As with all extension programmes, there needs to be a strong foundation in the wider reading that students undertake in their own time. The most beneficial reading a student can do would be based in the subject(s) they intend to follow at University. This will allow them to deepen their understanding and develop a significant advantage over their peers both on application and at interview. Please click here to view a detailed subject based list of wider reading ideas, compiled by Trinity College Cambridge.
For a more general education in topics as diverse as philosophy and the history of ideas through to political systems and social commentary, please make use of the Penguin Great Ideas series available in the school library. Please click here to view a selected list of available texts.
key stage 3 private reading
key stage 4 private reading
KEY STAGE 5 PRIVATE READING