IB Core

  • The English A: Language and Literature course is part of the holistic IB learning explerience.
  • The Extended Essay requirement provides students with the opportunity to write a 3,000 - 4,000 words on a topic of interest from one of their subject areas. See this section for samples and tips on how to integrated this into the language and literature course.
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) asks interdisciplinary questions on how we acquire knowledge. 'How do you know what you know?' There are many applications of this question to the Language and Literature course.

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Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 14 July 2019

As we study a wide range of texts, we are likely to consider many critical questions that relate to the nature of knowledge,...
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Is English going to the dogs? Part 1 14 July 2019

We make lots of judgments about the ways in which people use English, don’t we? Isn’t it, one way or another, part of...
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2036: A Space Odyssey 6 September 2018

In the twenty years since 2016, the world had undergone momentous change. By 2036, it was easy to see how and why things...
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Ads and syllogisms 13 December 2012

How do we know what we know? Logic is one way. Advertisements try to appeal to our sense of logic, so that we buy into...
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Extended Essay 13 January 2012

The extended essay is an IB core requirement, where students explore a subject in depth. The subject must relate to one...
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Solar: Getting things wrong and the power of stories 17 October 2019

This page has two focuses: (i) The power and importance of stories in human social life and (ii) the observation that we...
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