The Ripley Academy

Humanities

History

History - KS3
Title Author Series
Measly Middle Ages Terry Deary Horrible Histories
Terrifying Tudors Terry Deary Horrible Histories
Slimy Stuarts Terry Deary Horrible Histories
The Frightful First World War Terry Deary Horrible Histories
Animal Farm George Orwell  
The Clever Teens Guide to the Cold War Felix Rhodes  
The Clever Teens Guide to the Russian Revolution Felix Rhodes  

 

History - KS4
Title     Author     Series
The American West Robbie Driscoll CGP Edexcel GCSE History
Medicine in Britain Robbie Driscoll CGP Edexcel GCSE History
Elizabethan England Robbie Driscoll CGP Edexcel GCSE History
Weimar and Nazi Germany Robbie Driscoll CGP Edexcel GCSE History

 

History - KS5
Title  Author Series
What the British did to India Shashi Tharoor Inglorious Empire
Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire Akala Natives
In search of the American Dream: the USA c1917-96 Vivienne Sanders  
Indian Independence 1914-64 Tim Leadbeater  

Geography 

Geography - KS3
Title  Author Series
Bloomin Rainforests Shashi Tharoor The Horrible Geography series
Earth-Shattering Earthquakes Akala The Horrible Geography series
Raging Rivers Vivienne Sanders The Horrible Geography series
Shackleton Ben Saunders  
How bad are bananas Mike Berners-Lee  

 

Geography - KS4
Title  Author Series
Lost spaces, Secret cities and other Inscrutable Geographies Alastair Bonnett Unruly places:
A Trillion Trees Fred Pearce  
Raging Rivers Vivienne Sanders The Horrible Geography series
In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific Christina Thompson Sea People
The Gold Machine Iain Sinclair  

 

Geography - KS5
Title  Author Series
Whatever happened to Tanganyika? Shashi Tharoor The Horrible Geography series
Erebus Michael Palin The Horrible Geography series
Prisoners of Geography Tim Marshall The Horrible Geography series
Atlas of Improbable Places Travis Elborough and Alan Horsefield  
Over the edge of the World Laurence Bergeen  
Origins Lewis Dartnell (History and Geography combined in one book)

RE

RE- KS3
Title  Author
The Best Diwali Ever, Sonali Shah
Utopia, Thomas Moore
The Little prince, Antoine De Sait-Exupery
Ready player 1 Ernest Clime
The Boy in the Striped pyjamas John Boyne

 

RE- KS4
Title  Author
1984 George Orwell
Philosophy for Beginners - For Beginners, Rachel Firth
The old man and the sea, Ernest Hemmingway
Lord of the Flies William Golding
Farenheit Ray Bradbury
Radio Silence Alice Oseman
The Ghosts of Heaven, Marcus Sedgewick

 

RE - KS5
Title  Author
Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Attwood
Sophie’s World Gaarder, J.
A very short introduction to Buddhism Keown, Damien, (1996)
The Puzzle of Ethics, Vardy, P.
What Does It All Mean? Nagel, T.