GCSE Revision guides and textbooks (last use 2012?):

Clicking on the links below will take you to a page allowing you to order books (at slightly discounted prices) from Amazon.co.uk.

The current rather unsatisfactory GCSE specifications are being replaced by more rigorous ones for teaching from September 2011.
Click here for a list of books designed to cover these new specifications.


I have decided to leave the section below for a little while as some people are still following the "old" specification for a year or so ....

Edexcel 360 Science   AQA   OCR Twenty First Century Science   OCR Gateway Science   CCEA


Edexcel 360 Science (includes Biology)

On this site I have concentrated on books for Edexcel 360 Science, because for historical reasons that is what I have been teaching. Only some of these textbooks cover all that is needed for Biology in one book - most include Chemistry and Physics, and there are at least 3 books - one for each level, and possibly different volumes for homework/summary/revision purposes.

Revision guides and workbooks
Edexcel 360 science

CGP GCSE Biology Edexcel 360Science revision guide
This GCSE Biology Edexcel Science Revision Guide is written in the usual CGP zany style with plenty of colour and occasional diverting comments to keep you going. However it covers the whole contents of the full Biology GCSE - all 3 sections.

Also by CGP, the GCSE Biology Edexcel 360Science Workbook has a slightly different format: no colour, and spaces for you to write in your own answers to tutorial style questions. It also covers the whole contents of the full Biology GCSE - all 3 sections.
An answer bookhttp://www.assoc-amazon.co.uk/e/ir?t=biotopics-21&l=as2&o=2&a=1841466697 is also available for this workbook.
CGP GCSE Biology Edexcel 360Science workbook GCSE Biology Edexcel 360Science Answers book

Text books
Edexcel 360 science

Edexcel is owned by a publishing company, Pearson Educational. So as well as being an examining board, Edexcel also produces a suite of (3) students' textbooks, each with a CD ROM containing an electronic version of the textbook, backed up by (3) teacher's guides, with (3 sets of) extra support material - ActiveTeach CD ROMs, and also Copymaster Files.
They do not produce books covering individual sciences, i.e. each contains chemistry and physics, as well as biology.

Each of the clickable links below should connect you to the appropriate Amazon.co.uk page, and their offers on these products. For completeness, I have also included the ISBN of various other products, presumably available directly from Edexcel.
360 science students
GCSE Core Science Students' Book
& ActiveBook CDROM
1 903133 368 8

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GCSE Additional Science Students' Book
& ActiveBook CDROM
978 1 903133 61 3

GCSE Separate Science Students' Book
& ActiveBook CDROM
978 1 846901 53 9

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Active teach
Edexcel GCSE Science: Teachers' Active Teach CDROM
1 84690 104 9

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Active teach
GCSE Additional Science: Teachers' Active Teach CDROM
978 1 84690 103 4

Active teach
GCSE Science: Extension teachers' Active Teach CDROM
978-1846901546

Teacher's Guide & CD-ROM
1 901313 370 X

Additional Science Teacher's Guide & CD-ROM
978 1 901313 62 0

Separate Science Teacher's Guide CD-ROM
978 1 864901 54 6

GCSE Science Copymaster file
1-90313-364-5
Additional Science Copymaster File & CD-ROM
978-1-903133-56-9
Extension Copymaster file
978 1846901529

GCSE Additional Science Mark Management Tool
978-1846901065

Other publishers

Hodder Murray has produced some quite informative books which seem to address the specification in a businesslike way.


Hodder Murray
GCSE Science
student textbook
endorsed by edexcel
978 0 340 90729 0

Hodder Murray
GCSE Additional Science student textbook
endorsed by edexcel
978 0 340 90730 6
As far as I know, there is no
Hodder Murray
GCSE Separate/Extension Science
student textbook for the Edexcel specifications


Hodder Murray
Edexcel GCSE Science
Higher Homework Book
978 0 340 91490 8

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Hodder Murray
Edexcel GCSE Science
Foundation Homework Book
978 0 340 91489 2


Other material from Hodder Murray


Hodder Edexcel GCSE Science:
Evaluation Pack
0 340 92639 2


Edexcel GCSE Science Teachers Book
ISBN - 9780340914861


Edexcel GCSE Science Interactive Presentations
ISBN - 9780340925447


Edexcel GCSE Science Worksheet CD-ROM
ISBN - 9780340914953

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(Other?) Edexcel GCSE Science books from Amazon

Other (GCSE) boards

The following links open a new page containing a selection of possible titles for other GCSE boards. Please get in touch if any of these are especially useful, or if the products are not appropriate.

AQA (includes Biology 4411)

AQA GCSE Science books from Amazon

OCR Twenty First Century Science (includes Biology A)

OCR 21st Century Science books from Amazon

OCR Gateway Science (includes Biology B)

OCR Gateway Science books from Amazon

CCEA (Northern Ireland)

CCEA Science books from Amazon