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27 December 2017

Both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries have recently published their Word of the Year choices. Oxford Dictionaries has gone for youthquake... more

Politics in Neverland

15 November 2017

Catalonia has been prominent in the news recently – certainly in Europe, but probably also in various other parts of the world as well. All... more


10 August 2017

.I lay claim to the coinage of the above new word. OED, please take note. OK, it’s not a particular elegant or beautiful word, but I reckon... more

Subscriber comments

  • 21 Feb Jerahmee De Leon
    EE checklists
    Thank you David! More power to you!
  • 21 Feb Nadine Brown
    Key procedure issues
    Thanks David. I also want to thank you for the wealth of information, wisdom and reference contained on this site. It has been extremely helpful as I have ventured through my first year of teaching this course. Cheers from sunny Panama to sunny...
  • 21 Feb David Ripley
    EE checklists
    I think these research questions are a little debateable, Jehramee. 1. 'Indian English' - the problem here is that the main focus appears to be on NON anglophone culture (i.e. Bollywood and Indian Society): the English language is merely considered...
  • 21 Feb Jerahmee De Leon
    EE checklists
    Good day David! May you please assist me with these research questions from my students: How has Indian English as shown in Bollywood films influenced the Indian Society? and To what extent does English alter Arabic Language in Bahrain? Thanks...
  • 20 Feb Encarni Lopez Mateo
    Extended Essay
    Only Márquez's General in his Labyrinth is referred to throughout the text. Thanks for your help!
  • 20 Feb David Ripley
    Key procedure issues
    OK - these are easy ones, Nadine (I've just answered similar questions to Andrew Harrison at the bottom of the page 'May 2015 FAQs', so you can have a glance there). Anyway, your questions:- 1. No, there should be no student identification...
  • 20 Feb David Ripley
    May 2015 FAQs
    There is no requirement to have a title page, Andrew. Here is what it says in the 2018 Handbook of Procedures (available on the Programme Resource Centre, or old OCC):- " The completed assignment should be saved in a single file in the following...
  • 20 Feb Nadine Brown
    Key procedure issues
    Dear David, Would you happen to know the following regarding the format for submission of the WA: 1. Do students need to put their candidate number on the task itself? 2. Do they need a cover sheet, and if so- where can this be located? 3....
  • 20 Feb Andrew Harrison
    May 2015 FAQs
    What information is included on the WA title page?
  • 19 Feb Beata Raczkiewicz-Piądłowska
    Cat.2 clarified
    Thank you David, on the basis of what I've seen so far it's not just the summary of secondary sources. She relies a lot on primary ones. We'll see what she'll get. Thanks again.
  • 19 Feb David Ripley
    Extended Essay
    Yes, Encarni, any quotes from these two authors should be translated into English - which means that, usually, there should only be the English translation, although the Spanish wording could be included as well if the choice of words in Spanish...
  • 19 Feb Encarni Lopez Mateo
    Extended Essay
    Hi David! My student working on "Looking for Alaska" is interested in the maze in the novel and she would like to expand her reading with Gabriel García Márquez and Borges. Since she is Spanish, the logical thing is to read them in Spanish....