretty sure its Level 2. Its in addition to the GCSE Maths I'm taking. Imagine how excited i am! [that was unamusing sarcasm, just so you know]

Anyhoo, I'd love if you could help!!:) Have a good life (it was the longest period of time I could think of)

I'll shoot off now, I have the ever-amusing Joey from Friends waiting for me!!:)

Byee :)

that-girl-with-the-weird-name — Neverland with my friend Peter Pan, United Kingdom — 01 Oct 2013 at 18:42:18

Guestbook Editor: Hi! The extra course you're doing is probably FSMQ Additional Maths — and as luck would have it, we've just published a new Complete Revision & Practice book (FSMQ51) that covers the OCR version of this course. It's probably best to check with your teacher to make sure this is what he/she is teaching you, but we reckon it's your best bet.

Have a nice life too, and send our love to Joey. That cheeky rascal.

Edit: One of CGP's highly knowledgeable Maths experts has just come and whispered in my ear... it's very possible that you're actually doing the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics. Sorry! We haven't made a book for that course yet, but it's something we're looking into as we speak.

I'm now going to re-sit my painful A-Level Maths exams as self-inflicted punishment for my hasty response.