Recommendationsmore

An excellent and invaluable site that will make the teaching of IB Literature both fun and engaging for students and teachers. The quality and quantity of material, tips and resources is impressive.

Samantha Chesler-Leiman, International School of Brunei, Brunei

I was very impressed with the site. It is very user friendly, gives students (and teachers) easy access to excellent resources. I also enjoyed the opportunity to be able to check my marks (and my students peer marking) for tasks against IB criteria and...

Martyn Fernandes, Australian International School, Singapore

I wish I'd had something like this when I first started teaching IB Lit!

Alexa Mazarakis, International School of Manila, Philippines

Blogsee all

How to revise for English?

12 April 2019

This is a question most English teachers have heard, probably most years, as many students seem to find it hard to see English as a subject... more

A New Year and a new course...

2 January 2019

As we look ahead to 2019 and all the things that a new year may bring, not the least will be developments in the Group 1 courses. As you will... more

Subscriber comments


  • 21 May Anna Knowles
    Stage 2: the Reflective Statement
    Yes, thank you Mark!
  • 21 May Anna Knowles
    Stage 1: the Interactive Oral
    Hey Mark! Thanks for this comment. Yes, my confusion was in the focus of the essay relying too heavily on a topic during the IO. So I should be pushing them toward the literary aspects in the WA, as I've been reading in the WA student examples,...
  • 21 May Anna Knowles
    The Extended Essay
    Hello there! I had a few questions for students I am working with for the EE. One of my students is writing about the literary features in film, specifically in film noir with the use of foreshadowing, setting, theme and mood. I understand...
  • 20 May Mark Beverley
    Overview of the new course
    Hello Blythe: the only author not on the PRL is Marquez - so he would have to be taught/read as a 'free choice' work.
  • 20 May Mark Beverley
    Written Assignment Exemplar 2
    Hi Anna: yes, students would normally do this - whether embedded into the text, or presented in the footnotes.
  • 20 May Blythe Williams
    Overview of the new course
    Hi there, Based on the changes to the IB Literature course, would I still be able to use the same texts as I used this past year for year one of the course (Grade 11)? I ask because my school is doing book orders this week. Currently, my choices...
  • 19 May Anna Knowles
    Written Assignment Exemplar 2
    This is a great and strong example. However, when I showed this to my students they were worried and wanted to know about inserting the page numbers of their quotations. (Something they've been grilled on their entire secondary education)....
  • 18 May Mark Beverley
    Stage 1: the Interactive Oral
    Anna: I'm not sure I understand the issue here. As you indicate, the IO should refer to matters of social, historical or cultural context. The SW and then the WA should focus more explicitly on a literary topic. It is possible that 'literary'...
  • 17 May Anna Knowles
    Stage 1: the Interactive Oral
    Hello! I have a student with a question I'm having a hard time answering. We are currently studying Kafka on The Shore, and he wants to know how he can make connections between the IO and the SW and then into the WA. I think he is trying to...
  • 16 May David White
    Example Course Outline 1 (HL)
    Hi Laurel. You may be right - I will check and then update if so; this was written before the PRL was finalised so may now need correcting. I have also found the PRL a little 'glitchy' and had different results sometimes when searching for...
  • 16 May Laurel Green
    Example Course Outline 1 (HL)
    I was wondering which 4 works in translation are also on the PRL. I feel like I'm missing something, but I'm only counting 3.
  • 15 May David White
    Internal Assessment
    They don't - as long as the PRL and other requirements are met across all texts on the course. There are no requirements regarding PRL texts for specific assessment tasks