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 PearceThose applying for Higher Level Mathematics would certainly benefit from taking a look at the CIE additional mathematics coursebook .

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.

Sixth Form reading list