Although our entrance tests are not based on any particular syllabus, it might be helpful to look at some of the books we recommend to our own students. This is certainly not a requirement. Links are provided to Amazon for your convenience.
IGCSE Mathematics by Chris Pearce
Those applying for Higher Level Mathematics would certainly benefit from studying: Additional Mathematics for OCR by Val Hanrahan
Longman Biology for IGCSE by P Bradfield, S Potter
IGCSE Chemistry by B. Earl, L.D.R. Wilford
Pearson Edexcel International GCSE - Physics by B Arnold, S Woolley and P Johnson
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman by Ralph Leighton
The Accidental Theorist by Paul Krugman
No previous psychological knowledge is required and will be of little benefit. The books below are all very interesting and will give students a taste of recent developments in psychology. Reading any of the below titles is encouraged.
Quirkology by Richard Wiseman
Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford
Nature via Nurture by Matt Ridley
No previous knowledge is required. The below book is interesting and will give students an idea of the type of topics discussed in Philosophy.
What Does it All Mean? by Thomas Nagel
Thinking Skills by John Butterworth and Geoff Thwaites
Sixth Form suggested reading lists
This is not a suggested list for the entrance exams, but a list provided to our students, which might be of interest to prospective pupils and their parents.
Parents often ask us for a list of suitable books for their children. The following reading list is given to students in the school as appropriate for the Sixth Form.