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What in your opinion is the best Biology AQA revision book/text book for the new spec that you know of/use? I'm trying to buy the best ones since they are pretty pricy. Thanks.
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CGP Revision Guides are the best. https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Level-B...2T77KNKG718A07

As for a textbook, I used the official Collins AQA Biology textbook https://collins.co.uk/page/Collins+A...r+AQA/Biology?

Didn't use the textbook much though - Far too big to revise from.
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CGP Revision Guides are the best. https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Level-B...2T77KNKG718A07

As for a textbook, I used the official Collins AQA Biology textbook https://collins.co.uk/page/Collins+A...r+AQA/Biology?

Didn't use the textbook much though - Far too big to revise from.
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I've heard the CGP Revision Guides have a bad rep for A-Level because they don't have nearly as much as info as they should, however I do find CGP books so much easier to follow then the kerboodle type books and I LOVEDDD CGP when I was doing my GCSEs. Is this true from your experience? I'm thinking of getting the CGP textbook because of the format but would you think the "not having enough info" apply to the textbook?!
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Thank you!
I've heard the CGP Revision Guides have a bad rep for A-Level because they don't have nearly as much as info as they should, however I do find CGP books so much easier to follow then the kerboodle type books and I LOVEDDD CGP when I was doing my GCSEs. Is this true from your experience? I'm thinking of getting the CGP textbook because of the format but would you think the "not having enough info" apply to the textbook?!
I revised for AS, A2 and also the mock exams.solely from the CGP revision guide and got an A in AS and the mocks. A2 results pending. It's true that the CGP revision guide is not as in depth, but for the exam I think it's perfect.
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Thank you!
I've heard the CGP Revision Guides have a bad rep for A-Level because they don't have nearly as much as info as they should, however I do find CGP books so much easier to follow then the kerboodle type books and I LOVEDDD CGP when I was doing my GCSEs. Is this true from your experience? I'm thinking of getting the CGP textbook because of the format but would you think the "not having enough info" apply to the textbook?!
The clue is in the name - 'Revision' guides. They presuppose that the material isn't novel. They're not suitable to use as a text in their own right.

A generalist biology A level textbook is good - and more than one is better, because each has a slightly different focus and coverage. Look on Amazon for the highest ranked books in the category, and use the 'look inside' function to see if you like the style of writing and layout.
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