Advice for students retaking a subject


Given this year’s new education strategy, in most subjects we recommend you buy a new CMP. Special retaker discounts are available for students who have previously purchased similar material at the full price from ActEd.

Subject CB2 relies heavily on a new textbook (‘Economics’, 10th Ed). Therefore, if you order the Subject CB2 CMP or Course Notes as a retaker, we recommend that you add the new textbook to your shopping cart in addition to the CMP or Course Notes.

In Subjects CP2‐3, SP1‐2 and SP5‐9, we are likely to produce a CMP Upgrade which you can use to find out how the Syllabus and Core Reading have changed from 2018 to 2019.

Whatever subject you’re retaking, we recommend that you buy the Mock Exam, the Revision Notes and/or the Flashcards (if available and you haven’t purchased them before).


If you have not used marking before, then we recommend that you consider using Series X Marking. You might also wish to get the Mock Exam marked this time. Results of a previous survey suggest that attempting the assignments and mock exam and having them marked improves your chances of passing the exam.

For the CS and CM exams, you will not have experienced the new computer‐based questions and so we strongly recommend that you purchase Series Y Marking alongside a new CMP, which will include our new Paper B Online Resources.


If you haven’t already attended tutorials, you’ll find a Regular Tutorial, a Block Tutorial, or the Online Classroom very useful.

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