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.

Mathematics
IGCSE Mathematics by Chris Pearce

Those applying for Higher Level Mathematics would certainly benefit from studying: Additional Mathematics for OCR by Val Hanrahan

Biology
Longman Biology for IGCSE by P Bradfield, S Potter

Chemistry
IGCSE Chemistry by B. Earl, L.D.R. Wilford

Physics
Edexcel IGCSE Physics by B Arnold, S Woolley, P Johnson

Economics

The Accidental Theorist by Paul Krugman

Psychology

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

Philosophy

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

General

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