Multiple year level access for each student!

Last year, Oxley College moved away from traditional hardcopy 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.

The library of digital textbooks from Learningfield will offer our students the following significant advantages across the majority of their subjects:

  • Teachers will select the best chapters at the best levels to meet our student’s learning needs.
  • Textbooks will be online in our Canvas Learning Management System as well as available to download onto (up to 4) student devices. Students can access relevant chapters from their textbooks online at the same time as they view their learning tasks and assessments.
  • Once downloaded, students can access their textbooks without an internet link.
  • Students may add comments, highlight important items and share notes with their peers.
  • Students can adjust the size of the text to suit their own reading needs.
  • Students can print individual pages from their textbooks when they need the information on paper.
  • Students who prefer to listen to audio have a text to speech
  • Updated publications from publishers such as Cambridge, Pearson, Macmillan and Nelson are added to the library as they become available. Students need not be limited to last year’s textbooks.
  • Online textbooks help prepare our students for the use of online texts in tertiary education.

The cost of online textbooks is significantly cheaper than paper and will be based on our students’ textbook use at each year level.  Online annual textbook subscriptions to Learningfield will be organised by the school and charged to the student’s accounts.

In 2018 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.

English Text List

You must use the ISBN rather than the title when ordering the books.

Title ISBN Quick Booko.com link
Year 7
Boy Overboard: The Play 9780868198071 https://booko.com.au/9780868198071/
Year 8
Shakespeare text only – to be advised in Term 1 for use in Semester 2
Year 9
No Fear: Romeo and Juliet 9781586638450 https://booko.com.au/9781586638450/
Year 10
No Fear: Macbeth 9781586638467 https://booko.com.au/9781586638467/
Year 11 English Advanced
Cambridge School: Henry V 9780521426152 https://booko.com.au/9780521426152/
The Catcher in the Rye 9780241950432 https://booko.com.au/9780241950432/
Year 11 English Extension
Penguin Classics: Heart of Darkness 9780141441672 https://booko.com.au/9780141441672/

Stationery and Equipment Requirements 7-12

2018 Year 7 and 8 Stationery and Equipment

2018 Year 9 and 10 Stationery and Equipment

2018 Year 11 and 12 Stationery and Equipment