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Sixth Form Recommended Reads:
This extraordinary period of time also allows you to take some time to rediscover a love of reading. If you’re looking for some inspiration, please go to our ‘Summer Reading Guide’ on the Sixth Form area of the website to find a host of subject specific recommended reads alongside a range of diverse reads that have something for everyone: https://emmanuelsixthform.com/students/summer-activities/
Sixth Form Super-Curricular Reading Guide:
Developing your non-fiction research and reading skills is one vital way in which you can prepare for academic study at a university level. More and more, universities are seeking evidence that applicants have explored their chosen subject through wider reading outside the classroom, which they can discuss in their UCAS personal statements. This sort of exploration is called ‘super-curricular’, rather than ‘extracurricular’, as it builds on and enhances what you are studying in school. Engaging with non-fiction texts will prepare you to critically write about your super-curricular reading in your personal statements.
We’ve compiled this guide to show you how to become an independent non-fiction reader, with the ability to read around the subjects you’ve been studying at A-Level and that you intend to study further. It is recommended that you critically read at least two texts to discuss in your personal statement. Even if you aren’t considering further education after Sixth Form, maintaining a good reading habit and furthering your vocabulary will ensure that your research and reading skills don’t fall behind those of your peers. Please visit https://emmanuelsixthform.com/students/summer-activities/ and click on the ‘Sixth Form Super Curricular Reading Guide’ to access the guidance.