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Casio FX-83GTPLUS Scientific Calculator
Casio FX-83GTPLUS Scientific Calculator
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain, 15 Sept. 2015
Does everything I need for GCSE maths revision and could probably do for A-level too, as there's plenty more functions I've not used.
I've been using this for months for my revision and have had absolutely no problems at all. Battery life is great too, I'm still on the standard battery that came built in.
I know these calculators can cost around £10 in shops, so at this price (currently £4.50), it's a bargain.


Dimplex Glofan 2 KW Upright Electric Fan Heater
Dimplex Glofan 2 KW Upright Electric Fan Heater
Price: £43.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Cuts out, 15 Sept. 2015
Looks great, I'll give it that. But the heater cuts out after running for 5 mins, then doesn't come back on for another 10-15. This alone will not keep your room warm because the minute it becomes toasty, it soon becomes freezing again. The fan for cooling isn't great either but at least it stays on.


How to Ace Your A Levels: Inspired by Student Success Stories. We Tell You What Your Teachers Don't.
How to Ace Your A Levels: Inspired by Student Success Stories. We Tell You What Your Teachers Don't.
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful but slightly overpriced, 14 Sept. 2015
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Let me start off by saying I did pick up a few tips here and there, and in general I did enjoy the book.

However, I cannot help but feel it's overpriced. This would be due to the length of it. But then again, the shortness of it is one of the attributes to this book. Also, for me, it didn't quite live up to it's title, I was expecting just a little bit more.

This book has helped though, and some of the methods used are scientifically backed up. There are quite a few other things that people will just put down to as 'Just common sense.' But sometimes we do need reminding of those things, which this book does.

Other than the price slightly letting this book down, I still found it good and would still recommend it.


52 Great Poker Tips: At Home, Tournament and Online
52 Great Poker Tips: At Home, Tournament and Online
Price: £3.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, but don't get it for Kindle., 12 Sept. 2015
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An amazing aid to those new to Poker. It's a bit like a dictionary in which you can just refer to it when needed, and for that reason I urge people to not buy it for Kindle, it just makes things a pain for this type of book.


Maths for GCSE and IGCSE®, Higher Level/Extended
Maths for GCSE and IGCSE®, Higher Level/Extended
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.44

2.0 out of 5 stars Awful revision source, 11 Sept. 2015
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It seems CGP have forgotten what people love about their books when creating this one. An awful example of a textbook which purpose is to teach.

There a not enough examples shown to give you a thorough understanding on the topic at hand. No clear explanation of why or how something works. Just an example and a ton of questions to follow it up.

It is also a very dull book to learn from and not at all encouraging for the aspiring student.

With that said, it's a great book to practice from as, like previously mentioned, it has tons of questions.

I really feel bad about putting a negative review on this book as CGP are fantastic with their revision guides, but I really do feel they have lost touch with this book as it is the total opposite of what you'd expect. I'd strongly advise against choosing this as your go-to revision aid.


Edexcel Certificate / International GCSE Maths Revision Guide (with online edition)
Edexcel Certificate / International GCSE Maths Revision Guide (with online edition)
by Richard Parsons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 'Revision guide' with a bonus!, 11 Sept. 2015
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This revision guide is wonderful! But please remember that it is ONLY a revision guide, I myself made this mistake like many others. Some people can find this book alone adequate for their revision but I'd recommend against it. It's not detailed enough in many areas, nor is there enough questions to test your ability. You also come to realise the questions are pretty basic too.

Anyways, enough with the putting off, this revision guide is amazing in giving you the ground work on things before you dive into a textbook. It's much more easy on the eye and somewhat enjoyable compared to a dull and daunting textbook. Once you have had a run through your textbook and got things in more detail, this book is great on keeping what you recently learned fresh in your head as it is easy to skim through.

I'd 100% recommend this book to add to your arsenal of revision books, but please don't make the mistake many people do in thinking this is just enough. In most cases, it's not.

Oh, and also, if you register this book online, you get a free ebook on 'worked answers to exam style questions'.
This basically shows you how you'd show your working to the questions inside. This is great for helping you pick up extra marks in the exam.


Roadcraft - The Police Driver's Handbook
Roadcraft - The Police Driver's Handbook
Price: £11.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for any driver., 8 Aug. 2015
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Encouraged and taught me to become a better and safer driver. Should be a part of the Highway Code in my opinion!


How To Drive: The Ultimate Guide, from the Man Who Was the Stig
How To Drive: The Ultimate Guide, from the Man Who Was the Stig
Price: £4.75

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't what I expected, but better., 8 Aug. 2015
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Knowing this book is written by 'The Stig,' You'd think it was all about driving fast, and if you are not a professional driver, a maniac!
But this book was totally the opposite and in fact teaches you on how to drive more safely, along with giving you some insight into the man behind the helmet.

I loved this book, and being a young driver, appreciate the insights it has given me into driving better and safer. Definitely one for all car enthusiasts out there.


Driving Test Success All Tests New Edition 2013/14 (PC)
Driving Test Success All Tests New Edition 2013/14 (PC)
Offered by AMSLTD
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passed first time!, 13 Feb. 2014
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Had a previous edition and the results were fantastic so didn't have to think twice about repurchasing.
Includes everything you need to sail you through you theory, all you have to do is take the time out to practice.

Highly recommend and wish you all the best of luck on your theory!
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Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Received instantly., 13 Feb. 2014
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Highly recommend!


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