2015 Young Scholarz IB English language and literature cohort, all improved at least 2 grades from those predicted from mock results.
IB Language A: Language-Literature
The course comprises four parts—two relate to the study of language and two to the study of literature. The model for the course is the same at SL and HL, with the key differences being that ,in the literature sections the number of texts prescribed is greater at HL than at SL. In the language sections students are generally expected to cover many more texts of all kinds at HL than at SL.
IB subjects are graded out of 7, with 1 being the lowest and 50 % of the final grade s achieved through assessments that take place over the two year course
Written task :20 %
Students produce at least three written tasks based on material studied in the course. Students submit one written task for external assessment. (20 marks) This task must be 800–1,000 words in length plus a rationale of 200–300 words.
Internal assessment: 30%
This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.
- Individual oral commentary-15% Students comment on an extract from a literary text studied in part 4 of the course. (30 marks) Students are given two guiding questions.
- Further oral activity-15% Students complete at least two further oral activities, one based on part 1 and one based on part 2 of the course. The mark of one further oral activity is submitted for final assessment. (30 marks)
IB Language A :Literature
The study of literature can therefore be seen as an exploration of the way it represents the complex pursuits, anxieties, joys and fears to which human beings are exposed in the daily business of living. It allows for exploration of human creativity, and provides opportunities for encouraging independent, original, critical and clear thinking.
The model for the course is the same at SL and HL but SL students are required to study 10 works, whereas HL students are required to study 13.
IB subjects are graded out of 7, with 1 being the lowest and 55 % of the final grade s achieved through assessments that take place over the two year course
Written assignment: 25%
Students submit a reflective statement and literary essay on one work studied in part 1. (25 marks) The reflective statement must be 300–400 words in length. The essay must be 1,200–1,500 words in length.
Internal assessment: 30%
This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course. 30%
Individual oral commentary: 15%
(10 minutes) Students present a formal oral commentary and answer subsequent questions on an extract from a work studied in part 2. (30 marks) 15%
Individual oral presentation: 15%
(10–15 minutes) The presentation is based on works studied in part 4. It is internally assessed and externally moderated through the part 2 internal assessment task. (30 marks)
How Can I Help?
- Over 15,000 hours of teaching experience over more than 20 years
- 1:1 and group classes
- I am a writer with a number of plays staged in Singapore and a passionate reader.
- There is nothing that comes more naturally to me than inspiring students to read and write well.
- In year support is extremely valuable as 50-55% of the final exam grade is is based on in year internal assessments
- Students coming with 3’s as their predicted IB grades have graduated from my class with 6’ and 7’s.
- More importantly than that, they have left with a life long love and appreciation for reading.. a gift which will serve them well.
Scheduled Group Classes
|IB ENGLISH||Grade 12||Sunday||11.30 am -1.00 pm|
|IB ENGLISH||Grade 11||Saturday||10 -11.30 am|