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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/AvmpdgkHtr

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/F0BsxXITda

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/fsvGjLcChc

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/pPTUZCeqfT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/SqSsgETJPT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/FhPVKhXVWp. https://t.co/Wx7hsIuEmb

08/09/20

Tuesday 8 September brings the Year 8 (6.15pm) and Year 10 (7.30pm) Information Evenings. These will be virtual meetings, via GoogleMeet, for the first time. See you later...

07/09/20

The first full week of this academic year begins with 23 students sitting Oxbridge PPEs and all students engaged in House Art.

05/09/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

A fantastic morning for the first year 7 Rugby and Football trials. Thanks to all the boys and parents for a great morning.

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05/09/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Priest Hill looking glorious for year 7 Football and Rugby trials this morning. https://t.co/Y2NIMycZFG

03/09/20

A warm welcome to all students today, old and new!

02/09/20

We are really excited to welcome our new year 7 students this afternoon at 1pm today. Day 1 of a 7 year long adventure!

20/08/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

A late night shout out to the team of exams officers, & their direct colleagues, across our secondary schools - thanks for all your fabulous work in the most difficult circumstances. We are truly grateful.

20/08/20

Congratulations to all our GCSE students today. We are immensely proud as they embark on the next stage of their education.

14/08/20

Yesterday was all about individuals and a few Glyn students made the local news making us very proud 😊 https://t.co/vL0glhGKxh

13/08/20

Well done to everyone who collected results today, we are proud of all of you! Good luck in your next chapter!

13/08/20

We are proud of everyone collecting results today! Please come to the Sports Hall from 8am 😊

17/07/20

Congratulations to Nell and Nathan, our new Head Girl and Head Boy! https://t.co/ajBC0mQPxt

14/07/20

Keep Doing Good programmes are happening this summer! This is your chance to help get the country back to business. Join 1000’s of other students across the country to make a difference. It’s free to join! https://t.co/Zc7k2e9Px7

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.