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    Hello,

    I'm going to be starting AS Chemistry this September and I want to purchase the books now to just have a scan of the content/to be used when I start the subject. (I'll also be using the same type of books, but swap Chemistry with the Biology ones for Biology).

    Does anyone have any suggestions? These are the one's that I'm thinking of buying:

    CGP: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AS-Level-Che...a+as+chemistry
    Student book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Chemistr...a+as+chemistry
    Student Support Book, Foundation Chemistry Unit 1: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Student-Supp...a+as+chemistry

    I was wondering if anyone used these and would be able to give their opinion on them/any advice (such as x isn't on the specification anymore, or x doesn't cover the whole topic on this part etc).

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    Hello,

    I'm going to be starting AS Chemistry this September and I want to purchase the books now to just have a scan of the content/to be used when I start the subject. (I'll also be using the same type of books, but swap Chemistry with the Biology ones for Biology).

    Does anyone have any suggestions? These are the one's that I'm thinking of buying:

    CGP: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AS-Level-Che...a+as+chemistry
    Student book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Chemistr...a+as+chemistry
    Student Support Book, Foundation Chemistry Unit 1: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Student-Supp...a+as+chemistry

    I was wondering if anyone used these and would be able to give their opinion on them/any advice (such as x isn't on the specification anymore, or x doesn't cover the whole topic on this part etc).

    Thanks
    To be honest, I felt that the AQA student book (in conjunction with a-levelchemistry.co.uk) is more than enough. I don't think you'll get a lot of extra help from additional resources.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    To be honest, I felt that the AQA student book (in conjunction with a-levelchemistry.co.uk) is more than enough. I don't think you'll get a lot of extra help from additional resources.
    Thank you very much! Yup I've got a-levelchemistry saved on my bookmarks too
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    The student book is what you'll be given as your textbook though, so in my opinion, I wouldn't waste £20 on it.
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    (Original post by Dusky Mauve)
    The student book is what you'll be given as your textbook though, so in my opinion, I wouldn't waste £20 on it.
    Amazon sold used ones (Like new) for £0.01 and with £2.80 postage and packaging - so I thought that it was great! Especially since I'm doubtful that my school would give us one.
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    Amazon sold used ones (Like new) for £0.01 and with £2.80 postage and packaging - so I thought that it was great! Especially since I'm doubtful that my school would give us one.
    It was like £7 brand new 2 weeks ago, stupid amazon grrr. I should have got it instead of fooling around. You doing any prep for September?
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    (Original post by Super199)
    It was like £7 brand new 2 weeks ago, stupid amazon grrr. I should have got it instead of fooling around. You doing any prep for September?
    I've done C1 maths prep and maybe I'll do some more, but I want to do a little chemistry and biology prep too. You?
 
 
 
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