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The Latest Books From CGP

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

Amazing new CGP Workbooks for GCSE English Literature!

Every time we meet new people at a party, or on the bus, the first thing we say to them is:

“CGP has the No.1 bestselling range of GCSE Text Guides and Poetry Guides in the UK!”

Strangely, they usually avoid eye-contact and start edging away slowly. So it’s lucky we have a new opening line we can try out:

“Did you know that CGP now makes fantastic Workbooks to match their smash-hit GCSE Text Guides and Poetry Guides?”

We can then go on to explain that they’re packed with superb practice questions to help students build a rock-solid knowledge of their set texts — and score a top grade in the new 9-1 GCSE exams.

As a final flourish, we can casually mention that they cover a brilliant range of popular plays and novels, as well as AQA Anthology Poetry.

We think we’re going to make lots of new friends.

Posted May 2017

One VERY BIG new book of brilliant A-Level Maths practice...

THUMP.

That’s the sound of our weighty new A-Level Maths Textbook hitting the streets.

We realise size isn’t everything. But in this case, a bigger book means we’ve been able to pack in more than enough practice questions to keep students busy throughout both years of the course. There’s no better way to build their skills and confidence!

Every Pure Maths, Mechanics and Statistics topic is covered, and it’s all 100% up to date for the new Maths A-Levels starting in 2017 — including the latest modelling and problem solving requirements.

So if you’re looking for a fantastic source of A-Level Maths classwork and homework (or a stylish and unusual doorstop), we’d strongly suggest investigating further...

Posted May 2017

Dazzling new Student Books for 2017 A-Level Maths!

A-Level Maths is an extremely attractive subject, so we felt it was only fitting to make a set of devilishly handsome Student Books to accompany the new courses starting in 2017.

But as you’d expect from CGP, their beauty goes much deeper than the covers. Each book covers an entire year of the course, with in-depth study notes and examples that explain every Pure Maths, Mechanics and Statistics topic.

On top of that, there’s a vast range of questions to build all the skills students will need for the exams — including the new modelling and problem solving elements. (All with fully worked answers at the back, naturally.)

There are separate editions for AQA, Edexcel and OCR — why not take a closer look?

Posted May 2017

New AQA A-Level Geography? CGP has it sorted!

Glacial processes! Volcanic hazards! Urban drainage! AQA’s new A-Level Geography course is alluringly glamorous, but it’s also a real challenge.

Not to worry. We’ve put together two brilliant Complete Revision & Practice books (one for AS / Year 1 and one for the full A-Level) that’ll put you on the path to exam success.

Each one is a treasure-trove of straightforward study notes, superb case studies and helpful diagrams. We’ve covered everything you’ll need, including the tricky new ‘Changing Places’ topic.

What’s more, we’ve included plenty of practice questions and exam-style questions — plus in-depth advice on all the skills you’ll need for a top mark in the exams.

If that sounds like your sort of thing, use your investigative skills to track them down in our A-Level Geography section…

Posted May 2017

Stretch those Year 6 Comprehension skills with CGP!

If you’re a fan of CGP’s Primary Comprehension range, you’ll know that we now have two Targeted Question Books for each year of Key Stage Two.

But we know some pupils are confident enough to race through both our Year 6 books in double-quick time, so we’ve come up with this brilliant new Year 6 Stretch Question Book to give them an extra challenge…

Inside, you’ll find fifteen tricky new texts, covering fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry. Each one is accompanied by a range of open-ended questions and engaging activities that’ll really get them thinking.

It’s the perfect way to round off any KS2 Comprehension career, and it’s out now!

Posted May 2017

New KS2 Maths Textbooks — bursting with top-quality practice!

One of our favourite sayings at CGP is, “Practice is the only way to get to grips with Maths!” And we mean lots of practice. You just can’t have too many Maths questions.

We hope you can’t, anyway, because we’ve really pushed the boat out to fill these colourful new KS2 Maths Textbooks with enough questions to keep even the keenest pupils happy.

Each book covers a whole year from the Programme of Study — the questions for each topic are split up into sets that increase in difficulty, so it’s simple to set work for pupils of all abilities. We’ve also included fun ‘Challenge’ pages to test their Maths skills from different angles.

Complete answers are available in the separate Teacher Books, which also include plenty of useful resources to help you match the Textbooks to your teaching.

You’ll find more info on our KS2 Maths Textbooks page, funnily enough.

Posted May 2017

CGP’s superb Comprehension range now covers Key Stage One!

Comprehension is a big part of the KS1 English Curriculum, and it can be tricky to get to grips with — unless you’re the proud owner of CGP’s fantastic new Targeted Question Books, of course…

There are separate books for Years 1 and 2. The Year 1 book starts with simple picture comprehension, and there’s a gradual build-up to fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts throughout Year 2.

We’ve also made a brilliant Year 3 Ready book that introduces the key comprehension skills pupils will come across in Year 3. Perfect for bridging the gap between KS1 and KS2!

And finally, there’s a smashing Teacher Book to accompany all three Question Books. It includes complete answers and plenty of helpful resources to take the stress out of your teaching.

They’re all out now, and well worth reading into…

Posted May 2017

Give your KS2 pupils a Weekly Workout in Maths and English!


There’s a whole lot of Maths and English to learn in Years 3-5, so recapping the new topics regularly is a great way to make sure it’s all sinking in.

That’s where these smashing new 10-Minute Weekly Workouts come in. Each book contains 36 quick tests — there’s one for every week of the school year, and between them they cover all the crucial skills from the Programme of Study!

What’s more, they’re flexible and easy to use, so they’ll fit right in with your teaching.

Take a look at the full range (including money-saving bundles for UK schools) to see how good they are!

Posted May 2017

Become the boss of 9-1 GCSE Business with CGP!

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs, along comes all-new GCSE Business to offer students a taxing new challenge from September 2017.

Not to worry — we’ve been paying close attention to the changes, and we’ve come up with a smashing new range that covers the new AQA and Edexcel courses perfectly!

For each exam board, there’s a crystal-clear Revision Guide and a matching Exam Practice Workbook. As a pair, they cover everything students will need to prepare for the tough new exams. (Or you can use them separately, of course.)

Alternatively, there’s an all-in-one Complete Revision & Practice book that covers AQA, Edexcel and OCR. So there’s something for everyone.

Interested? Visit our GCSE Business department to seal the deal...

Posted May 2017

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

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

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

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