For all Première students:

Here are the books that you are required to read over the Summer vacation to be ready to start the BFI syllabus in September, regardless of who your teacher will be. Please make sure that you get the editions specified, and that you take notes whilst reading. Enjoy!

Please note, you will also be studying a poetry unit, and an essay by James Baldwin, but there is no need to purchase these works ahead of studying them in class.

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 978-1784874872

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 978-1472585202

Intimate Apparel
Lynn Nottage
ISBN : 978-1848424371

Furthermore, according to the teacher you will have next year, you will study the following works either in Première or Terminale. In September, when you meet your new literature teacher, they will inform you. Meanwhile, you can still purchase the books. Please get the specified editions.

The Painter of Signs
R. K. Narayan
ISBN: 978-0143039662

Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 978-0435913502

For all Terminale students:

Here is the second half of your syllabus. Please get these specific editions.

Enjoy reading this summer!

The works below are two of our in-depth works. Please take notes whilst you read the works, write down any questions or queries you may have – these will fuel our class discussions. As for the poetry unit, you will discover these in class.

The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Oxford Student Edition
ISBN : 978-0198325000

The Things they Carried
Tim O’Brien
ISBN : 978-0544309760