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    If your teachers are telling you CGP books are useless, ask them to make power points with all the relevant information you need. They should know textbooks give too much irrelevant information, if you revised from those in the way most do from CGP books (making pretty detailed notes from each page) it would take you months. At my school, I think they appreciate that it would be too much work to learn big chunks of irrelevant information like that, my science teachers have made power points and given out past paper packs and homework booklets with mark schemes attached to revise from if CGP books aren't sufficient..and although some schools state that all of the [boring] content for Religious Studies is necessary, my school made two PowerPoints for Philosophy and Ethics and they sum up pretty much everything you need to know (I do OCR)... but I revised from just CGP books for Core Science and although I only do Foundation on that paper I got 100%.

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    I don't get the reason why cgp books views from GCSE are so "great" then are said to be "awful" for A-levels.. At GCSE I used the books and found them very useful but at A-levels they're not?

    Yep.. Im doing tiple science too and CGP revision guides are litterally the best you can find...

    Don't buy the Student Book for GCSE Science from CGP though, just get the revision guides! I made the mistake of buying both and they had the exact same information in except one was condensed and one was spread out!


    What were your a level results
    (Original post by Rumaanaa)
    I looove CGP books,theyr brill!My psych teacher does'nt approve of them and she had the small AS Psychology version& the normal thin one so she let me have them for free.Thinking of just using them for my AS resits ?Its the relvant examine board too?Plus,my notes from last year are a mess ,cba using them again!
    Same goes for AS biology, iv bought the small one and the normal A4 size-aand iv got the thin one for English language too 8)
    p.s anyone got any revision tips on how to revise off the books? iv got 9 exams in the summer gonna start revision during Easter hols hopefully!

    It says what grade they're for on them so definitely an A* on the full higher ones
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