Suggested Reading List for KS4 and KS5

Walker, AliceThe Colour Purple20th Century Classic
Achebe, ChinuaThings Fall Apart20th Century Classic
Forster, E. M.Howard's End20th Century Classic
Fitzgerald, F. ScottThe Great Gatsby20th Century Classic
Greene, GrahamBrighton Rock20th Century Classic
Plath, SylviaThe Bell Jar20th Century Classic
Joyce, JamesDubliners20th Century Classic
Lawrence, D. H.Sons and Lovers20th Century Classic
Forster, E. M.A Room with a View20th Century Classic
Frosyth, FrederickAvenger: The AfghanAdventure Fiction
Gray, KeithOstrich BoysAdventure Fiction
Ludlum, RobertThe Bourne IdentityAdventure Fiction
Faulks, SebastianDevil May CareAdventure Fiction
Golden, ArthurMemoirs of a GeishaAuto/Biography
Hemingway, ErnestA Farewell to ArmsAuto/Biography
Joyce, JamesA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManAuto/Biography
Ballard, J. G.Empire of the SunAuto/Biography
Angelou, MayaI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsAuto/Biography
Mandela, NelsonA Long Walk to FreedomAuto/Biography
Aung San Suu KyiPerfect HostageAuto/Biography
Ferguson, Sir AlexMy AutobiographyAuto/Biography
Hamilton, LewisMy StoryAuto/Biography
Muhsen, ZanaSold; A Promise to NadiaAuto/Biography
Pelzer, DaveA Child Called 'It'Auto/Biography
Murray, AndyAndy Murray: ChampionAuto/Biography
Hart, MirandaIs it just me?Auto/Biography
Rand, AynThe FountainheadClassic
Miller, ArthurThe CrucibleClassic
Ngozi Adichie, ChimamandaPurple HibiscusClassic
De Bernieres, LouisCaptain Corelli's MandolinClassic
Eugenides, JeffreyThe Virgin SuicidesClassic
Lee, LaurieCider with RosieClassic
Flood, C. J.Infinite SkyComing of Age
Pitcher, AnnabelKetchup CloudsComing of Age
Du Maurier, DaphneRebeccaCrime
Le Carre, JohnTinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyCrime
Chandler, RaymondThe Big SleepCrime
Pelecanos, GeorgeThe Way HomeCrime
Leonard, NiallCrusherCrime
Palahniuk, ChuckSurvivorDark Humour
Burgess, AnthonyA Clockwork OrangeDystopian Fiction
Crockett, S. D.After the SnowDystopian Fiction
Blackman, MalorieBoys Don't CryFamily Relationships
Finney, JackInvasion of the body snatchersFantasy
Gibson, WilliamNeuromancerFantasy
Cross, JulieTempestFantasy
Stiefvater, MaggieThe Raven BoysFantasy /Gothic
Cann, KateWitch CragFantasy /Gothic
Stoker, BramDraculaGothic
Shelley, MaryFrankensteinGothic
Collins, WilkieThe Woman in WhiteGothic
Hill, SusanThe Woman in BlackGothic
Mantel, HilaryWolf HallHistory
Chevalier, TracyThe Girl with the Pearl EarringHistory
Anderson, Laurie HalseChainsHistory
Gavin, JamilaCoram BoyHistory
Pasternak, BorisDoctor ZhivagoLiterature in Translation
Sebold, AliceLovely BonesModern Classic Fiction
Adiga, AravindThe White TigerModern Classic Fiction
Roy, ArundhatiThe God of Small ThingsModern Classic Fiction
McCarthy, CormacNo Country for Old MenModern Classic Fiction
Iain BanksThe Crow RoadModern Classic Fiction
Iain BanksThe Wasp FactoryModern Classic Fiction
McEwan, IanAtonementModern Classic Fiction
Kesey, KenOne Flew over the Cuckoo's NestModern Classic Fiction
Hosseini, KhalidKite RunnerModern Classic Fiction
Ali, MonicaBrick LaneModern Classic Fiction
Wolfe, TomThe Bonfire of the VanitiesModern Classic Fiction
Smith, ZadieWhite TeethModern Classic Fiction
Lake, NickIn DarknessModern Classic Fiction
Vikas, Swarup,Slumdog MillionaireModern Classic Fiction
Smith, DodiI Capture the CastleModern Classic Fiction
Blackman, MalorieTell Me No LiesMystery/thriller
Brooks, KevinBlack Rabbit SummerMystery/thriller
Brown, DanThe Da Vinci CodeMystery/thriller
Grisham, JohnThe FirmMystery/thriller
Lake, NickHostage ThreeMystery/thriller
Shearer, AlexThe HuntedMystery/thriller
Coben, HarlanShelterMystery/thriller
Orwell, GeorgeAnimal FarmPolitics
Machiavelli, NicoloThe PrincePolitics
Orwell, George1984Politics
Hamid, MohsinThe Reluctant FundamentalistPolitics
Waugh, EvelynBrideshead RevisitedPre 20th Century Classic
Elliot, GeorgeMiddlemarchPre 20th Century Classic
Swift, JonathanGulliver's TravelsPre 20th Century Classic
Scott, Sir WalterIvanhoePre 20th Century Classic
Fyodor, DostoevskyCrime and PunishmentPre 20th Century Classic
Thomas, DylanUnder Milk WoodPre 20th Century Classic
Bronte CharlotteJane EyrePre 20th Century Classic
Conrad, JosephHeart of DarknessPre 20th Century Classic
Hardy, ThomasTess of the D'UrbervillesPre 20th Century Classic
Tolstoy, LeoWar and PeaceWar
Graves, RobertGoodbye to all thatWar
Harris, RobertEnigmaWar
Faulks, SebastianBirdsongWar
Heller, JosephCatch 22War
Zusak, MarcusThe Book ThiefWar
Galloway, StephenThe Cellist of SarajevoWar
Lweala, UzodinmaBeasts of No NationWar

KS5 English Revision 2015

Click on the links below to download the revision material for KS5 English.

How dare you talk to me like that

ELLA2 top band response

Headteacher address

Graduation speech to medics

Framework for analysing prepared speech

Example of a spoken transcript

Analysing Spontaneous Speech

AS Spoken and prepared language revision

Card sort spoken language

Analysing Spoken Discourse Talk in Life

A visit to a dentist


Great Gatsby Revision Resources

Below are revision resources to be used for “The Great Gatsby”.

PDF FilesWord Files
The Great Gatsby Teaching Pack Overview.The Great Gatsby Teaching Pack Overview.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott-FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby - F. Scott-Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby - America in the 1920sThe Great Gatsby - America in the 1920s
The Great Gatsby - The Jazz AgeThe Great Gatsby - The Jazz Age
The Great Gatsby - Suggested ActivitiesThe Great Gatsby - Suggested Activities
The Great Gatsby - Chapter SummariesThe Great Gatsby - Chapter Summaries
The Great Gatsby - CharacterThe Great Gatsby - Character
The Great Gatsby - Central Characters.The Great Gatsby - Central Characters.
The Great Gatsby - The American DreamThe Great Gatsby - The American Dream
The Great Gatsby - Ambition and AspirationThe Great Gatsby - Ambition and Aspiration
The Great Gatsby Decadence and MaterialismThe Great Gatsby Decadence and Materialism
The Great Gatsby - Perception and ArtificeThe Great Gatsby - Perception and Artifice
The Great Gatsby - EgoThe Great Gatsby - Ego
The Great Gatsby - Narrative VoiceThe Great Gatsby - Narrative Voice
The Great Gatsby - Preparing for the ExaminationThe Great Gatsby - Preparing for the Examination
The Great Gatsby - MotifsThe Great Gatsby - Motifs
The Great Gatsby - SettingThe Great Gatsby - Setting
The Great Gatsby - Student Chapter Summaries Booklet.The Great Gatsby - Student Chapter Summaries Booklet.
The Great Gatsby - LanguageThe Great Gatsby - Language
The Great Gatsby - Themes, Symbols and MotifsThe Great Gatsby - Themes, Symbols and Motifs
The Great Gatsby - Decadence and MaterialismThe Great Gatsby - Decadence and Materialism
The Great Gatsby - Keeping Track RevisionThe Great Gatsby - Keeping Track Revision

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