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Subject Reports: Read All About It16 September 2021

Subject reports for first examinations, May 2021, are now available to read on MyIB. There are in fact two subject reports, one for timezone 1, and the other for timezone 2. The content of both subject... more

New Paper 1 Exemplar (May 2021 Exams)9 September 2021

This week, I’ve published an excellent Paper 1 from the May 2021 examination session. You can find it here. Over the course of the rest of the calendar year, I will be publishing more Paper 1s from... more

2021 Paper 1: Sample Response 1 (Infographic)9 September 2021

This sample response comes from the May 2021 examination session. It was the first examination session in the revamped IB English A: Language and Literature course. Unfortunately, we can't reprint... more

Annotating an Individual Oral (Brave New World and Sara Rahbar)free2 September 2021

Recently (writing in September 2021), we published an excellent Individual Oral (IO), scoring 36 out of 40 possible points. That oral is available to subscribing teachers here. In addition, we have published,... more

2021 Individual Oral: Exemplar 2 (Barbara Kruger and Brave New World)26 August 2021

The first thing you will notice about this Individual Oral is how fast the student speaks. Let's get this out of the way now - it's too fast and costs him in criterion D! But it's also important to... more

New Individual Oral Exemplar26 August 2021

This week, I’ve published a 2nd Individual Oral exemplar from the May 2021 examinations. You can find it here (and the 1st one is linked here). While the first one was a clear 7, scoring in the highest... more

Working with an Individual Oral (Brave New World and Sara Rahbar)19 August 2021

Last week, we published an Individual Oral (IO) that received 36 (out of 40) possible marks. That’s not bad… You can find this here. This week, we are publishing a suggestion for activities that you... more

Working with an Individual Oral Exemplar (Brave New World and Sara Rahbar)19 August 2021

Last week, we published an Individual Oral (IO) that received 36 (out of 40) possible marks. That’s not bad… You can find the oral here. This week, we are publishing a suggestion for activities that... more

2021 Paper 1: Sample Response 1 (Tandoori Food)18 August 2021

One of the May 2021 Paper 1 examination texts was an article on tandoori cooking, published in The New York Times Magazine. The article was published in 1988, although this detail is not included in the... more

May 2021 Paper 1s18 August 2021

The Paper 1 exemplars on this page come from the May 2021 examination session. These were the first exams for the revamped IB Language and Literature course. more