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Group 1 - Language A

IB Literature

Prerequisites

English to Year 10 level.

Course Description and Aims

The IB Diploma Programme Language A Literature course develops understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism and promotes the ability to form independent literary judgments. In Language A –Literature, the formal analysis of texts and wide coverage of a variety of literature, both in the language of the subject and in translated texts from other cultural domains, is combined with a study of the way literary conventions shape responses to texts.

The aims of the Language A Literature course at both higher and standard levels are to:

  • encourage a personal appreciation of literature and develop an understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism;
  • develop the student’s powers of expression, both in oral and written communication, and provide the opportunity of practising and developing the skills involved in writing and speaking in a variety of styles and situations;
  • introduce students to a range of literary works of different periods, genres, styles and contexts;
  • broaden the student's perspective through the study of works from other cultures and languages;
  • introduce students to ways of approaching and studying literature, leading to the development of an understanding and appreciation of the relationships between different works;
  • develop the ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of written text;
  • promote in students an enjoyment of, and lifelong interest in, literature.

Curriculum Model Overview

Component Standard Level Higher Level
Works in Translation Study of two works.
All works are chosen from the titles in the prescribed literature in translation list.
Study of three works.
All works are chosen from the titles in the prescribed literature in translation list.
Detailed Study Study of two works.
All works are chosen from the prescribed list of authors for the language being studied, each from a different genre.
Study of three works.
All works are chosen from the prescribed list of authors for the language being studied, each from a different genre.
Literary Genres Study of three works. 
All works are chosen from the prescribed list of authors for the language being studied, chosen from the same genre.
Study of four works.
All works are chosen from the prescribed list of authors for the language being studied, chosen from the same genre.
Options Study of three works.
Works are freely chosen in any combination.
Study of three works.
Works are freely chosen in any combination.

Assessment at a Glance — Standard Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External   3 70
Paper 1  Literary analysis of one unseen text. 1.5 20
Paper 2 Essay based on two works studied. 1.5 25
Written Assignment Reflective statement and literary essay on one work studied.   25
Internal Interactive Oral Activities   30
Oral Work Formal oral commentary and interview. 10 min 15
  Individual oral presentation. 10-15 min 15

Assessment at a Glance — Higher Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External   4 70
Paper 1  Literary commentary and analysis of one unseen text. 2 20
Paper 2 Essay on at least two works studied. 2 25
Written Assignment Reflective statement and literary essay on one work studied.   25
Internal Interactive Oral Activities   30
Oral Work Formal oral commentary and interview. 20 min 15
  Individual oral presentation. 10-15 min 15