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The Latest Books From CGP

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

New Targeted KS2 English SATS prep for all abilities!

Please welcome our new Standard Level and Advanced Level books for the KS2 English SATS! We’ll try to explain what that means without too much jargon…

Standard Level is ideal for Year 6 pupils who are aiming for a solid ‘pass’ in the English SATS*. Pupils who are on track for a really top-notch mark should opt for the Advanced Level books. Nothing too complicated.

There’s a new SATS Revision Book and matching Question Book for each of these Levels. They’re a fantastic way to help pupils prepare for the tests in 2017 and beyond.

If you’d like to know more, take a trip to our KS2 English SATS range page. It’s usually sunny there, and always informative.

*If you're a fan of technical terms, 'a solid pass' means 'meeting the expected standard'.

Posted Nov 2016

Calling all primary schools… CGP has KS2 Yearly Assessment sorted!

If you’re a primary teacher, keeping track of your pupils’ progress can take a lot of work. But CGP has just made your life a whole lot easier…

We’ve made a brilliant new range of Yearly Assessment Tests, perfectly matched to the KS2 Programme of Study — and they’re only available to schools!

They come in great-value yearly packs that contain Maths, Reading, SPaG and Science tests, all for just £3 per pupil. (Or you can buy each test separately for £1 if you prefer.)

What’s more, we’ve made fantastic free spreadsheets to record pupils’ marks and track their progress against each PoS statement. So that’s another thing you won’t have to worry about.

Head over to our new KS2 Yearly Tests page to find out more!

Posted Nov 2016

More amazing KS2 Comprehension practice from CGP!

There are three things in life you just can’t have too much of: friendship, laughter and KS2 Comprehension practice.

Unfortunately, we’re all joyless loners here at CGP — but we do know our stuff when it comes to KS2 Comprehension. That’s why we’ve played to our strengths and rustled up an all-new second set of fantastic Yearly Targeted Question Books!

The difficulty level is the same as the first set, making them perfect for extra practice to really firm up the crucial comprehension skills. Each book contains fifteen new texts, all accompanied by a brilliant selection of questions.

There’s also a matching Teacher Book 2 containing brilliant resources for planning guided reading sessions throughout Years 3-6. Visit our KS2 Comprehension page to see the whole range!

Posted Oct 2016

New KS2 SATS Practice Papers for 2017 and beyond...

The first new SATS were set in May 2016, and we’ve updated all our KS2 SATS Practice Papers to make sure they match perfectly! That’s the kind of attention to detail you only get from CGP.

There are four freshly updated packs for Maths and four for English. Each one contains two full sets of realistic SATS practice papers, plus a detailed answer book.

Better still, we’re working on a brand new fifth pack for each subject — these are due to arrive in January. It’s the most (and the best) SATS practice you’ll find anywhere.

UK schools can also buy these in brilliant money-saving bundles of two, three, four or five packs. You can browse the whole range on our KS2 Practice Papers page.

Posted Sep 2016

…and new KS1 SATS Practice Papers for 2017 and beyond!

Of course, it’s not just our KS2 SATS Practice Papers that have been updated — we’ve also made a fresh batch of KS1 papers that are perfectly matched to the very latest tests!

Let’s see... we’ve fully updated our existing packs for Maths and English, and conjured up two brand new packs (one for each subject).

Each pack contains two full sets of the most realistic KS1 SATS practice you’ll find anywhere. We’ve been through the real 2016 SATS with a fine-tooth comb to make sure they match as closely as possible!

Better still, they’re all out now — you can see them (and our great-value bundles for UK schools) on our KS1 SATS Practice Papers page.

Posted Sep 2016

New — the ultimate guide to Grade A*-G GCSE English resits!

If you (or your students) are resitting GCSE English in November 2016 or summer 2017, you’ll be fully focused on passing with a Grade C or above.

So we thought: wouldn’t it be great if there was an all-in-one guide to help you do just that? Then we remembered that we’re an educational publisher, so we just went ahead and made the book. And here it is!

It covers all the crucial skills needed for a Grade C, with crystal-clear explanations and examples for every topic. We’ve also included a huge range of exam-style practice questions, plus two full mock exam papers (one for Foundation Level, one for Higher).

It even includes a free Online Edition, so you can read the whole book on a PC, Mac or tablet.

All in all, it’s by far the best way to prepare for the Grade A*-G resits, and it’s out now!

Posted Sep 2016

Superb new CGP Practice Papers for Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths!

We’re into the second year of the Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths courses, and that can only mean one thing: the first exams are coming up in the summer.

But at CGP, we laugh in the faces of even the toughest exams, or at least behind their backs when we think they can’t hear us. More constructively, we’ve made ultra-realistic Practice Paper packs for the latest AQA and Edexcel GCSEs.

Each pack contains two full sets of top-quality mock exam papers and a detailed answer book. And we've made Higher and Foundation Level packs for each exam board!

They're all out now, so there's plenty of time to start practising before the real exams roll around. Track them down in our Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths section!

Posted Sep 2016

New all-in-one guides to Grade 9-1 GCSE Science revision!

Previously on the CGP What’s New page, we told you about our incredible new Grade 9-1 GCSE Science Student Books, Revision Guides and Exam Practice Workbooks.

We imagine you’ve been on tenterhooks since then, waiting for the next instalment. And now the wait is over… we present our all-new Complete Revision & Practice books for AQA!

Each one contains a superb blend of revision notes, examples and exam practice, with full coverage of the new required practicals and Working Scientifically.

The Combined Science course (worth two GCSEs) is split into three books — one for the Biology topics, one for Chemistry and one for Physics. If you’re taking three Science GCSEs, there’s one book for each subject.

You’ll find them all under ‘AQA Revision Guides’ in our new 9-1 GCSE Science section.

Posted Sep 2016

Fantastic new Handwriting Practice Books for ages 4-9!

Even in the digital communications age, good handwriting will get you a long way in life. Without it, your personalised wedding invitation cards will look a mess, and nobody will be able to read the proprietorial post-it notes you leave stuck to your lunchbox in the office fridge.

With that in mind, we’ve crafted a wonderful new range to give primary pupils the best possible start to their writing careers! There are five books — one for each year from Reception to Year 4.

Each one is packed with fun, engaging practice to help pupils build up all the crucial skills, from holding a pencil properly to creating smooth, confident passages of joined-up writing.

They’re all available now — follow these links to the Reception / KS1 and KS2 books!

Posted Sep 2016

Grade 9-1 GCSE Science — unbeatable revision and exam practice from CGP!

Here at CGP, we know GCSE Science inside-out — that’s why our GCSE Science range is the UK’s No.1 bestseller. So when we say we’ve got the new Grade 9-1 courses covered, you can bet that nobody else’s books even come close.

We’ve fully updated our much-loved Revision Guides to cover every Grade 9-1 topic, and added helpful practice questions to every page — along with brilliant coverage of practicals, maths skills and Working Scientifically.

What’s more, we’ve conjured up an all-new range of matching Exam Practice Workbooks. As the name suggests, they’re bursting with realistic exam-style questions to help students make sure they’re ready for anything on the day.

All these books are available for GCSE Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics — with separate editions tailored to the AQA, Edexcel, OCR Gateway and OCR 21st Century courses!

Visit our Grade 9-1 GCSE Science section for all the details…

Posted Aug 2016

Fantastic differentiated 10-Minute Tests for the KS2 Maths SATS!

Our differentiated KS2 Maths SATS books have been a huge hit — so now we’ve added brand new SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests to the range!

There are two books: Standard Level (for pupils working towards the expected standard in KS2 Maths) and Advanced Level (for pupils exceeding the expected standard).

Each one contains eighteen quick tests, packed with realistic SATS-style questions. They’re a perfect way to break test preparation up into stress-free, bite-sized chunks.

What’s more, UK schools can buy these 10-Minute Tests in money-saving bundles that also include the matching KS2 SATS Revision Books and Question Books!

Posted Aug 2016

The best new Student Books for Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Science!

More exciting new arrivals in our Grade 9-1 GCSE Science range… this time it’s brilliant in-depth Student Books for the AQA courses!

Each one contains detailed study notes, examples, diagrams, exam advice, practice questions, exam-style questions and much more. And of course, we’ve covered all the new Required Practical Activities and Maths Skills too — along with sections devoted to Working Scientifically.

For AQA Trilogy Combined Science, we’ve made three separate books to cover the Biology, Chemistry and Physics elements of the course. There’s also a book for each of AQA’s ‘Single Science’ GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

All in all, they’re superb companions from day one of the course until the final exams. Snap them up in our new Grade 9-1 GCSE Science section!

Posted Aug 2016

Grade 9-1 GCSE Computer Science — covered!

The new 9-1 GCSE Computer Science course set by OCR is definitely a challenge, but CGP’s amazing new books have everything students need for success!

First up, there’s a brand new Revision Guide that explains all the theory and technical info in the clearest, simplest way possible. Networks, algorithms, data representation... you name it, it's in here.

Then there’s the matching Exam Practice Workbook — it’s packed with exam-style questions for every topic. We’ve even included complete answers, so it’s easy for students to keep track of their progress in the run-up to the real GCSEs.

They make a lovely couple. See them in their natural environment in our new GCSE Computer Science section!

Posted Jun 2016

Superb new CGP books for Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography!

The Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography courses start in September 2016, and guess who’s just released a range of brilliant books for the new AQA specs?

[If you’re not very good at guessing, the answer is CGP.]

Our crystal-clear Revision Guide explains every topic with concise study notes, cracking case studies and full-colour diagrams. It covers Physical and Human Geography, plus the new ‘Issue Evaluation and Fieldwork’ requirements!

There also a fantastic Exam Practice Workbook to match, packed with essential exam-style questions — complete answers and mark schemes are included.

If you’d prefer to have your notes and exam questions in a single book, our jet-black Complete Revision & Practice guide will cater to your every need.

They're extremely attractive — visit our GCSE Geography section to admire them all in more detail.

P.S. Separate editions for OCR B and Edexcel B are on the way soon!

Posted Jun 2016

More brilliant 10-Minute Tests for the CEM 11+

Preparation for the CEM (Durham University) 11+ can be a stressful business, but it’s a lot more manageable when broken up into bite-sized chunks.

That’s where CGP’s fabulous 10-Minute Test books come in. They’re packed with realistic test-style questions covering all the skills pupils will need... and we’ve added brand new titles to the range for 2016!

There are now four books for Ages 10-11 targeted on the trickiest topic areas — Cloze, Comprehension, Maths Word Problems and 3D & Spatial Reasoning.

What’s more, there are three new books for Ages 9-10 — perfect for building up towards the difficulty level of the final tests.

Find out more on our 11+ 10-Minute Tests range page!

Posted Jun 2016

Stop press: CGP makes (Grade 9-1 GCSE) History!

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

But it takes more than that to throw CGP’s intrepid GCSE History team off the scent — we’ve rustled up a range of superb new Revision Guides that cover the new Grade 9-1 specs perfectly!

There are syllabus-specific books for AQA, Edexcel, OCR A and OCR B. Each one covers a wide range of Depth Study, Period Study and Thematic Study options, with crystal-clear notes and case studies for every topic.

We’ve also included plenty of practice questions, revision tasks and advice for scoring top marks in each part of the exams.

They’re brilliant companions to the whole course — take a trip to our GCSE History department to find out more!

Posted Jun 2016

Grade 9-1 GCSE Languages — our best ever books for French, German and Spanish!

We’ve given our GCSE Modern Foreign Languages range a thorough overhaul for the new Grade 9-1 courses. We think you’ll love the results…

Our new Revision Guides cover every topic, with crystal-clear explanations of all the vocab and grammar students will need. What’s more, we’ve added exam-style questions throughout each book — with free online audio for the listening tasks.

And brand new for 2016, there are now fantastic Exam Practice Workbooks to match. Perfect for making sure students are 100% ready for the real thing.

If you prefer to have all your revision and exam practice needs covered in a single book, you’ll be pleased to hear that our bestselling Complete Revision & Practice guides have been given the Grade 9-1 treatment too.

So there’s something for everyone — find out more in our GCSE Languages section!

Posted Jun 2016

CGP’s Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education range has arrived!

The new Grade 9-1 PE GCSEs are a muscular bunch, but they’re no match for the intellectual athletes at CGP. We’ve cut each course down to size and packed everything you’ll need into this brilliant new range.

For the new Edexcel course, there’s a Revision Guide and matching Exam Practice Workbook. Between them, they cover every topic with a perfect blend of study notes, examples and realistic exam-style questions.

If you’re not using the Edexcel specification, that’s no problem — we’ve also made a Revision Guide that covers every major exam board. Alternatively, you can opt for our Complete Revision & Practice book, which includes plenty of exam practice in addition to the study notes.

We thought it would make sense to put them all in our Grade 9-1 GCSE PE section, so follow that link if you’d like to investigate further...

Posted Jun 2016