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    CGP Books, which stands for "Coordination Group Publications Ltd" are a UK educational publisher for primary and secondary schools.

    CGP Books cover Key Stage One, Key Stage Two, the 11+, Key Stage Three, GCSE, Scottish National 5 and A-Level. Some CGP products are now available as digital online editions, which means they can be read on a computer, tablet or phone, or any device with an internet connection.

    CGP Books are best known for the CGP Revision Guides, particularly for GCSEs and are liked by teachers and students as they bring a bit of fun to studying with jokes and fun illustrations. Established in 1995 by Richard Parsons, the company now publish several hundred titles and their website says that any order placed before 5pm is usually delivered the next day. You can purchase their books at many high street bookstores but also by phone 0800 1712 712, online www.cgpbooks.co.uk and by email [email protected]

    CGP Books for Key Stage One (Year 1 and 2, Ages 5-7) 

    - KS1 Maths (Study, Practice, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests and SATS preparation)
    - KS1 English (Study, Practice, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests, SATS preparation, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Comprehension, Handwriting & Phonics)
    - KS1 Science (Study and Activity books)
    - KS1 Languages (French and Spanish books for vocabulary and grammar; some books also include a CD-Rom)

    CGP Books for Key Stage Two (Year 3,4,5,6, Ages 7-11) 

    These books are perfect for preparing pupils for Maths and English SATS, which are taken at the end of Key Stage 2. (Sats stands for "Standard or Statutory Assessment Tests").

    - KS2 Maths (Study, Practice, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests and SATS preparation)
    - KS2 English (Study, Practice, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests, SATS preparation, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Comprehension, Writing, Word Power and Handwriting)
    - KS2 Science (Study and Activity books)
    - KS2 Languages (French and Spanish books for vocabulary and grammar; some books also include a CD-Rom)
    - KS2 Geography
    - KS2 History

    CGP Books for 11+

    The 11+ is the entrance exam some schools (particularly Grammar schools) set in Year 6. There are four basic subjects, which are tested: English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There are a variety of 11+ test providers but CEM and GL are the most used.

    CGP publishes 11+ Study Books, Practise Books, 10 Minute Tests and Practise Papers

    CGP Books for Key Stage Three (Year 7,8,9, Ages 11-14) 


    KS3 covers the first three years of secondary school in the state system. 

    - KS3 Maths (Study, Practise, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests and Catch up for students who need extra help)
    - KS3 English (Study, Practise, Workbooks, 10 Minute Tests, SATS preparation, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Comprehension, Shakespeare)
    - KS3 Science (Study and Activity books)
    - KS3 Languages (French, German and Spanish) covering grammar, vocabulary, workbooks
    - KS3 Geography
    - KS3 History
    - KS3 Religious Education
    - KS3 Design and Technology

    CGP Books for GCSE

    In the UK, GCSEs are studied for two years starting in Year 10. There are four main UK exam boards: AQA, OCR, Edexcel and WJEC Eduqas and their exams and approach differ slightly. In 2015, new GCSEs, Grade 9-1 were introduced in England with a greater focus on exams and less coursework. Students first sat for the new GCSEs in the summer of 2017. 

    CGP is well known for its Revision Guides which cover GCSE Maths, GCSE Science, GCSE English (Language and Literature), GCSE Business, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Design & Technology, GCSE Drama, GCSE Geography, GCSE History, GCSE Languages (French, Spanish, German), GCSE Music, GCSE Physical Education and GCSE Religious Studies. 

    CGP Books for Scottish National 5

    National 5s are taken by students in Scotland in years S4-S6 before moving on to study Highers.

    CGP Books for A-Levels

    If a student goes on to study A-Levels after GCSEs, these are typically taken in Year 12 and 13, ages 16-18. CGP books has a variety of series to help students including: "Head Start" (to recap GCSE topics) "Student Books" (for throughout the course and include study notes, practise questions and exam preparation) and "Revision & Practice Guides". 

    CGP Books are available for A-Level Maths, A-Level Biology, A-Level Chemistry, A-Level Physics, A-Level English, A-Level Psychology & Sociology and A-Level Economics & Business. 
    30th November 2015

    10-Minute Tests for 11+ Maths: Word Problems (Ages 10-11) - CEM Test

    This book of 10-Minute Tests from CGP is perfect for helping pupils prepare for the tricky word-based Maths problems in ... More

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    1st August 2008

    New KS2 Maths Study Book - Ages 7-11

    This friendly, colourful CGP favourite explains every Maths topic needed for the Key Stage Two! For each topic there are... More

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    15th May 2019

    Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography AQA Revision Question Cards

    Reading over study notes doesn't mean you'll automatically remember everything - to really put your GCSE Geography knowl... More

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    9th December 2019

    New KS2 Maths SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests - Fractions, Decimals & Percentages (for the 2022 tests)

    If you're looking for quick-fire, topic-targeting Maths practice, CGP's 10-Minute Topic Boosters are exactly what you ne... More

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    5th May 2020

    New Maths Activity Book for Ages 5-6 (Year 1): perfect for learning at home

    A bright and colourful Maths Activity Book brimming with charming characters, engaging activities and crystal-clear expl... More

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    8th March 2016

    10-Minute Tests for 11+ Verbal Reasoning: Cloze Ages 10-11 (Book 1) - CEM Test

    This book of 10-Minute Tests from CGP is perfect for helping pupils prepare for the tricky Cloze questions in the CEM 11... More

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    16th January 2014

    11+ Non-verbal Reasoning Study Book and Parents' Guide for the CEM Test

    This full-colour book is a clear guide to the 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning questions set by CEM (Durham University). It ... More

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    1st March 2011

    New GCSE English Text Guide - Animal Farm includes Online Edition & Quizzes

    Writing GCSE essays about Animal Farm can be a bit of a pig, but this smashing Text Guide contains everything students n... More

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    1st October 2014

    KS2 Discover & Learn: Geography - Study Book, Year 5 & 6

    This CGP Discover & Learn book is a superb way for children in Years 5 and 6 (ages 9-11) to understand and engage with g... More

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    6th November 2002

    KS3 German Workbook with Answers

    This book is packed with questions on all the topics and grammar for KS3 German - and all the answers are included at th... More

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