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English Books for GCSE Y10

Published on 7th September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

In readiness for studying GCSE English Literature in September 2018, we would like to strongly encourage all current Year 10 pupils to purchase the set texts through school.  One of the new challenges presented by the current curriculum is that the exams are ‘closed book’ which means pupils need a thorough knowledge of the texts so that they can recall significant moments and memorise important quotations.  Having your own copy means that you have the opportunity to make detailed notes during class reading and at home.

Purchasing the books through school will offer you a small discount compared to general retail prices and ensure that you have full, good quality editions of the texts.

The cost is £16.00. This includes the three main texts studied for English Literature:

Macbeth by William Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare Macbeth, ISBN: 9781586638467)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Faber, ISBN: 9780571191475)

OR An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley (Heinemann Plays, ISBN: 9780435232825)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R.L Stevenson (Wordsworth Classics, ISBN: 9781853260612)


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Scholastic Classics, ISBN: 9781407143644)

Although it is strongly encouraged, please be assured that copies of the above texts will be made available to all students so there is no obligation to buy the text.  School copies, however, cannot be annotated so pupils will need to find alternative ways of making notes.

Please make payments via the ParentPay link on the school website by Friday 14th September 2018.  All books ordered will be given to out to pupils in the new academic year in their Year 10 English lessons.

Yours sincerely


Mrs P.Padley
Head of English Faculty

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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