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Year 8

In Year 8 our students are guided through a series of modules designed to enlighten them on the different aspects of English study whilst building on the skills already developed in Year 7. Students will continue to develop their writing and core skills, alongside exploring a range of texts, including modern fiction, Shakespeare and poetry from different cultures.

At CTS, we encourage students to read in English lessons (with ten minutes private reading at the start), outside of English lessons and at home. We aim to promote a positive reading culture where students can apply their reading skills to their studies. Below is a list of recommended reads for Year 8:

1.     The Demon Thief by Darren Shan

2.     Eragon by Christopher Paolini

3.     The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

4.     Small Steps by Louis Sachar

5.     Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

6.     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

7.     The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

8.     Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

9.     Gone by Michael Grant

10.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

11.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

12.  A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

13.  Moonrise by Sarah Crossan.

14.  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderon

15.  Crossover by Kwame Alexander

16.  Stolen by Lucy Christopher

17.  Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

18.  Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

19.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

20.  One by Sarah Crossan

Click here to download the spelling list.