IB English: Language and Literature SL

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code IB En SL
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


IB Language A: Language and Literature SL - equivalent to 0.5 A Levels

In this course, students study a wide range of literary and non-literary texts in a variety of media. Students will investigate the nature of language itself and the ways in which it shapes and is influenced by identity and culture.


Internal assessment

- Individual oral (15 minutes) Supported by an extract from one non-literary text and one from a literary work, students will offer a prepared response of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions by the teacher, to the following prompt: Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of two of the texts that you have studied. (40 marks)

Paper 1

- Guided textual analysis (1 hour 15 minutes) The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students choose one passage and write an analysis of it. (20 marks)

Paper 2

- Comparative essay (1 hour 45 minutes) The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question students write a comparative essay based on two works studied in the course. (30 marks)

Types of texts for Paper 1

- Political speeches, text messages, magazine articles, reports, terms and conditions statements, advertisements (print and media).

Texts choices for Paper 2

- Beloved by Toni Morrison Animal Farm by George Orwell King Lear by Shakespeare Poetry Anthology

How will it be delivered?

Internal Assessment - 30%

Examination – Paper 1 and Paper 2 – 70%

Entry requirements

Grade 4+ in 5 GSCEs including  Maths 

Grade 5 in English Language

Your next steps...

University, Apprenticeship, Employment, Teaching, Journalism, Author, Acting, Law, Social work