In 2017 Oxley College will move 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 may 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 option.

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 text books.
Annual paper textbook costs are as much as $500. Online annual subscriptions to learningfield will be organised by the school and charged at the following rates to student accounts:

Years 7 & 8 $152.00
Year 9 $188.00
Year 10 $226.00
Year 11 $309.00

English novels and some specialist Year 11 texts are not available online and must be purchased as a paper copy.  We recommend http://booko.com.au  to find the best possible price online or contact your local bookshop with book title and ISBN details.

2017 Requirements:

Title ISBN
Year 7
Boy Overboard: The Play  (Adapted by P Cornelius)
Year 8
No fear Shakespeare: A midsummer night’s dream. (Crowther)
Year 9
Dark House (Crew)
No fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (Crowther)
Year 10
Macbeth. The new Cambridge Shakespeare. 2nd Ed.
Year 11
Engineering studies: Definitive guide Vol 1. 2nd Ed. (Copeland)
The school will order these texts at a 20% discount and will charge to student accounts.
English Extension
Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
Physics in focus: Preliminary course student book plus Access Card. (Wu & Farr)


Stationery and Equipment Requirements 7-12

Year 7 & 8

Year 9 & 10

Year 11 & 12