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Guestbook Archive - July 2014

I love your books. My child doesn't like your books because they mean I am going to make her study! The books are well set out and I love the humour. The maths books are also good for showing us oldies how to do maths the "modern" way. By the way, we had fish for tea.

Viv — Southampton, United Kingdom — 28 Jul 2014 at 22:20:16

I'm relieved that the Further Maths book will be available so soon! Smart move ;). As well as this, how do you advise I revise to gain A/A*? I know that may sound very vague and unanswerable but I’ve looked at your 21 Killer revision tips and the Erudite Course of fact retrieval and I’m still not particularly comfortable in knowing what to do. The How to revise book seems like a very good technique for SOME subjects, but what about Maths and Languages? It also seems too time consuming to do this for every sub-topic and every subject. I really don’t mean to sound critical if I do in any way but seriously I just get so stressed out about it cause I am really conscientious. Do I just read the revision guide and do questions, or what?

Oh and I wouldn't complain if you released AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies, Edexcel GCSE Astronomy and WJEC GCSE Geography revision guides either. I mean, if you did, I'd have a revision guide from CGP for EVERY subejct I study!

Josh — Newcastle, United Kingdom — 28 Jul 2014 at 10:11:38

Guestbook Editor: Hmm, tough question. To get the top grades, you'll need to be really comfortable with all the facts, formulas, rules, vocabulary (etc.) from the course. Our Revision Guides contain all this material, so they're a great way to test that you've remembered all the essentials. It helps a lot to keep condensing your notes until you've reduced each topic to a few memory-jogging bullet points.

The rest comes down to being able to answer questions under pressure, so get as much practice as you can — including timed mock exam papers if possible. Exam technique is important too: make sure you're managing your time carefully so that you can (for example) plan essays before getting started, and be able to come back to any questions you got stuck on at the end. And even if you think you've finished the exam early, keep checking and checking your answers to make sure you haven't dropped any easy marks.

Good luck...

My online editon of the chemistry book isn't working, it's a blank grey screen?

Bob — Town, United Kingdom — 28 Jul 2014 at 09:29:58

Guestbook Editor: Hello — we'd be happy to help, but we don't have any contact details for you. Just email us at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk and we'll get our technical team to have a look into it.

Hi, can I just say that your books are excellent! The GCSE triple science revision guides are amazing and maths too! I just wish there was an AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths revision guide and workbook etc. This would be an absolute life-saver. If you are considering this will you please mention when this may be released, I think everyone would be relieved to find classic CGP help for this challenging course.

Josh — Newcastle, United Kingdom — 26 Jul 2014 at 20:38:03

Guestbook Editor: Thanks! As it happens, your timing is also excellent — we've just finished making a new Revision Guide and Exam Practice Workbook for the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths. They should be availble on our website in mid-to-late August.

How many years are there in a leap-year? (Great books by the way)

March Hare — Hastings, United Kingdom — 24 Jul 2014 at 16:56:58

Guestbook Editor: There's probably some elaborate word-play involved in this riddle, but since CGP is largely staffed by robots, we'll give you a numerical answer, correct to 5 decimal places:

There are 1.00274 years in a leap-year.

(Commenting on book M1NN31, KS3 Maths Textbook 1

please can i know the content of this book i.e the topics

alase latifat — ogba, lagos, Nigeria — 21 Jul 2014 at 11:32:57

Guestbook Editor: Yes, no problem. Just click on the "Take a look" button underneath the main book description to look at sample pages — including the contents.

Fantastic customer service and amazing speed of delivery. Excellent online discounts too!

Ian — Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 16 Jul 2014 at 15:53:37

I love these books. I use them with the children at school and with my nephew. I will definitely be using them with my little girl when she us older. I love the bright colours and the key information is there clearly for joy to see. There's not a bit of unnecessary reading...which is essential if your child has a short attention span.

Elaine crean — St.helens, United Kingdom — 15 Jul 2014 at 19:05:08

It would be easy if we could search books by ISBN. Thank you.

Ines — Bromley, United Kingdom — 14 Jul 2014 at 10:42:13

Guestbook Editor: It should be possible to search for books by ISBN on our website — just use the search box on the "Our Books" page. (This should bring up the book you're looking for, unless we've made a mistake with out data. Which almost never happens.)

hey! i just wanted to say what big help CGP have been to me. I'm 13 and in my end of year test in science i got 7A when i was working at level 4!! I'm now in set 1 and can do triple science( which is what i want to do in order to become a doctor.) thanks to you my dreams may come true! thank you and by the way I'm having spaghetti for dinner

mana — london, United Kingdom — 13 Jul 2014 at 15:29:59

fantastic simply fantastic

Harry — Hilperton , United Kingdom — 10 Jul 2014 at 19:12:07

Excellent books and great service.

A huge thank you!

PS We love the jokes.

Lisa King — Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa — 10 Jul 2014 at 18:41:05

Hi love the books. Struggled to choose what I wanted though, could I recommend a grid to help choose showing what each book contained - you know, the sort with dots in the grid to show the presence of parts of curriculum, whole curriculum, questions, level working at, exam questions, etc. I really feel like at some point I'm going to be buying the lower level books and never know, or have to buy a lot of the same info twice. More of a problem for me than you, I know!

Julia Donkin — Cramlington, United Kingdom — 07 Jul 2014 at 13:48:19

All of your resources are excellent. They're have helped/are helping my children reach their potential both in primary and secondary school. A good idea to introduce lots more CDROM tutor resources. These are particularly great for children who, for various reasons, don't have access to great educational resources. Would also be great if you had a program to get your resources to such children/families free of charge. Important as tends to be the case that such children have greatest need for the quality resources you produce. I for one would be happy to forgo discounts due to bulk purchases, and/or pay a small surcharge on your products to support such a programme. Am fairly certain that this is a view shared by many of your customers. Would likely attract even more business to your site, even if means your products are slightly more expensive than other retailers.

Marcel Vige — London, United Kingdom — 07 Jul 2014 at 12:20:11

Well I've been revising for my maths exam using your GCSE Maths for Edexcel Revision Guide, and I must say it is brilliant. It really helps me revise.

However just a little 'tip'. You could mark the pages to show whether the topic would be in the calculator or non-calculator paper. This would just make it easier while revising.

Over all though, CGP are great for revision.

Thank You!!

Fatima — Birmingham, United Kingdom — 06 Jul 2014 at 19:52:17

Guestbook Editor: That's a good tip... but unfortunately, Maths GCSEs are set up so that pretty much any topic can crop up on either paper (calculator or non-calculator). Examiners aren't in the business of making your life easy, it seems. Thanks for your comments — hope the exams went well.


Riseml — Mount Carey, United Kingdom — 05 Jul 2014 at 21:24:40

I just finished my Science GCSE mock exams and I got a B!! Thank you so much for your Science revision guides, I hate studying but the diagrams in the book made it so useful!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH LOOVVVEE U CGP!!

Steph — Slough, United Kingdom — 05 Jul 2014 at 20:55:17

These CGP English books are so helpful and fun at the same time. I have bought some for pupils who want to keep up over the long summer holidays and they don't mind doing them at all. Thank you for making such a brilliant resource!

CD — Sherborne, United Kingdom — 01 Jul 2014 at 17:19:24