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Guestbook Archive - June 2015

have you ever thought of selling the company and distributing the money between the people involved at CGP and then buying a yacht, sailing away, sipping a glass of champagne and falling dearly asleep.

ch — ode, United Kingdom — 28 Jun 2015 at 13:59:05

Guestbook Editor: Mmm, yes. We think about that all the time...

We don't really, of course. How could we sleep knowing that the students of the UK (and beyond) had to prepare for their exams without us?

Books have been so helpful with helping students gain functional skills qualification.

DCAS — Tottenham, United Kingdom — 25 Jun 2015 at 11:04:39

(Commenting on book EXPG22, KS2 English SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests: Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Book 1 (for the 2018 tests)

Your 10 minute tests for grammar punctuation and spelling have been so useful in preparing children for their SATs. The questions are in the style of the paper and the mix of questions are ideal for revision. I hope you will consider making a book 2 and book 3 of this wonderful resource!

Helen Rose — Middlesbrough, United Kingdom — 18 Jun 2015 at 07:39:09

CGP is one of the most excellent books I have had from ks1. It helps you to revise and tell us what to revise. It is really fun and will encourage you.

Alpha — Worcester, United Kingdom — 16 Jun 2015 at 21:03:22

Your books are a great help as i just did a couple of exams yesterday and they helped quite a lot.
I was just wondering that do you have any tips for revising since whenever I read something i can't really remember it very well since I don't have a great memory

Alishba — london, United Kingdom — 16 Jun 2015 at 16:12:44

Guestbook Editor: Yes, absolutely — just visit our mostly-sensible Exam Tips page. Hope the exams are going well.

(Commenting on book ELP3DE1, 11+ Practice Papers for the CEM Test - Pack 3

Great book. It would be good if there were additional answer sheets for the kids to practice the test more than once. I have photo copied the answer sheet. It would be good if we could download and print them out instead of photo copying

g — reading, United Kingdom — 15 Jun 2015 at 10:41:46

Dear CGP, I am an international student that just finished my IGCSEs, and I would like to say THANK YOU! I've been passing my tests and exams for two years only with your revision guides for the Edexcel sciences, and I think my final exams also went pretty well! I am very grateful, thank you CGP!! :)

Nina — Intertown, United Kingdom — 15 Jun 2015 at 09:20:38

Can I ask why there is a picture of a goat on page 94 of your GCSE maths Edexcel revision guide? I personally see no objection as I love goats, but its a strange touch. I will be thinking of this goat when I do my maths exam a couple of hours :)

goat — goatland, United Kingdom — 11 Jun 2015 at 10:26:55

Guestbook Editor: There must have been a mix-up at the printers... it was supposed to be a picture of a pygmy marmoset.

Hey CGP,

I am a 14 year old student. Our school is great as they sell your books to us students for three pounds!

Another thing is that I am specifically glad that your books are cheap, and worth every penny. I have main English, maths, science and IT books of CGP. I hope you become a bigger book company in the future!

From- Byron :)

Byron-Lewis Scoffield — Nottingham, United Kingdom — 11 Jun 2015 at 09:51:50

I am actually 15 doing my exams a year early because I am a special boy

whitto — me, United Kingdom — 10 Jun 2015 at 14:51:58

Guestbook Editor: My apologies — from your confident tone, I'd assumed you were a man who'd legally bought a lottery ticket or two in his time.

I do rather enjoy your splendid revision aids, so much so that I have decided to begin the practice of revision long before the night of the exam. I must say, I don't think I would be revising without them. They are top-notch and really deserve the praise that they get.

However, I have regularly been stricken with the misfortune of sitting down with a lovely cup of tea, only to find that upon opening my textbook, it closes. This is annoying. I know it isn't your fault, so I implore you to perhaps offer me some counsel as to how I might keep the book open on one page without it springing shut.

I love you CGP, and you have helped me immensely in my quest to become a high-earning water slide audit professional by getting good GCSE grades. So please offer me some ideas how to keep the book open while retaining one hand for tea and one hand for writing.


The Honourable Reverend William Henry Aberforth Dover-Windsor III

Reverend William Henry Aberforth Dover-Windsor III — Basingstoke, United Kingdom — 09 Jun 2015 at 18:56:30

Guestbook Editor: Dear Reverend,

Delightful to hear from you — we're sorry to hear about your problems with closure. Some people would advise you to bend the spine back until it loses all springiness, but those of us who AREN'T BARBARIANS would prefer a more peaceable solution.

Perhaps we should offer limited edition spiral-bound versions of all our books. They'd cost about £200 each, but worth every penny for a man of your earning power.

I was wondering whether I could get a deal or discount if I buy every single a level book in the range as I will be pretty bored after my GCSE'S are over but intend to learn every a level book inside out, practise a-level exam papers and memorise every single exam answer. I am only doing 4 a-levels but still wish to memorise the whole syllabus for every a-level available because of how utterly bored I will be after GCSE's. In the 10 week holiday after these easy, pesky exams hooligan kids will be celebrating finishing exams that I could have got 100% in at the age of 6. Buying all these books may be expensive, and although I have made a lot of money from being the u15 snooker champion and winning a competition challenging how many sausages you can eat in 7 minutes (I managed 62 and won £23), I doubt these rich winnings will enable me to buy every a level book, so a discount of 95% should suffice?

whitto — me, United Kingdom — 09 Jun 2015 at 17:11:00

Guestbook Editor: Ten weeks is a long time to fill... but someone with your academic prowess, advanced hand-eye coordination and remarkably robust digestive system should have no trouble coming up with entertaining summer side-projects. Sixteen is a good age to write the first volume of your memoirs, for example. Suggested titles: Diary of a Prodigy, Give Me A Break! (like in snooker), Saus-Age of Innocence.

All of which is a roundabout way of saying that we're not giving you a 95% discount. Sorry.

Have been using your excellent books now for many years and they have only ever improved. I still have a copy of 'The Workbook for KS3 Science, Materials and their properties.' for 1999 and beyond.
They just keep on getting better

Stephen Dolan — Berkhamsted, United Kingdom — 08 Jun 2015 at 19:23:15

hi, I love your products and you are always my first port of call when I need books for my students. I am an English teacher planning for both A level language and A level literature, as well as GCSE language and literature in September, so I was wondering if you had any plans to produce books to support the new specs in 2015. Keep up the good work everyone you are a fabulous company to deal with.

Adele Parkes — grantham, United Kingdom — 07 Jun 2015 at 08:58:44

Guestbook Editor: Thanks very much. We're currently hard at work on a new range for the Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language and Literature specs — you'll find more info in our New GCSE English section.

We're also making updated editions of our A-Level English Language books. They're a bit further off, but should be ready at the start of 2016.

Finish the quote... "CGP is...

chicken — little, United Kingdom — 05 Jun 2015 at 10:36:09

Guestbook Editor: "...the greatest risk to the moral health of our nation's young people in a generation."

Wonderful books that have assisted my children since Key stage 2. Now my youngest is reaching his final stage of school education these books have become invaluable. Thank you.

joanne yeardsley — ISLE OF MAN, United Kingdom — 05 Jun 2015 at 09:55:59

I have brought 2 books gcse maths buster mock exam papers higher level and exam practice book higher level gcse maths and I don't have a code to access online answers and videos

adila1 — town, United Kingdom — 04 Jun 2015 at 16:25:26

Guestbook Editor: Sorry to hear that — but our customer services team will be able to help you out. Just drop them an email at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk

Who thinks of the splendid jokes and how long does it take to think of each one on average?

cho — dee, United Kingdom — 03 Jun 2015 at 11:21:49

Guestbook Editor: Good questions. CGP's splendid jokes are thought up by our team of splendid editors, but I'm not sure whether we keep a record of how long each one takes to create. They're pretty quick, though — you'd be amazed how many books they work through in a year (and they have to edit the educational bits as well).

Thanks to the team who produce the books. The range is exceptional, packed with all the important information. Your books have been a real blessing. They have been used by my children for over a decade now.

CindyIrving — Uxbridge, United Kingdom — 02 Jun 2015 at 20:03:41

Hi. Your books are really helpful. Cheers for everything mates :)

Chris Hyland — Bristol, United Kingdom — 02 Jun 2015 at 16:00:37