IB English A: Language & Literature: Criteria

When preparing for the Paper 1 exam, you should familiarize yourself with its assessment criteria. If you know what examiners are looking for, then you are more likely to write effectively and score well. Self assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment are key to preparing for this exam. You will want to practice by writing Paper 1s from previous years. An overview of both the SL and HL Paper 1 criteria...

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Mary-Jane Lloyd 17 March 2014 - 16:27

Hi, I may be being chronically stupid, but Paper 1 accounts for 25 potential marks, I calculate that the above criteria add up to only 20... how are the further 5 marks awarded?

David McIntyre 18 March 2014 - 00:00

Mary-Jane, you are surely not 'chronically stupid', but I'm not sure we should be doing mathematics on this website :)

I imagine total marks are achieved by a ratio. Thus, you take Mark (Paper 1)/20 x 0.25 plus Mark (Paper 2)/25 x 0.25. The remaining 0.5 comes from other components (i.e. Written Tasks and IA).

I hope this makes sense. In a way, it hardly matters; Paper 1 and 2 are equally weighted.


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