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21/03/19

Retweetd From UNESCO

21 March is ! Let's celebrate the power of to shake us from everyday life! https://t.co/ygsuIzTfzC 📝 https://t.co/X9vmgf1f2c

20/03/19

The this week is quintessential. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'The critics love the director's latest film and consider it to be the quintessential horror movie.' https://t.co/tbL7eGM8Rb

20/03/19

Y11 GCSE art students visiting the Tate Britain to collect first hand research for their exam unit. https://t.co/5EH8IVPl3e

19/03/19

Year 12 and 13 students visiting the world famous Ravensbourne University in Greenwich at the O2. The students took part in a lecture, had a tour and a chance to experience a live studio and use equipment. https://t.co/JA9wQhvmYT

14/03/19

A big thank you to everyone for making last week's Tri-Wizard Tournament such a success for . We had lots of students attend extra curricular activities at school and complete challenges at home that centred around . Well done all! https://t.co/fgDJ0iih0Z

13/03/19

It's ! To celebrate we are running a poster competition and the five best posters will be entered into a UK-wide competition! Here are some of the fun experiments the Science club have been doing this week... https://t.co/yhURNjS5ig

13/03/19

Quote of the week: “Even he who is wiser than the wisest may still achieve” Aeschylus

11/03/19

Congratulations to Rhianna who delivered her best speech yet at the Jack Petchey Bromley Regional Final!! https://t.co/ZyhxB5FaX6

09/03/19

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

⁩ YR 8 Brodie was totally focused workout and went on to win the Boxer of the Week medal🥊🥇🥊 great work boss!! https://t.co/7XrCmzehRh

08/03/19

visited yesterday to learn all about University life. https://t.co/KrnFDRsbUN

08/03/19

"The tour was brilliant! I loved learning about the history of the house and we got to see the staircase with all the pictures of the past Prime Minister's. I was surprised at how big it was inside!" Year 9 and 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/Lb8JkMVhal

08/03/19

"I sat in the Prime Minister's seat in the White Room! I loved using the military photographer's camera and delivering a speech at the Prime Minister's lectern. I had always wondered how an autocue worked" Year 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/suSmaFsgCr

08/03/19

"I felt so privileged to step inside and take part in a careers panel and activities with staff. What a massive opportunity. I never considered a career in government before today!" Year 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/DNsmbZppHO

06/03/19

Today’s triwizard tournament activity is building an arena for the champions of the triwizard cup (strictly no dark magic allowed) https://t.co/oiktvTj98o

04/03/19

Retweetd From DfE

It's National Apprenticeship Week 2019! Let's celebrate all of the across England and the employers training them. More on apprenticeships 👉 https://t.co/BzjLpuyipF ⚡️ https://t.co/VSSopBuOnT

04/03/19

The Triwizard Tournament will be happening all this week for Y7 and Y8 in celebration of . Students are competing to win points for their faculties, starting with a Quiditch match today after school! https://t.co/ccjZTnDKuI

28/02/19

This week's is - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A real favourite amongst staff and students! https://t.co/klSpjBwnIC

27/02/19

This weeks Word of the Week is Affluent. Pupils are encouraged to use it in their lessons. https://t.co/BQiEYUwk9F

13/02/19

Our year 8's were exposed to a wide range of workshops yesterday including the Fire Brigade, Police, Youth Valour, Youth Offending Service, Blue Cross and on domestic violence. All students found the sessions thoroughly engaging and were grateful to all the fantastic speakers.

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Posted on January 24th 2019

Orpington 100 - One Hundred Books to Enjoy

Orpington 100.jpg large (1) 2We're proud to announce the launch of the Orpington 100 - a list of 100 books that students can aim to read during their time at the Academy. 

Including both contemporary fiction and classics, take a look at the books listed below and then choose which one to read first! Students taking up the challenge of reading all 100 books will gain hugely from the experience, whether reading for pure pleasure or to broaden their knowledge and literary horizons.

We'll be referring to the list in lessons and discussing books with students too, whenever we get the chance. So check out the list below and decide which one you will read next! Copies of all the books will be found in our school library.


The Orpington 100 list

Book

Author

A Bend in the River

VS Naipaul

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Daniel Handler

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Any Human Heart

William Boyd

Atonement

Ian McEwan

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web

EB White

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Diary of a Wimpey Kid

Jeff Kinney

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Anne Tyler

Dr Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

Harry Potter series

JK Rowling

Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterley

His Dark Materials trilogy

Philip Pullman

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

I, Corriander

Sally Gardner

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

Lily Alone

Jaqueline Wilson

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918

 

Pride and Prejudice

 Jane Austen

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier

Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

Scoop

Evelyn Waugh

Small Island

Andrea Levy

Suite Francaise

Irene Neirovsky

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

Terror Kid

Benjamin Zephaniah

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

The 39 Steps

John Buchan

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

The Alchemist

Paul Coelho

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Book Thief 

Marcus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

The Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Mark Haddon

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

The Hobbit

 JRR Tolkien

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Life of Pi

Yann Martel

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

CS Lewis

The Lord of the Rings

JRR Tolkein

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

The Other Boleyn Girl

 Philippa Gregory

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

Stephen Chbosky

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

The Red and Black

Stendhal

One Day

David Nicholls

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Stranger

Albert Camus

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The Tin Drum

Gunter Grass

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carre

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

Tom Jones

Henry Fielding

Tracy Beaker

Jaqueline Wilson

Under the Net

Iris Murdoch

Utterly Me

Clarice Bean

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Stephen J Gould

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte