P1 Sample work

IB English A: Language & Literature: P1 Sample work

One of the best ways to learn is by example. In order to become familiar with the expectations of Paper 1, you will want to look at how student work has been assessed in the past. Both poor and good samples are presented in these pages, so that you can learn from other students" experiences. We suggest you assess student work according to the criteria for Paper 1 before you look at the examiner"s comments of...

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Comments 10

Emily Brys 29 August 2016 - 11:45


Can you please tell me where the sample P1 and 2s went to, with examiner grades and comments? Thank you!

David McIntyre 29 August 2016 - 23:56

Hi Emily,

They are all still there :)

Go to the 'Assessment' tab in the top menu. When it drops down, click on 'Paper 1' or 'Paper 2' as required. Then, navigation is easy.

I hope this helps.


Emily Brys 14 September 2016 - 16:31

Thanks, David. It doesn't work for me in Safari anymore, strangely enough, but it's fine on Chrome.

Vagisha Shrivastava 18 September 2016 - 10:00

HI, Just wished to know if the students are given colored question papers, I mean if they need to analyse colored cartoons

Tim Pruzinsky 19 September 2016 - 15:59

Hi Vagisha,

Exams can be in color now and they have been in the past. I would be preparing students for it, but I'd also be preparing them for it because we live in a world full of color.


Jane Barker 13 January 2017 - 08:06


Does anyone have any sample responses for the May 2016 SL Paper 1? We just used it for a mock exam, and it would be great to share sample answers with the kids!

Thanks so much,

Tim Pruzinsky 15 January 2017 - 08:33

Hi Liz,

We are constantly updating the site with new resources and samples. However, at the moment, we don't have a SL Paper 1. I'm sure we will before they take their real exams in May.


Sylvia Abayomi 1 February 2017 - 15:19

HI Tim or David,
I just wanted to ask you because I wondered if one should treat a paper 1 and 2 the same if you teach the literature course as I see you do not do literature A.
Will you a literature A course in the furture?
Thank you

Tim Pruzinsky 2 February 2017 - 03:12

Hi Sylvia,

They are different courses and have different assessment criterion. In that respect, treat them differently.

However, I think good writing is good writing no matter the assessment. So, the teaching of writing might be similar, but for a different purpose.


Sylvia Abayomi 6 February 2017 - 18:57

Yes I suppose so. Thank you Tim.

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