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on 31 August 2013
This guide provides absolutely everything you need to get an A* in A2. I only revised Unit 4 with this having bought it back in March and I received 120/120 in the exam. The Unit 3 section is considerably smaller than the last one, and you may find the sheer content in the Unit 4 section overwhelming, but if you put the time in to read it all then it will definitely pay off.
The guide keeps all topics quite 'brief', providing all the key essentials that will make your answers stand out whilst allowing an ease to read i.e. a big chunk of text can be potentially demotivating to some. The book's layout is very nice on the eye and I would never dread revision with it as I might have with a black and white textbook.
Of course, this guide won't give you a high grade by default. My revision technique was to create flashcards with key points/names for each topic and then to have a critique on the back of the card - all colour-coded in correspondence to the nature of the term e.g. analysis points or application points.
Downsides include a lack of exam technique help, but that can be figured out with the essay examples and using examiner reports on the AQA website. This is overall a fantastic, well thought out and brilliantly designed reader friendly revision guide, guiding you to exam success. My A* is dedicated to this book!