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 are...

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Deborah Drake 30 November 2017 - 19:46

Am I missing something? How is it that there are only 20 marks available on Paper 1 but it's work 25 %? How do they do the math for that? It seems like usually the points available equated to the percentage worth - like paper 2.

Tim Pruzinsky 30 November 2017 - 23:33

Hi Deborah,

They don't always match. In this case, the Paper 1 score out of 20 is multiplied by 1.25 to get the correct percentage.


Niki Underwood 12 December 2017 - 17:53

What are the grade boundaries for SL Language & Literature?

Tim Pruzinsky 13 December 2017 - 04:08

Hi Niki,

They technically change for every exam (albeit slightly or not at all, depending on the year). You'll have to look at the subject report for that exam year to get this information. You can find it on My IB (the former OCC). Click on the subject report for the exam year you want.


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