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The Latest Books From CGP

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The latest books — out now and coming soon...

New Maths A-Levels? Get the perfect Head Start with CGP!

2017 is an exciting year for fans of A-Level curriculum reform — the new A-Level Maths courses are finally getting started in September! Thank goodness for that.

It’s been a long wait, but we’ve been using the time constructively by plotting a brand new A-Level Maths range that’ll knock the socks off the competition.

(It’s coming very soon, and we’re taking pre-orders now!)

To whet your appetite, our bang-up-to-date Head Start to A-Level Maths book is out now. It recaps all the crucial GCSE topics needed for A-Level success — perfect for helping students hit the ground running in September.

Stay tuned for more mind-boggling A-Level Maths announcements in the very near future...

Posted Mar 2017

French Grammar for KS3 & 9-1 GCSE — sorted!

If you think French grammar books are all a bit passé, prepare for a pleasant surprise — we’ve made a brand new range that really… captures the zeitgeist?

There’s a petite A5 Handbook that explains all the grammar that comes up in KS3 and 9-1 GCSE French, from simple pronouns to the dreaded subjunctive. It’s a brilliant companion for French students throughout secondary school!

And since there’s no better way to learn than by practising, we’ve also made two matching French Grammar Workbooks — one for KS3 and one for GCSE. They’re both packed with top-quality questions covering all the vital skills.

Together, they’re perfect for creating a solid foundation for French students to build on. And that can only mean better marks in the exams!

Posted Mar 2017

Brilliant new books for the KS2 Maths SATS basics!

To celebrate the fact that 2017 is the first prime number since 2011, we’ve added new Foundation Level books to our bestselling Differentiated KS2 Maths SATS range!

They’re 100% focused on the most basic skills needed for the KS2 Maths SATS — perfect support for pupils who are struggling to get to grips with the subject.

There’s a clear and colourful Revision Book and a matching Question Book. Between them, they explain every important concept and provide plenty of straightforward practice to help build confidence.

You can see these, along with our Standard Level and Advanced Level SATS books, on our KS2 Maths SATS Range page. It seemed like a sensible place to put them.

Posted Mar 2017

Improve your 9-1 GCSE English Writing Skills with CGP!

According to a recent poll, 94% of scientists agree that writing is an important part of GCSE English. We extracted all the data from the latest Grade 9-1 GCSE specifications, ran extensive analytical checks, and came to the same conclusion.

So we went off to the lab and came up with this excellent new Writing Skills Study Guide. It’s bursting with advice on how to write well supported arguments, solidly structured essays, compelling creative pieces… and more!

Everything’s explained with clear, concise study notes — all supported by plenty of examples. We’ve even included practice questions to help make sure students have understood each skill.

It’s scientifically proven a brilliant way to boost grades in all the current GCSE English Language and English Literature courses, and it’s out now!

Posted Feb 2017

All-new books for 9-1 GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition

Our new range for 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition is out now, and it’s causing quite a stir.

First up, we’ve made syllabus-specific Revision Guides for AQA and WJEC Eduqas. Each one explains the whole course clearly and simply, with brilliant advice on practical skills, exams and other assessments.

Secondly, there are Exam Practice Workbooks to match. These are packed with hundreds of exam-style questions, including a full practice paper at the end of each book. And complete answers are included!

If you prefer to have all your study notes and practice questions in one place, there’s also a brilliant Complete Revision & Practice book — it’s suitable for all exam boards.

See the whole lot on our GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition page!

Posted Feb 2017

Our bestselling SAT Busters are now available for Key Stage One!

If you haven’t met CGP’s SAT Busters before, here’s what you need to know: they’re packed with fantastic practice questions, all focused on the crucial SATS skills. Oh, and they’re a massive hit with schools, parents and pupils.

Until now, they’ve only been available for Key Stage Two… but we’ve now made a brand new range of SAT Busters for Key Stage One!

There are four brilliant SAT Buster Workbooks to build pupils’ confidence, and three books of 10-Minute Tests for SATS-style practice in manageable chunks.

Between them, they cover all the English and Maths skills Year 2 pupils will need — and they’re all written in a fun and friendly style to make learning as easy as possible. Get them while they’re hot!

Posted Dec 2016

Essential Maths Skills for Grade 9-1 GCSE Science

Without Maths, Science wouldn’t exist.

So if you’re studying Science, it’s not an exaggeration to say that Maths skills are essential. And that’s certainly true in the new Grade 9-1 Science GCSEs, where Maths is worth a big chunk of the marks.

With that in mind, we’ve made a fantastic new Study & Practice Book that covers all the Maths students will need. Every skill is explained with step-by-step examples, and there are plenty of practice questions to put their understanding to the test.

The whole book is 100% relevant to Science, with a stamp next to each question to show whether it comes from Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

There’s no better way to help students pick up every last Maths mark in the new GCSEs!

Posted Dec 2016

9-1 GCSE English for AQA — brand new Practice Exam Papers!

The first new Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language exams are coming up in summer 2017… and this brilliant pack of practice papers is the best way to prepare!

Inside, you’ll find two realistic sets of AQA-style mock exams, each including Paper 1 (explorations in creative reading and writing), Paper 2 (writers’ viewpoints and perspectives) and a booklet containing the source texts.

And as always, we’ve also included a detailed answer book with full mark schemes, so it’s easy to see how students are progressing — and spot any areas that need more revision.

It’s incredible value at just £2.75 for UK schools, much less hassle than making your own mock exams, and it's out now!

Posted Dec 2016

New Targeted KS2 English SATS prep for all abilities!

Please welcome our new Standard Level and Advanced Level books for the KS2 English SATS! We’ll try to explain what that means without too much jargon…

Standard Level is ideal for Year 6 pupils who are aiming for a solid ‘pass’ in the English SATS*. Pupils who are on track for a really top-notch mark should opt for the Advanced Level books. Nothing too complicated.

There’s a new SATS Revision Book and matching Question Book for each of these Levels. They’re a fantastic way to help pupils prepare for the tests in 2017 and beyond.

If you’d like to know more, take a trip to our KS2 English SATS range page. It’s usually sunny there, and always informative.

*If you're a fan of technical terms, 'a solid pass' means 'meeting the expected standard'.

Posted Dec 2016

New KS2 SATS Practice Papers for 2017 and beyond...

The first new SATS were set in May 2016, and we’ve updated all our KS2 SATS Practice Papers to make sure they match perfectly! That’s the kind of attention to detail you only get from CGP.

There are four freshly updated packs for Maths and four for English. Each one contains two full sets of realistic SATS practice papers, plus a detailed answer book.

Better still, there's now a brand new fifth pack for each subject. It’s the most (and the best) SATS practice you’ll find anywhere!

UK schools can also buy these in brilliant money-saving bundles of two, three, four or five packs. You can browse the whole range on our KS2 Practice Papers page.

Posted Dec 2016

…and new KS1 SATS Practice Papers for 2017 and beyond!

Of course, it’s not just our KS2 SATS Practice Papers that have been updated — we’ve also made a fresh batch of KS1 papers that are perfectly matched to the very latest tests!

Let’s see... we’ve fully updated our existing packs for Maths and English, and conjured up two brand new packs (one for each subject).

Each pack contains two full sets of the most realistic KS1 SATS practice you’ll find anywhere. We’ve been through the real 2016 SATS with a fine-tooth comb to make sure they match as closely as possible!

Better still, they’re all out now — you can see them (and our great-value bundles for UK schools) on our KS1 SATS Practice Papers page.

Posted Dec 2016

Calling all primary schools… CGP has KS2 Yearly Assessment sorted!

If you’re a primary teacher, keeping track of your pupils’ progress can take a lot of work. But CGP has just made your life a whole lot easier…

We’ve made a brilliant new range of Yearly Assessment Tests, perfectly matched to the KS2 Programme of Study — and they’re only available to schools!

They come in great-value yearly packs that contain Maths, Reading, SPaG and Science tests, all for just £3 per pupil. (Or you can buy each test separately for £1 if you prefer.)

What’s more, we’ve made fantastic free spreadsheets to record pupils’ marks and track their progress against each PoS statement. So that’s another thing you won’t have to worry about.

Head over to our new KS2 Yearly Tests page to find out more!

Posted Nov 2016

More amazing KS2 Comprehension practice from CGP!

There are three things in life you just can’t have too much of: friendship, laughter and KS2 Comprehension practice.

Unfortunately, we’re all joyless loners here at CGP — but we do know our stuff when it comes to KS2 Comprehension. That’s why we’ve played to our strengths and rustled up an all-new second set of fantastic Yearly Targeted Question Books!

The difficulty level is the same as the first set, making them perfect for extra practice to really firm up the crucial comprehension skills. Each book contains fifteen new texts, all accompanied by a brilliant selection of questions.

There’s also a matching Teacher Book 2 containing brilliant resources for planning guided reading sessions throughout Years 3-6. Visit our KS2 Comprehension page to see the whole range!

Posted Oct 2016

New — the ultimate guide to Grade A*-G GCSE English resits!

If you (or your students) are resitting GCSE English in November 2016 or summer 2017, you’ll be fully focused on passing with a Grade C or above.

So we thought: wouldn’t it be great if there was an all-in-one guide to help you do just that? Then we remembered that we’re an educational publisher, so we just went ahead and made the book. And here it is!

It covers all the crucial skills needed for a Grade C, with crystal-clear explanations and examples for every topic. We’ve also included a huge range of exam-style practice questions, plus two full mock exam papers (one for Foundation Level, one for Higher).

It even includes a free Online Edition, so you can read the whole book on a PC, Mac or tablet.

All in all, it’s by far the best way to prepare for the Grade A*-G resits, and it’s out now!

Posted Sep 2016

Superb new CGP Practice Papers for Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths!

We’re into the second year of the Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths courses, and that can only mean one thing: the first exams are coming up in the summer.

But at CGP, we laugh in the faces of even the toughest exams, or at least behind their backs when we think they can’t hear us. More constructively, we’ve made ultra-realistic Practice Paper packs for the latest AQA and Edexcel GCSEs.

Each pack contains two full sets of top-quality mock exam papers and a detailed answer book. And we've made Higher and Foundation Level packs for each exam board!

They're all out now, so there's plenty of time to start practising before the real exams roll around. Track them down in our Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths section!

Posted Sep 2016

New all-in-one guides to Grade 9-1 GCSE Science revision!

Previously on the CGP What’s New page, we told you about our incredible new Grade 9-1 GCSE Science Student Books, Revision Guides and Exam Practice Workbooks.

We imagine you’ve been on tenterhooks since then, waiting for the next instalment. And now the wait is over… we present our all-new Complete Revision & Practice books for AQA!

Each one contains a superb blend of revision notes, examples and exam practice, with full coverage of the new required practicals and Working Scientifically.

The Combined Science course (worth two GCSEs) is split into three books — one for the Biology topics, one for Chemistry and one for Physics. If you’re taking three Science GCSEs, there’s one book for each subject.

You’ll find them all under ‘AQA Revision Guides’ in our new 9-1 GCSE Science section.

Posted Sep 2016

Fantastic new Handwriting Practice Books for ages 4-9!

Even in the digital communications age, good handwriting will get you a long way in life. Without it, your personalised wedding invitation cards will look a mess, and nobody will be able to read the proprietorial post-it notes you leave stuck to your lunchbox in the office fridge.

With that in mind, we’ve crafted a wonderful new range to give primary pupils the best possible start to their writing careers! There are five books — one for each year from Reception to Year 4.

Each one is packed with fun, engaging practice to help pupils build up all the crucial skills, from holding a pencil properly to creating smooth, confident passages of joined-up writing.

They’re all available now — follow these links to the Reception / KS1 and KS2 books!

Posted Sep 2016

Grade 9-1 GCSE Science — unbeatable revision and exam practice from CGP!

Here at CGP, we know GCSE Science inside-out — that’s why our GCSE Science range is the UK’s No.1 bestseller. So when we say we’ve got the new Grade 9-1 courses covered, you can bet that nobody else’s books even come close.

We’ve fully updated our much-loved Revision Guides to cover every Grade 9-1 topic, and added helpful practice questions to every page — along with brilliant coverage of practicals, maths skills and Working Scientifically.

What’s more, we’ve conjured up an all-new range of matching Exam Practice Workbooks. As the name suggests, they’re bursting with realistic exam-style questions to help students make sure they’re ready for anything on the day.

All these books are available for GCSE Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics — with separate editions tailored to the AQA, Edexcel, OCR Gateway and OCR 21st Century courses!

Visit our Grade 9-1 GCSE Science section for all the details…

Posted Aug 2016

Fantastic differentiated 10-Minute Tests for the KS2 Maths SATS!

Our differentiated KS2 Maths SATS books have been a huge hit — so now we’ve added brand new SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests to the range!

There are two books: Standard Level (for pupils working towards the expected standard in KS2 Maths) and Advanced Level (for pupils exceeding the expected standard).

Each one contains eighteen quick tests, packed with realistic SATS-style questions. They’re a perfect way to break test preparation up into stress-free, bite-sized chunks.

What’s more, UK schools can buy these 10-Minute Tests in money-saving bundles that also include the matching KS2 SATS Revision Books and Question Books!

Posted Aug 2016

The best new Student Books for Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Science!

More exciting new arrivals in our Grade 9-1 GCSE Science range… this time it’s brilliant in-depth Student Books for the AQA courses!

Each one contains detailed study notes, examples, diagrams, exam advice, practice questions, exam-style questions and much more. And of course, we’ve covered all the new Required Practical Activities and Maths Skills too — along with sections devoted to Working Scientifically.

For AQA Trilogy Combined Science, we’ve made three separate books to cover the Biology, Chemistry and Physics elements of the course. There’s also a book for each of AQA’s ‘Single Science’ GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

All in all, they’re superb companions from day one of the course until the final exams. Snap them up in our new Grade 9-1 GCSE Science section!

Posted Aug 2016

Grade 9-1 GCSE Computer Science — covered!

The new 9-1 GCSE Computer Science course set by OCR is definitely a challenge, but CGP’s amazing new books have everything students need for success!

First up, there’s a brand new Revision Guide that explains all the theory and technical info in the clearest, simplest way possible. Networks, algorithms, data representation... you name it, it's in here.

Then there’s the matching Exam Practice Workbook — it’s packed with exam-style questions for every topic. We’ve even included complete answers, so it’s easy for students to keep track of their progress in the run-up to the real GCSEs.

They make a lovely couple. See them in their natural environment in our new GCSE Computer Science section!

Posted Jun 2016

Superb new CGP books for Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography!

The Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography courses start in September 2016, and guess who’s just released a range of brilliant books for the new AQA specs?

[If you’re not very good at guessing, the answer is CGP.]

Our crystal-clear Revision Guide explains every topic with concise study notes, cracking case studies and full-colour diagrams. It covers Physical and Human Geography, plus the new ‘Issue Evaluation and Fieldwork’ requirements!

There also a fantastic Exam Practice Workbook to match, packed with essential exam-style questions — complete answers and mark schemes are included.

If you’d prefer to have your notes and exam questions in a single book, our jet-black Complete Revision & Practice guide will cater to your every need.

They're extremely attractive — visit our GCSE Geography section to admire them all in more detail.

P.S. Separate editions for OCR B and Edexcel B are on the way soon!

Posted Jun 2016

More brilliant 10-Minute Tests for the CEM 11+

Preparation for the CEM (Durham University) 11+ can be a stressful business, but it’s a lot more manageable when broken up into bite-sized chunks.

That’s where CGP’s fabulous 10-Minute Test books come in. They’re packed with realistic test-style questions covering all the skills pupils will need... and we’ve added brand new titles to the range for 2016!

There are now four books for Ages 10-11 targeted on the trickiest topic areas — Cloze, Comprehension, Maths Word Problems and 3D & Spatial Reasoning.

What’s more, there are three new books for Ages 9-10 — perfect for building up towards the difficulty level of the final tests.

Find out more on our 11+ 10-Minute Tests range page!

Posted Jun 2016

Stop press: CGP makes (Grade 9-1 GCSE) History!

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

But it takes more than that to throw CGP’s intrepid GCSE History team off the scent — we’ve rustled up a range of superb new Revision Guides that cover the new Grade 9-1 specs perfectly!

There are syllabus-specific books for AQA, Edexcel, OCR A and OCR B. Each one covers a wide range of Depth Study, Period Study and Thematic Study options, with crystal-clear notes and case studies for every topic.

We’ve also included plenty of practice questions, revision tasks and advice for scoring top marks in each part of the exams.

They’re brilliant companions to the whole course — take a trip to our GCSE History department to find out more!

Posted Jun 2016

CGP’s Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education range has arrived!

The new Grade 9-1 PE GCSEs are a muscular bunch, but they’re no match for the intellectual athletes at CGP. We’ve cut each course down to size and packed everything you’ll need into this brilliant new range.

For the new Edexcel course, there’s a Revision Guide and matching Exam Practice Workbook. Between them, they cover every topic with a perfect blend of study notes, examples and realistic exam-style questions.

If you’re not using the Edexcel specification, that’s no problem — we’ve also made a Revision Guide that covers every major exam board. Alternatively, you can opt for our Complete Revision & Practice book, which includes plenty of exam practice in addition to the study notes.

We thought it would make sense to put them all in our Grade 9-1 GCSE PE section, so follow that link if you’d like to investigate further...

Posted Jun 2016