Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Anyone achieved a grade A at AS level using just CGP revision guides for bio+chem? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Anyone achieved a grade A at AS level using just CGP revision guides for biology+chemistry?

    Ones on here basically:
    http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/prod...ist=as_science

    If so, what exam board were you on and did you use the exam board specific CGP revision guide or the general AS level biology/chemistry revision guide suitable for all specifications?

    Thanks
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    No.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bob9001)
    No.
    oh ****, what do i do now.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    CGP sucks
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I don't understand this thread.
    If you've just finished your AS year, it's too late to worry about what you did or didn't revise properly. If you're going into your AS year, why resign yourself to crappy/limited revision before even starting?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Palladio)
    CGP sucks
    Not for GCSE's, they don't!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Princestia)
    Anyone achieved a grade A at AS level using just CGP revision guides for biology+chemistry?

    Ones on here basically:
    http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/prod...ist=as_science

    If so, what exam board were you on and did you use the exam board specific CGP revision guide or the general AS level biology/chemistry revision guide suitable for all specifications?

    Thanks
    I've been told you actually have to work to get an A at A Level. GCSE is so easy, esp. for separate sciences when memorising the revision guides can get you an A* easily if you can then apply knowledge a bit
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Yes, in addition to past papers.
    I didn't look once at course materials from the year, although I attended virtually all lessons.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goats)
    oh ****, what do i do now.
    :rolleyes:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by diamondsky99)
    Yes, in addition to past papers.
    I didn't look once at course materials from the year, although I attended virtually all lessons.
    Completely agree. Past papers in addition to revision guides are the way forward.

    Although; I've just realised you're doing the new specification.

    YOU HAVE NO PAST PAPERS!!

    Sucks.

    So, lay off the CGP.

    Stick to the old fashioned text books.

    Your welcome.
    Offline

    11
    CGP + many past papers for bio, yes
    obv u have to listen and remember throughout the year as well thou :rolleyes:
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    Yes. They're bloody hilarious too.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I used the official textbooks and did all the exam paper style questions in that and did old spec AS level papers and then used cgp books before the exams to make sure I knew it. It didn't help for AQA Chem Unit 2 though... :sad:
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    I find CGP is far too basic for anything beyond GCSE. In making the notes easy to use they lose a fair bit of detail.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Yasmeenax)
    Not for GCSE's, they don't!
    They do ;]
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bob9001)
    :rolleyes:
    it was my main plan
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    No but i got a **** grade with it
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I had them but I rarely used them except for the odd reference for information, I found the official Edexcel study guides were the best for my exams along with past papers.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    For AQA the nelson thornes text books are all you need.

    Practise questions in them + Sample papers/last years papers + previous spec papers = easy A.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    They do ;]
    I have proof that they make a wonderful replacement for a crappy education, for GCSE exams :yep: Obviously, if one has been to a good school then one would object... :p:

    Anyways, let's take this outside :rolleyes:
 
 
 
Poll
Do you like carrot cake?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.