Hi, I'm starting my AS levels in a couple of weeks and I have had recommendations for books for a couple of my subjects but I was wondering if anyone could direct me towards some good textbooks/revision guides for Physics and German (both AQA)?
Also, I would like to get the best results I can out of my A levels as I didn't perform to the best of my ability at GCSE and all of the universities I have looked at so far (I know it's early but I think it's good to have something to work towards) expect AAA-ABB results. I understand that I will have to spend a large amount of my free time revising but I was wondering if there was anything else I can do to get the best results possible, like extra curricular activities or extra reading or something? As well as Physics and German I am studying Maths (Edexcel) and Chemistry (AQA). I am open to all ideas, no matter how crazy! Thanks!
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- Thread Starter
- 17-08-2013 23:52
- 03-09-2013 13:12
I haven't studied German, but in French I found that the best books to purchase were specialised verb books, especially those containing a verb wheel. These are indispensable when studying a language.
In addition to this is the small but infinitely useful Wort Fur Wort. It provides useful general phrases for use in essays as well as subject specific phrases. When aiming for an A or A* it is especially useful, as it includes university level phrases and vocabulary that can put you one step ahead of the rest.
In Physics, I know that a lot of people have a problem understanding the core basics, so I'd recommend getting two study guides, one CGP so that you really grasp the fundamentals and then one more advanced and specific to your course.
In terms of maths, I found the Edexcel textbook more than adequate as well as past exam papers. The textbook provides practise paper and several in depth revision exercises.