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English Literature Standard Level Group 1

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

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There are no areas of study that English and communication skills do not influence. The basic principles of reading and writing affect all aspects of everyday life. The study of English Literature encourages a deeper level of thought; it challenges and affirms, broadens your perceptions and encourages you to have a deeper empathy with individuals and the world around you. The course has a global context and so, although we consider texts within the British Isles, we also study literature from around the world. Therefore, as well as looking at Shakespeare and authors within the English literary canon, we also look at ‘Persepolis’ which is a graphic novel, and a number of texts in translation. Recent examples include: ‘Therese Raquin’, ‘Perfume’ and ‘A Doll’s House’. There is a great deal of scope within the course and the variety and choice of texts for study is wide-ranging. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions and to offer their opinions and views which makes lessons insightful and very thought-provoking.

Details

English offers a number of inter-disciplinary skills that contribute to other subjects. It focuses on helping students improve their written expression; honing their analytical skills, learning how to be incisive when exploring language and gaining greater confidence in delivering presentations. 

Standard Level

Students are required to study 9 literary works.

Higher Level

Students are required to study 13 literary works and show a deep understanding of content and writers’ techniques.

What do students say?

“Higher Level English allows for a great diversity and range of texts all of which are interesting so there is always something you’ll love.” Fuschia

“Not only is the content highly engaging but you learn how to develop your skills of analysis and interpretation and become confident and independent thinkers and writers.” Ellen 


How will it be delivered?

Standard Level

Individual Oral Assessment

Two texts on one global issue

Paper 1: Unseen Literary Text 

Paper 2: Extended Comparative Essay

Higher Level

Individual Oral Assessment

Two texts on one global issue

Literary Essay

Paper 1: Unseen Literary Text

Paper 2: Extended Comparative Essay



Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Standard Level requirement is 6, Higher Level requirement is 7. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole. 

Your next steps...

A number of our students pursue English or English combined courses at undergraduate level. Within the last few years, we have leavers with university destinations including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Kings, St Andrews, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter and Warwick.

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