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I'm looking forward to tucking into a hearty bowl of mushroom risotto.
Andrew — Porth, United Kingdom — 21 Feb 2017 at 20:21:14
I bought the core GCSE science higher revision book , then to find out after doing part 1a of chemistry that there are only answers for 4 of the 33 questions . Which quite frankly doesnt help revision for my GCSEs, especially when you can't even find out the answers in the book or online , waste of money.
Alice — Hornsea, United Kingdom — 21 Feb 2017 at 17:48:39
Guestbook Editor: Madam, that is calumny! I have swooned upon the CGP fainting couch. The revision summary questions in our Revision Guides are there to recap what you've just been studying, so you can always find the answers in the book. And if the question asks you to do a calculation you haven't seen before, we'll provide the answer.
But admittedly it's a pain to go back and look things up. So in our more recent Revision Guides, we split up these revision summary questions into mini-sections, and tell you which pages of the book they're testing you on.
CGP simply got it right! No long winded words neither too short. The key points of any topic are explained so well that learning becomes a joy (ok revision guides are not full text books BUT CGP got the balance right). The format, the colors and the 'silly jokes' are just brilliant. The workbooks follow the material in the study guides and test key ideas. And the prices must be 'subsidized'; surely they can not reflect the real costs! As a parent and as a private tutor I always recommended my kids, my extended family members and my students from KS1 to A level to always have a handy copy of the relevant CGP books. Really and truly a pioneering educational company. Well done.
Dr Liaqat Razack — London, United Kingdom — 21 Feb 2017 at 12:51:04
(Commenting on book HAR41, New GCSE History AQA Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course
Needs an online version.
Rebecca — Manchester, United Kingdom — 20 Feb 2017 at 11:25:21
I really, really wish all your complete revision and practice books came with answers. For the old GCSE, you used to do some great 'producing non fiction' and 'understanding non fiction' study books with matching workbooks and answer books. They actually helped. With this book, there are lots of Qs to have a go at, but no indication of my standard or where I'm going wrong!
Ann — Berkshire, United Kingdom — 20 Feb 2017 at 11:10:19
My granddaughter (age 10) has been using one of your books (KS2 Maths SAT Buster) for SAT's revision and has had some problems which have confused and upset her. Consequently I have looked through the book and noticed some disappointing errors.
Set "C" test 5 question 1 asks shows 2 line shapes on squared background (A & B). The question asks "How much bigger is the area of shape A than the area of shape B?" However shape A is 8.5 sq cm and shape B is 10 sq cm. this is very confusing , particularly as your printed answer shows these values and states a difference of 1.5 sq cm. (how much do you pay your proof readers??)
Also whilst looking through the book I noticed that when large numbers were shown, you generally use a space between Hundreds: Thousands: and Millions to aid understanding . However this is not always adhered to (Set B test 2 question 4) and is a confusion.
Derek Painter — Cheshire, United Kingdom — 16 Feb 2017 at 12:41:59
Guestbook Editor: We're sorry for the confusion. All our books are carefully proofread, but the occasional mistake does slip through the net — we're only human! As you say, we've got the wording of this question wrong, so we'll make sure it's corrected next time we reprint the book.
Our convention in Maths books is to write four-digit numbers without a space — we think 3000 is easier to read than 3 000. But we do include spaces in numbers with five digits or more (e.g. we'd write 11 500 or 2 450 359) to help children keep track of their thousands and millions.
I have purchased a few of your books to help my students' practice the key skills they need to develop for GCSE English.
Although some of your books are logical & follow a systematic pattern with regards to topic & unit etc, it's evident that a majority of your books are crammed with low level practice tasks, humourless jokes & sadly lack substance.
Quite frankly, I find it embarrassing that these books are so popular within Education, Tutoring & home school environments. I will not be wasting my money on this gimmick. I actually purchased a book the other day & to my dismay there was no logical order, obey page was about Romeo & Juliet followed by a very weak account of formal/ informal letter writing. This book & others like it is why the Uk is producing dysfunctional illiterates. I simply will not be investing any of my time or finances on these ridiculous books ~ clearly not worth the time it takes to find the topic you require. Also you are bombarded with tasteless jokes, bad grammar & clearly a lack of expectation is inherent within the pages of your so called 'guides'.
lauren Hill — London, United Kingdom — 14 Feb 2017 at 14:13:21
Guestbook Editor: Hello — thanks for you comments. We can't claim that our jokes are often Wildean in their level of wit, and we're sure our informal style won't be to everyone's taste, but we always do our best to arrange the content of our books in a sensible order. One of our main aims is to make studying (and teaching) as straightforward as possible.
If you could send us the details of the book you found illogical, we'd be happy to look into whether we can make improvements in future editions.
how come you have so much success? what key do u have to making your books simple and full? our school uses books from 90s but I use ur boks at home. they are too afraid to try new things even if it is best for them.
renee chang — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 13 Feb 2017 at 21:33:32
Guestbook Editor: I'm afraid we can't go giving away the keys to our success on the CGP Guestbook. Our competitors are constantly scouring this page, waiting for us to slip up. Or so I tell myself.
One thing's for sure, though — we're definitely not books from the '90s.
Hi I was wondering if there were any answers available for the GCSE AQA Business Studies Revision Guide? I can't seem to find any anywhere, apart from in the notes themselves, when I would much rather just have a list of answers, as I find reading back through all the notes time consuming. Thanks in advance.
sophie — Norfolk, United Kingdom — 13 Feb 2017 at 20:05:07
Guestbook Editor: Hi! We don't print these answers separately, sorry. As you (almost) say, the questions are there to test how much you've remembered from the section you've just studied — so if you've forgotten anything, we want to make sure you go back and look at it again. Tough love for Valentine's Day, but that's our style.
your books smell like mayonnaise
john — town, United Kingdom — 13 Feb 2017 at 13:13:30
Guestbook Editor: We add that scent afterwards to disguise the smell of what they're really made from.
Hey guys. I luv ur r3 book. I am doing a Richard iii wanted poster for the english project. Jus wondering can u use fineliners and inkpens on paper before it gets tea stained. Thx u lot your amazing my bro got an arkwright scholarship thx to u guys he got 7a*s and 3As.
Jack jr — London, United Kingdom — 11 Feb 2017 at 15:46:49
Guestbook Editor: Interesting question about your poster... the level of tea-resistance will depend a lot on the ink and the type of paper. We'd recommend testing your pens on a scrap of the same paper you'll be using, then dunking it. Only way to be sure.
(Great to hear you and your brother are CGP fans, by the way.)
CGP books makes revision less boring and maybe, just maybe, kinda fun.
Ethan Webb — Shepshed, United Kingdom — 09 Feb 2017 at 15:59:00
(Commenting on book E6CW21, New KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Year 6 Comprehension - Book 1
it would be nice to have answers at the end of the book.
i know the answers may vary but no answers at all.
ashraf khan — london, United Kingdom — 08 Feb 2017 at 19:01:05
Does not cover the entire syllabus of the 9-1 exam, of no use to anyone not prepared to follow the popular themes listed by the exam boards, so students do not really have a choice of topics to choose to study
John Bates — Crook, United Kingdom — 08 Feb 2017 at 17:36:17
thanks for quick delivery excellent books for practice
kids will enjoy their learning.
amena bibi — Wembley, United Kingdom — 08 Feb 2017 at 12:43:23
This is a great book and so are all the other complete revision and practice books. Trust me on this one - as a student I love these books and this one is just another GREAT book from CGP.
Gurjivan — England, United Kingdom — 07 Feb 2017 at 18:51:00
Popped in to buy A Level Biology revision guides - use the excuse that they're for my students but love to sit down with a cuppa and read all the jokes - laugh my head off too - I'm usually the one getting strange looks from all my colleagues.
Kebabs with tea =)
T Akhtar — Bradford, United Kingdom — 06 Feb 2017 at 17:45:37
Guestbook Editor: That's great to hear, thanks! CGP's multi-layered humour transcends all boundaries of age.
Just ordered our first batch of KS1 SATS test books for my son who is struggling with his reading comprehension, really hoping that your books do the trick in helping him to be less scared of these tests and bringing him more understanding of comprehension... thank you again
Stephanie Potts — Stoke On trent, United Kingdom — 06 Feb 2017 at 13:25:16
Guestbook Editor: We hope the books help too — enjoy.
We're also working on a set of new Targeted Question Books for KS1 Comprehension, which are due to arrive in June. We'll be adding more info about these to the website soon!
I love these books. Used earlier editions and looking forward to receiving the GCSE versions. They make learning fun. Not sure who enjoys them more, me or my son!
Julie Griggs — Maidstone, United Kingdom — 04 Feb 2017 at 19:31:55
Amazing books. Really boosted my child to the next level!
PS. what about the ks2 sats buster spelling test audio.
TS — Epsom, United Kingdom — 03 Feb 2017 at 16:39:59
Guestbook Editor: Thanks! We're not 100% sure which audio you're looking for, but you'll find the files that match our current KS2 SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests here
Do you know I make my own chicken nuggets !!
Books are good too....Thank you !!
Julie — Bromley, United Kingdom — 02 Feb 2017 at 11:44:55
Guestbook Editor: We did not know that!
Love the A level Maths guide but heres another kind of maths problem.
MATH(S)ew (Mathew - Maths ew) — Maths, United Kingdom — 02 Feb 2017 at 10:38:10
Guestbook Editor: Yikes. Anyone have any ideas? Most mathematicians I know would feel a bit uncomfortable with the statement 350 = 1, unless you meant 350 ≡ 1 (mod n), but then they'd be even more uncomfortable because 349 is a prime number and then they'd get distracted by explaining their favourite and most convoluted proof of Fermat's Little Theorem and then suddenly it's 4 a.m. and you've woken up under a parked car outside the library again and really I should probably stop hanging around with mathematicians.
Update: The tenacious maths gurus of CGP won't leave me alone, and they're telling me that 135=0 and they're on to you. Run for your life.
:-) OK !
MSVCP140 — Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island — 01 Feb 2017 at 06:07:54
thanks cgp for the books and for making the new ones coresponding to the new curriculum!!!
Sharifa Khatun — London, United Kingdom — 01 Feb 2017 at 01:05:43
I have been pleased, once again, with the products sent to me by CGP. The books are always a great help.
C Cherrie — Strubby, United Kingdom — 31 Jan 2017 at 12:30:59
Top of page 183 in the AQA Year 1 textbook:
pent-4-en-2-one is supposed to have four bonds from the fifth carbon in the chain, not five as shown.
One of the hydrogens on the fifth carbon should be removed.
Fred — Croydon, United Kingdom — 29 Jan 2017 at 22:08:37
Guestbook Editor: You're right — our apologies. We'll make sure that's corrected next time we reprint the book.
When do you intend to update this site so it no longer looks like it was designed in 2000?
Jiaii — Horsham, United Kingdom — 27 Jan 2017 at 18:47:35
Guestbook Editor: Hey, this look is retro chic. But you might notice some changes in the not-too-distant future...
I have just bought the GCSE French Exam Practice Workbook and it mentions free online audio, which are needed for the listening questions in the workbook. How and where do I find the online audio?
Lesley Bolton — Bolton, United Kingdom — 25 Jan 2017 at 21:12:49
Guestbook Editor: Hello — you should find the web address you need on the first page of the book. Alternatively, you can follow this link to our GCSE French Audio page.
Great for exam
My 2n teacher
Aatiq mali — Eastham, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 21:57:18
I have just noticed the new A-Level Maths guides and they look amazing!
Any plans for A-Level Further Maths?
Mihael Keehl — London, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 20:35:37
Guestbook Editor: Thanks — we're very excited about them too. (For anyone who hasn't seen them, you can now browse and pre-order our 2017 A-Level Maths books on our website.)
A-Level Further Maths definitely features in our plans, but the details aren't confirmed yet. Our Maths editors are in for a busy year...
Will there be an A-Level Economics guide for the Edexcel Economics B exam board?
Nate River — Winchester, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 20:30:31
Guestbook Editor: It's unlikely, I'm afraid — our current A-Level Economics books cover the most popular courses (AQA, OCR and Edexcel A), and we're not planning to add extra exam boards to the range. Sorry!
i love these triple science books i don't really like chemistry but i think the book is easy to use and sure to get me an A or a B
kieron — bedlington, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 20:02:48
hi, i just wanted to say that your books are very helpful, but i don't know how to use the CD for the Spanish GCSE AQA, 9-1 revision book,
mohaned elemara — harrow, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 17:31:20
Guestbook Editor: Hello! To use this CD-ROM, you'll need a PC or Mac with a disc drive. Just put the disc in and you should be able to play the audio files using your computer's media player.
If you don't have a disc drive, that's no problem — you can play or download the audio on this page. Happy listening.
I am home educating my son, your books, are really helping. They are not boring or babyish, like some for ks2, and the jokes are great..
My son has several SEN issues including ADHD, which means he gets distracted easily, so its great that I can use it for small sessions and not lose out. I'm trying to say your books are laid out well.
Sami — Northampton, United Kingdom — 24 Jan 2017 at 08:35:44
(Commenting on book CAXP41, GCSE Chemistry AQA 10-Minute Tests (including Answers) (A*-G course)
Please, please, can you publish 10 minute test books designed for the 'new' 9-1 GCSE course?
Daniel H-T — Ipswich, United Kingdom — 23 Jan 2017 at 09:30:33
Guestbook Editor: This is definitely on our agenda, but they probably won't be available much before the end of 2017. Still in plenty of time for the first exams in summer 2018, though.
Had Taramasalata, babaganoush, pitta, chorizo, tomato and mussels, sourdough bread, rocket, watercress, selection of artisan cheeses and a drop of chianti reserva (well you asked). Love your books and so do my pupils. Corny (age reference) jokes are an especial favourite with my class! Where is crime and punishment etc for year 5 though?
Julie — East Bridgford, United Kingdom — 22 Jan 2017 at 19:53:19
You are not a big website and I can't find what I'm looking for!!
Natalie — Sheffield, United Kingdom — 22 Jan 2017 at 10:58:56
Guestbook Editor: Sorry to hear that — we do our best to make everything as easy-to-find as possible. Let us know what you're after and we'll point you in the right direction!
I wold like to say that your website is brill and I would definitely recomend it to others. Except you don't have what I looking for and that is the online audio files English sat buster ks2 and all you gave me was math sat buster ks2 online audio files
Mandy — York, United Kingdom — 22 Jan 2017 at 10:56:47
Guestbook Editor: Sorry you've had trouble tracking down the online audio for our KS2 SAT Busters. You'll find the files that match our current 10-Minute Tests (for Maths and English) on this page.
These books are used in my school and so I am going to purchase these to extend my knowledge at home... They are great with exam examples, annotations and easy to understand language.
GCSEstudent14 — Bimrmingham, United Kingdom — 21 Jan 2017 at 16:59:14
Bought these for my students. Really like the ethos of the company, and remember loving these when I was doing my GCSEs back in the day. Really accessible and fun. Hopefully the chemistry revision guides and workbooks will make a difference for them in summer!
Volodymyr Chapman — Caerphilly, United Kingdom — 19 Jan 2017 at 20:15:56