In our quest for enlightened academic rigour and rich learning resources, Oxley College recently changed focus from traditional textbooks to the provision of an online textbook library with hundreds of texts from some of the world’s leading educational publishers. Traditional paper textbooks are heavy, expensive and restrict the student to a single resource for each subject. They are easily lost, damaged or forgotten.
A library of digital textbooks offers our students the following significant advantages:
E-books are cheaper than paper textbooks and do not need to be ordered. School fees will contain an annual e-book levy that will cover the cost of the subscription to the Learningfield e-book library.
English novels and some specialist workbooks do not form part of this subscription.
English novels are not available as part of our digital textbook subscription and must be purchased by the students.
Students may choose paper and/or e-book formats for these novels. E-books are available in Apple Books and in Kindle.
Rather than mandate a single supplier for these texts we recommend families use their own choice of supplier, or, to search online, tools such as http://booko.com.au list the lowest prices from a range of suppliers.
|Anderson, MT. Feed||9780763662622||https://booko.com.au/9780763662622/|
|Harrison, Jane. Rainbow’s End||9780868197951||https://booko.com.au/9780868197951/|
|Hughes, Ted. Birthday Letters||9780571194735||https://booko.com.au/9780571194735/|
|Orwell, George. 1984||9780141187761||https://booko.com.au/9780141187761/|
|Plath, Sylvia. Ariel||9780571086269||https://booko.com.au/9780571086269/|
|Shakespeare, William. King Henry IV, Part 1||9780521626897||https://booko.com.au/9780521626897/|
|Miller, Alex. Journey to the Stone Country||9781741141467||https://booko.com.au/9781741141467/|
|Proulx, Annie. The Shipping News||9781857022421||https://booko.com.au/9781857022421/|
|Nettheim, Daniel. The Hunter||Film
|Booktopia has copies of the region 4 DVD
and the film is also available online for all
devices in iTunes
In 2019 our students will continue to use their online textbooks from LearningField however English novels, and some specialist texts do not form part of this subscription. Rather than mandate a single supplier for these texts we recommend that families use their own choice of supplier, or, for the best possible price, online tools such as http://booko.com.au list the lowest prices from a range of suppliers.