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Guestbook Archive - May 2015

Very easy to read, broken down into revision form and with everything that you need if you have a useless teacher :)

Lydia — Oxford, United Kingdom — 30 May 2015 at 19:29:09

(Commenting on book FHIC31, KS3 French Interactive Vocab Tester - DVD-ROM and Vocab Book

This would be a fabulous product to buy for my son as he struggles with French, but as his ipad nor my laptop have a CD drive, we would be unable to use it. I would have thought that a downloadable version should be an option nowadays. Very disappointed as this is exactly what he needs.

Catherine Quick — Warlingham, United Kingdom — 29 May 2015 at 19:16:19

Guestbook Editor: We're sorry for the disappointment — many of our recent digital products are available as Online Editions that don't require a disc drive, but we haven't yet had the opportunity to convert all our existing DVD-ROM products into this online format.

Your books are so pleasing to me that sometimes, when nobody's looking, I read them in the bath. Also, have you guys got any good revision music suggestions?

William — Far Far Away, United Kingdom — 28 May 2015 at 03:08:51

Guestbook Editor: Nobody here is judging you — there's nothing wrong with an occasional warm and bubbly revision session behind closed doors.

I've been trying to think of some revision music suggestions (i.e. puns), but have so far failed completely. Anything from the EuRevision Song Contest?

I'm glad that the conservatives won the election however this means that you will need to make new a level revision guides for the new specification. When will these be available as I intend to start revising for my choices as soon as GCSE's are over.

Max Whittome — Lyme Regis, United Kingdom — 26 May 2015 at 15:54:48

Guestbook Editor: Don't worry — we're on the case. Some of our new A-Level Science and Psychology books are already available, with the rest of the range following over the next few months. For the other subjects that are changing this year (English Language, Sociology, Business and Economics), new CGP books are on the way between September and early 2016!

i love CGP the books are amazing and so easy to read

tabby — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 26 May 2015 at 12:33:18

I was wondering if you have a breakdown of what each page covers in the OCR B biology, Chemistry, and Physics GCSE revision books. e.g. B2A, P4D etc.
Thank you

Greg — London, United Kingdom — 25 May 2015 at 12:45:52

Guestbook Editor: Yes, no problem. You can view the contents pages of our OCR Gateway GCSE Science books on this website — just follow the links below, then click on the 'Take a look' option.


do you think you will ever make a revision guide for the 'gcse edexcel linked pair pilot specification' and although it is similar to the other specifications it has some other topics e.g flowcharts, spread sheets, AER, index numbers etc.

Cameron — honiton, United Kingdom — 23 May 2015 at 18:45:32

Guestbook Editor: Hello — I don't think we've got any plans to cover this course at the moment. GCSE Maths specifications are changing from September, so I'm not sure if it'll still exist after next year's exams...

On my AS-level biology ocr revison book, you have printed 15 of the pages TWICE!! This happened to pages 55-70 and it super confused me as i didn't realise till i realised i was revising the same thing i did earlier. Whoops, wasted some paper there didn't you? haha

Vienca — Burnley, United Kingdom — 22 May 2015 at 14:21:16

Guestbook Editor: Ah, that sounds like a printing mistake — sorry for the confusion. If you'd like a replacement copy, just contact our customer services team!

Hello CGP Guestbook Editor! My name is Charlotte and I'm from East Yorkshire! I found your CGP revision tips really helpful as at the moment I'm taking my GCSE's. I found your full site helpful and I've recommended to all of my buddies. I now class you as my BEST FRIEND FOREVER <33 I ACTUALLY LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH

Charlotte — Woldgate College, United Kingdom — 22 May 2015 at 12:17:29

(Commenting on book ASR21, True Tales of Scientists — Reading Book: Alhazen, Anning, Darwin & Curie

A superb book, full of information and written in such a way that my class were hooked on finding out more about Marie Curie. Although aimed perhaps for upper ks2, my yr3/4s coped with the language and we managed to produce a week's worth of literacy.

Tracy — Loughton, United Kingdom — 21 May 2015 at 22:23:45

Thank you CGP These are great books and are fun for children to use. My daughter loves them. I've just placed a big order and I didn't realise that you offered a discount and free postage so I'm happy with that too and will be back for more books in the future. Thank you for the friendly advice over the phone too. I'll be back!

Jennifer — Laindon, United Kingdom — 21 May 2015 at 21:13:10

I really like your books. They have the information I need, even if there are some pretty cheesy puns or references :)

shanise — stockport, United Kingdom — 21 May 2015 at 12:05:30

I have purchased a number of books from you and every one has been excellent. One request - could you add to the history topics you supply to fall in line with the new curriculum e.g. Mayans or Indus Valley. Thanks

LAURAINE WALLER — HARTLEPOOL, United Kingdom — 21 May 2015 at 08:20:44

Hiya! I really love your book-they are really useful! However, can you make some more language books, like Latin and Italian, as I learn those. Also are you releasing some new books soon? Please keep me

Danilo Paganelli — Britain, United Kingdom — 20 May 2015 at 20:49:45

Guestbook Editor: Hi! We don't have any new languages books on the horizon, I'm afraid, but we're releasing plenty of exciting new books and digital resources for other subjects over the next few months — keep an eye on our What's New page for all the details...

if you don't mind me asking, who writes your books? for example, do retired GCSE teachers write GCSE revision books, retired A-Level teachers write A-Level revision books etc?

Fred — Carn, United Kingdom — 19 May 2015 at 14:17:07

Guestbook Editor: You're right — our books are mostly written by teachers (although they're not usually retired) and then given a coat of CGP varnish by our highly qualified in-house editors. Famous former CGP editors include Lily Allen and Tony from Hollyoaks*.

*Please note: this sentence is completely untrue.

Could really do with some of the travel and tourism revision guides

chris — telford, United Kingdom — 19 May 2015 at 09:04:20


SIMON COWELL — lONDON TOWN, United Kingdom — 15 May 2015 at 12:06:20

Guestbook Editor: Thank you for the opportunity, Simon. It's been an amazing experience.

Hello CGP books! I would like to congratulate you on having top notch books. They helped me learn ABDC's!
Thank you, Big Cams <3

David Cameron — Landan, United Kingdom — 15 May 2015 at 12:00:56

I have purchased CGP books from other websites before with no problems but I would like to say that it was a lot better experience using your website. This was because it was easier to choose from the vast range. Also nice to get free delivery and a discount because my order was over £20. Will be ordering from you again.....any chance of sending me a discount voucher for the next order for being so complimentary:)

Sadique — Hull, United Kingdom — 15 May 2015 at 11:43:54

Guestbook Editor: Flattery will quite often get you somewhere... but we'd probably go out of business if we gave an extra discount to everyone who said nice things about us. Sorry!

Just sat my GCSE AQA Chemistry additional and further exams. Your revision guides really helped and for once I feel confident in chemistry ;) Just got all the core to revise now :(

Matthew — Newcastle, United Kingdom — 14 May 2015 at 21:07:00

I know the secret why your revision guides are so good and why people do well using them- you copy the specification and slightly change the wording...

Fred — portsmouth, United Kingdom — 13 May 2015 at 17:55:07

Guestbook Editor: That's an outrageous accusation — we don't change the wording at all.

(Actually, our writers and editors are brilliant at making sure that all the important concepts are explained as clearly and succinctly as possible. But it's true that our books are written to cover everything on the exam specifications — as you say, that's why they're so effective.)

when i took the exam i done terrible because of your books you make me feel sick and im now bald due to stress

peter pawson — bideford, United Kingdom — 13 May 2015 at 11:52:51

I am in year 9 these books have worked really well for me thanks CGP

Luke smith — Kidderminster, United Kingdom — 12 May 2015 at 14:41:04

In your physics aqa gcse revision guide there is nothing about control rods but it popped up in the 2013 p2 paper I think. Furthermore, I think to make your revision guides even better you could 'borrow' the definitions of certain things from exam papers and implicate them into your books, because your definition usually would get you the marks but could be improved under the 'exam board answer'. Moreover, in your biology gcse aqa revision guide you don't have definitions for recessive, dominant etc.. and you allele definition isn't quite right under the 'exam board answer' and they have asked for these definitions in a fair amount of b2 papers. In addition, your biology gcse revision guide doesn't go into enough depth with advantages and disadvantages of dialysis and kidney transplants, it could be improved. Lastly, I believe it would be beneficial to 'borrow' answers from exam papers and put them into your books so that students will definitely get the marks.

tim — surrey, United Kingdom — 11 May 2015 at 15:29:39

are these the actual test questions for CGP maths buster mental maths. but overall it is a good website

deepika basra — kempston, United Kingdom — 10 May 2015 at 21:09:44

Conservatives won the election. When will the a level science books be available for purchase?

George Freeman — London, United Kingdom — 10 May 2015 at 09:57:32

Guestbook Editor: They did... and we've started the presses on our A-Level Science books for the new specifications starting in September. The first batch is due to arrive towards the end of May, with the rest of the range following over the course of the summer.

CGP books are EPIC! I love love love love love love love love love love love your books! <3 <3<3 I used them when I was younger and they made SAT'S so simple! But now my mum doesn't buy them and she buys those really boring textbooks. But I'll probably use my old CGP Study Guide and revise the pages on Persuasive Techniques and get her to buy me some of your books! Epic!

Call Me Epic — Epic City, United Kingdom — 09 May 2015 at 19:25:29

I really like these sat buster books but I was wondering if you could bring out a maths facts reminder book just to reminder you of those important things you need to know. Also I love the jokes above the barcode??.

Raya — London, United Kingdom — 07 May 2015 at 19:55:59

Did you know in an episode of The Inbetweeners ("Exam Time") your books make a few appearances ;)

Rachel — Farnborough, United Kingdom — 07 May 2015 at 07:03:22

Guestbook Editor: I'd forgotten about that one, but CGP books crop up fairly often in exam-based episodes of TV shows. I once caught a glimpse of one of our Revision Guides in a bleak Welsh crime drama on BBC4 that I can't remember the name of. True story.

Thanks! It's really useful and better than the other revision books.

Habiba — ILFORD, United Kingdom — 06 May 2015 at 17:50:13

Hello, I'm currently in Year 11, studying the IGCSE course, and I use a lot of the CGP books, I love them! But for biology, according to the specification we need to know the labelled structure of a root hair cell, and in the revision guide, the diagram isn't labelled. It's only a small thing, but I think that many people would find it useful if it was added.

A.M — Cambridge, United Kingdom — 03 May 2015 at 14:04:44

Been reading all the books but I can't cope with all the revision as my pea rents think 8 hrs a day is ok I'm bored and annoyed but I guess you lot have done a god job Evan if the jokes are not great

Gibbs — Cheshire, United Kingdom — 02 May 2015 at 20:08:36

Is this where i ask questions?

The World — The World, Togo — 02 May 2015 at 16:58:14

Guestbook Editor: You can always ask — but if your question is CGP-related, our Customer Services Team is more likely to have the answers. You can email them at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk

mistake on page 95 of Physics AQA GCSE revision guide. on '1)' it should say 'their volume and density stays the same'

proof reader — proofreaderland, United Kingdom — 01 May 2015 at 20:35:19

Guestbook Editor: Not sure about this one... one quantity stays the same, two quantities stay the same. Or have I misunderstood what you mean?