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    Very good. Very helpful. Would deffinitely recommend.
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    They are quality books I reckon...maths isn't that great, nor is business studies come to think of it, but I thought the sciences were good. Mind you, I spent more time reading the jokes then revising but ah well.........
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    i got the music one the day, its seemed gud... but i havent properly read thru it...
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    i found them fairly helpful for maths and citizenship, but there was a tad to much to revise in the science one, especially if you're not totally into the subject. so yeah they're ok.
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    i dont get why they put in extra info when you dont need it... :confused: :tsr:
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    i just got the AQA Modular double award Science revision guides for higher tier. they are really good, but there seems to be a lot to learn, in both books (early mods and final exam).
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    They don't cover that much detail. It's a bit vague and general. But helpful to boost moral and all.
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    CGP Revision Guides are very good for GCSEs. Particularly for Science I think.

    For Maths I prefered the Letts one.
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    They don't cover that much detail. It's a bit vague and general. But helpful to boost moral and all.
    Have you read any of these books?

    For GCSE Science they cover more than the necessary detail. And they are rather precise, not vague at all.
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    brilliant for gcse
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    They're good. I got a lot of them, although sometimes the so many different colours get a bit annoying. Plus some of the jokes are just... distracting.
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    Good as long as you are good at refraining from slitting your wrists due to the stupid jokes. Also, be sure to read your notes too depending on your exam board because they are quite general to accomodate all boards - they may not have some stuff you should know and may have some stuff you don't need which would be a waste of time to learn!
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    For science, revise with your notes and most importantly, the syllabus using CGP as a secondary source. **Always** learn what is on the printed syllabus as CGP has some wrong/unnecessary information.

    However, CGP is great for the final minutes before the exam.
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    they are total crap. they dont cover any specific syllabus so much of the stuff you will be learning is guaranteed not to come up. That on top of the fact that they are unbelivably irritating leads to a terrible book, fit only for the fire.
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    (Original post by doctor_b)
    For science, revise with your notes and most importantly, the syllabus using CGP as a secondary source. **Always** learn what is on the printed syllabus as CGP has some wrong/unnecessary information.

    However, CGP is great for the final minutes before the exam.
    i agree. its fun to read because its easy to take in info. but the info there is no where near in enough detail to what you will need to get the top marks! i did AQA science and got the AQA books.. the examiners cannot ask you anything which is not in their books. so forget CGP!! (ooh *big contradiction* the CGP practice papers for german were good.. but it were just practice papers, not revision guides!)
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    I think the sci ones are rly good, i have the music one which goes into a lot of detail so it looks good enough.
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    (Original post by samd)
    Have you read any of these books?
    The history one goes nowhere near as detailed as I need it to be.
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    I found Letts better personally, in the end I used a combination of CGP, Letts and my own notes. I found the CGP one really good for physics and german, and rubbish for maths. They're good for an overview but I wouldn't really rely on them if you want A/A* grades.
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    CGP books are great for GCSE, especially science, but I have yet to find out what they're like for AS. The jokes were utterly... not funny, to put it simply, but they were really good for basic stuff. I found the Letts covered everything, but I preferred the CGP ones.
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    I only used them for science, but I think they were fantastic! I had one for my specification, so I didn't need to learn extra stuff. It was just annoying when I started the triple science stuff, and they stoped doing different ones for each exam board, and just had a general one. I found that they had enough detail, because for science I did most of my revisions with CGP books, and got A*s. I did write some extra stuff on them though, but that was usually rubbish random stuff lol!
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    I gave them a nine cause they're helpful at GCSE level. The jokes are really corny. The funny thing is how the writers think they're being funny.
 
 
 

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