Summer reading collège

Collège Summer Reading List 2018

  • All pupils must buy and read the books listed for their appropriate level during the summer holidays.
  • Highlight interesting passages and take a few notes on characters, themes and ideas which come to mind as you read. 
  • Please do NOT leave your reading to the last week. You will be tested on your reading at the Rentrée.    

Incoming 6e:

  • Twist of Gold by Michael Morpurgo
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
  • Checkpoint Workbook 7 exercises (click here for details)

Incoming 5e:

  • Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

Incoming 4e:

  • The Wheel of Surya by Jamila Gavin 
  • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin 2003 edition 2003)*

*Pupils MUST read the following stories: The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, William Wilson, The Gold-Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter and two others of their choosing. They can all be found in the Penguin 2003 edition ISBN-13: 978-0141439815.

Incoming 3e:

  • Thin Air by Michelle Paver
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

General Advice :

To progress in English, pupils should get in the habit of reading regularly : articles, stories, novels, travel writing etc.

You might enjoy Vocable, a magazine of newspaper articles from the English language press, such as The Guardian and The New York Times. Each article is accompanied by a full glossary.  It is available through subscribing on-line.

All pupils should have a combined Dictionary & Thesaurus at home.

Pupils (already in SIS) with an average of 12 or under in English will also have to do some language work over the summer. Those families concerned will be receiving letters after the  'conseils de classe/ 3e trimestre', with specific recommendations.

New pupils may wish to consult the website over the summer to brush up on your grammar, if necessary.


Wishing you an enjoyable summer!

The English Department

Betty Lau, Head of English


Par : C.Dray le 12/06/2018