The course (2021)

English A Literature:  from August 2019

It is here!  The Subject Guide for the new course was sent to schools last week and you should now be in possession of a copy.  If not, please ask your IB Coordinator or download it from My IB, where you can also get hold of the new reading list and other relevant resources.  As the course presents a range of quite significant changes, it is going to take a little while for us to present you with materials to help you with planning and delivering it, but we are working hard!  Updates will appear here as soon as we can make them. 

Our instincts are to make clear first of all the nature of the new course and the ways in which it differs from what we are used to, as well as provide initial guidance about structure and text choice.  More details will follow from this point on.

Please see the adjoining pages.

Overview of the new course

The new course presents a number of key changes. The more straightforward ones, perhaps, relate to the type of assessments and the fact that there are now fewer of them. However, the more significant...

Selected Pages

Introducing the course: an activity 10 September 2021

The new course invites consideration of literary works in a way that will be important to establish from the beginning....

Inquiry questions 30 July 2019

One of the exciting elements of the new course relates to the fact that you have considerable freedom to organize it in...

The Learner Portfolio 20 May 2019

As well as being a requirement for the Literature course from 2019, the Learner Portfolio is an opportunity for students...

The Learner Portfolio - a guide for students 20 May 2019

While students will have experience of keeping a record of their work for English, whether in note books or on computer,...

Overview of the new course 13 March 2019

The new course presents a number of key changes. The more straightforward ones, perhaps, relate to the type of assessments...

Course Design 3 March 2019

Probably the most exciting aspect of the new course is the freedom it gives to teachers in terms of planning their course,...

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