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06/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/qFZul5Z9BO

05/12/19

Year 13 Parents and Carers evening this evening, Thursday 5 December. A warm welcome to families.

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04/12/19

Retweeted From The Beacon School

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

28/11/19

A reminder that school is closed for all students on Friday 29 November for INSET. See you on Monday!

28/11/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn SchoolNewsletter: https://t.co/nxaMgx2pjL

27/11/19

LAST ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS TREES! Premium Nordmann Non-Drop. The deadline to order a Christmas tree is Tuesday 3 December 2019. Please order via ParentPay, or email glynpsa.com.

26/11/19

“We are delighted to be celebrating the success of Accelerated Reader! We have been awarded Champion School status and our success story has been published on . Fabulous! Read more here: https://t.co/7foKwTPVpl

25/11/19

Applications to join will close this Friday. Make sure you submit your application form via: https://t.co/iAQtDPfBXU

25/11/19

Another busy day at Glyn!..House football, final of the Tony Cooper Spelling Bee, Baskeball match v Southborough Sch and representative from the charity CRY to speak to students in Years 10 and 11 assembly

22/11/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

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22/11/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/v2caWcspSE

22/11/19

Overall Winner of House Music this year is Asher 11A with a note perfect performance of 'Fantaisie Impromptu'. Totally amazing performance!

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21/11/19

And 7 Merton win best form! https://t.co/y3qoPQHLRR

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21/11/19

House Music Final in full swing and slightly festive at the moment! https://t.co/zDqZPg95WG

18/11/19

We hope families will come along to our House Music Final on Thursday 21 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - it is always a very popular evening, with lots of talented student musicians, and Mr Cooke as MC!

15/11/19

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter - lots of uplifting news! https://t.co/v2caWcK1he

15/11/19

Any questions, please contact glynpsa.com NOT glynpsa.org https://t.co/CJjrjXFZgz

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.