5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2010
The revise for M1 is perfect for quick time refresh on possible topics you need to brush up on. The questions are not to a ridiuclas difficult however are not easy and do test you before the exam. I found that it was useful even though I never read all the chapters, I would recomend it to you for use before starting your past papers to make the transition from textbook into past papers more easier as the questions in this book are closer to what the exam question are like compared to the textbook. However if there is one or to weeks till the exam and you want to revise I would suggest scrapping this book and just going straight to the past papers. However I will repeat myself and say it is better for a transition from textbook into past papers as the exams seem more relevant and the questions much closer to exam! I used it for this transition because I was a little lost with mechanics, However found that it did help.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2012
In my opinion, this isn't so much a revision guide as it is an explanation of the proper exam technique that's needed to get a good grade on your final AS/A2 exam.
I'll explain. If you're looking for a book with lengthy explanations about what a certain function is, and why an operation works, then go for the CGP. This guide's power is in its worked examples, and practice questions.
You won't find anything in terms of explanations of mathematical notation and terms that you wouldn't in your textbook. However, you will find detailed and numerous worked examples of questions related to each chapter, as well as past paper questions on that topic, which are extremely useful to help you identify similarity and devising procedures that you can use when solving related questions.
That is what I found useful. In maths exams, the questions each year are closely related to the ones that have come up years before. That is to say, the methodology used to go about solving the questions, is practically the same. And this book can help you get a good grasp on ways to tackle questions.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2010
It's got plenty of questions to do, is really useful if you need some extra questions on a concept your having problems with, it gives you examples and how to approach them, what you need to know in the chapter for the exam and references back to the book. It has practice and test questions for weach chapter so if your confident on a subject,you can just skip to the test yourself! Answers all there! Brilliant book!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2012
Bought this for daughter doing her A=Level first term revision, highly recommended to all. Easy to study from (apparently), and covers the relevant parts of the syllabus