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Holmleigh Park High School

Year 10 - Books - English Department

11th October 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

Over the course of the next two years your son/daughter will study a number of set texts as part of their English Literature course.  The following will be studied: Jekyll and Hyde, Romeo and Juliet, An Inspector Calls and the Love and Relationships poetry cluster.

It is important that students know the texts very well and re-read the texts outside of the classroom.  To give students a better chance of success and the best possible start to the course, we would like to provide each of the students with three of the set texts.  We have already provided the Poetry anthology and will be purchasing each student a copy of Jekyll and Hyde and An Inspector Calls.  Students will be able to use their copies in class and can annotate and make notes, as we study.

We are asking that you purchase the play, Romeo and Juliet - ISBN: 9781841461229.  This can be purchased at a reduced price from the school for £3.00 (RRP £5.95).  We ask that all payments are returned by Friday 25th October 2019.  Please make payment via your on-line Parent Pay accounts.

Students must be responsible and look after their texts over the course of the next two years.  They will need to bring the text, when directed, to every English lesson and this will become part of the compulsory equipment list.  Replacement texts will have to be purchased by you.

We look forward to teaching your children, enhancing their knowledge of the texts and fostering a love of literature.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected]  .

Yours Faithfully, 

Javinia Harris

Director of English