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    Hey,

    I'm taking the following AS and will likely continue them to A2, I was wondering which revision guides or general textbooks are best for these subjects, list any and as many as you think would be useful. I have the course textbooks, i.e. like the ones given to us by Edexcel, OCR, AQA, etc... but they're quite chunky and I need something to revise off and learn more on.

    Maths and Further Maths - Edexcel
    Biology - Edexcel
    Chemistry - OCR
    Physics - AQA
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    CGP im doing bio&chem, sme exam board. CGP just simplifys everything, makes ur lyf a whole lot easier
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    The best textbooks you can get are the ones specific to the course, do not rely on the revision guides solely.
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    CGP for A levels? Naaaaah.

    Get OCR endorced one for chemistry, like the heinmann one which is awesome. Also, the chemistry cambridge 1 if you like. Don't revise solely on revision guides, you would even be fine without them. They just simplify things which I could make my own notes and read from.
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    For Bio are you doing SNAB? If so I'd recommend this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-Biol...ref=pd_sim_b_1

    It has practice questions and explains a lot of the stuff well. Be aware though, some things are missed out and edexcel have a habit of asking a 4 mark question about something mentioned in the book like once. Get the specification from the edexcel website and live by it.

    Also be aware the course is synoptic so things can technically come up in later exams that you're studying now, although will only be a few marks. I got an A without knowing it was synoptic till the end of the course.

    for Maths, just got every single past paper ever existed and your textbook will be sufficient.
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    Best to use your own notes
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    for chemistry ocr make there own revision books. which i found on amazon the other day. much much better than the "letts" ones

    but also, write your notes up. do alot of work outside of college & revise from the start. not coming up to exams
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    Here's some for biology, chemistry and physics which cover all exam boards and give you extra information to think on:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Advanced-Phy...5783803&sr=8-1

    This is the link for the physics one, but you can find the other two easily if you are able to operate a mouse.

    Hope this helped, good luck with your A levels =)
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    Hey,

    I'm taking the following AS and will likely continue them to A2, I was wondering which revision guides or general textbooks are best for these subjects, list any and as many as you think would be useful. I have the course textbooks, i.e. like the ones given to us by Edexcel, OCR, AQA, etc... but they're quite chunky and I need something to revise off and learn more on.

    Maths and Further Maths - Edexcel
    Biology - Edexcel
    Chemistry - OCR
    Physics - AQA
    Dude excellent choice, challenging but very rewarding. Check this out below hopefully it will help you. With these very books a sailed through my exams and got onto my degree in engineering, however its down to your commitment too and plenty of practice. if you need any further help or advice get back to me ive been through it all before. :cool:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT
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    Are CGP guides any good for A-levels? My school is offering them at a discount price.
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    CGP are just a condensed version of what you need to know, it's nothing you can't find in the real textbook, if anything CGP does miss a lot of vital details.
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    Are CGP guides any good for A-levels? My school is offering them at a discount price.
    Yes they are good books! the best use for them is towards exams, when you have covered the main contents of the subject they make the best source of revision guides and quick reminders. i found them invaluable during my exams and i totally recommend them. btw, please do see my link and make me an offer dude - either way regardless who you get them from just make sure you get them :cool:
 
 
 
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