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The Best Books for A Levels

If you’re a student gearing up for A levels, you probably understand the importance of having the right resources to help you excel in your studies. To make your journey easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best books for A-level students, with a particular focus on books published by Cambridge University Press. These resources will undoubtedly aid in your preparation and ensure you’re well-equipped to tackle your A-level exams.

Redspot and Past Papers

The use of past papers and studying them can be debated at length and there might be some disagreement on the longevity of the skills acquired through it as discussed in this article by Neil Wade. It should, however, be made clear that it improves scores on tests, and that in itself can be a very useful thing.

Redspot has published some great titles that contain past papers for various subjects across GCE and A-level examinations. To name but a few we have our favourites listed below:

Mathematics Topical

Physics Topical

Chemistry MCQs

English Paper Essays

These are all invaluable books that can really up one’s grade.

Some other great books published by Cambridge University Press themselves include:

Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology Workbook

This workbook, published by Cambridge University Press, is an excellent companion to the A level Biology syllabus. It contains a wide range of exercises and practice questions to reinforce your understanding of the subject. With detailed solutions, it’s a valuable tool for honing your biology skills.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics Workbook 

Mathematics can be a challenging subject, but this workbook simplifies the learning process. It’s an indispensable resource for A levels math students. Its carefully structured exercises, help build a strong foundation and problem-solving skills.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry Workbook 

Chemistry enthusiasts will appreciate this workbook. It complements the A levels Chemistry syllabus perfectly. The workbook is packed with practice problems, allowing students to apply their knowledge and improve their problem-solving abilities.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics Workbook 

Physics students can count on this workbook to reinforce their understanding of the subject. It features numerous exercises and problems that mirror the A level Physics syllabus, making it an indispensable resource for exam preparation.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics Workbook 

For students pursuing A levels Economics, this workbook is a gem. It provides ample opportunities to practice economic theories and concepts. The well-structured questions enable students to develop a deeper understanding of the subject.

These workbooks, published by Cambridge University Press, are essential study companions for A level students. They provide structured exercises, practice problems, and detailed solutions to help students master the material and prepare for their exams effectively.

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People Also Ask:

1. What are A Levels?

A-Levels, short for Advanced Levels, are internationally recognized qualifications that are commonly taken by students in South Africa, among other countries. They are a rigorous and academically challenging program often pursued after completing the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or its equivalent.

2. What are A levels equivalent to in South Africa?

A levels are equivalent to other high school completion or pre-university qualifications in different countries. In South Africa, A-Levels are roughly equivalent to the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Matric certificate.

3. What percentage is an A level ‘A’?

A levels are graded on a scale from A* (the highest) to G (the lowest). To achieve an A* grade, a student typically needs to score around 90% or above in their A level exams. These percentages required for a grade are different for each subject each year as adjustments are made.

4. Is matric equivalent to A level?

Matric in South Africa is not directly equivalent to A levels, as the two systems have different structures and requirements. However, both qualifications are considered high school completion certificates and can open doors to further education opportunities. The equivalency varies from one country to another and depends on specific admissions requirements.

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