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What books are used in schools gor GCSE maths?

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SleepySuzy Thu 14-Jul-11 11:52:54

Just looking to brush up and books in normal bookshops not what we are looking for.

noblegiraffe Thu 14-Jul-11 12:13:22

We have a variety of textbooks because the government tinkers with the GCSE every couple of years. At the moment we are using 'GCSE Maths For Edexcel Specification B Modular'. It's not great. But in 2012 they'll all be replaced because Gove is going back to linear courses.

The best GCSE textbooks IMO were by Banks and Alcorn for Edexcel, back when we had higher, intermediate and foundation.

Hullygully Thu 14-Jul-11 12:15:08

You need to know what syllabus they are following.

noblegiraffe Thu 14-Jul-11 15:42:04

Not just to brush up you don't. It'll be the same topics, just in a different order. It's not like English where one exam board does Hamlet and the other does MacBeth.

SleepySuzy Thu 14-Jul-11 19:16:15

Thanks that's really helpful.

cat64 Thu 14-Jul-11 21:48:28

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