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A2 Edexcel Chemistry: Textbook
A2 Edexcel Chemistry: Textbook
by George Facer
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bible for A2 Edexcel Chemistry students!, 28 Aug 2007
For anybody taking Edexcel Chemistry at A2-level, this book is a must-have. The standard issue NAS books (those skimpy green things) are awful: they are full of incoherent detail and poor explanations. This book, by George Facer, is clear and concise and sticks exactly to the Edexcel A2 syllabus (there are some areas in which Facer goes off-syllabus but this is indicated in the text and can be easily ignored). I appreciated how the book was organised in sections which complemented the syllabus, making revision effective and easy. George Facer uses model-answer definitions and provides down-to-earth and easy-to-understand explanations of all the key concepts. The sample questions and mock exams are perfect and accurate of the actual difficulty found within the exam papers. The full colour and user-friendly layout make this the best Chemistry book produced. Boost your A2 grade and get this book! Don't waste your time with the NAS books unless you can understand their awful style.
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Edexcel AS Chemistry: Textbook
Edexcel AS Chemistry: Textbook
by George Facer
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The PERFECT book for Edexcel Chemistry students!, 28 Aug 2007
For anybody taking Edexcel Chemistry at AS-level, this book is a must-have. The standard issue NAS books (those skimpy green things) are awful: they are full of incoherent detail and poor explanations. This book, by George Facer, is clear and concise and sticks exactly to the Edexcel AS syllabus. I appreciated how the book was organised in sections which complemented the syllabus, making revision effective and easy. George Facer uses model-answer definitions and provides down-to-earth and easy-to-understand explanations of all the key concepts. The sample questions and mock exams are perfect and accurate of the actual difficulty found within the exam papers. The full colour and user-friendly layout make this the best Chemistry book produced. Boost your AS grade and get this book!


Tycoon: How to turn Dreams into Millions
Tycoon: How to turn Dreams into Millions
by Peter Jones
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful...., 16 July 2007
Reading this awful book was a complete waste of my time. Lacks substance and is very waffly. Don't waste your money or time.


Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law
Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law
by Mark Shepherd
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be much better...., 22 Oct 2006
The amount of detail that this book goes into, along with the excellent essay sections, are what makes this book remotely worthwhile. However, the sample multiple choice questions and practice exams are, to be frank, ridiculously difficult compared to the real LNAT exams. It doesn't help your confidence and could decrease your performance and motivation if you take the difficulty level as featured in the book as being the difficulty level of the actual exam. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book. The layout and style of writing give it the potential to have been great, but the sample questions - which is the number one thing that I look for in an LNAT book - are far too hard and can give a false perception of what the LNAT is like.


Biology : Revision and summary book (AQA biology, Specification A)
Biology : Revision and summary book (AQA biology, Specification A)
by Margaret Baker
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bible for AQA A Biology Students!, 1 Sep 2006
I attained 280/300 in my AS Biology examinations and I firmly believe that it was down to this truly exceptional book.

What's so great about this book you may ask? Firstly, it sticks EXACTLY to the syllabus so you know for sure what you are reading is relevant. Secondly, there are extremely useful examiners comments referencing which areas appear most frequently in the exams, and common mistakes. Thirdly, it uses the exact wording as is detailed on the mark schemes - thus helping your exam technique improve. Fourthly, it is nicely laid out with colour and boxes to separate information. The bullet point lists and step-by-step methods for principles make it easier to learn the required knowledge. Finally, it contains an excellent set of past-examination questions to help test your understanding.

I highly recommend this book to all AQA A Biology students. I wouldn't have survived without it - the "regular" AQA A Biology text book is too long and goes into way too much detail. This contains the core information you need to know to attain the highest possible score.


So You Want to Go to Oxbridge?
So You Want to Go to Oxbridge?
by Ivo Stourton
Edition: Paperback

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, well-researched book -- but lots of it is common-sense..., 18 July 2006
I greatly enjoyed reading this book, which provided an insightful look at the Oxbridge admissions process. The interview tips are very helpful, and it is useful to review the past-interview questions as a guideline for what you might be expected to know. It is well written, but there are more than a few advertisments for the Oxbridge Applications service dotted throughout the various chapters. Lastly, a large bulk of the information is readily available from the Oxford or Cambridge websites and if you have done your research it is already common knowledge you will have. In conclusion, this book is definitely worth buying (especially at the Amazon.co.uk price) if you are planning on applying to Oxbridge in the near future.


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