Guestbook Archive - August 2017
I wish delivery was free
Subhan Ahmed — Nelson, United Kingdom — 30 Aug 2017 at 20:28:12
Guestbook Editor: It is... if you spend over £30. (Unfortunately, we'd end up losing money if we offered free P&P on smaller orders.)
Hi CGP, many thanks for all the books it's a pity we've had to wait a while for the new A level Geography year two version, but at least we have it now.
With two teenage kids I don't think I would have managed without CGP. We have tried other resources, but CGP seem the clearest and easiest to use, filling in the gaps where the teachers might have missed material and reminding me of all the things I have forgotten when the kids say to me "can you help with........." I'm kind of hoping that you will be covering things like the spectres of 'double calculus with bits on' when my son decides to take 'A' level maths in a few years time otherwise I shall be well stumped!
Julia — Maldon, United Kingdom — 30 Aug 2017 at 09:46:10
Guestbook Editor: 'Double calculus with bits on' is thoroughly covered in our new A-Level Maths books, so you should be fine there.
We're very pleased to hear that we've been able to help you out over the years — good luck with the next batch of exams!
Using the Chemistry KS3 book. Page 18. is there a typo there? The question asks for the melting point of "x" on the cooling graph... How would you have a melting point on a cooling graph?? should this be freezing point?
Kaelan — Harrow, United Kingdom — 29 Aug 2017 at 08:47:08
Guestbook Editor: Hello — this question is fine, we think. The melting point and freezing point of a substance are the same, since it'll melt (when it's heating up) at the same temperature as it freezes (when it's cooling down).
So even though the graph shows the substance cooling down over time, you can still read off what the melting point would be if you started heating it up again. Take a look at the example graphs on page 17 to see what we mean.
Excellent service and brilliant resources.
Thank you CGP.
Samra — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 23 Aug 2017 at 15:29:15
You lot at CGP should come out of your offices and get back into the classrooms where you could explain everything properly. On second thoughts, if that happened there would be less work for private tutors like me. Stay where you are guys and I will keep buying your books on behalf of my students.
Sandra Nicolson — Horsham, United Kingdom — 22 Aug 2017 at 16:48:06
Guestbook Editor: Don't worry — we don't venture outside our offices unless we absolutely have to. Last time I tried making an excursion, a seagull stared at me in a way I found very unsettling. Much safer in here.
CGP - your revision books are excellent! Please could you move into producing more assessment resources that could be used by schools for termly assessments with a measurable outcome? I'm sure you could produce much better than the likes of Rising Stars, LCP etc. There is a desperate need in schools for such resources at the moment! Please consider :)
Sarah — Benfleet, United Kingdom — 18 Aug 2017 at 20:06:44
Honestly, the very best books you can get. Such good value books in which you can get for all ages. Helps students like me and my family to succeed so well. Thank's so much for making such brilliant books. What i would have done without CGP i do not know. Ive done so well thanks to you so thank your very much for such good service and conditions at such great value!
Gurjivan Sohal — West Bromwich, United Kingdom — 17 Aug 2017 at 14:32:41
I am going into year 11 and I'm very worried for my GCSEs. I do English language and literature, citizenship, Spanish, Maths, combined science, classical civilization, drama and Italian. I have purchased all of your books that you have but do you have any upcoming ones that will help me??
Danilo — London, United Kingdom — 15 Aug 2017 at 22:34:08
Guestbook Editor: It sounds as if you already have our books for English, Maths, Science and Spanish, so we won't go into more detail about those — except to say that we have new AQA GCSE Science Practice Exam Papers and 10-Minute Tests on the way soon.
Unfortunately, we're not planning to make books covering your other subjects in the near future, so we probably won't be able to help you with those exams. Sorry about that.
P.S. It's easier said than done, but try not to worry too much — your GCSEs are still nine months away, and it'd be a shame to spend the whole of Year 11 dreading them. It's good to have a healthy respect for exams, but don't let them rule your life!
Hi, I just placed an order. Just wondering if you do any special discounts for home educators?
Noreen — Harrow, United Kingdom — 14 Aug 2017 at 00:06:36
Guestbook Editor: Thanks for your order — hope it arrived with you safely. We don't offer discounts to home educators specifically, but there are big savings (up to 35% off!) for anyone who places a large order. You'll find more info on our Infrequently Asked Questions page.
Just wanted to say a big thanks to CGP. I have used your books since first school but at a-level more than any other time they have been really useful. Whenever I don't understand the wording of my other textbooks, I know my CGP textbook will explain it in a way I understand. I especially appreciate the new AQA A-level Physics guide covering the optional modules. It follows the spec. better than the other textbooks, which miss important sections, and it is kind of you to include all sections in the book (unlike other publishers which expect your school to have an online subscription for access - unfair if your school is unwilling to pay). The section on cows in one of the maths textbooks was really helpful by the way, it was reassuring to hear that pantomime cows aren't real. All books seem well checked with few mistakes, and I really appreciated some of the jokes after a long day of revision. I think you should expand your range of apps. At GCSE, the science apps were really helpful, they would have been great for more subjects and at A-level too.
P.S. Has your jellyfish learnt how to ride a tricycle yet?
Katie — Somewhere Sunny, United Kingdom — 10 Aug 2017 at 11:16:46
Guestbook Editor: Thanks for your in-depth feedback — much appreciated. Our jellyfish has long since mastered the tricycle and has turned its attention to interpreting the major works of Nietzsche through a postmodernist lens.
Sheharyar — London, United Kingdom — 08 Aug 2017 at 22:19:59
Just placed order on 3 science guides and 3 English guides totaling 6 books
Abadullah Daulatzai — london, United Kingdom — 08 Aug 2017 at 19:05:17
This book has helped me so much-Thank you!
By any chance pleasseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee could you do one for GCSE Spanish? A grammar workbook and guide, I mean, like you did for French.
Also by chance could you make any books for Italian??
But the important thing is Spanish please!
Danilo — London, United Kingdom — 07 Aug 2017 at 21:55:36
Guestbook Editor: I don't think we're planning any Spanish Grammar guide at the moment, sadly, although they would be a lovely addition to our collection of languages books. Maybe one day.
GCSE Italian also falls into the 'maybe one day' category. There just aren't enough ore in un giorno.
I have been using your books and services for many years and have always been very impressed with the quality and style of both the books and the service. Well done and keep them coming. Oh! By the way; steak, mash, mushrooms and sweetcorn.
JoJo Williams — Littlehampton, United Kingdom — 03 Aug 2017 at 12:29:19
Guestbook Editor: Ah, the secret CGP food code. We'll reply with: courgette, beetroot, couscous and chicken goujons. Over and out.