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Text Choices

Year 7:

  • J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • R. J. Palacio, Wonder
  • David Almond, Skellig
  • John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Year 8:

  • Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful
  • Louis Sachar, Holes
  • C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Brian Keaney, Jacob’s Ladder
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm

Year 9:

  • John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
  • Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Year 10:

  • Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Year 11:

  • William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm

Year 12:

  • Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • William Shakespeare, Othello

Year 13:

  • Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels
  • Arthur Miller, All My Sons
  • Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


Key Stage Four and Five students should be encouraged to purchase their own copy of the text so that they can annotate and highlight key quotations in preparation for their exam.


  • Ofsted Chief Inspector visits Cambridgeshire secondary school to launch annual Ofsted report

    Ofsted Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman chose to visit St Peter’s School in Huntingdon to launch her first Ofsted annual report in recognition of the rapid improvements at the school.

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