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Year 9

In Year 9 students are taught to critically assess literature and adapt their language skills to fulfil the requirements of style and form. They are given the opportunity to study GCSE texts as the Year 9 programme of study is designed to develop the skills of the students and prepare them for their GCSE course.

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 9

1.     The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

2.     Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

3.     The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

4.     The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

5.     The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

6.     The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

7.     Animal Farm by George Orwell

8.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

9.     I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

10.  Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

11.  Rail Head by Philip Reeve

12.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

13.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

14.  Release by Patrick Ness

15.  Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

16.  When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

17.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

18.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

19.  This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers.

20.  Say Her Name by Juno Dawson

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