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    Question Jones and Couchman textbook

    The textbook our school uses is the Jones and Couchman. I've heard that the Jones and Couchman textbook, in terms of difficulty, is average. Would doing work from Jones and Couchman + Past papers get me a band 6 (assuming I work hard)? Or would I have to use a harder textbooks like Cambridge?
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    Re: Jones and Couchman textbook

    I don't really think textbooks play a significant role in determining whether someone can achieve a Band 6 or not in a particular subject.

    Provided that you work hard/smart and expose yourself to many past paper questions, a Band 6 should be achievable.

    As for reference sake though, I actually used 'Maths in Focus' predominantly since that was what our school prescribed, although it does have a common reputation for being the 'easy' and 'simplified' textbook sometimes. I also used the Fitzpatrick book near the end of the year as well.

    Cambridge is also a great book, but can sometimes be tricky near the end of an exercise, which is good practise I guess.

    However, your best form of practise in my opinion would be to do past HSC or Trial questions. This website has a huge bank of past Trial papers from different schools:

    https://thsconline.github.io/s/

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    Re: Jones and Couchman textbook

    Please note: in English usage: the verb is "practise" and the noun "practice; in American usage "practice" is used for both; the same for "advise" and "advice".

    And because most of you are so exposed to American media, you may not be aware of this, and presumably many of you just don't even care.
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