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Guestbook Archive - June 2016

Believe it or not, I managed to get my hands on 8 different CGP revision guides and workbooks for English! It's my worst subject by far but thanks to you I am not abandoning all hopes! :-D

Tony — Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 29 Jun 2016 at 20:06:52

Guestbook Editor: That's an impressive selection — good luck with the exams.

Faaaaantastic books!! I've used them for many years now we've progressed through primary and are now at GCSE stage.
Fun and informative - a great help for moody teens, to whom everything is B_O_R_I_N_G.

Jacqui — Warrington, United Kingdom — 28 Jun 2016 at 19:32:16

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! At CGP, we're all still moody teens at heart*, so we try to alleviate boredom where we can.

*It's just possible that I'm unfairly projecting my own mentality on to my upbeat colleagues here.

Your company is fantastic! Your one day delivery is efficient and it means last minute revision books can be ordered. I have used your books to teach me extra GCSEs and has enabled me to start my A levels during the summer! Thanks

Alex Chen — Liverpool, United Kingdom — 28 Jun 2016 at 18:49:48

I have a question about the CGP logo. Why is the guy reading the book with his sunglasses on? Isn't it bad for your eyes? Is he even reading the book? We cannot see where he's looking at! What if he's spying on us? And the angle at which he holds the book - it looks like a triangle with his (hidden) eyes in the middle. Is CGP ruled by freemasons and/or Illuminati?

Jon Snow — Winterfell, United Kingdom — 27 Jun 2016 at 14:09:17

Guestbook Editor: That's not a question, it's a barrage of questions! Here are the answers:

The man in the CGP logo is called Colin. He wears sunglasses for style reasons. He's definitely reading his book, as is the smaller Colin 2 on the cover of the book Colin 1 is holding, and so on to infinity. He has to hold the book like that because his sunglasses have prescription bifocal lenses. He's not spying on you, you're spying on him. He's just minding his own business inside his self-effacing golden shield.

As for CGP being ruled by the Illuminati — don't be ridiculous. We're much more mysterious than that.

10/10 would read books again
good job well done

see an — cant sit down town, Thailand — 27 Jun 2016 at 12:55:58

I loved your A Level Geography and Biology revision guides, both AS and A2. Very funny. They helped me understand the topics SO much better. And it is great that the Biology one has both AS and A2 in one book, as all topics are required for the Unit 5 synoptic paper.

Joanna — Whitby, United Kingdom — 25 Jun 2016 at 19:38:41

Just placed first order for our daughter following advice at parents evening. Very much looking forward to receiving the books!

Ruth — Bicester, United Kingdom — 24 Jun 2016 at 00:51:25

Any chance you'll be making a revision guide for the new spec OCR Computer Science A-level??

PleaseAnswer — CGP Land, United Kingdom — 21 Jun 2016 at 16:57:11

Guestbook Editor: We've only just made the Revision Guide (and Exam Practice Workbook) for new spec OCR Computer Science GCSE! You lot are insatiable.

A book for A-Level Computer Science isn't out of the question, but it probably won't arrive within the next year, we're afraid. Stay tuned for more info...

I want to say how great your books are. We home school our grandson and your books help us keep him up to date with the core subjects in the national curriculum. Thank you

Janet watson — Holford, United Kingdom — 20 Jun 2016 at 19:46:27

Love your A-Level book for Economics, far better than most textbooks on the market! Is there any chance you'll be making a book for Edexcel A-Level (2015 onwards) History Route E? That's Russia 1917-91 and GDR/China - it would be super useful :)

Michael — Stevenage, United Kingdom — 20 Jun 2016 at 00:36:58

Guestbook Editor: A-Level History is a bit unlikely for the time being, we're afraid. There are so many options to cover that we'd struggle to make books that would be useful to a wide range of students. Maybe one day...

I found your books so great and helpful that I told my teacher and now we use them everyday in class! Thanks so much!

Elodie — England, United Kingdom — 19 Jun 2016 at 08:39:35

(Commenting on book SFR32, KS3 Science Study Guide - Foundation

terrible demo

fyuihfvyj — tibgkcg, United Kingdom — 17 Jun 2016 at 17:47:01

Just placed my first order with CGP and would like to comment on how helpful the website is explaining levels and exam boards etc. I also phoned the helpline and received great advice too regarding types of books I required.

Sophie — Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom — 17 Jun 2016 at 11:20:27

Guestbook Editor: Excellent — glad we could help. Hope the books are just what you need.

I have used these books with Years 5-8, depending on ability. They have been really useful leading up to Common Entrance and I can see that they would be a useful resource for leading up to GCSE.

Connie Kirk — Salisbury, United Kingdom — 17 Jun 2016 at 09:51:35

CGP offers some of the best, cost-effective, revision materials out there (especially with the colleges discount they offer), I recommend them to all my A-Level Chemistry students as a 'must have' resource.

Dr Alan Glaze — Southampton, United Kingdom — 15 Jun 2016 at 09:36:17

Is there anywhere to find a mark scheme for the questions in the revision guides? It'd be helpful if there were some, so I know how well I've done in the questions.

JESSICA — Reading, United Kingdom — 14 Jun 2016 at 18:24:50

Guestbook Editor: Hello — we tend not to include the answers to the 'Revision Summary' questions in our Revision Guides, because they usually only test you on the facts from the section you've just finished studying.

(Many of our latest Revision Guides for the Grade 9-1 GCSEs have new and improved 'Revision Questions' pages where it's easier to tick off the questions you can answer confidently.)

Hi All at CGP,
Just got my post from CGP with the chocolate - so could not resist putting in an order! All the best!

JonE — Lichfield, United Kingdom — 14 Jun 2016 at 13:39:11

Guestbook Editor: Excellent news — hope the books give you as much pleasure as the Curly Wurly.

Are there answers for the A2 AQA Business revision guide? In the back you only have answers to the maths- based questions...

Finlay — Selby, United Kingdom — 10 Jun 2016 at 09:59:56

Guestbook Editor: We don't provide answers for the more open-ended questions in this book, sorry. We could only really provide you with a list of points you might want to include in your answer, which would just be repeating the study notes. Hopefully the number of marks available for each question gives you a good idea of how much detail you need to include in your answer.

Many thanks for your help on the phone this morning. We look forward to receiving our order and getting stuck in!

Anne Rees — Cheadle, United Kingdom — 09 Jun 2016 at 09:55:30

ive been waiting now for nearly a month for the science revision guides to come out... when are they coming out.

murtaza — london, United Kingdom — 08 Jun 2016 at 19:45:52

Guestbook Editor: That depends which ones you're waiting for — many of new our Grade 9-1 Science Revision Guides for AQA, Edexcel and OCR Gateway are in stock now, with more on the way throughout June.

The main exceptions are:

• Foundation Level Combined Science Revision Guides — due late summer / early autumn
• All our OCR 21st Century Science books — due September / October

Hope that helps?

Please could you let me know who I can report any errors in your books to?

Matthew — Warrington, United Kingdom — 08 Jun 2016 at 14:54:05

Guestbook Editor: Certainly — just drop us an email at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk and we'll look into it.

(Commenting on book HER41, New GCSE History Edexcel Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course

Very nice where you cover the topics we do. Any chance of an edition with Crime and Punishment rather than Medicine?

Michael McGinty — Dartford, United Kingdom — 08 Jun 2016 at 11:58:28

Guestbook Editor: It's unlikely, I'm afraid — there are so many options to choose from in GCSE History that we had to limit ourselves to the ones that would be taken by most students. Sorry we haven't covered everything you need, but thanks for your positive feedback on the topics we do include!

i failed my gcse cos of u

gerald — i hate u, United Kingdom — 08 Jun 2016 at 11:43:42

The best book ever

Muskaan — Woking, United Kingdom — 06 Jun 2016 at 15:44:06

I found a grammar mistake in your Of Mice and Men English text guide, on p.16, where "Crooks's" is used instead of "Crooks'". I know this is being pedantic but it is noticeable!
I hate to be a pain but you have also used "Crook's" as if Crook is a person on p. 16 of the Of Mice and Men text guide. I think someone needs to learn how to use apostrophes!
Once again I have found a mistake in the Of Mice and Men text guide, p.29 at the bottom; "she threatens to have him hung" should be "she threatens to have him hanged".

Callum — London, United Kingdom — 05 Jun 2016 at 16:10:34

Guestbook Editor: Hello! Thanks for your error-spotting. I've compiled your comments into a single post for simplicity.

I think "Crooks's" is actually fine. In the same way, we might write "James's" or "Jesus's" because that's how they're often pronounced verbally — not everyone likes this usage, but I'm fairly sure it's not technically wrong. However, writing "Crook's" on the same page is definitely a mistake. Sorry!

It's also true that it should say "hanged" and not "hung" on p29. Sorry again!

We'll make sure these are corrected next time we reprint the book. Let us know if you spot any more...

I fondly remember using your science revision guides yearsss ago which sparked my interest in the subject...15 years on and I've just completed a medical degree and am still missing your cheesy jokes! Do you do a junior doctor's revision guide by any chance?? :D

Zara — London, United Kingdom — 03 Jun 2016 at 17:17:30

Guestbook Editor: Congratulations on finishing your degree — it's great to hear that CGP helped to inspire your scientific career.

No plans for a Revision Guide on Junior Doctoring, but there's no shortage of cheesy jokes to be found on the CGP website. Look us up if you ever get a spare moment between shifts...

These are great books, amazing for my end of year exams that I always stressed about. Love these and I highly recommend!

Lily Richardson — Market Harborough, United Kingdom — 03 Jun 2016 at 16:46:21

I've always thought that your choice of font and colour schemes was awful, but the jokes alone are worth me dragging myself away from revision to type you this message.

Emma — Leicester, United Kingdom — 01 Jun 2016 at 18:37:03

Guestbook Editor: We're not sure whether you mean "because the jokes are so great" or "because the jokes are making me lose my faith in humanity," but we'll assume the former. Thanks!

We really enjoyed our stay, the breakfast was fantastic. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely stay here again.

Chris — Broadstairs, United Kingdom — 01 Jun 2016 at 13:09:32

Guestbook Editor: Ah, that made me laugh. Thanks for folding your towels so neatly — you're welcome back any time.