Reading for Pleasure

….. at Tarporley High School.


There is a growing body of evidence which illustrates the importance of reading for pleasure for both educational purposes as well as personal development (cited in Clark and Rumbold, 2006). In addition, there is also an acknowledgement that a positive relationship between reading frequency and reading enjoyment supports a student’s attainment level (Clark 2011; Clark and Douglas 2011). It is for this reason that Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College has developed a carefully selected menu of suggested reading material for students from years 7 to 13.

The reading material chosen for each subject has been selected by Tarporley High School teachers and links directly to the curriculum taught in each year group. Many of the books are available in the Library and we would encourage students to read at least one per term.

Evidence clearly suggests that early engagement in wider reading prepares students for the demands of GCSE and A level exam preparation. Reading around the topics covered helps to build independent learning skills and hopefully deepens both their interest and knowledge of certain subjects. We hope providing students, parents and guardians with this list of suggested reading material provides additional support to enable our students to reach their full potential.

For more information explaining the importance of encouraging students to engage in wider reading, please see the attached Department for Education 2012 paper into Reading for Pleasure.

To access the appropriate reading material, please choose the required year group below and then subject to find the suggested reading for pleasure