CGP books....are they any good?Watch this thread
Some people (e.g - my parents) say that CGP books don't always have the whole syllabus in it, is too plain and only gives you facts.
What do you think? If you've used them, please say if they've helped or not.
having said that, they seem to be easy to read and understand so aren't too bad!
I use them after I've done my own revision, to recap the major points etc.
Used them for my AS' too, but only for a bit of extra guidance and to recap stuff, deifintely not to learn from scratch.
I used them for my GCSE's and found them helpful as i think they have a good way of presenting the facts clearly; however, i have heard some other comments on TSR on how they are unsuitable for A Level as they are not indepth enough.
Im starting my AS levels next year and have bought them for Chemisty and Physics as a general revision tool, but i'm not going to rely on them too much
'spose its whatever floats ya boat!
Is this for GCSE/AS/A2? In my opinion, they are all rubbish.
... if they make them for your specification that is
They are compact, deatiled, easy to understand and funny!
They have helped my get high grades for many years now and there are many mildly humorous jokes worth reading!
barely go into any detail (even the big ones)
will certainly not give you enough good material to get a grade a or even a grade b.
i had one for a level physics, but i still found my a levels textbook more detailed.
for acheiving passes useful i guess....
helpful if the textbooks dont agree with you
not a necessity
In fact, they were much more fun to read than normal textbooks and stuff, maybe thats why people pick up the stuff quicker? Its good enough for GCSE, not sure about A-level though because I didn't use them.