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Recommended reading and resources for Oxford

Recommended reading and resources for Cambridge

General

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Do You Think You’re Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions John Farndon Icon Books 978-1848311329
Oxbridge Entrance: The Real Rules Elfi Pallis Tell Books 978-0954594473
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt Penguin 978-0141019017
Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years Jared Diamond Vintage 978-0099302780
Bad Science Ben Goldacre Harper Perennial 978-0007284870
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare James Shapiro Faber & Faber 978-0571214815
Why Does E=mc2? Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw Da Capo 978-0306819117

Biology

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bryson, B. London: Black Swan 098-0552997048
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Dawkins, R. Oxford: Oxford University Press 978-0199216819
The emperor of all the maladies – a biography of cancer Mukherjee, S. London: Fourth Estate 978-0007250924
The Chemistry of Life Rose, S. London: Penguin 978-0140272734
Genome – The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters Ridley, M. London: 4th Estate 978-1857028355
The Selfish Gene Dawkins, R. Oxford: Oxford University Press 978-0192860927
DNA – The Secret of Life Watson, J. London: Arrow 978-0099451846
The Origin of Species Darwin, C. London: Wordsworth Edition 978-0199219223
Silent Spring – New edition with introduction Carson, R. London: Penguin Modern Classics 978-0141184944
Bad Science Ben Goldacre Harper Perennial 978-0007284870
Almost like a whale: The origin of species updated Jones S. Black Swan 978-0552999588
99% Ape- how evolution adds up Jonathan W. Silvertown University of Chicago Press 978-0226757780
Revenge of Gaia James L. Penguin 978-0141025971
The Secret Life of Trees Colin Tudge Penguin 978-0141012933
Why big fierce animals are rare Paul Colinvaux Penguin Books Ltd 978-0140135657
Elephants on Acid Alex Boese Pan 978-0330506649
Six modern plagues and how we are causing them Mark Jerome Walters Island Press 978-1559637145
Gene Cloning T. A. Brown Wiley-Blackwell 978-1405181730

Business Studies

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy Charles Morris Owl Books 978-0805081343
The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth Andrew Carnegie Signet Classics 978-0451530387
What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography Alan Sugar Pan 978-0330520478
Losing My Virginity Sir Richard Branson Virgin Books 978-0753519554
Anyone Can Do It: My Story Duncan Bannatyne Orion 978-0752881898
Business As Unusual: The Journey of Anita Roddick and the Body Shop Anita Roddick Thorsons 978-0722539873
Common Sense Rules: What you really need to know about business Deborah Meaden Random House Business 978-1847940278

Chemistry

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Atkins’ Physical Chemistry Peter Atkins , Julio de Paula Oxford University Press 978-0199697403
Shriver & Atkins Inorganic Chemistry Peter Atkins , Julio de Paula Oxford University Press 978-0195685237
Chemistry of the Elements N. N. Greenwood, A. Earnshaw Butterworth-Heinemann 978-0750633659
Foundations of Organic Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers, 9) Michael Hornby Oxford University Press 978-0198556800
Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry Peter Sykes Prentice Hall 978-0582446953
Organic Chemistry Maitland Jones, Steven A. Fleming W. W. Norton & Company 978-0393937138
Mathematical Methods for Science Students G. Stephenson Prentice Hall 978-0582444164
Organic Chemistry Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren, Peter Wothers Oxford University Press 978-0198503460
Chemistry World Royal Society of Chemistry Royal Society of Chemistry www.rsc.org

Drama

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Year 12/13
Edexcel A2 Drama and Theatre Studies John Davey, Stephen Lewis, Carolyn Carnaghan, Alan Evans Edexcel 978-1846902383
Edexcel AS Drama and Theatre Studies: Student Book John Davey, Stephen Lewis Edexcel 978-1846902406
Practical Theatre – A post 16 Approach Pippa Bound, Tamsin Dodgson, Chris Elwell, Kate Firth, Stephen Leib, Sara Liles, Sally Mackey, Peter Nelson, Aurora Simpson, Janette Smith, Elaine Turner, Vishni Velada Billson, David Wood Edexcel 978-0748728572
Victorian Theatre: A Pictorial Survey Richard Southern David & Charles 978-0715349687
Victorian and Edwardian Theatres Victor Glasstone Thames & Hudson Ltd 978-0500270660
Stagecraft: The Complete Guide to Theatrical Practice Trevor R Griffiths Phaidon Press 978-0714826448
Our Country’s Good: Based on the Novel the “Playmaker” by Thomas Kenneally Timberlake Wertenbaker, Bill Naismith Methuen Drama 978-0413692306
A level and GCSE
Stage Design Ralph M. Larmann Daab 978-3866540323
Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life Richard Pilbrow Nick Hern Books 978-1854599964
Stage Management: The Essential Handbook Gail Pallin Nick Hern Books 978-1848420144
Create Your Own Stage Production Company Gill Davies Watson-Guptill Publications 978-0823077144
Playing Shakespeare (Performance Books) John Barton Methuen Drama 978-0713687736
The Theatre of the Absurd Martin Esslin Bloomsbury Academic 978-1472577023
Artaud’s Theatre Of Cruelty Albert Bermel Methuen Drama 978-0413766601
Beyond Stanislavsky Max Stafford-Clark, Bella Merlin Nick Hern Books 978-1854596130
Stanislavsky on the Art of the Stage Konstantin Stanislavsky Konstantin Stanislavsky 978-0571081721
The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit Bella Merlin Nick Hern Books 978-1848424067
KS3
Starting Drama E.J. Boagey Collins Educational 978-0713526813
Blood Brothers Willy Russell Methuen Drama 978-0413767707

English Language

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
The Stories of English David Crystal Penguin 978-0141015934
A Little Book of Language David Crystal Yale University Press 978-0300170825
Language and the Internet David Crystal Klett Ernst 978-3125390386
Listen to Your Child David Crystal Penguin 978-0140110159
Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language Bill Bryson Penguin 978-0141040080
Eats, Shoots and Leaves Lynn Truss Fourth Estate 978-0007329069
The Adventure Of English Melvyn Bragg Sceptre 978-0340829936
My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be ‘Me’?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English Caroline Taggart, J A Wines Michael O’Mara 978-1843173106
The Five-Minute Writer: Exercise and inspiration in creative writing in five minutes a day Margret Geraghty How To Books 978-1845283391
AQA English Language B AS: Student’s Book Alan Pearce, Marcello Giovanelli, Mark Saunders Nelson Thornes 978-0748798506
Usborne Guide to Better English: Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation R. Gee Usborne Publishing Ltd 978-0746058435
Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages Guy Deutscher Arrow 978-0099505570
Language Change: Progress or Decay? Jean Aitchison Cambridge University Press 978-0521795357
Child Language: Acquisition And Development Matthew Saxton Sage Publications Ltd 978-1412902328

English Literature

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide Tory Young Cambridge University Press 978-0521690140
The Oxford Companion to English Literature Dinah Birch OUP Oxford 978-0192806871
AQA English Literature B AS Second Edition Adrian Beard, Alan Kent Nelson Thornes 978-1408515334
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy Alexander Leggatt Cambridge University Press 978-0521779425
Comedy: A Very Short Introduction Matthew Bevis OUP Oxford 978-0199601714
The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories Christopher Booker Continuum 978-0826480378
Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader Nigel Wood, David Lodge Routledge 978-0582784543
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Chris Baldick OUP Oxford 978-0199208272
Beginning theory (third edition): An introduction to literary and cultural theory Peter Barry Manchester University Press 978-0719079276
York Notes Companions Gothic Literature Dr Susan Chaplin Longman 978-1408266663
The Art of Fiction David Lodge Vintage 978-0099554240
140 of the best literary works to prepare you for University!
Beowulf :  Seamus Heaney’s translation (Faber) is currently the most popular translation
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (The Riverside Chaucer edition)
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (Penguin)
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron (Penguin)
Francesco Petrarch, Canzoniere (Carcanet)
English Religious Lyrics. (Norton)
Medieval English Lyrics (Faber)
Sir Thomas Wyatt, Poems (Norton)
Edmund Spenser, Amoretti (Norton)
Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel & Stella (Norton)
Everyman (New Mermaid)
Christopher Marlowe, Dr Faustus (Norton)
William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus (Oxford)
William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew (Oxford)
William Shakespeare, Richard III (Penguin)
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (Penguin)
William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Penguin)
Thomas More, Utopia (Norton)
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince (Penguin)
John Donne, Poems (Penguin)
William Shakespeare, King Lear (Penguin)
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Arden)
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (Norton)
Cyril Tourneur, The Revenger’s Tragedy (Penguin)
Ben Jonson, Volpone (Norton)
Robert Herrick, Poems (Norton)
George Herbert, Poems (Norton)
John Milton, Paradise Lost (Penguin)
John Milton, Samson Agonistes (Longman)
Andrew Marvell, Poems (Norton)
William Wycherley, The Country Wife (New Mermaid)
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress (Penguin)
John Dryden, Poems (Norton)
Samuel Pepys, Diary (Norton)
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Penguin)
Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal (Norton)
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (Norton)
Henry Fielding, Tom Jones (Penguin)
Lawrence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey (Penguin)
Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield (Penguin)
James Boswell, London Journal (McGraw-Hill)
Samuel Johnson, Rasselas (Norton)
Daniel Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year (Norton)
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (Norton)
Alexander Pope, The Essay on Man (Norton)
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno (Norton)
James Thomson, The Seasons (Norton)
Thomas Gray, Poems (Norton)
Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village (Norton)
Richard Sheridan, The School for Scandal (New Mermaid)
Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility (Oxford)
Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice (Oxford)
Jane Austen, Emma (Oxford)
Jane Austen, Persuasion (Oxford)
William Wordsworth, Poems (Penguin)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poems (Norton)
John Keats, Poems (Norton)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poems (Norton)
William Blake, Poems (Oxford)
Robert Burns, Poems (Penguin)
Thomas De Quincy, Confessions of An English Opium Eater (Penguin)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Penguin)
Alfred Tennyson, Poems (Everyman)
Robert Browning, Poems (Everyman)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets (Norton)
Christina Rossetti, Poems (Norton)
Edgar Allan Poe, Poems (Penguin)
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (Penguin)
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Penguin)
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (Penguin)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (Penguin)
Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers (Penguin)
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Penguin)
George Eliot, Middlemarch (Penguin)
George Eliot, Silas Marner (Penguin)
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (Penguin)
Ivan Turgenev, Spring Torrents (Penguin)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment (Penguin)
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Penguin)
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure (Penguin)
Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge (Penguin)
Henry James, What Maisie Knew (Penguin)
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (Penguin)
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House (Oxford)
August Strindberg, The Father (Penguin)
James Joyce, Dubliners (Penguin)
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin)
D.H. Lawrence, Sons & Lovers (Penguin)
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (Penguin)
E.M. Forster, A Room With A View (Penguin)
E.M Forster The Machine Stops (Penguin)
James Joyce, Ulysses (Penguin)
T.S. Eliot, Poems (Faber)
Ezra Pound, Poems (Faber)
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (Penguin)
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (Penguin)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Penguin)
W.B. Yeats, Poems (Norton)
Wilfred Owen, Poems (Norton)
Robert Graves, Goodbye To All That (Penguin)
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (Penguin)
Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin (Vintage)
Graham Greene, Brighton Rock (Penguin)
W.H. Auden, Poems (Faber)
Louis MacNeice, Poems (Faber)
Keith Douglas, Poems (Oxford)
George Orwell, 1984 (Penguin)
George Orwell, Animal Farm (Penguin)
Hermann Hesse, Strange News from Another Star (Penguin)
Primo Levi, If This Is A Man (Abacus)
John Osborne, Look Back in Anger (Faber)
Arthur Miller, The Crucible (Penguin)
Arthur Miller, All My Sons (Penguin)
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire  (Penguin)
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (Faber)
Harold Pinter, The Caretaker (Methuen)
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (Penguin)
William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Faber)
William Golding, The Spire (Penguin)
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim (Penguin)
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Penguin)
Brian Moore, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Panther)
Philip Larkin, Poems (Faber)
John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Vintage)
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Faber)
John Updike, Rabbit Omnibus (Penguin)
Joe Orton, Loot (Methuen)
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea (Penguin)
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (Picador)
Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast (Penguin)
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin)
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (Picador)
Isabel Allende, The Stories of Eva Luna (Penguin)
Brian Friel, Translations (Faber)
Philip Roth, The Human Stain (Vintage)
Seamus Heaney, Poems (Faber)
Ted Hughes, Poems (Faber)
R.S. Thomas, Poems (Bloodaxe)
Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador)
Martin Amis, London Fields (Picador)
Graham Swift, Waterland, Last Orders (Picador)

Food Technology

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
KS4
GCSE Design & Technology Food Technology AQA Revision Guide CGP Books Coordination Group Publications Ltd 978-1847623584
AQA GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology Jenny Hotson, Jane Girt, Garry Littlewood Nelson Thornes 978-1408502723
KS5
Food Facts : A Study of Food and Nutrition Delia Clarke, Elizabeth Herbert Nelson Thornes 978-0333336137
Cooking Explained Barbara Hammond, Jill Davies Longman 978-0582331846
Fox and Cameron’s Food Science, Nutrition & Health Michael EJ Lean CRC Press 978-0340809488
The Science of Food P.M. Gaman, K.B. Sherrington Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd 978-0750629577
The Science and Technology of Foods R.K. Proudlove Forbes Publications Ltd 978-1899527083

Geography

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
For AS/A2 students, an introduction to Geography at university level
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction Martin Redfern OUP Oxford 978-0192803078
Geography: A Very Short Introduction John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert OUP Oxford 978-0199211289
International Migration: A Very Short Introduction Khalid Koser OUP Oxford 978-0199298013
Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction Mark Maslin OUP Oxford 978-0199548248
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction Klaus Dodds OUP Oxford 978-0199676781
Key Concepts in Geography Nicholas Clifford, Sarah L Holloway, Stephen P Rice, Gill Valentine Sage Publications Ltd 978-1412930222
Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung John Wiley & Sons 978-1405132190
Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction Donald Mitchell John Wiley & Sons 978-1557868923
For KS4/KS5 students
Where Underpants Come From: From Checkout to Cotton Field – Travels Through the New China Joe Bennett Simon & Schuster UK 978-1847390011
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini Bloomsbury 978-0747585893
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini Bloomsbury 978-1408824856
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang William Collins 978-0007463404
Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash Fred Pearce Eden Project Books 978-1905811397
How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything Mike Berners-Lee Profile Books 978-1846688911
The End Of The Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat Charles Clover Ebury Press 978-0091897819
Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World Eric Schlosser Penguin 978-0141006871
GCSE students
Extreme Floods: A History in a Changing Climate Robert Doe Sutton Publishing Ltd 978-0750942652
Water: A Turbulent History Stephen Halliday The History Press Ltd 978-0750933001
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 Brian M. Fagan Basic Books 978-0465022724
KS3 students
Coast: Our Island Story: A Journey of Discovery Around Britain’s Coastline Nicholas Crane BBC Books 978-1849904346
British Isles: A Natural History Alan Titchmarsh BBC Books 978-0563521624
The Nature of Britain Alan Titchmarsh BBC Books 978-0563493983
John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook John Craven BBC Books 978-1849900461
Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes Kelsey Timmerman John Wiley & Sons 978-1118277553
The True History of Chocolate Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe Thames and Hudson Ltd 978-0500290682
Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain Bill Bryson Black Swan 978-1784161194
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming Jr. Gore Albert Viking Books 978-0670062713
Natural Disasters Alexander; David C. CRC 978-1857280944

Health & Social Care

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia British Medical Association Dorling Kindersley 978-1405302647
Complete A-Z Health & Social Care Handbook Judy Richards Philip Allan 978-0340872673
GCSE Health & Social Care: GCSE Health and Social Care for OCR: Double Award Student’s Book Stephen Seamons OUP Oxford 978-1850084242
Edexcel GCSE Health and Social Care Ms Elizabeth Haworth, Mr Andy Ashton Edexcel 978-1846903731
AS AQA Health & Social Care Textbook Richard Smithson Philip Allan 978-1844894086
A2 AQA Health & Social Care Textbook Richard Smithson Philip Allan 978-1844896004
GCE AS Level Health and Social Care Single Award Book Neil Moonie Heinemann 978-0435453718
Edexcel Diploma: Society, Health and Development: Level 2 Higher Diploma Student Book Ms Beth Allen Heinemann 978-0435401030
Health and Social Care Diplomas – Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook Mark Walsh, Ann Mitchell, Elaine Millar, John Rowe, Lois Greenhalgh, Eleanor Langridge Collins Educational 978-0007430512
Psychology – Psychology for A2 Mike Cardwell, Liz Clark, Claire Meldrum Collins Educational 978-0007255047

ICT

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Walter Isaacson Abacus 978-0349140438
Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime Etc Gates Bill, Mary Ann Mackin Crown Business 978-0385527026
Computing: A Business History Lars Nielsen New Street Communications 978-0615675770
Genius: Great Inventors and Their Creations Jack Challoner Carlton Books Ltd 978-1780973654
Computers Are Your Future Complete Catherine Laberta Pearson 978-1292021058
The Facebook Effect: The Real Inside Story of Mark Zuckerberg and the World’s Fastest Growing Company David Kirkpatrick Virgin Books 978-0753522752
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution – 25th Anniversary Edition Steven Levy O’Reilly Media 978-1449388393
Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks) Kerpen McGraw-Hill Professional 978-0071762342
Computing Projects in Visual Basic (A Level Computing) Mr Derek Christopher Payne-Gallway 978-1903112335
Cloud Computing: A practical introduction to the legal issues Renzo Marchini British Standards Institution 978-0580822469
C++ Programming in easy steps Mike McGrath In Easy Steps Limited 978-1840784329
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes Ben Forta Sams 978-0672325670
Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites Robin Nixon O’Reilly Media 978-0672325670
Hacking Exposed Web Applications, Second Edition: Web Application Security Secrets and Solutions Joel Scambray, Mike Shema, Caleb Sima McGraw-Hill Osborne 978-0072262995
Hacking Exposed Linux: Linux Security Secrets and Solutions N/A Isecom McGraw-Hill Osborne 978-0072262575

Law

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Law: A Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks OUP Oxford 978-0199214969
What About Law?: Studying Law at University Catherine Barnard, Janet O’Sullivan, Graham Virgo Hart Publishing 978-1849460859
Progression to Law: Right Course? Right Career? For Entry to University and College UCAS, Law Careers.Net University & College Admissions Service 978-1908077004
The Rule of Law Tom Bingham Penguin 978-0141034539
Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University Nicholas J McBride Pearson 978-1447922650
Just Law Helena Kennedy Vintage 978-0099458333
The Justice Game Geoffrey Robertson Vintage 978-0099581918
Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom Alex McBride Penguin 978-0141042725

Mathematics

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
KS3 students
Murderous Maths Poskitt Kjartan Scholastic 978-1407131948
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michael Henry Heim Granta Books 978-1847080530
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland Alex Bellos Bloomsbury Paperbacks 978-1408809594
The Number Mysteries Marcus Du Sautoy Fourth Estate 978-0007309863
KS4 students
Calendar:: Humanity’s Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year David Ewing Duncan Harper Perennial 978-0380793242
Pi in the Sky : Counting, Thinking, and Being John D. Barrow Clarendon Press 978-0198539568
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences John Allen Paulos Penguin 978-0140291209
Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions Martin Gardner Penguin 978-0140207132
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth Paul Hoffman Fourth Estate 978-1857028294
Book of Pi Gene Leybzon Createspace 978-1442150492
KS5 students
Fermat’s Last Theorem: The Story Of A Riddle That Confounded The World’s Greatest Minds For 358 Years Simon Singh Fourth Estate Ltd 978-1841157917
Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life Tim Rice, Rob Eastaway, Jeremy Wyndham Robson Books Ltd 978-1861058621
An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning: Numbers, Sets and Functions Peter J. Eccles Cambridge University Press 978-0521597180
The Art of Problem Solving Sandor Lehoczky, Richard Rusczyk AoPS Inc. 978-0977304561
Bridging Material
Numbers & Proofs R. B. J. T. Allenby Butterworth-Heinemann 978-0340676530
Further Pure Mathematics L Bostock, F S Chandler, C P Rourke Stanley Thornes 978-0859501033
A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics Martin Liebeck Chapman and Hall 978-1584881933
Popular Mathmatical Texts
1089 and All That – A Journey into Mathematics David Acheson OUP Oxford 978-0198516231
Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures James Robert Brown Routledge 978-0415122757
Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable Brian Clegg Robinson 978-1841196503
What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart Oxford University Press 978-0195105193
The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time Keith Devlin Granta Books 978-1862076860
Mathematics: The New Golden Age Keith Devlin Penguin 978-0140258653
Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics William Dunham Penguin Books 978-0140147391
The Music of the Primes: Why an unsolved problem in mathematics matters Marcus du Sautoy Fourth Estate 978-1841155791
The Colossal Book of Mathematics Martin Gardner W. W. Norton & Company 978-0393020236
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction Timothy. Gowers Oxford University Press 978-0199504688
The Hilbert Challenge: A Perspective on Twentieth Century Mathematics Jeremy Gray, David Rowe OUP Oxford 978-0198506515
Mathematical Reflections: In a Room with Many Mirrors Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, Jean Pedersen Springer 978-0387947709
The Pleasures of Counting T. W. Körner Cambridge University Press 978-0521568234
How to Solve it: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method George Polya Penguin 978-0140124996
Mathematics Masterclasses: Stretching the Imagination Michael J. Sewell Oxford University Press 978-0198514930
Fermat’s Last Theorem Simon Singh Fourth Estate 978-1857026696
The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking Simon Singh Fourth Estate 978-1857028898
Concepts of Modern Mathematics Ian Stewart Dover Publications Inc. 978-0486284248
History & Biography
Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics David Berlinski W&N 978-0297848516
The History of Mathematics: An Introduction David Burton McGraw-Hill Higher Education 978-0071106351
Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel Rebecca Goldstein W. W. Norton & Co. 978-0393051698
Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever Hal Hellman John Wiley & Sons 978-0471648772
Alan Turing: The Enigma Andrew Hodges Vintage 978-0099116417
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth Paul Hoffman Fourth Estate 978-1857028294
Makers of Mathematics Stuart Hollingdale Penguin Books Ltd 978-0140149227

Media Studies

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Media Semiotics Jonathan Bignell Manchester University Press 978-0719062056
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts John Hartley Routledge 978-0415563239
Media Studies: Texts, Production and Context Dr Paul Long, Prof Tim Wall Longman 978-1405858472
Media Communication: An Introduction to Theory and Process James Watson Palgrave Macmillan 978-0230535497
Additional Reading
Communication Power Manuel Castells Oxford University Press 978-0199681938
Mass Communication and Society James (Ed) Curran Edward Arnold 978-0803911932
De-Westernizing Media Studies James Curran, Myung-Jin Park Routledge 978-0415193955
Power without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain James Curran, Jean Seaton Routledge 978-0415466998
Media Discourse Norman Fairclough Bloomsbury Academic 978-0340588895
Television Culture John Fiske Routledge 978-0415596473
Digital Culture Charlie Gere Reaktion Books 978-1861891433
Studying the Media Tim O’ Sullivan, Brian Dutton, Philip Rayner Bloomsbury Academic 978-0340807651
Why Study the Media? Roger Silverstone Sage Publications 978-0761964544
Media Studies: A Reader Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett, Paul Marris Edinburgh University Press 978-0748637843
Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders and Trends Thomas L. McPhail John Wiley & Sons 978-1118622025

Medicine

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Getting into Medical School – The Pushy Mother’s Guide Anna May Mangan Spine Publishing 978-0955132544
Bad Science Ben Goldacre Harper Perennial 978-0007284870
Get into Medical School – 600 UKCAT Practice Questions Olivier Picard, Laetitia Tighlit, Sami Tighlit, David Phillips ISC Medical 978-1905812097
Get into Medical School – Write the perfect personal statement Olivier Picard, Dominique Pizzingrilli ISC Medical 978-1905812103
Medical School Interviews: A Practical Guide to Help You Get That Place at Medical School George Lee, Olivier Picard ISC Medical 978-1905812042
Bedside Stories: Confessions of a Junior Doctor Michael Foxton Atlantic Books 978-0857891488
Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor Max Pemberton Hodder Paperbacks 978-0340962053
Trust Me, I’m (still) a Doctor Dr. Phil Hammond Black and White Publishing 978-1845022617
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Tony Hope OUP Oxford 978-0192802828
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction William Bynum OUP Oxford 978-0199215430
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction Rodolfo Saracci OUP Oxford 978-0199543335

Music

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Music Technology from Scratch Mortimer Rhind-Tutt Rhinegold Publishing 978-1906178864
Pop Music: The Text Book Toby Bricheno, Peter Nickol, Julia Winterson Peters Edition Ltd 978-1843670070
Edexcel AS/A2 Music Technology Study Guide Jonny Martin Rhinegold Publishing 978-1906178482
Edexcel AS Music Technology Revision Guide Jonny Martin, Chris Duffill Rhinegold Publishing 978-1907447136
The AB Guide To Music Theory Part I Eric Taylor ABRSM Publishing 978-1854724465
The AB Guide To Music Theory Part II Eric Taylor ABRSM Publishing 978-1854724472
Albums
Big Band/Swing Louis Armstrong – Hot 5 and Hot 7 Sessions
Cool Jazz Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Blues BB King – Singing the Blues
Rhythm & Blues Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Rock & Roll Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions
Soul Funk James Brown – Live at the Apollo
1960s British Rock The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Prog Rock Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Heavy Rock Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
Glam Rock David Bowie – The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Disco The Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever
Funk Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
Reggae Bob Marley – Exodus
Punk Sex Pistols – Never Mind the B——s
New Wave Blondie – Parallel Lines
Synth Pop Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle
80s Pop Michael Jackson – Thriller
Hip Hop Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Indie Rock The Smiths – The Smiths
Club Dance Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

Physical Education

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Degree Level
Sport and Exercise Science Joanne Thatcher, Rhys Thatcher, Mel Day, Matthew Portas, Simon Hood Learning Matters 978-1844451876
Sport and Recreation Management
Understanding the Leisure and Sport Industry Chris Wolsey Longman 978-0582381650
The Business of Sport Management John Beech, Dr Simon Chadwick Pearson 978-0273721338
Sport In Consumer Culture Dr John Horne Palgrave Macmillan 978-0333912867
Understanding Sport: A socio-cultural analysis John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel, Kath Woodward Routledge 978-0415591416
Sport and Society: A Student Introduction Barrie Houlihan, Dominic Malcolm SAGE Publications Ltd 978-1446276174
Physical Education
The routledge physical education reader Richard Bailey Routledge 978-0415446013
Understanding Physical Education Ken Green SAGE Publications Ltd 978-1412921138
Physiology of Sport and Exercise W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill Human Kinetics 978-1450477673
Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills Terry McMorris Wiley-Blackwell 978-1118444665
An Introduction to Aesthetics Dabney Townsend John Wiley & Sons 978-1557867315
Other recommended sporting reads for KS4 & 5
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice Matthew Syed Fourth Estate 978-0007350544
Ahead of the Game: How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport Jeremy Lazarus Ecademy Press 978-1905823093
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs Daniel Coyle, Tyler Hamilton Corgi 978-0552169172
The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition Anita Bean Bloomsbury Sport 978-1408174579
Sports Biomechanics: The Basics: Optimising Human Performance Dr. Anthony J. Blazevich A & C Black Publishers Ltd 978-1408127490
Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Teaching and Coaching Kathleen Armour Routledge 978-0273732587
Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The science behind drugs in sport Chris Cooper OUP Oxford 978-0199678785
Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies Jay Coakley, Elizabeth Pike McGraw-Hill Higher Education 978-0077117443

Physics

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Preparation for applying to read Physics at university
The Flying Circus of Physics Jearl Walker John Wiley & Sons 978-0471762737
Feynman Lectures on Physics Richard Feynman Basic Books 978-0465023820
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence Cambridge University Press 978-0521679718
Further Maths for the Physical Sciences Michael Tinker John Wiley & Sons 978-0471867234
KS3 Recommendations
Bulging Box of Books (Horrible Science) Nick Arnold Scholastic 978-1407110356

Psychology

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology Hugh Coolican Psychology Press 978-1444170115
Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley Longman 978-0321907950
Complete Psychology Graham Davey, Christopher Sterling, Andy Field Routledge 978-0340967553
Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour Richard Gross Hodder Education 978-1471829734
Foundations of Psychology: An Introductory Text Nicky Hayes Cengage Learning EMEA 978-1861525895
Psychology Miles Hewstone, Frank D. Fincham, Jonathan Foster Blackwell Publishing 978-0631206781
Psychology Pack G. Neil Martin, Neil R. Carlson, William Buskist Pearson 978-0273755616
Critical Thinking in Psychology Robert J. Sternberg PhD, Henry L. Roediger, Diane F. Halpern Cambridge University Press 978-0521608343
Oxford Uni recommends
Phantoms in the Brain: Human Nature and the Architecture of the Mind V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee Fourth Estate 978-1857028959
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks Picador 978-0330523622
Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature Aaron T. Beck, Richard P. Bentall Penguin 978-0140275407
Consciousness Explained Daniel C. Dennett Penguin 978-0140128673
The Private Life of the Brain Susan Greenfield Penguin 978-0141007205
Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human Matt Ridley Harper Perennial 978-1841157467
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language: The New Science of Language and Mind Steven Pinker Penguin 978-0140175295
Bad Science Ben Goldacre Harper Perennial 978-0007284870

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
Sophie’s World: The Greek Philosophers Jostein Gaarder, Paulette Moller Weidenfeld & Nicolson 978-1857995879
KS5 and keen KS4
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Edward Craig OUP Oxford 978-0192854216
What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy Thomas Nagel OUP USA 978-0195174373
Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Simon Blackburn Oxford University Press 978-0192854254
The Problems of Philosophy Bertrand Russell CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 978-1519330444
Language, Truth and Logic A. J. Ayer Penguin Books Ltd 978-0140136593
Other
The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul Daniel C. Dennett, Douglas R. Hofstadter Basic Books 978-0465030910
Matter and Consciousness Paul M. Churchland MIT Press 978-0262519588
The Mechanical Mind: A Philosophical Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental Representation Tim Crane Routledge 978-1138858350
What Is This Thing Called Science? A F Chalmers Open University Press 978-0335201099
Practical Ethics Peter Singer Cambridge University Press 978-0521707688
Causing Death and Saving Lives: The Moral Problems of Abortion, Infanticide, Suicide, Euthanasia, Capital Punishment, War and Other Life-or-death Choices Jonathan Glover Penguin 978-0140134797
Utilitarianism: For and Against Kindle Edition J. J. C. Smart, Bernard Williams Cambridge University Press 978-0521098229
Morality: An Introduction to Ethics Bernard Williams Cambridge University Press 978-1107604766
Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics Simon Blackburn Oxford University Press 978-0192853776
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy Bernard Williams Routledge 978-0415610148
An Introduction to Political Philosophy Jonathan Wolff OUP Oxford 978-0199658015
Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction Will Kymlicka Oxford University Press 978-0198782742
The Oxford Handbook Of Metaphysics Michael J. Loux Oxford University Press 978-0199284221
Paradoxes R. M. Sainsbury Oxford University Press 978-0521720793
Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? Ian Hacking Cambridge University Press 978-0521099981
The Languages of Logic: An Introduction to Formal Logic Samuel Guttenplan Wiley-Blackwell 978-1557869883
Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy Russell Bertrand Createspace 978-1500195861
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous George Berkeley, Robert Merrihew Adams Hackett Publishing Co, Inc 978-0915144617
Utilitarianism J. S. Mill Oxford University Press 978-0198751632
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion Brian Davies Oxford University Press 978-0199263479
On Liberty J. S. Mill Cosimo Classics 978-1596052413
The Last Days of Socrates Plato, Harold Tarrant, Hugh Tredennick Penguin Classics 978-0140449280
Aesthetics Dr Colin Lyas Routledge 978-1857285802
The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy Bryan Magee Oxford University Press 978-0192893222
Metaphysics Richard Taylor Pearson 978-0135678190
Philosophy: The Basics Nigel Warburton Routledge 978-0415693165
The Thinker’s Guide to God Peter Vardy, Julie Arliss O Books 978-1903816226
An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy Sir Anthony Kenny Wiley-Blackwell 978-1405141796
A Short History of Philosophy Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins OUP USA 978-0195101966
Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy Rene Descartes, Bernard Williams, John Cottingham Cambridge University Press 978-0521558181
Hume’s Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding David Mills Daniel SCM Press 978-0334041245
Politics
A History of Modern Britain Andrew Marr Pan 978-0330511476
An Introduction to Political Philosophy Jonathan Wolff OUP Oxford 978-0199658015
Four Essays on Liberty Isaiah Berlin Oxford Paperbacks 978-0192810342
Political Science: State of the Discipline Ira Katznelson (Author), Helen V. Milner W. W. Norton & Company 978-0393978711
The Oxford Handbook of Political Science Robert E. Goodin OUP Oxford 978-0199604456
The Science of Politics: An Introduction Josep M. Colomer OUP USA 978-0195397741
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull Longman 978-0140449150
Considerations on Representative Government John Stuart Mill CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 978-1517302382
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction David Miller OUP Oxford 978-0192803955
Comparative Politics Today: A World View Bingham G. Powell Jr., Russell J. Dalton, Kaare Strom Pearson 978-1292023281
Theories of the Democratic State John Dryzek, Patrick Dunleavy Palgrave Macmillan 978-0230542877
Principles of Comparative Politics William Roberts Clark, Matthew R. Golder, Sona N. Golder CQ Press 978-1608716791
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction Bernard Crick OUP Oxford 978-0192802507
Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future John Dunn Cambridge University Press 978-0521437554
The Politics of Good Intentions: History, Fear and Hypocrisy in the New World Order David Runciman Princeton University Press 978-0691125664
Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors: Executive Leadership in Western Democracies Ludger Helms Palgrave Macmillan 978-1403942517
The Presidentialization Of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies Thomas Poguntke Oxford University Press 978-0199218493

Sociology

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
KS4
Collins Sociology GCSE for AQA – Student Book Pauline Wilson, Allan Kidd Collins Educational 978-0007310708
GCSE Sociology for AQA: Revision Guide and Exam Practice Workbook Pauline Wilson Collins 978-0007350599
Active Sociology for GCSE Jonathan Blundell Longman 978-0582434431
An Introduction to Sociology Ken Browne Polity Press 978-0745650081
AQA GCSE Sociology Grahame Coates, Terry Gilpin, Rosie Owens, Ian Woodfield Nelson Thornes 978-1408502709
Sociology Update 2005 Martyn Denscombe Olympus Books U.K. 978-1872585161
Sociology Anthony Giddens Polity Press 978-0745623115
GCSE Sociology: Social Life Grahame Coates, Dave Longmate Hodder Education 978-0340781517
Sociology Alive! Stephen Moore Nelson Thornes 978-0748754649
Contemporary British Society Nicholas Abercrombie, Alan Warde, Rosemary Deem, Sue Penna, Keith Soothill, John Urry, Sylvia Walby Polity Press 978-0745622972
KS5
AQA A Level Sociology Book One Including AS Level Rob Webb, Hal Westergaard, Keith Trobe, Annie Townend Napier Press 978-0954007911
Succeed at AS Sociology: The Complete Revision Guide for the AQA Specification Rob Webb, Keith Trobe Napier Press 978-0954007973
A2 Sociology: The Complete Course for the AQA Specification Rob Webb, Hal Westergaard, Keith Trobe, Liz Steel Napier Press 978-0954007966
Succeed at A2 Sociology: The Complete Revision Guide for the AQA Specification Rob Webb, Keith Trobe Napier Press 978-0954007980
Textbooks
An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives Pamela Abbott, Melissa Tyler, Claire Wallace Routledge 978-0415312592
Social Research Methods Alan Bryman OUP Oxford 978-0199264469
Central Issues in Sociology: Theory and Methods Hugh Chignell, Mark Collington Connect Publications 978-0952068327
Theory and Method (Skills-Based Sociology) Mel Churton Palgrave Macmillan 978-0333681107
Sociological Research Methods in Context Dr Fiona Devine, Dr Sue Heath Palgrave Macmillan 978-0333666326
Researching Social Life Nigel Gilbert SAGE Publications Ltd 978-0761972457
Social Research Methodology: A Critical Introduction Roger Gomm Palgrave Macmillan 978-0333637289
A2 Sociology AQA Unit 5: Theory and Methods Unit Guide Joan Garrod, Emma Jones, Marsh, A Jones Philip Allan 978-0860036876
Introducing Social Theory Pip Jones Polity Press 978-0745626994
Research Methods: Textbook (Society Now) Steve Chapman Routledge 978-0415340762
Social Research Methods: A Reader Clive Seale Routledge 978-0415300841
Revising Sociological Methods Keith Trobe Lindisfarne Press 978-0953753949

Textiles Technology

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Title Author Publisher ISBN
KS5 Reading List: Textiles Technology
Technology of Textile Properties Marjorie Alice Taylor Forbes Publications Ltd 978-0901762825
Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design Sarah E. Braddock, Marie O’Mahony Thames & Hudson Ltd 978-0500280966
SportsTech: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion & Design: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion and Design Marie O’Mahony, Sarah E. Braddock Thames & Hudson Ltd 978-0500510865
Textiles at the Cutting Edge Lesley Cresswell Forbes Publications Ltd 978-1899527175
Textile Innovation: Interactive, Contemporary and Traditional Materials Line 978-0954011017
Textile Science: An Explanation of Fibre Properties E.P.G. Gohl, L.D. Vilensky Guilford Publications 978-0582685956
GCSE Design and Technology for AQA: Student Book: Textiles Technology Rose Sinclair, Mr Geoff Hancock Heinemann 978-0435413491
Textiles Technology to GCSE Jane Down Oxford University Press 978-0198328131
The Sewing Book Alison Smith DK 978-1405335553
Techno Fashion Bradley Quinn Berg Publishers 978-1859736203
Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Marie O’Mahony Thames and Hudson Ltd 978-0500286845
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance Matilda McQuaid, Philip Beesley Thames and Hudson Ltd 978-0500512258
GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles Technology Alison Bartle, Bernie O’Connor Causeway Press 978-1873929650
KS4 Reading List: Textiles Technology
GCSE Design and Technology for AQA: Student Book: Textiles Technology Rose Sinclair, Mr Geoff Hancock Heinemann 978-0435413491
The Sewing Book Alison Smith DK 978-1405335553
GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles Technology Alison Bartle, Bernie O’Connor Causeway Press 978-1873929650
AQA GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles Technology Rose Sinclair, Hermione Lewis Hodder Education 978-1444123722