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Guestbook Archive - March 2016

Hooray! The books we are using as supplementary workbooks are the 1999 version. I'm so happy to be updating my personal stash.

Renee — Sandys, Bermuda — 29 Mar 2016 at 23:48:32

I love CGP books! They make learning fun for my kids. I'm a home schooler. I'm currently using maths, English and science ks2. I hope to use your books until my kids are doing their gcses!

Laura Gardner — Hertfordshire, United Kingdom — 29 Mar 2016 at 19:39:49

please bring gcse economics because i really only use cgp revision books and i dont want to use another company

pla — london, United Kingdom — 29 Mar 2016 at 18:37:08

In the GCSE Edexcel Mathematics Grade 9-1 course revision guide. The answer to question 1c on page 6 (fractions) is not 167/27. The answer is 31/9

Hera Hope — London, United Kingdom — 29 Mar 2016 at 15:39:30

Guestbook Editor: Hi there. I've just had a go at the question and I still get 167/27. I can't quite see how you've got to 31/9, but I've included my working below to show how I got my answer.

4 1/9 + 2 2/27 = 37/9 + 56/27 = 111/27 + 56/27 = 167/27

Hopefully this helps — and good luck with the rest of your fraction practice!

(Commenting on book CATB41, GCSE Chemistry for AQA: Student Book with Interactive Online Edition (A*-G course)

Hi what's the difference between the interactive online edition vs the classroom edition of the Aqa chemistry gcse student books?

Chris — Wigan, United Kingdom — 29 Mar 2016 at 14:13:06

Guestbook Editor: Hi. Our Interactive Online Classroom Editions contain all the same material as the Interactive Online Student Editions. The classroom editions also feature a bonus 'Resource View', which allows teachers quick access to all the videos, animations and diagrams for their interactive whiteboard.

why isnt there gcse economics

Ola — london, United Kingdom — 27 Mar 2016 at 22:07:53

Guestbook Editor: The list of books we'd love to make is quite long and unfortunately we haven't got down to GCSE Economics yet. We do always have plenty of new products up our sleeves though — so we might cover your course in the future...

On the GCSE AQA Biology Workbook page 27, I believe there is a mistake..? The answers say that an overweight person usually has a higher metabolic rate, but your book says that if you have a larger proportion of fat to muscle ratio, you have a lower metabolic rate. Is this a mistake or m I reading it wrong..?

finesa — london, United Kingdom — 27 Mar 2016 at 15:43:58

Guestbook Editor: I think you're referring to Q3 a) iii) on page 28 of this book.

It's not a mistake in the book, but it is a tricky one to get your head around, so I've asked CGP's top Biology boffins to help explain it. Basically:

If you had two equally-sized people, the person with the higher proportion of fat to muscle would have the lower metabolic rate.

However, a physically larger person (such as someone who is overweight, compared to an average person) will usually have a higher metabolic rate, as a larger body needs more energy. (This is actually covered on p.12 of the matching Revision Guide just after the bit about fat to muscle ratio.)

(Commenting on book E6CW21, New KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Year 6 Comprehension - Book 1

There is no answer booklet that comes with the yr6 comprehension. Soo annoying.

leah — mcr, United Kingdom — 27 Mar 2016 at 14:50:33

Guestbook Editor: Sorry — we appreciate that this can be annoying. All the comprehension answers that you're after can be found in this book.

Quite a few of our Workbooks have separate Answer Books — this is simply so that teachers can set work from the books safe in the knowledge that students can't just look up the answers in the back.

I am so happy that I found these books again :), I used them when in school for my GCSE's and they were brilliant! Now I have just bought the KS1 Year 2 books for English, Maths, Science and Spanish for my daughter who is 6 years old. I can't wait to teach her with these. Fantastic service, excellent books and great prices and discounts. Thank you.

Ashleigh Heirs — London, United Kingdom — 27 Mar 2016 at 10:49:02

I love your revision guides. They are fun to look at and they help you do really well in school

Alex Chen — Wavertree , United Kingdom — 25 Mar 2016 at 11:17:07

How do I order a catalogue or is it only available online? Thanks!

finesa — london, United Kingdom — 24 Mar 2016 at 19:50:09

Guestbook Editor: Great question! Just get in touch with our friendly Customer Services team and they'll pop one in the post for you. You can email customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk or call for free on 0800 1712 712.

You should launch a GCSE astronomy book because it is a very interesting range that takes some explaining your way. You would be great at specifications like that.

adam zghoundi — london, United Kingdom — 23 Mar 2016 at 19:16:38

(Commenting on book M1NB31, KS3 Maths Textbook 1 plus two Online Editions (with answers)

Lovely still

Andy — Dalton, United Kingdom — 23 Mar 2016 at 17:58:00

(Commenting on book M1NB31, KS3 Maths Textbook 1 plus two Online Editions (with answers)


Andy — Dalton, United Kingdom — 23 Mar 2016 at 17:50:06

Hey, I love your books. But I am doing a lot of subjects that you don't have, such as classical studies, drama and some foreign languages?
Could you make revision books in classics and drama and also some more languages such as Mandarin, Italian and Latin please?
Thank you!

Danilo Paganelli — London, United Kingdom — 22 Mar 2016 at 23:33:42

Great guides, great service and I loved the plain English Terms and Conditions.

A big thank you.

Karen Rodgers — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 22 Mar 2016 at 21:29:11

I revoke my previous statement. I am just blind :( love you really CGP xxxxxxxx

Caitlin — Saffron Walden, United Kingdom — 19 Mar 2016 at 23:43:50

Guestbook Editor: Phew.

I have been using CGP books since GCSE. I am now studying toward my A2 levels.
I generally love the CGP books, however in my brand new A2 Chemistry 'the complete course for AQA' I have noticed a small mistake that threw me by surprise on page 47. The molecule is labelled '3,3,5-trimethylhexane' when the molecule drawn clearly contains an ethyl group, where the textbook claims there is a methyl group. Otherwise totally satisfied. Just be prepared to watch out for mistakes when note taking for these books.

Caitlin — Saffron Walden, United Kingdom — 19 Mar 2016 at 23:36:25

Guestbook Editor: Please see above...

Nice easy site to use. However, I would like the ability to deliver to a different address. As I am a college cardholder, the card is registered to my home address, but I need the delivery to go to the college as I am there every day. Perhaps you could put this on your wish list for future updates.

Terry MacQuaide — New Milton, United Kingdom — 16 Mar 2016 at 20:29:28

My teacher, Mr Chalmers, reads your books out marvelously!

Mossley Hollins — Mossley, United Kingdom — 16 Mar 2016 at 12:05:17

Guestbook Editor: Sounds intriguing. We'd love to hear a recording...

My daughter noticed a small incorrect answer in her KS2 Maths SATS revision book Standard level Page 92-93 section seven answers. It states the number of spiders caught by Katie 26-3 = 26. She knows it's 23, I advised her not to look at the answers since even cheating can mean you get it wrong in this case,

Smoggy — Dunstable, United Kingdom — 15 Mar 2016 at 09:52:12

Guestbook Editor: Ah, yes. Sometimes we include deliberate errors in our answers... to discourage cheating.

Not really, of course. Sorry for this slip-up — we'll correct it at the next reprint.

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tony — derby, United Kingdom — 13 Mar 2016 at 16:35:36

Just want to say thank you for making these books. Not only has revision been funny, informative and easy but now I have found out how to make a good cup of tea (Biology IGCSE double award book- in case you want to know as well). Thank you!

Eve — Yate, United Kingdom — 12 Mar 2016 at 15:43:25

(Commenting on book SHS33, KS3 Science Complete Study & Practice

Is this complete study guide just a compilation of the physics, chemistry and biology study guides or does it contain different material?


Nina — Bracknell, United Kingdom — 10 Mar 2016 at 20:28:24

Guestbook Editor: Hello — this Complete Study & Practice book contains the same study notes as our Higher Level KS3 Science Study Guide, plus a wide range of extra practice questions.

Our separate Study & Question Books for Biology, Chemistry, Physics are a bit different, with extended notes and examples, learning objectives and new questions for each topic.

Hope that helps. You can flick through sample sections of all these books by following the links above and choosing the 'Take a look' option.

(Commenting on book E6CW21, New KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Year 6 Comprehension - Book 1

This is just a business: answer for each book is expected At the back of each book. I think it won't be useful to many of the students. cgp is to look into it

Jose Kallarachully — Bristol, United Kingdom — 09 Mar 2016 at 16:52:22

All CGP books are great apart from the jokes. In a sample of 10 puns that I read, not one of them made me laugh -- no pun intended!

Andrew — Stafford, United Kingdom — 08 Mar 2016 at 12:22:54

I ordered the GCSE AQA Chemistry 10-minute text. It said don't photocopy this book. I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. I'll turn myself into the police station tomorrow morning.

Mr Th Uglife — Grimsby, United Kingdom — 07 Mar 2016 at 20:21:14


Dr J. Wayne — Texas, United Kingdom — 07 Mar 2016 at 10:30:10

I'm leaving the EU, are you coming with me?

Nigel — EU, United Kingdom — 07 Mar 2016 at 10:11:56

There is a severe lack of a wall in these books.

Donald Trump — USA, United States of America — 07 Mar 2016 at 10:10:45

I am ironman

ironman — Lumbridge, United Kingdom — 07 Mar 2016 at 10:05:47

wow guys this page is really funny! it really meets the standards of the JOKE SERPENT. XD XD XD

Funny joke serpent — memetown, United Kingdom — 07 Mar 2016 at 10:05:13

There's a very poor grammar mistake on "2. Trends in the Periodic Table" in the AQA Chemistry textbook, on Question Two of the application questions. "It's" is a contraction, whereas "its" would indicate possession. My day was ruined by this appalling error, and the only thing that could possibly save it was smugly writing this pedantic comment.

Dr P.E Dantic — Shropshire, United Kingdom — 03 Mar 2016 at 19:58:03

Guestbook Editor: That's enough to ruin anybody's day — we can only apologise. (It took me a while to track this down, as the mistake is in the answers section, not the question itself.)

We'll make sure this error is corrected at the next reprint, and arbitrarily fire somebody who worked on this book as a warning to others. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Elsie Daniells — NEWPORT PAGNELL, United Kingdom — 03 Mar 2016 at 19:04:38

Brilliant books thank you. We've used them from KS3 to A2 and they have been an amazing help! :)

Lesley Hershaw — Chester, United Kingdom — 02 Mar 2016 at 21:59:23

Damn CGP! Back at it again with the hilarious jokes!

Damn Daniel — WhiteVans, United Kingdom — 02 Mar 2016 at 11:43:54

I love these books for my 1-1 pupils, since I started tutoring they have been a god-send. Thank you. My pupils (mainly KS2) don't seem to mind your puns. Keep it up.

Penny Mitton — Middlewich, United Kingdom — 02 Mar 2016 at 09:46:15

Guestbook Editor: I should hope KS2 pupils don't mind our puns. They write most of them.

Great to hear that our books have been helping out with your tutoring.

(Commenting on book MHR25, KS2 Maths Study Book

Be very careful when buying. This book has exactly the same ISBN as the version for 2014 and 2015 SATS, but the content is different.

David Chamberlain — Crowborough, United Kingdom — 01 Mar 2016 at 15:19:07

Easy to use website, would be better if you could just purchase as a guest and not have to register. Thanks

Neil McCaughtrie — Guisborough, United Kingdom — 01 Mar 2016 at 14:58:56