Advice for students studying Subject CS1 for the 2019 exams

We have a range of study materials that you can use when sitting Subject CS1.  We have broken the materials down into those that we consider to be ‘essential’ and ‘highly recommended’ plus those products which can make your revision very effective.  Students learn in different ways so you will need to read the details of each product to see what will work for you.

For advice about which products to choose, please read our product guide.

Essential

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Combined Materials Pack (CMP)
Ideal for those sitting the subject for the first time.  It comprises the Study Guide, Course Notes, Series X Assignments and Paper B Online Resources (PBOR; incorporating the Series Y Assignments).
This is available in eBook or paper format (except PBOR, which is accessed via a VLE). Please refer to our CMP page.

Highly recommended

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Tuition
Face-to-face /
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Online Classroom
Choose from a Regular Tutorial, Block Tutorial or Online Classroom. Tutorials will focus on, and develop the skills required for the written Paper A.
Please click here for further details of the types of tuition and the Tuition Bulletin which details the courses available. 
Preparation Days
Face-to-face /
Live Online /
Students wishing for some additional tutor support for Paper B, working through exam-style question, may wish to attend a Preparation Day. These will be available Live Online or face-to-face, where students will need to bring their own device capable of running Excel or R as required.
Please click here for further details of the types of tuition and the Tuition Bulletin which details the courses available. 
Series X Marking / Marking vouchers
We are happy to mark your attempts at the X Assignments. Objective, personalised feedback from a high quality marker will highlight areas on which to work and help with exam technique.
X Marking is not included with the Assignments or the CMP and you need to order it separately.  Please refer to our Marking page to get more details of how you can get your scripts marked. 
Series Y Marking / Marking vouchers
Preparation for the computer-based Paper B. We are happy to mark your attempts at the Y Assignments. Objective, personalised feedback from a high quality marker will highlight areas on which to work and help with exam technique.
Y Marking is not included with the Paper B Online Resources (PBOR) or the CMP and you need to order it separately. Please refer to our Marking page to get more details of how you can get your scripts marked.
Mock Exam
An exam-standard Paper A and Paper B to use as a realistic test of your exam preparation.
Click here for more information. 
Mock Exam Marking
Feedback on your weaknesses and areas needing more attention is really useful as you approach the exam.
Marking is not included with the Mock and you need to order it separately. Please refer to our Mock Exam Marking page for information such as deadline dates. 

Effective Revision

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Revision Notes
A set of A5 booklets which are perfect for revising on the train or tube to work.  Each booklet covers one main theme of the course and includes: Core Reading with a set of integrated short questions; relevant past exam questions and solutions; plus other useful revision aids.
These can be particularly useful for retakers.  See the Revision Notes page to read more details about this product.
ASET
Contains ActEd’s solutions to recent past exam papers, plus comment and explanation.   
Click here for further guidance.
Flashcards
A set of A6-sized cards that cover the key points of the subject that most students want to commit to memory. 
These are available in eBook or paper format.  The Flashcards page has more information.
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