IGCSE Edexcel Prescribed Texts

Our recommended reading lists are developed for Hong Kong students who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of English Language and Literature: whether they plan to further their studies overseas or in Hong Kong.

The following texts will be examined throughout the life of the specification.


Arthur Miller: A View from The Bridge

J B Priestley: An Inspector Calls

William Shakespeare: Henry V

William Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

Thornton Wilder: Our Town


Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

Harper Lee: To Kill a Mocking Bird

R K Narayan: The English Teacher

John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men

Mildred Taylor: Roll of Thunder: Hear My Cry

Nineteenth Century Short Stories (edited by Mike Hamlin: Christine Hall and Jan Browne: Heinemann New Windmill)

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