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The site offers an engaging and imaginative approach to IB English - clear and informative it would be of use to both new and experienced teachers alike.

Jane Henshaw, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

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

It's easy to navigate, straightforward, and helpful. Even for an experienced IB teacher, the website provides helpful ways to reconsider curriculum and lesson plans.

Abigail Xiaoxuan Chen, Taipei American School, Taiwan

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Farewell to the IOC!

12 October 2019

It is clear from some of the questions we have been getting, that many of you are preparing for the final ever round of IOCs. For some of you... more

Getting ready for the new course

9 June 2019

As those of you in May session schools bring the year to a close and look forward to a well-deserved holiday, we know you will also have an... more

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  • 19 Nov Rachel Wright
    Part 3 Genres
    Can anyone suggest possible sci-fi pairings of novels which might work for Paper 2 pls? My students have requested Phillip Dick, but I'm struggling to find links with other authors. Thanks!
  • 19 Nov Rachel Wright
    Slaughterhouse Five
    Which books would you pair this with successfully for Paper 2? Thanks!
  • 18 Nov Renata Telles
    Higher Level Essay
    Hi David. Having had another look at both mark schemes side by side, I feel that I might have got that impression partially because of the way the bands are divided for criteria B and C from the previous syllabus, A and B in the current one....
  • 18 Nov David White
    IOC Procedural requirements
    Hi Tina. You are correct in that 'guiding questions' are for the commentary and the others for the discussion portion. These should not be made available to students prior to the IOC but the guiding questions should be on the extract they...
  • 18 Nov David White
    Higher Level Essay
    Hi Renata. I have not sensed that it is less strict - of course there is no reflective statement criterion any more but, if anything, you could argue that the addition of the word "interpretation" to criterion A and changing "appreciation"...
  • 18 Nov David White
    Assessment
    Hi Chuck. This is my interpretation of what it says in Criterion C: Focus and Organization - that candidates need to "connect ideas in a cohesive manner" and that the top band states that "the development of ideas is logical and convincing."...
  • 18 Nov Tina Grant
    IOC Procedural requirements
    Hello. Administering IOCs for the first time soon. In materials left to me from previous teacher, I see reference to "guiding questions" and "discussion questions." I assume the 'guiding questions' are for the commentary and the others for...
  • 16 Nov Renata Telles
    Higher Level Essay
    Hi. We are marking our first practice HL essay, and I get the impression that the mark scheme is a lot less strict than the one for the Written Assignment. Am I correct? If so, I am curious to see if this will result in higher marks or if the...
  • 15 Nov chuck henry
    Assessment
    David, I'm sorry. Could you clarify that further?
  • 14 Nov chuck henry
    Assessment
    Roger that. Thank you.
  • 14 Nov chuck henry
    Overview of the new course
    Ok, Thanks David.
  • 13 Nov David White
    Overview of the new course
    Chuck, as with your other question - several authors no longer appear on the PRL (but many more do) but you are still able to use these authors as your 'free choices' and students can still choose them for any of the assessments.