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A-Level Resource and Reading List

Each A-Level or higher level technical qualification has some resources that either students are required to purchase, or that would useful to have. Below are the subjects we offer and the resources we either require students to buy, and those that we would recommend they buy.

Biology

Year 1 Resources:

AQA Biology 2nd Edition - ISBN:9780198351771 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

AQA Biology 2nd Edition - ISBN:9780198351771 (Required)

New A-Level Biology: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition (CGP A-Level Biology) - ISBN:9781789080261

Business

Year 1 Resources:

There are no required resources for Year 12 other than those supplied/sold by the department

AQA A-level Business Year 1 and AS Fourth Edition (Wolinski and Coates) - ISBN:9781510454958

Year 2 Resources:

AQA A Level Business 2 Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates) - ISBN:9781471836114

Essential Maths Skills for AS/A Level Business - ISBN:9781471863479

Chemistry

Year 1 Resources:

Chemistry for OCR A - ISBN:9780198351979 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Chemistry for OCR A - ISBN:9780198351979 (Required)

Computer Science

Year 1 Resources:

AQA A-Level Computer Science ISBN:9781471839511 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Drama

Year 1 Resources:

Frankenstein by Nick Dear - ISBN:9780571277216 (Required)

Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett - ISBN:9781408132821 (Required)

The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker - ISBN:9780871290458 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same texts as Year 1

English Language & Literature

Year 1 Resources:

'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood - ISBN:9781784873189 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

'Othello' by William Shakespeare - ISBN:9781853260186 (Required)

'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ISBN:9781853260414 (Required)

A/AS Level English Language and Literature for AQA Student Book (A Level (AS) English Language and Literature AQA) - ISBN:9781107465664

A Critical Study Guide for the AQA AS and A Level English Language and Literature Paris Anthology - ISBN:9781978039100

English Literature

Year 1 Resources:

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare - ISBN: (Required)

Translations by Brian Friel - ISBN: (Required)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - ISBN: (Required)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - ISBN: (Required)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - ISBN: (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1 Texts

Forensic Investigation 

Year 1 Resources:

BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1 (BTEC Nationals Applied Science 2016) - ISBN:9781292134093

Forensic Science - Andrew Jackson - ISBN:9781292088181

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1 Resources

Further Mathematics

Year 1 Resources:

AQA Further Maths Year 1/AS Level - ISBN:9780198412922 (Required)

Casio FX-991EX ClassWiz Advanced Scientific Calculator (Required)

CGP AS and A Level FUrther Maths Exam Board AQA - ISBN:9781782948704

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1 resources

Geography

Year 1 Resources:

AQA A-level Geography Fourth Edition, Hodder - ISBN:9781471858697

A-Level Geography: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice, CGP - ISBN:9781782946489

AQA Geography for A Level & AS Physical Geography Revision Guide, Oxford - ISBN:9780198432661

AQA Geography for A Level & AS Human Geography Revision Guide, Oxford - ISBN:9780198432692

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Health & Social Care

Year 1 Resources:

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Health and Social Care (Cambridge Technicals 2016) - ISBN:9781471874765

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

History

Year 1 Resources:

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors - ISBN:9781510416406

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: Russia 1894-1941 - ISBN:9781471876004

Year 2 Resources:

My Revision Notes: OCR A-level History: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries - ISBN:9781510416444

IT

Year 1 Resources:

My Revision Notes: Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT - ISBN:9781510442313 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Mathematics

Year 1 Resources:

AQA A Level Maths Year 1 + 2 - ISBN:9780198412946 (Required*)

*A number of them can be hired from the maths department, a letter is handed out at the beginning of term.

*The books can be bought for each year individually, but ideally would have both at once to move between in summer term.

Casio FX-991EX ClassWiz Advanced Scientific Calculator (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Media Studies

Year 1 Resources:

OCR A Level Media Studies, Fourth Edition Student Book - ISBN:9781471892653 (Required)

OCR A Level Media Studies Student Guide 1: Media Messages by Louisa Cunningham - ISBN:9781510429499

OCR A Level Media Studies Student Guide 2: Evolving Media by Jason Mazzocchi - ISBN:9781510429505

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level Media Studies by Michael Rodgers - ISBN:9781510429215

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Music Technology

Year 1 Resources:

The Producers Manual by Paul White - ISBN:9780956446015 (Required)

Basic Microphones by Paul White - ISBN: 9781860742651

Year 2 Resources:

The SOS Guide to Live Sound: Optimizing Your Band's Live-Performance Audio by Paul White - ISBN:9780415843034 (Required)

Physics

Year 1 Resources:

A-Level Physics: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition (CGP A-Level Physics) - ISBN:9781789080322 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Politics

Year 1 Resources:

UK Government and Politics for AS/A-level (Fifth Edition) by Philip Lynch, Paul Fairclough, Toby Cooper - ISBN: 9781471889233 (Required)

Political ideas for A Level: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Anarchism by Neil McNaughton, Richard Kelly - ISBN:9781471889509 (Required)

My Revision Notes: AQA AS/A-level Politics: UK Politics by Rowena Hammal, Simon Lemieux - ISBN: 9781510447653

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Politics: Political Ideas by Adam Tomes, Simon Lemieux - ISBN: 9781510447677

Year 2 Resources:

US Government and Politics for A-level Fifth Edition by Anthony J Bennett - ISBN: 9781471889363 (Required)

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Politics: US and Comparative Politics by Rowena Hammal, Simon Lemieux - ISBN: 9781510447660

Product Design

Year 1 Resources:

AQA Design and Technology: Product Design by Grange, Potts, Morrison, Sumpner - ISBN:9781510414082 (Required)

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1

Psychology

Year 1 Resources:

Psychology Year A Level year 1 and AS - ISBN:9780198436324 (Required)

AS and A Level Psychology Revision Guide CGP - ISBN:9781782943303

Year 2 Resources:

Psychology Year A Level Year 2 - ISBN:9780198436331 (Required)

Sociology

Year 1 Resources:

Sociology for AQA Revision Guide 1: AS and 1st-Year A Level by Ken Browne - ISBN:9781509516216 (Required)

A-Level Sociology: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice (CGP A-Level Sociology) - ISBN:9781782943563

Year 2 Resources:

Sociology for AQA Revision Guide 2: 2nd-Year A Level by Ken Browne - ISBN:9781509516261 (Required)

Sport

Year 1 Resources:

BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 1 + Activebook: For the 2016 specifications (BTEC Nationals Sport 2016) - ISBN:9781292134000

Year 2 Resources:

Same as Year 1