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cgp books. Maths, eng, science.

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NewLife4Me Thu 26-Nov-15 22:07:52

I was wondering which ones to get and the main differences between the revision, study, workbook etc and which would be best.

The purpose is to make sure dd understands what she is learning at school and to also have some practice questions.

Also, for an average child would you get the higher level to help them achieve this or just the normal. I think it's maths that offer higher.

I can't afford to buy all 3 books for all 3 subjects and know she wouldn't use them all anyway.

errorofjudgement Thu 26-Nov-15 22:19:46

I think the cgp books are a bit like marmite. I have 2 DC that found them really helpful, and 1 that really dislikes them
I would check that your dd likes the format and bright text before buying

NewLife4Me Thu 26-Nov-15 22:35:59

Our older dc liked them but they had different needs to dd.
They needed revision and study and didn't like the work books at all.

For dd she is a bit behind in some things, but others she is fine. So what i mean is she has bits missing from ks2 that are more in depth for KS3 iyswim.

I suppose I need advice on what book does what and the best value for money to cover all the knowledge.

cricketballs Thu 26-Nov-15 22:54:37

What exam board in each subject is a major issue; for any Edexcel courses the revision guides and workbooks published by Pearson (purple covers) are the best especially given that Pearson owns Edexcel so they cover the exact content (they are also cheap and concise)

TeenAndTween Fri 27-Nov-15 10:30:15

What year is your DD?

If you have an Oxfam Books they often have second hand study guides for GCSE, & KS3. I picked up quite a few for DD from there.

For GCSE science, get the board specific books so they contain necessary and sufficient information only.

Again for GCSE loads of past papers online plus mark schemes. helpful for current y11, but not so much for younger ones due to specs changing.

cakeisalwaystheanswer Fri 27-Nov-15 11:30:30

DS is at one of the top performing schools in the country and they really rate the revision guides and are handing out the CGP exam board specific ones for science and maths. To appear on next terms bill no doubt. They have not given out the study/workbook guides and as T&T has said there are loads of free resources online for this.
Definitely worth looking at Oxfam/Fara bookshops as I always donate the books I have bought.

strawberryandaflake Fri 27-Nov-15 11:34:43

You can get used ones (often never touched) from Amazon for next to nothing.

strawberryandaflake Fri 27-Nov-15 11:35:28

... Just be aware that a lot of the syllabi have changed, either last year or this year. Download free copies of the exam board specifications from their websites and use those as a checklist.

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