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Chilling out at the finish line!



Day 2 and all groups are on their way


All back at camp, tents set and up cooking dinner.


Groups are walking well! The weather is great 😊


D of E Bronze are well underway!


Silver D of E 2024 are ready to go! The sun is shining ☀️


Success for our sports leaders running their first whole school event ⚽️ 🏆


Our year 9 sports leaders running the first of three whole school events with a year 7 and 8 football tournament ⚽️


Our year 9 sports leaders running the first of our three whole school events with a football tournament tournament for year 7 and 8 ⚽️


"📢 Exciting news! Joe from Visionpath just delivered an amazing assembly to our year 12 students, promoting The Futures Academy. This program provides invaluable support for students with work experience & also sheds light on the numerous apprenticeship opportunities available


📣 Students having an epic time in year 11 French intervention this morning! We played 'One Pen, One Die' and the competition was fierce! Translation has never been so much fun! 🇫🇷💪


D of E: students are one hour out of the finishing point. Please leave now if you are collecting.


When the sun was shining


D of E Day 2 has started!


Good morning from a very wet Skreens Park!


S’mores before bed!




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Additional Reading

As a Sixth Form we want to encourage our students to become engrossed in their learning and find a love of developing their knowledge.

With this in mind, please see an additional reading list below that our subjects believe can promote a love of knowledge for students.

Many of these books will be found in our library, available for all students to borrow at any time.


  • History of Art a Students Guide
  • The shock of the New: art and the Century of change' by Robert Hughes


  • Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene
  • The Blind Watchmaker.
  • Nessa Carey: Hacking the Code of Life
  • Nick Lane:  Power, sex, suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life.
  • Yuval Noah Harari:: A brief history of humankind
  • Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher.
  • Barry Gibb: The Rough Guide to the Brain
  • Adam Rutherford: A brief history of everyone who ever lived
  • Lewis Wolpert: How we live and why we die: The secret lives of cells.

Business Studies

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kyosaki and Sharon Lechter
  • Shoe Dog Phil Knight
  • Richard Branson Autobiography
  • Edexcel AS/A Level Textbook D Hall et al 5th Edition


  • The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine
  • Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements

Computer Science

  • Computational Fairy Tales Jeremy Kubica
  • OCR Computer Science for A and A Level


  • Yerma - Lorca
  • Antigone – Sophocles
  • An Actor Prepares - Stanislavski

Design and Technology

  • AQA A Level Design and Technology
  • Essential Maths skills for A level DT
  • 100 Ideas that changed design
  • Making It – Manufacturing techniques for product design – Chris Lefteri
  • Product Design in the sustainable era – Julius Wiedemann


  • Why Nations Fail: Darren Acemoglu
  • The Undercover Economist: Tim Harford
  • How to make the world add up: Tim Harford


  • Frankenstein', Mary Shelley  and Andrew Green's guide to Frankenstein
  • Never Let Me Go', Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Streercar Named Desire', Tennessee Williams and York Notes A Level study guide 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
  • King Lear', Shakespeare    and Philip Allan's A level guide to King Lear
  • The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse'  and Liz Croft 'Victorian Verse'.
  • Poems of the Decade', an 'Understanding Poems of the Decade for A Level Edexcel


  • LIBF CeFS & DipFS Financial Studies


  • L’Etranger – Albert Camus
  • Calligrammes – Apollinaire
  • Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  • Contes de la Bécasse – Guy de Maupassa

Further Maths and Maths

  • How to Think like a Mathematician Kevin Houston (CUP, 2009)
  • Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World Mariana Cook
  • Alan Turing, the Enigma A. Hodges (Vintage, 2014)
  • The Music of the Primes Marcus du Sautoy (Harper-Collins, 2003)


  • The Geography of Genius
  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
  • Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the world’s most unusual corners


  • The Tudor Century (I Dawson)
  • England 1485-1603 (D Murphy)
  • Rivalry and accord (J. Lowe/R. Pearce)
  • The First World War: a short introduction (M Howard)


  • The Secret Barrister ‘Stories of the Law and how it is broken’. By the Secret Barrister
  • What About the Law? - Catherine Barnard, Janet O'Sullivan and Graham Virgo
  • In Black and White by Alexandra Wilson
  • The Rule of Law Tom Bingham
  • Eve was Framed Helena Kennedy
  • The Childrens Act Ian McEwan
  • Fake Law The Secret Barrister
  • Under the Wig William Clegg


  • The Media Student's Book. Gill Branston and Roy Stafford
  • The Story of Film: A concise history of film and an odyssey of international cinema. Mark Cousins
  • Digital Culture: understanding new media. Glen Creeber and Royston Martin


  • Very Short Introduction series of books by Oxford University Press: Physics, Nuclear Physics, Radioactivity, Particle Physics, Quantum Physics, Astrophysics and The Laws of Thermodynamics.
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson


  • Essentials of UK Politics and Government (Schindler) Pearson, 2021
  • Essentials of Political Ideas: For A- Level,  (Heywood) 2018 UK Politics Annual Update (Gallop) 2021


  • The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
  • The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist Kerry Daynes
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow: Daniel Kahneman
  • K-Pax by Gene Brewer
  • Chimp paradox by Steve Peters

Philosophy and Ethics

  • The Heart of the Buddhas Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • ‘Think’ by S Blackburn
  • Ethics the basics by John Mizozni
  • Sophies World by J Gaarder


  • Chavs by Owen Jones
  • Living Dolls by Natasha Walter
  • "Learning to Labour: How Working Class
  • Kids Get Working Class Jobs”, Paul Willis
  • "The McDonaldization of Society”, George
  • Ritzer
  • Criminology: The Essentials, James Treadwell

Health and Social Care

  • What to Expect when you're expecting by Heidi Murkoff
  • The Positive birth book by Milli Hill
  • This is going to hurt by Adam Kay
  • The Fault in Our stars by John Green
  • K-Pax by Gene Brewer
  • Elizabeth is missing by Emma Healy


  • Steve Jobs – The exclusive bibliography
  • Thrive (The third metric to success (Ariana Huffington)


  • Sport Science: A complete introduction
  • Functional Anatomy for Sport and Exercise.