Top positive review
Good quality information, lacking a few diagrams and some sections are difficult to understand using JUST this text book.
16 June 2017
As this is a relatively new course, I know many people will be looking to buy this as it is really the only text book out there for this course.
It is a very detailed book with a lot of info. As with all new courses and text books, there will be some errors. Some information that came up in past papers was not really explained that well in this book.
One of the topic, the stored program concept was explained very badly in this text book. They shoouldve use diagrams, etc for that specific chapter but instead it was just a few blocks of text that were hard to understand.
Just to let you know, it doesn't cover anything on the programming parts of paper 1, you would need the Zig Zag education resources to prepare for that part of paper 1.
For students using AS, it is not clearly labelled in the contents page which chapters are AS and which are A level, this may seem daunting. But it you look carefully, at the start of every chapter it says whether or not it is A level. If you do the AS course only, like i did, 60% of this text book will be unused. They really should have had a separate text book just for AS.
All in all it is a good quality text book with good info. If you learn this book inside out, it will definitely get you an A.
**It is around 2cm thick, which is quite thick.