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Guestbook Archive - July 2016

I love your new text guides! Great for all those in year 8 and 9,who will be studying those texts in great detail. I just really wish that you could make english books and text guides based on the IGCSE specification. By the way, I bought your IGCSE books for physics and maths and the exam was a breeze (maybe the physics one was a tiny bit challenging but then again who finds physics easy?). I took IGCSE for history and geography and even though I only book the gcse ones you had the test was technically based on that. I got A*spare in my mocks but I only have you to credit for those brilliant results. Now I'm waiting for the actual GCSE results to come out (why do they have to take so long) fingers crossed that I do well!):)

Jack — Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom — 30 Jul 2016 at 09:10:02

Guestbook Editor: Good luck — we'll keep our fingers crossed too. Although it sounds as if you're quietly confident...

Hey Im about to go into year 10 and Im going to do the 9-1 citizenship course, is the current citizenship book (A*-G or KS4) okay? If not are you going to release one by May 2018 (when we have our citizenship exam)? If not PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO ONE. I really need it :I

Danilo Paganelli — London, United Kingdom — 29 Jul 2016 at 23:52:27

Guestbook Editor: Hello — I'm afraid we're not currently planning any new books for Grade 9-1 GCSE Citizenship. It's not impossible that we'll have something before summer 2018, but we can't make any promises at the moment. Sorry!

Any more text guides?

Cassie — Leicester, United Kingdom — 29 Jul 2016 at 13:11:59

Guestbook Editor: Not as far as I know, sorry. Any requests?

I love your range of languages books! Most people think that learning languages is one of the most difficult things (especially teens and I'm one of them) but once you've learnt the language with CGP you can pass exams with flying colours! I used your Spanish book, and, although I didn't study the language at school, I managed to get an impressive A! Thank you so much. Will you be making any books for languages such as Latin, Classical Greek, Russian and Italian?

Katrina Farrant — London, United Kingdom — 29 Jul 2016 at 13:10:10

Guestbook Editor: Congratulations! An impressive A certainly is impressive. We'd love to make books for the other languages you mention, but we're super-busy at the moment. Maybe one day.

Great books. Fantastic. Actually managed to get my hands on full range for gcse except for other. Any updates?

Maria — Lancashire, United Kingdom — 28 Jul 2016 at 14:27:12

Guestbook Editor: Now you're asking. most of the forthcoming GCSE books we know about are listed on the website (e.g. our first new Grade 9-1 Spanish book has just come out, German is on the way, more books for GCSE Humanities are in the pipeline).

What's next? That would be telling...

We have been using your 11+ books for the last year. Love the fact they are age related. The Practice book married with the new 10 Minute Tests provide a great foundation to enable my son to practise practise practise!!! Study books are great for parents too. Super fast delivery and lovely customer service, what more could I ask for ..... bigger discount ;-)

Angela — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 27 Jul 2016 at 13:31:53

(Commenting on book EHS45, New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language and Literature Complete Revision & Practice (with Online Edn)

That book is the best of the best but I wish the bits on creative writing and non fiction were all in some other book, and I wish you had a writing book for ks3 since I need a writing book desperately for my daughter (y7) but the books you have are for ks2 or gcse; they're too hard or too easy. Please make a ks3 writing book!

May Davies — Oxford, United Kingdom — 26 Jul 2016 at 13:31:06

Guestbook Editor: As you say, we don't currently have any books dedicated to KS3 Writing — but our KS3 English books contain plenty of helpful advice on writing fiction and non-fiction texts.

You can choose from the Study Guide and matching Workbook or our all-in-one Complete Revision & Practice book!

Any chance of a CGP book being developed for the 2015 OCR computer science AS/A level spec please? It would be 100x better than the accredited book and would help self-taught students like me!

Matt — London, United Kingdom — 25 Jul 2016 at 19:44:00

Guestbook Editor: Well, it's definitely not impossible...

Your geography books are great but I was just wondering if you could make a book just on the UK as that is the only thing we are going to learn about this year.

Tia Studman — Manchester, United Kingdom — 23 Jul 2016 at 14:32:40

Guestbook Editor: Hello! We're not sure which school year you're in, but our books usually cover everything you'll need for the whole course (Key Stage Three, GCSE, A-Level etc.) We're not planning any Geography books that only cover the UK, but hopefully our current books will set you up for learning about the wider world in years to come.

UPDATE! My more knowledgeable colleague tells me that you're probably asking about Key Stage Two Geography. If that's the case, we might actually be making a book that just covers the UK... but nothing's definite at the moment.

Your books are so great I actually use the whole range for English, maths, science, humanities from ks3 to BTEC to help me with my year 9 studies!

Rachel V — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 22 Jul 2016 at 14:55:09

Hey! Please could you please make a GCSE 9-1 citizenship book???? Please!!!!
Also what are your plans for upcoming revision guide subjects e,g, a new drama GCSE 9-1? What subjects are you creating revision books for now?

Danilo Paganelli — London, United Kingdom — 21 Jul 2016 at 20:10:38

Guestbook Editor: Hi! Grade 9-1 GCSE Citizenship isn't on our current list of projects — sorry.

At the moment, we're mainly focusing on updating our existing GCSE ranges, so Drama's not on the horizon either, I'm afraid. Stay glued to our What's New page for the latest info.

Thanks for your amazing ks3 and ks2 products! I was just wondering if you could perhaps update your ks3 books (since the curriculum for GCSE is harder) and could you make books for writing and maybe make a range of books for getting ready for secondary school? Thanks (again) for the CGP products they are, after all, the best by far!

Daisy — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 21 Jul 2016 at 19:35:17

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! We updated our entire KS3 range when the new curriculum started in 2014 — this new (more difficult) curriculum was designed to lead into the new (more difficult) Grade 9-1 GCSEs, so they should contain everything students need to prepare themselves.

Writing-wise, we already have four KS2 Writing Buster books for Year 6 pupils, and there's a new range of Handwriting Practice Books (covering Reception to Year 4) arriving in August. We'll keep your suggestion about getting ready for secondary school in mind!

I have been using CGP books for a great many years both as a head of department and as a tutor. I have found that they have improved over time in response to changing needs and are excellent for tutorial work and home study.

Kathy — Stroud, United Kingdom — 20 Jul 2016 at 15:49:03

I dug through my younger cousin Cerys' CGP GCSE revision guides/work books and asked her how she found them. Cerys had the books for Core Science, Additional Science, French and History and said that despite how well her school prepared her for exams she couldn't fault the extra help CGP gave her and could thank them for the A's she got that year. Have to say that leafing through the pages made me laugh out loud and would recommend to my mentees.

Emily W — St Ives, Cambs, United Kingdom — 18 Jul 2016 at 13:34:22

Getting ready for the new GCSE's I will be sitting next year, the new books by CGP are very visual and amazing to revise from

Ben — Nantwich, United Kingdom — 13 Jul 2016 at 16:15:49

I have been using CGP books for two years as a home school mum of two. They are fantastic and I would, and have, recommended them to others.

Susan Nutbean — Goxhill, United Kingdom — 12 Jul 2016 at 12:03:25

The books are excellent, suitable for children working below NC levels. It is very easy to choose the correct product by looking at the books on line and free copies are also available for schools. Very prompt and accurate delivery.

Mrs A Ormisher — Blackburn, United Kingdom — 12 Jul 2016 at 09:54:55

Terrific books, well presented which makes the work clear for children. I recommend your books to all the children I tutor from KS1 upwards.

Thank you for making my job easier.

Nicola Ballinger — Marlow, United Kingdom — 10 Jul 2016 at 20:19:03

Is there much overlap between (new spec) OCR GCSE Computer Science and OCR AS Computer Science? Considering buying the GCSE Computer Science guide for AS Computer Science.

Tim Berners-Lee — Landan, United Kingdom — 05 Jul 2016 at 23:22:06

Guestbook Editor: This calls for some expert advice from one of our editors. Here it is...

Hi Tim — there is certainly some overlap of topics that we cover in our OCR GCSE Computer Science revision guide that are part of the OCR AS Computer Science course, mainly:

• Structures of computers
• Simple programming
• Data types — hexadecimal, binary and character sets etc.
• Legal, cultural, moral issues
• Algorithms

However, the OCR AS Computer Science course will likely cover these topics in much greater detail (the AS course is entirely examination based — the GCSE course has a programming component worth 20% of the GCSE) and there are plenty of other topics (Processors, Databases etc.) that you won’t find in our GCSE revision guide.

Hope you find this information useful!

think the maths is great - not always easy but its enjoyable and that is the key to keeping on learning all the time - I am a fan!! you never know it all so enjoy!

susan holmes — le comelle, France — 05 Jul 2016 at 18:23:28

This was my first visit and it was so easy to navigate my way through my order. It appeared to be idiot proof. One of the few times I have come away from a website thinking "that was easy". I am sure to be back. Thank you.

Fiona — Newtownabbey, United Kingdom — 05 Jul 2016 at 13:06:17

I would like to delete my account please

Philip — Townton, United Kingdom — 05 Jul 2016 at 11:57:11

Guestbook Editor: Hi Philip — we'd be happy to do this for you, but we'll need a bit more info. Could you drop us an email at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk? Thanks!

Awesomely awesome books! Who comes up with the funky pics and hilarious (ish) jokes? How do you not run out of ideas for funny puns? Do you have a whole team working on making cool jokes? Are there any famous comedians on your team? Also, for your workbooks and questions, how do you choose your names? Keep it up!!!

Rosa — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 04 Jul 2016 at 21:30:24

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! We have a team of very talented editors who somehow manage to keep conjuring up the jokes and pictures alongside all the educational content. None of them are yet famous comedians, but I've got high hopes for promising new recruit called Michael McIntyre. He has us all giggling around the CGP toaster during tea breaks.

And finally, the names in our questions are usually a mix of friends, family, colleagues and characters from Hollyoaks.

I need this book learning mathematics.
I need for help. To improve my math A.

Nasif — Dhaka, Bangladesh — 03 Jul 2016 at 15:45:56