Best higher books-urgent-
Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:22 AM
I'm about to do the sqa highers this year for chemistry. biology, physics and maths, and I'm just wondering what are the best and most useful books, that summarises the whole course without irrelevant stuff.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:52 PM
No book is perfect and I felt that this one was the best revision book I had for any subject.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:13 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:38 PM
For physics I had 'New Higher Physics' by Adrian Watt. Although I found this was the type of book you mentioned you wanted to avoid, it's full of extra stuff that you don't really need. If you're trying to look something up it took forever to find it or some of the stuff you need to know isn't even there. I also had 'Revision notes for Higher Physics', again not great. Can't really recommend a book that you should definitely get. For standard grade I had the physics book from the Success guide which I found good, not sure if the higher version is good or not, they didn't do a higher version when I sat the exam. It might be worth taking a look at it or asking around to see if anyone else has it.
A final tip on revision books in general is just because a certain publisher makes a good book for one subject it doesn't mean their books on other subjects are good. I found this with the Leckie & Leckie books at standard grade, good for maths but not so good for physics. If you had a good book for standard grade, the first book I would try would be the higher book from the same publisher.
As before, I'll say for all subjects it's best to use a variety of resources because it would be rare to find a perfect book for any exam.
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