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10/01/22

Macbeth Lecture today - Year 11 students - Mr Matthews will be in full swing today from 3.00pm to 3.45pm in the Training Room.

10/01/22

Beuna Suerte (good luck!) to our Year 13 students in their Spanish Speaking exam today!

07/01/22

Do you or your child travel by train? South Western Railway have a new timetable from January 2022. Please click the following link for further information: https://t.co/OWjMAw40JP

07/01/22

Next week we can look forward to House Table Tennis, sports fixtures resuming, Glyn Parliament back in session, Yr 13 Spanish Speaking PPEs and Year 10 Virtual Parents' & Carers' Eve, amongst others. It's great to be back!

05/01/22

We look forward to seeing students at school on Thursday 6 January at 8.30am for an 8.40am start to lessons. Reminder that Thursday and Friday this week are WEEK 2 LESSONS, so make sure you pack your bag for the correct week!

04/01/22

Glyn School wishes you all a Happy New Year 2022!

15/12/21

Thursday 16 December - non-uniform and Christmas Jumper Day - don't forget! £2 voluntary donation in aid of Womens Aid

15/12/21

Retweeted From Glyn School

Glyn School is supporting on our Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 16 December! Get up in the loft and find your Christmas jumper...or you'll need to get knitting! £2 voluntary donation on the day.

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09/12/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

1XV progress to the Semi Final of the Bowl with a 34-22 win against a string side. Thank you for your hospitality. https://t.co/0FD2juse4j

08/12/21

Football training Wednesday - unfortunately football training after school at Priest Hill today has been cancelled as the pitches are waterlogged. HOWEVER, Year 7 A&B football training at school on the Astroturf IS still on.

07/12/21

Glyn School is supporting on our Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 16 December! Get up in the loft and find your Christmas jumper...or you'll need to get knitting! £2 voluntary donation on the day.

06/12/21

Wishing our Year 13 students well this week as they sit their PPEs (pre-public exams/mocks). All the best!

06/12/21

Glyn School is delighted to be raising funds for this week during Charity Week! Students voted for Teenage Cancer Trust as their chosen charity 😍

03/12/21

PSA Christmas Raffle - would you like the chance to win CASH prizes of £150 & £75, plus many other prizes, whilst supporting the school?! Raffle tickets available via ParentPay. We will draw the raffle on Friday 17 December 2021. Thank you for supporting the PSA and the school!

01/12/21

Telephone - our phones are not working properly. Although you can hear us, we cannot hear you! Please email glynmail.org with any queries. Thank you.

30/11/21

With regret, we have had to cancel the Glyn Carol Concert (was 9 Dec). Apologies for the disappointment and we hope to see you soon at a future event.

30/11/21

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Exam Certificates! Calling Glyn School leavers - please collect your exam certificates from 2019, 2020 and 2021 (as we cannot post them). We have also arranged a special collection day - Weds 15 Dec from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Please email exams.org with any queries.

25/11/21

Exam Certificates! Calling Glyn School leavers - please collect your exam certificates from 2019, 2020 and 2021 (as we cannot post them). We have also arranged a special collection day - Weds 15 Dec from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Please email exams.org with any queries.

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22/11/21

Glyn School has once again signed up for Movember! This great charity raises both awareness and funds to support men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancers. If you would like to make a donation, please scan the QR code. https://t.co/J6XXWuVsG2

Reading List

Art

  • How to read Paintings- A crash course in meaning and method by Liz Rideal  Bloombury books ISBN 975-1-4725-2512-3

  • Contemporary Art- The essential guide to 200 ground breaking artists by Charlotte Bonham Carter and David Hodge- Goodman ISBN 978-1-84786-58-0

Biology

  • Understanding Biology, advanced theory (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0748739578

  • AQA Biology A Level year 1 (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0198351764

  • AQA Biology A Level year 2 (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0198357704

  • Maths skills for A-level Biology (Penny)

ISBN 978-1-4085-2118-2

  • The Selfish Gene (Dawkins)  ISBN: 978-0198788607

  • The Coming Plague (Garrett) 978-0140250916

  • The Hot Zone: the true story of the Ebola outbreak (Preston) 978-0552171649

  • The Epigenetics Revolution (Carey) 978-1848313477

  • Mutants (Leroi) 978-0006531647

  • Nature via nurture (Ridley) 978-1841157467

  • DNA (Watson) 978-0099451846

  • Oxygen (Lane) 978-0198784937

  • How we live and why we die: the secret lives of cells (Wolpert) 978-0571239122

  • Genome (Ridley) 978-1857028345

  • Why we get sick (Nesse & Williams) 978-0679746744

  • The drugs don’t work: a global threat (Davies) 978-0241969199

 

Business Studies

  • AQA A Level Business Year 1/AS Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates) Authors: John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3609-1 

  • AQA A Level Business Year 2 Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates) Authors: John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3611-4 

  • AQA Business for A Level (Marcousé) (covers full A Level) Authors: Ian Marcousé, Andy Hammond, Nigel Watson. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3569-8 

  • AQA Business for A Level Year 1/AS (Surridge & Gillespie) Authors: Malcolm Surridge and Andrew Gillespie. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3613-8 

  • AQA Business for A-Level Year 2 (Surridge & Gillespie) Authors: Malcolm Surridge and Andrew Gillespie.ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3578-0 

  • AQA Business for AS (Marcousé). Authors: Ian Marcousé, Andy Hammond, Nigel Watson. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3580-3 

Computer Science

  • OCR A-level Computer Science Paperback by George Rouse. 978-1471839764

  • Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica. ISBN: 978-1477550298

  • Computer Science: An Overview by J. Glenn Brookshear. ISBN: 978-0321544285

  • The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work by Daniel Hillis. ISBN: 978-0465025961

French

 

  • AQA A Level Year 1 and AS French Student Book by Robert Pike (Author), Colin Povey (Author), Paul Shannon (Author)

  • Atouts: AQA French student book - Bell

  • Literature in French/ French literature in translation- Balzac, Camus, Satre, Zola

  • French magazines, newspapers  - Le Figaro, Le Monde

Economics

·Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen J. Dubner (Author), Steven D. Levitt (Author)

·The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything

by Robert H Frank

·The Undercover Economist Paperback

by Tim Harford (Author)

English (both Literature and Lit and Lang)

  • A Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

  • In Cold Blood- Truman Capote

  • Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad

  • The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood

  • Frankenstein- Mary Shelley

  • Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift

  • A Streetcar Named Desire- Tennessee Williams

  • The Oxford Book of English Verse

  • The Third Man- Grahame Greene

  • Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh

  • The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold

  • Dracula- Bram Stoker

  • The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini

  • Atonement- Ian McEwan

  • 1984- George Orwell

  • Letters- John Keats

  • Selected Essays- George Orwell

  • The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Othello- William Shakespeare

  • The Tempest- William Shakespeare

  • Richard III- William Shakespeare

  • Hamlet- William Shakespeare

  • Macbeth- William Shakespeare

  • Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists-Various

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare-Various

  • We also recommend you read as much poetry as possible: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Carol-Ann Duffy, John Keats, Philip Larkin, John Donne, Robert Frost, Wilfred Owen etc.

Government and Politics

 

History

  • Robin Bunce and Laura Gallagher, Edexcel AS History, Unit 1: Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA, 1945–1968 (Pearson, 2009)

  • Peter Clements, Prosperity Depression and the New Deal Third Edition, Access to History (Hodder Education, 2005)

  • David Mauk and John Oakland, American Civilization (Routledge, sixth edition, 2014)

  • Derrick Murphy, Kathryn Cooper and Mark Waldron, The United States 1776–1992 (Collins, 2001)

  • Vivienne Sanders, Civil Rights in the USA, 1945–1968, Access to History (Hodder Education, 2008)

  • Doug and Susan Willoughby, The USA 1917–45, Heinemann Advanced History (Heinemann, 2000)

  • Hugh Brogan, The Penguin History of the United States of America (Penguin, 2001)

  • Eric Rauchway, The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2008)

  • Robert J McMahon, The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2003)

  • James Barber, South Africa in the Twentieth Century (Blackwell, 1999)

  • W Beinart, Twentieth Century South Africa (Oxford University Press, 2001)

  • Nancy L Clark, South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Seminar Studies In History, Routledge, 2011)

  • T Davenport and C Saunders, South Africa: A Modern History (Macmillan, 2000)

  • Saul Dubow, Apartheid, 1948–1994 (Oxford University Press, 2014)

  • Nelson Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom (Abacus, 2013)

  • Tony Pinchuk, Mandela for beginners (Icon, 1994)

  • Christopher Culpin, South Africa 1948–1995: a depth study (Hodder Education, 2000)

  • Martin Roberts, South Africa 1948–1994: the Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Longman, 2001)

ICT BTEC

  • BTEC Nationals IT Student Book 1 and Activebook (Available July 2016) Pearson Education Ltd ISBN 978-1-292140-41-4 (Note: this book covers all 4 units. It will be available as an e-book as well as a physical copy)

Media Studies

Music

  • Edexcel AS/A level Anthology of Music

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Nicholas Cook

  • Aural Matters by David Bowman and Paul Terry (Schott)

  • Music Theory in Practice Grades 1-5 by Eric Taylor (ABRSM)

  • The AB Guide to Music Theory Part One by Eric Taylor (ABRSM)

  • Music Dictionary (Longman)

PE

  • AQA A Level PE For Year 1 and AS. Authors Carl Atherton, Symond Burrows, Ross Howitt and Sue Young. ISBN-13: 9781471859564

  • AQA A Level PE For Year 2 and AS. Authors Carl Atherton, Symond Burrows, Ross Howitt and Sue Young. ISBN-13: 9781471859564

  • Bevis, P & Murray, M. AQA AS Physical Education (2008) Nelson Thornes. Roscoe D, Davis B, Roscoe J. 

  • Clegg, C. Exercise Physiology And Functional Anatomy (1995) Feltham Press

  • Physical Education and the Study of Sport. Robert Davis PhD, Jan Roscoe

  • Sports Psychology. Inside the athletes mind. Jonny Bell

 

Psychology

Religious Studies

  • WJEC/EDUQAS RS for yr1/AS Philosophy and ethics of religion - Gray & Lawson (Illuminate Publishing) ISBN: 978-1-908682-99-4

  • AS and A-level Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics through diagrams (Oxford University Press) 2002 – Dewar ISBN 0199148732

  • Cole, W.O. & Sambhi, Piara Singh. The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Sussex Academic Press)

Sociology

  • Outsiders: Studies in Sociology of Deviance: Howard Becker

  • The 32 Stops: Danny Dorling

  • Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives: Richard Wiseman

  • Gang leader for a day – Sudhir Venkatesh

  • The Spirit level – Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

  • Chavs! The demonization of the working class – Owen Jones

  • How to be a woman – Caitlin Moran

  • Non-stop Inertia: Ivor Southwood

  • Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell

Spanish

  • Ánimo 1: AS AQA Self-Study Guide- De Sudea.

  • Literature in Spanish/Translation- Cervantes, Molina, Ruiz Zafon, Marquez, Borges etc.

  • Spanish newspapers/magazine-  El Pais, ABC, El Mundo etc.

  • La Sombra Del Viento (The shadow of the wind) – Ruiz Zafón.