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Independent Activities and Challenges

Faculties across Our Lady’s have provided a non-exhaustive list of activities and challenges to engage and support your child in their learning. Please encourage your child to take part in the activities:




Reading Lists

KS3 Reading List:

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
The Diary of Anne Frank
I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T S Eliot
The Magic of Reality – Richard Dawkins
Any Arthur Conan Doyle
Any Agatha Christie
The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Treasure Island – RL Stevenson

KS4 Reading List:

The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Any books by the Bronte sisters
Any Jane Austin
1984 – George Orwell
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Lilac and Flag – John Berger

KS5 Reading List – moving forward!

A quality Sunday newspaper (The Times, The Observer, the Telegraph)
Shakespeare – Bill Bryson
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
Six Easy Pieces – Richard Feynmann
The Undercover Economist – Tim Harford
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
Ways of Seeing – John Berger
How to Read Literature – Terry Eagleton