• In these pages you can find all you need to know about assessment for the English A: Language and Literature course.
  • For each form of assessment, the basic requirements have been outlined in detail. 
  • Useful tips on how to approach each form of assessment have also been included. 
  • A bank of sample responses, specimen papers and recordings of internal assessment are provided. 
  • Prepare for exams by applying the assessment criteria to the sample responses.
  • Many lessons can be found in this section to help develop the necessary skills for each form of assessment.

Selected Pages

Individual Oral: Exemplar 4 (Macbeth and WW1 Propaganda Poster) 28 September 2021

In the fall of 2020, as my students went about preparing for their Individual Oral, I decided to do one myself. I had...

2021 Individual Orals 12 August 2021

The Individual Orals on this page are from the May 2021 examination session. These were the first examinations...

Individual Oral: Exemplar 2 (Salome and Pulp Fiction) 6 July 2021

This individual oral exemplar is excellent for us teachers. Here’s why. The student has done some questionable things....

Individual Oral: Exemplar 3 (The Great Gatsby and Generation Wealth) 6 July 2021

This is out third Individual Oral exemplar. The first can be found here, and the second can be found here. On an earlier...

Individual Oral: Exemplar 5 (Salome and Pulp Fiction Revisited) 6 July 2021

In August 2019, we published an Individual Oral (IO) exemplar in which a student discussed the film Pulp Fiction and Carol...

Individual Oral: Exemplar 1 (Mrs. Faust and "Money can buy you love") 6 July 2021

In this individual oral, the student has started with the global issue of “Culture, identity and community,” more specifically...

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