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Mark Beverley currently teaches at Sevenoaks School, where he is Director of Curriculum and teacher of the Literature course, Literature and Performance and TOK. He was previously Head of English at UWCSEA and has taught the IB for 20 years. Mark is a also a Workshop Leader and Examiner, as well as the co-author of two textbooks for the course, both published by OUP.more
David White (BA, MA) has taught the IB Diploma at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore since 2002 where, in addition to teaching both English Literature and Language and Literature, he has also taught TOK and Film. He is currently Head of the High School English Department and is also an examiner for IB English Literature.more
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"My book isn't a crime story. It's the story of a town." Truman Capote's 1966 novel is frequently-taught as a non-fiction text. There are good reasons for its popularity in the course, as well as why students tend to respond so positively and effectively to it - although the story is not a very happy one. Capote started writing the story in response...
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.
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...
I wish I'd had something like this when I first started teaching IB Lit!
29 April 2017
Watch the short video below of civil-rights campaigner and congressman John Lewis accepting America's National Book Award for young people's... more
16 April 2017
Or, to clarify the analogy which I am now going to stretch well beyond breaking point, why study Literature rather than Language and Literature?... more
5 Jul Rachael Stewart
HL IOC Sample 1: Margaret Atwood poem and Slaughterhouse 5In the commentary on Atwood's poem, the student gives a clear, detailed understanding of the poem. In the discussion on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5, as she gains confidence, the questions are answered and presented well.