/ GCSE text books
I'll get her Letts revision booklets next year, nearer to her exams, but for now I'd like to get her full subject text books. There seem to be quite a few on Amazon to choose from. Anyone have any particular recommendations of which ones to get? I'd like something with clear, simple explanations of methods, some worked examples and sample questions, so that I can get up to speed on subjects I've long since forgotten in order to help her understand key concepts.
Yes, some exam boards produce their own textbooks tailored specifically for the course they offer. I found these often to be the best, especially as many of the ones I had included 'examiner hints' sections as well as many past paper questions.
Cheers guys, looking at the school website, it appears that all of the subjects I listed above follow the AQA syllabus. AQA syllabus were some of the text book options available on Amazon.
> Cheers guys, looking at the school website, it appears that all of the subjects I listed above follow the AQA syllabus. AQA syllabus were some of the text book options available on Amazon.
Won't these be the books she will have access to at school?
> Won't these be the books she will have access to at school?
I'll check with her before ordering them but I think whilst she may have 'access' to them at school, she might not be able to bring them home for a bit of extra tuition. I don't mind, for all the books I need for her it comes to less than £100, a worthwhile investment if it gives her a sound grounding and good exam results in the subjects she needs.
> Has she looked at bbc bitesize? http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/
> It breaks down subjects in to bite size chunks (No sh**) and even has online tests. Might be better than reading from a book just keep her off of facebook.
They use that and Mymaths. I think a book might be better at keeping her off facebook as she can't just switch between tabs. Also means that it will be easier for her to do her work at the kitchen table where she can have a textbook and paper and I can be on hand to talk to her about stuff. The problem with her using her laptop is that she can work sitting on her bed up in her room and then there are too many potential distractions. She won't be doing her exams on a laptop sat on her bed either, so it will be good to get her used to doing things on paper ready for her exam. Computer literacy and touch typing are no problem for her.
I use them with my GCSE classes and they are really designed with high attainment in mind. Lots of questions, including exam questions, and sample answers with in depth analysis of how marks are gained/dropped.
Mymaths is brilliant, it has lessons as well as questions. Manga high is another website to try.
I'd definitely say that CGP where the textbooks I found best a few years ago when I did my GCSE (and the CGP books for A-level were pretty good too, actually!)
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