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    Hello this is my first post on here!!

    I’m 30 years old and I would like to re-sit my GCSE exams to improve grades and giving me a better chance of changing career. I have been looking on http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk website and I am little confused as to which books I require (there are so many!). I would like to re-sit Maths, English and Science GCSE at the higher tier.

    Please bear in mind this will be my only source of learning and revision, not sure if thats possible either so any feed back would be great.

    Thanks for reading this post and I look forward to your responses.

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    Hi there,
    Firstly, do you know which exam boards you are sitting the exams in? If you don't, then perhaps decide these first because then you can find the tailored made GCSE books for those particular exam boards. I know 'CGP' covers most of the exam boards but I feel it's always better to get a book officially made by the people who are writing your exam!
    Also, once you know which exam board you're using you can look up the specific specification for each subject (online) so you know EXACTLY what is going to be tested!
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    Thanks, I'm not sure which exam board will be used :confused: thats just opened up a new question. How do I find that out, are there different boards for certain areas of the UK?
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    There are loads of different exam boards, Edexcel, OCR, AQA.
    For the science one I would recommend the CGP Core Science. Thats the one I'm using at the moment and it covers most of the stuff.
    (personal experience)
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    Are you going to do the exams at a college or 100 per cent on your own?

    Some exams require coursework to be handed in which would need to be marked, might be best if you look at Igcses which I don't think have coursework if your going at it alone.
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    (Original post by firewire)
    Thanks, I'm not sure which exam board will be used :confused: thats just opened up a new question. How do I find that out, are there different boards for certain areas of the UK?
    Hello! Yeah as the above TSR's said there are a couple, I personally did my maths with edexcel and sciences with AQA, I would definitely recommend AQA for science. Here's an example chemistry book:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Science-...3301213&sr=8-8

    So you can see it's specifically tailored to the exam. There are equivalent books for biology and physics too. I would say those textbooks are all you need to get a solid grade.

    Although, it has been a while since i did GCSE science, but I seem to recall graded experiments too that they did in school... would you need to do these aswell?!
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    Thankyou all for replying,

    I have decided to go with Edexcel for maths, I am still researching for my English because Im trying to find one that doesn't require course work. Maths was easy because course work was dropped about two years ago...so i'm told.
    As for the Science again still looking into whats a available, when I sat my exams for this it was a double mark and I am pretty sure we did a paper for each subject (1999 so long ago)
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    Hi - I'm also an older student and I've been using Autology (http://www.autology.org) to get a my study notes together. They've also got an online shop where you can buy individual books from people like Hodder and then access them on line.

    Hope that helps - good luck with your studies.
 
 
 
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