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Salters Horners Advanced Physics AS: Student Book (EDEXCEL A LEVEL SCIENCES) [Paperback]

UYSEG) University of York Science Education Group
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Book Description

24 April 2008 1405896027 978-1405896023 1

Providing complete step-by-step coverage of the Edexcel GCE Physics 2008 specification, Salters-Horners Advanced Physics (SHAP) is the official support material for the context-led approach to the specification.


Written by the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG), this Students’ Book offers students motivating and relevant content to improve exam performance and ensure students fulfil their full potential.


  • Gives students an in-depth, scientific understanding of the principles covered in each topic, including How Science Works.

  • Vast range of activities, including practical work, the use of ICT, reading, writing, data handling and discussion encourages independent learning and group work.

  • Past Edexcel exam questions allow students to test themselves regularly and prepare for assessment.

  • Integral scientific, mathematical and key skills are learned and tested throughout.

  • Extension and revision materials included for thorough exam preparation.

  • A list of achievements at the end of each chapter summaries the Edexcel learning outcomes covered in that unit, and shows students what they can expect to be tested on in the exams.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Edexcel; 1 edition (24 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405896027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405896023
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 390,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this textbook. Ever. No, seriously. 2 Mar 2010
This book only qualifies as a textbook in the fact that it is a book that contains text. Seriously, do not buy this book. It was rushed through both the creation stage (How else do you get an asparagus trace table?) and the editing phase (How else do the myriad of errors make it to print?). In most lessons, we end up refering to the revision guide! It contains more useful information in half of it's pages than the entire textbook.

Also, they have taken the whole "context based" to a whole new useless level. TWO WHOLE PAGES are given over to chocolate (and no chocolate is given away with the book to prove this) with a brief note at the end of the second page and the top of the third to actually explain the science of viscocity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful book. Like really really awful 2 Mar 2014
By Lewis
This is the book our school make us borrow from them for Physics. I'm glad it's a loan and not a purchase. This book does not explain anything in any useful detail, it's full of spelling mistakes and some sentences just end; An example is in an explanation box which describes the hardness of bones, it says something along the lines of: "Measuring the hardness of a material can be done several ways and" The box just ends.

Every single student moans about how crap this book is. The teacher agrees with us also. But because they've already bought them there's no going back. I'm not sure the people who wrote this book have any real understanding about what they are writing about, but it seems to just be a raw copy and paste from a selection of answers from Yahoo answers.

Do not buy this book. Just get any other one apart from this overpriced waste of wood and ink. And another thing, the answers to the in book questions are often incorrect and do not explain the process of getting to that wrong answer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, but not suitable to everyone 11 Sep 2013
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Having been really disappointed by the boring concept-led approach of the other AS Physics book from Edexcel (the red one), I decided to buy this book and I have not been disappointed. I really enjoy the context-led approach, it is much more interesting and stimulating.

Of course, if you do not like reading a lot about your subject and want a book that goes straight to the point, this book is definitely not for you. But if you like reading about applications of physics to everyday life, this is a really good book. It is quite long and has a lot of information that will not be tested, but still remains very interesting.

In combination with the Edexcel revision guide, it is a really good preparation for the exam and can help you to get high grades.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Useless if you actually want to pass the exam. 3 Feb 2013
By Ambbs
The information you actually need to know for the exam is buried among so much pointless context - want to know about how tasting panels test chocolates? No, neither do I - it's practically impossible to find the useful stuff. A bit of background info is fine to help illustrate what you are actually learning, but this book seems to take the opposite approach and focuses so much on real life applications that the key facts that will actually be tested in the exam are barely mentioned, and are sometimes even missed out. Buy the revision guides instead; they cut out all the waffle and will actually help you to learn some useful physics so you can do well in the exam.
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