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New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science for AQA Biology Student Book with Online Edition
New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science for AQA Biology Student Book with Online Edition
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Each section has lots of tips and exam tips down the side of each page which are great for explaining technical words in plain e, 1 May 2017
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This is the complete GCSE AQA Trilogy Course text book rewritten for the new Grade 9-1 course.

The book starts with a concise two page introduction of how to use the book, detailing how each section is set out with clear learning objectives (linked to the specification references of the syllabus). There are sections detailing the maths skills required for the topic, practice questions and examples to help students understand the theory shown. There are required practical activities which use practical skills that should be learnt in order to apply the learnt knowledge during the final exams. Each section has lots of tips and exam tips down the side of each page which are great for explaining technical words in plain english and also the theory expected to be remembered for exams without going too technical or getting bogged down in theory which is above the required understanding level. There are sections highlighted for those students who are working towards the higher exam grades. There are sections which refer back to the comprehensive and important working scientifcally section at the start of the book which detail the important processes needed when undertaking science. This section includes: 1. The scientific method, 2.Scientific applications and issues, 3. Limitations of science, 4. Risks and hazards, 5. Designing investigations, 6. Collecting data, 7. Processing Data, 8. Graphs and Charts, 9. Units and 10 Conclusions and evaluations. There are also exam style questions, topic checklists, a useful glossary for the whole course and a useful section at the back of the book on exam help.

This book concentrates on the physics syllabus and covers the following units:

Topic 1 - Cell Biology
Topic 2 - Organisation
Topic 3 - Infection and Response
Topic 4 - Bioenergetics
Topic 5 - Homeostasis and Response
Topic 6 - Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Topic 7 - Ecology

Each section is split into sub sections and each topic is detailed with lots of theory, worked examples and practice questions. There are lots of tips which are relevant to the topic. The theory is discussed in both words and images (photographs and drawn images) and is summarised in useful end of sub topic checklists which enable students to check their understanding and revision of the units.

Each text book also includes a free online edition code which allows students access to an online version of the textbook.

I would recommend this book as a great textbook for students who are working towards the AQA GCSE Combined Science exam using the new Grade 9-1 syllabus.


New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science for AQA Physics Student Book with Online Edition
New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science for AQA Physics Student Book with Online Edition
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.31

5.0 out of 5 stars a great textbook for students who are working towards the AQA GCSE Combined Science exam using the new Grade 9-1 syllabus., 1 May 2017
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This is the complete GCSE AQA Trilogy Course text book rewritten for the new Grade 9-1 course.

The book starts with a concise two page introduction of how to use the book, detailing how each section is set out with clear learning objectives (linked to the specification references of the syllabus). There are sections detailing the maths skills required for the topic, practice questions and examples to help students understand the theory shown. There are required practical activities which use practical skills that should be learnt in order to apply the learnt knowledge during the final exams. Each section has lots of tips and exam tips down the side of each page which are great for explaining technical words in plain english and also the theory expected to be remembered for exams without going too technical or getting bogged down in theory which is above the required understanding level. There are sections highlighted for those students who are working towards the higher exam grades. There are sections which refer back to the comprehensive and important working scientifcally section at the start of the book which detail the important processes needed when undertaking science. This section includes: 1. The scientific method, 2.Scientific applications and issues, 3. Limitations of science, 4. Risks and hazards, 5. Designing investigations, 6. Collecting data, 7. Processing Data, 8. Graphs and Charts, 9. Units and 10 Conclusions and evaluations. There are also exam style questions, topic checklists, a useful glossary for the whole course and a useful section at the back of the book on exam help.

This book concentrates on the physics syllabus and covers the following units:

Topic 1 - Energy
Topic 2 - Electricity
Topic 3 - Particle model of matter
Topic 4 - Atomic structure
Topic 5 - Forcs
Topic 6 - Waves
Topic 7 - Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Each section is split into sub sections and each topic is detailed with lots of theory, worked examples and practice questions. There are lots of tips which are relevant to the topic. The theory is discussed in both words and images (photographs and drawn images) and is summarised in useful end of sub topic checklists which enable students to check their understanding and revision of the units.

I would recommend this book as a great textbook for students who are working towards the AQA GCSE Combined Science exam using the new Grade 9-1 syllabus.


Maths Foundation Revision Guide for Edexcel (GCSE Grades 9-1)
Maths Foundation Revision Guide for Edexcel (GCSE Grades 9-1)
by Catherine Murphy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jampacked with useful tips, techniques, 15 April 2017
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Jampacked with useful tips, techniques, worked examples and questions and tasks to extend review for Edexcel's Mathematics exams

This book is completely up to date and is written in accordance with the new marking scheme (9-1) that students are now working to for GCSE's across Enland. This book is specifically for the Edexcel exam board Mathematics.

The book is accompanied by a free revision app which can be downloaded and includes an exam calendar which is tailored to a specific exam board, and also has quick multiple choice quizzes for many revision topics and pre written revision cards.

The book is jam packed full of different ways of learning including:
1. Snap It - used with the revision app to take a picture of key concepts and useful bits of information for revision on the go
2. Do it - activities to embed knowledge and understanding
3. Work it - worked examples
4. Nail it - tips written by subject experts
5. Check it - check knowledge by answering questions at the end of each section
6. Review it - Consolidate revision with questions
7. Stretch it - content that stretches learners further to access higher grades

Scholastic recommend that this book is used alongside the dexcel Foundation Mathematics Exam Practice Book which is jampacked full of exam style questions

The book is split into the following sections@
Number
Algebra
Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
Geometry and Measures
Probability
Statistics

The book follows a scrapbook style layout and is jampacked full of really useful tips, techniques, worked examples and questions and tasks to extend revision successfully.

I recommend this book as the ideal revision companion for students preparing for Edexcel's Mathematics GCSE.


STABILO point 88 Fineliner Desk Set, Assorted Colours, Wallet of 20
STABILO point 88 Fineliner Desk Set, Assorted Colours, Wallet of 20
Price: £12.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for students, 15 April 2017
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I love this pen pack! I always pick Stabilo where possible and I have bought a number of these sets for my university studies, my daughter loves them for making mind maps for her GCSE revision and they are also great for adult colouring books. This pack has the very thin point 88 nibs which are great for writing and colouring intricate designs. This has a great rainbow of colours (other sets are avaliable with more shades and colour pallettes). They are a more expensive set of pens and I would not suggest them for young children due to their thin delicate nib, however the nib is sturdy enough for lots of writing or colouring use


STABILO Worker + Colourful Rollerball Pen - Assorted Colours, Wallet of 4
STABILO Worker + Colourful Rollerball Pen - Assorted Colours, Wallet of 4
Price: £8.10

4.0 out of 5 stars A great basic standard pen pack for school or work needs, 15 April 2017
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Stabilo is a brand that I trust and will continue to return to when buying new stationary. I know that I am going to be getting good quality ink, a smooth writing experience and well produced, hard wearing pens and with this pack I was again not disappointed. This pack is a great basic pack with black, blue, red and green pens with a rollerball nib.

My only negative for this product was I found them to be too bulky a pen for me to comfortably use. i found that I was involuntarily holding the pen more upright than I usually hold one which made my writing look different to normal. However for small writing jobs, writing lists, signing forms etc I found that they were great however I prefer a thinner pen for longer writing projects but this is only personal preference.


STABILO Power Felt Tip Colouring Pens (18 Pack)
STABILO Power Felt Tip Colouring Pens (18 Pack)
Price: £5.78

5.0 out of 5 stars A great basic set for adults and children alike, 15 April 2017
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These are ideal felt tip pens for adults or children alike. Perfect for children to use every day or for adults to use with adult colouring books. They have a great nib which can be used to produce a thick stroke or a relatively thin line and can withstand a heavy handed child making their first marks. The colour selection is great covering the whole rainbow with strong colours throughout.


RHS Great British Village Show: What Goes on Behind the Scenes and How to be a Prize-Winner
RHS Great British Village Show: What Goes on Behind the Scenes and How to be a Prize-Winner
by Thane Prince
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have guide for anyone wanting to take rosettes home at their local village show, 14 April 2017
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DK Books are always well thought out and jam packed full of useful information. It is the publisher I will go to first when looking for an informative book that is great for kids but also likely to contain the information needed for school projects or to widen my own knowledge.

This book is entitled 'The Great British Village Show' and is written in conjunction with The Royal Horticultural Society. It has a foreword written by Alan Titchmarsh and with those two big names, it is evident that this is going to be the perfect companion for new and old gardeners alike who want to enter their local shows and hopefully come away with rosettes for their produce.

The book is split into four sections: Grow to Show Fruit, Grow to Show Vegetables, Grow to Show Flowers and Homecraft Bake and Preserve. Each section starts with a tips and tricks double page spread which talks about the logistics of entering the show - how to prepare, how to transport produce to the show and how to present the produce at the show. The rest of each section is jampacked with double page spreads of individual produce types with great information boxes which detail how judges score highly, what defects to avoid and the points avaliable in each section. There is also a section at the end entitled Nuts and Bolts which includes organising a show, writing a show schedule and show rules.

I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a really good book to dip into. It is full of fantastic photographs of each variety. it would be a great addition to any gardening club or society or for a Women's Institute and similar.


English Language and Literature Revision and Exam Practice Book for AQA (GCSE Grades 9-1)
English Language and Literature Revision and Exam Practice Book for AQA (GCSE Grades 9-1)
by Richard Durant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Jampacked with useful tips, techniques, worked examples and questions and tasks to extend review for AQA's English exams, 14 April 2017
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This book is completely up to date and is written in accordance with the new marking scheme (9-1) that students are now working to for GCSE's across Enland. This book is specifically for the AQA exam board and covers both English Literature and English Language.

The book is accompanied by a free revision app which can be downloaded and includes an exam calendar which is tailored to a specific exam board, and also has quick multiple choice quizzes for many revision topics and pre written revision cards.

The book is jam packed full of different ways of learning including:
1. Snap It - used with the revision app to take a picture of key concepts and useful bits of information for revision on the go
2. Do it - activities to embed knowledge and understanding
3. Work it - worked examples
4. Nail it - tips written by subject experts
5. Check it - check knowledge by answering questions at the end of each section
6. Review it - Consolidate revision with questions
7. Stretch it - content that stretches learners further to access higher grades
8. Know it - key advice and information needed to get exam ready
9. Prepare it - activities to get learners ready to answer questions
10. Plan it - don't miss on easy marks
11. Practice questions

The book is split into Revision Guide and Exam Practice for:

English Language - Paper 1, Section A - Reading Section B - Writing and Paper 2, Section A - Reading and Section B - Writing

English Literature - Paper 1, Section A - Shakespeare, Section B - The 19th-century novel and Paper 2, Section A - Modern Texts, Section B 2 - Poetry and Section 3 - Unseen Poetry

The book follows a scrapbook style layout and is jampacked full of really useful tips, techniques, worked examples and questions and tasks to extend revision successfully.

I recommend this book as the ideal revision companion for students preparing for AQA's English Literature and Language papers.


Winnie-the-Pooh: A Colouring Book (Colouring Books)
Winnie-the-Pooh: A Colouring Book (Colouring Books)
by Egmont Publishing UK
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I think this would make a great present for fans of the lovable bear of any age., 14 April 2017
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There are hundreds of adults colouring books flooding the book market at the moment and I have chosen a few which I really like but must admit I have kept away from the literature themed books as I don't like the ones featuring people as I struggle with skin tones etc. However what is not to love about that cute and cuddly little bear, Winnie the Pooh. The book is filled with a wide selection of illustrations to colour, many using the orginial EH Shepard illustrations as are found in the story books, rather than the cute and cuddly Winnie the Pooh character as depicted by Disney.

I really like the full page illustrations which can be found in the story books and can be referenced to for colour etc but there are also quotes drawn out in outlines or little pictures made into repetitive designs or part of larger pieces of artwork. The pages are good, thick quality paper although there are illustrations on both sides of the page and therefore care must be taken as to the materials chosen to use as I think things like alcohol ink pens will bleed through.

I think this would make a great present for fans of the lovable bear of any age.


Cambridge A4 Jotter - Green (Pack of 3)
Cambridge A4 Jotter - Green (Pack of 3)
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Each page is also perforated meaning they can be easily and neatly removed from the pad, 8 April 2017
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I make copious notes and throughout my GCSEs, A Levels, professional exams and subsequent university degree I have used hundreds of notepads, paper pads and jotters and have found that the paper quality varies greatly between brands. These Cambridge Jotters are definitely at the top end of that scale.

The jotters have a very plain cover, making them ideal for professional offices (although I think every office desk should have a pink flamingo or dotty elephant notebook adorning it) and are A4 in size. They each contain 100 pages which are neither too thick or too thin and the pages are all 80gsm - this is important as it means there is no ink bleed and it is possible to write on both sides of the page. Each page is also perforated meaning they can be easily and neatly removed from the pad. The spiral binding is also high quality and enables the book to be bent backwards without the pages coming out of the binding.

I highly recommend these pads, reasonably priced, for good quality jotters.


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