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Mathematics for SEG GCSE: Higher Tier
Mathematics for SEG GCSE: Higher Tier
by Tony Banks
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another complicated textbook, 9 Dec. 2000
You guessed it, a textbook, it contains all the same notes as you would find in another textbook. The worked examples, lack crucial detail. Which is difficult to follow.
Fair enough, there are lots of examples, which are good for perfecting the technique in maths, but even still, it lacks detail. There are 594 pages in this book, and even then its lacking detail.
This book is best used, along side your own school maths notes. Anything I don't understand in class, I refer to this book. It helps, but not must. If you have a good knowledge of maths and really want to gain a top grade buy the book.
I have difficulty with maths, and this hasn't helped me becasue of the difficult layout, and really complex language.
The coursework is really good, it gives you hints and tips to further any investigation, its really useful for those people who need every mark in their coursework
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*GCSE Grade A Secrets: Mathematics (2001) (GCSE Grade A Secrets 2001)
*GCSE Grade A Secrets: Mathematics (2001) (GCSE Grade A Secrets 2001)
by Mark Patmore
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 mock papers - which should lead to a top grade, 7 Dec. 2000
I bought this book in preparation for my GCSE's and its excellent.
It consists of 6 mocks papers, which adopts the same style of question as in the GCSE Higher maths paper, it gives excellent tips on how to exploit the mark scheme to full potential.
There is an examiners booklet, which tells you how people had done in last years paper, where they had done well & where they went wrong, this book gives crucial advice, tips and tricks etc. on how to gain full marks, in a complex question.
This book can be used as mock/ final preparation or as notes, but its really worthwhile buying.
Its an excellent buy, for anyone, like me who needs all the help I can get.

Text a Day Keeps the Devil Away
Text a Day Keeps the Devil Away
by Ian Paisley
Edition: Paperback

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book which is commited by daily reading, 11 Sept. 2000
This book takes is aimed at taking a person 1 year to read the scriptures. This book is really moving and fills one with the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The book is written in such a style that it will make you stop and think about the words of the gospel. The truth is before you and Dr. Paisley isn't afraid to proclaim that which is right.
Dr. Paisley is an excellent preacher, I have heard him preach many times. He is truely the man he lives up to be. His book reflects his morality and his Christian teachings.
I would advise anyone who has questions about the Bible or who is curious about the concept of Christianity read this book. It will fill you with the power and grace of The Holy Spirit and BELIEVE ME - YOU WILL ENJOY IT.

"Macbeth" (Heinemann Shakespeare)
"Macbeth" (Heinemann Shakespeare)
by Ricky Lee
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to Macbeth - suitable to all ages, 9 Sept. 2000
This book contains all the Shakespeare play with details notes on the opposite page.
There is a brief summary at the top of the page to summarise what is happening on each page
There are translation notes on each side of the page so the play can clearly be understood. These notes make the play easier to understand and will make one gain a higher appeciation of the authentic text.
Sample questions are aslo attached to the book which is excellent for examination practice.
This book will help to gain a higher appreciation of the authenic text.

Media Studies for GCSE - Student's Book
Media Studies for GCSE - Student's Book
by Peter Wall
Edition: Paperback

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent gudies to Media Studies, 6 Sept. 2000
This is an excellent book which is designed for those who wish to study GCSE Media Studies. This book is excellent for pupils who have difficulty in coursework and understanding case studies. It is dynamic and conventional and has personally proved to be of excellent value and well worth buying.
This book can be used by anyone for reference or as a study guides. All the notes are presented clearly and are explanined in detail.

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight into the real 1937 American Dream, 2 Sept. 2000
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
The book is set in 1937 and is based around 2 men who have the Amercian dream. This is excellent as it give a true picture of the Amercian dream. Of Mice and Men deal with the real issues, ie. discrimination and is set true to the time. Lennie and George are the two main characters. lennie has a "thing about pink rabbits". Lennie is an immature man, but he has physical strength. George on the other hand is the brains of two he is the one who has control of the set up ...
I also came across this book when studing GCSE English Literature. I have enjoyed reading the book and would advise anyone to read the book.

Revise GCSE Media Studies
Revise GCSE Media Studies
by Neil Nixon
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good revision GUIDE for Media Studies, 2 Sept. 2000
This book should only be used as a guide to revison as it doesn't include ALL the key-concepts of the media industry. The book is quite good for revision, assisting with coursework and giving several key examiners tips. The practice questions in this book are pointless - they are outdated and highly irrelevant to the modern demands of the education boards. This book simply touches on the main points of the media syllabus. Nevertheless this book is useful to have for reference and as a resource in GCSE Media Studies.

Under the Greenwood Tree (Penguin Classics)
Under the Greenwood Tree (Penguin Classics)
by Thomas Hardy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A rural painting of the Dutch School", 26 Aug. 2000
This is an excellent book. The book has two main themes: Firstly - The Mellstock Quire This is battle between the tradional life of rural anglican England and the Industrial revolution. As a result of the revolution many new ideas have been constructed. As the new vicar (Mr Maybold) comes to the parish of Mellstock he introduces a new instrument the organ. The tales of the quire are witty and the fashion in which they approach the vicar.
Secondly - Fancy Day Fancy Day is the new organist at the Church many man fall in love with her. This sectioj of the book gives an insight into the courting arragment of rural England in Hardy's time. The tales are interesting and truly witty.
There is an excellent set of notes accompaing the book which are very useful for coursework at GCSE or A-level (AS Level). The book also includes a brief section on the Life of Thomas Hardy - this is indeed a very interesting.

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