RossRFC
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
I'm currently preparing for my national 5 exams in May and prelims in January. Also the unit assessments throughout the year. I was wondering what are the best books for my exams and for studying.

I am doing all National 5s in Business Management, Geography, History, Maths and Chemistry.

also if you have used certain books what grade did you get?
0
reply
Larissa14
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
How to pass is useful for maths.
havevyou checked the reviews on amazon
0
reply
mglen
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
I have always found the Bright Red revision books to be useful
0
reply
BreezeBlockss
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
For National 5 History I used the How to Pass book and a textbook on one topic and I just kept on practing the different types of questions over and over again and I ended up getting an A. The How to Pass book is good for some practice questions but there isn't really that many and you could probably just ask your teacher for some too.
0
reply
ah4p
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report 5 years ago
#5
(Original post by Larissa14)
How to pass is useful for maths.
havevyou checked the reviews on amazon

Does anyone know if the MODEL practice papers in the "SQA Specimen Paper, 2014 Past Paper National 5 Mathematics & Hodder Gibson Model Papers" book are the same as those in the 2013 version f the book? also how many practice papers are in each book?
thanks soo much
0
reply
Abbie :)
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 5 years ago
#6
Don't know about Nat 5, but I found how to pass books useless, the same with Success Guide books. Although specimen papers are brilliant, any book that will give you worked through harder examples is a safe bet too (but that's maths).

For social science I think books that are pretty much are course notes are handy as they could possibly present a different perspective than your teachers.
0
reply
iamjamiemurray
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report 5 years ago
#7
The national 5 how to pass books are definitely the best - for most subjects.

For history, I got an A. It was my favourite subject and I studied like mad for it.

The night before the exam I made "summery notes" for every section of each of the three units. That worked fantastically!! I'd do that if I was you!

At my school, for history we studied, history and nazi German, changing Britain, and migration and empire! Changing Britain wasn't enjoyable but the other two were!

Good luck and try and enjoy the subject, also make sure you master your skills questions, like memorise the 3/4 formats now, and practice them, it makes life a lot easier!!
0
reply
BamJ
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 5 years ago
#8
The Bright Red book is great for Geography, but the chemistry one has a LOT of writing and the diagrams are very different to the simplified versions I have been taught.
I borrowed different textbooks from our school library and discovered which ones were best for me that way - each person has a different view; I don't like the bitesize textbooks, yet my friend uses them for everything
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What factors affect your mental health the most right now? (select all that apply)

Lack of purpose or routine (64)
15.61%
Uncertainty around my education (72)
17.56%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (39)
9.51%
Isolating with family (24)
5.85%
Lack of support system (eg. Teachers, counsellors) (16)
3.9%
Lack of exercise/ability to be outside (32)
7.8%
Loneliness (40)
9.76%
Financial worries (14)
3.41%
Concern about myself or my loved ones getting ill (41)
10%
Exposure to negative news/social media (29)
7.07%
Lack of real life entertainment (eg. cinema, gigs, restaurants) (39)
9.51%

Watched Threads

View All