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I'm going to be starting A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology in September 2019.

Currently having a look at the CGP revision guides:
[1] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-comp
[2] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...r-aqa-year-1-2
[3] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-exam
[4] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...ear-1-2-comple
[5] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...year-1-2-stude
[6] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-exam
[7] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...l-maths-skills
[8] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...l-maths-skills

1) Does anyone know the difference between books 1 and 2 and between 4 and 5?
2) From your experience, are the exam practice workbooks - books 3 and 6 - helpful?
3) Are the maths skills books - books 7 and 8 - helpful?


What other books would you recommend?

Thanks!
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Hi

I'm going to be starting A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology in September 2019.

Currently having a look at the CGP revision guides:
[1] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-comp
[2] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...r-aqa-year-1-2
[3] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-exam
[4] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...ear-1-2-comple
[5] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...year-1-2-stude
[6] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...-year-1-2-exam
[7] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...l-maths-skills
[8] https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary...l-maths-skills

1) Does anyone know the difference between books 1 and 2 and between 4 and 5?
2) From your experience, are the exam practice workbooks - books 3 and 6 - helpful?
3) Are the maths skills books - books 7 and 8 - helpful?


What other books would you recommend?

Thanks!
I take chemistry and biology A Level and I have all the books apart from number 8.
1) The difference between the revision+practise and student books is that the r+p is essential facts you need to learn, whereas the student books have a lot more general knowledge and background info. Helpful if you want extra tips but not essential: the content in both books is exactly the same, but it is bulked out more (unnecessarily in my opinion) in the student books. It's up to you but I personally didn't think the student books were worth the extra money and effort to carry them around and have to work out which info was key or background reading.
2) I used the exam practice workbooks in GCSE too and I always find them very helpful - they help you get a feel of how exam questions are asked and are sorted into topics so you can go through the workbook topic by topic as you learn them at school.
3) These books are ok but all the maths skills are in the textbooks and you can find more example questions online - I would suggest only getting these if you really struggle with the maths part.
Hope that all makes sense!
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I take chemistry and biology A Level and I have all the books apart from number 8.
1) The difference between the revision+practise and student books is that the r+p is essential facts you need to learn, whereas the student books have a lot more general knowledge and background info. Helpful if you want extra tips but not essential: the content in both books is exactly the same, but it is bulked out more (unnecessarily in my opinion) in the student books. It's up to you but I personally didn't think the student books were worth the extra money and effort to carry them around and have to work out which info was key or background reading.
2) I used the exam practice workbooks in GCSE too and I always find them very helpful - they help you get a feel of how exam questions are asked and are sorted into topics so you can go through the workbook topic by topic as you learn them at school.
3) These books are ok but all the maths skills are in the textbooks and you can find more example questions online - I would suggest only getting these if you really struggle with the maths part.
Hope that all makes sense!
Perfect - exactly what I was looking for.

Thank ya v much!
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Perfect - exactly what I was looking for.

Thank ya v much!
Happy to help!
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