I am self-teaching OCR Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Currently, I have the Collins Advanced Science books for the three, listed here;
I've had some success with them, but have heard mixed things about the level of detail. As I'm self-teaching, I absolutely cannot afford to compromise on the level of detail in my books.
I was thinking of getting the Advanced Biology and Chemistry books written by Michael Kent. However, I'm concerned these are outdated, unsuitable for the new 2008 specifications and, given their age, even misinformed or lacking in up-to-date information.
Can anyone recommend a sufficient text, and perhaps inform me how founded my fears are?
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- 19-03-2011 00:25
- 24-03-2011 11:29
No one book is sufficient - especially for the sciences. You'll need at the very least 2 different books. I have the general text books as well as the CGP revision guides and for biology - and other biological resources courtesy of my mum. You will need to read around the subject too, because some of the books do lack some information that you may need in the exam.