Hi, I am in a bit of a dilemma and its to do with purchasing gcse books.For science there is obviously the student books which cost about £18 but the cgp revision guides cost £5 but i don't know if they are good enough.Right now I'm thinking of buying the student ones for science but for english maths history the cgp ones also the edexcel revision guides don't come out till 2017 so should i wait or just by the student books will they be good enough for revision and will i have to buy practice questions????
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- 07-10-2016 18:34
- 07-10-2016 19:37
What year you in?
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- 07-10-2016 20:05
Sciences: CGP BOOKs helps get you the A*
(the student books also help get you the A* as well + explain the topics more better but theres just too much info and nonesnse. But the Cgp books are straight to the point. If your confused on a topic just watch a yt video or ask you teacher to do their job properly by helping you out.)
But the A* actually comes from doing past papers (actually anything above a C is due to past papers cuz you have to practice answering them in a specific way, even if you have revised all of the content.)
So for sciences get the CGP Books + its cost effective.
Maths: If your school has mathswatch - you only need that. (I know her voice is annoying AF but thats what got me the A)
If you want to get above a B then its due to past papers with the videos.
(I didn't do past papers cuz I was a lazy idot so TBH most of the good grades is due to doing past papers!)
If your school doesnt have mathswatch just watch youtube video tutorials for the gcse maths content (theres loads) -type in maths edexcel tutorials etc..., tying looking for playlist with all of them so you know that you going over everything.
+ the cgp maths books are teible IMO - cuz maths doesnt even need to be studied with a book its more about practicing it with PP.
English: I never had the books + my school teachers were all cover teachers so iI dont really have any advice for that
(But wory about pushing your courseworks to the highest rade possible because they will ruin your overall result and the deadline isnt that far away.)
Thats about it. This took me like 15 mins to write up BTW