IB Language A: Literature, Higher Level, Year 1 (Grade 11)
The course embarks on the first year of IB Language A: Literature, Higher Level in preparation for the IB A1 English examinations. Students will read, write, listen, and speak with analytical and critical profundity, practicing and developing skills that address a range of genres, styles, eras, contexts, and concepts. The first year of this course includes six primary texts, a selection of pertinent literary criticism, and a multitude of secondary sources that examine the intricacies of cross-cultural context and understanding. During the course of this year, students will complete the Individual Oral Presentation, three interactive orals, and begin drafting the Written Assignment in addition to various other in-class activities and assignments. Students will not only read with an acute critical eye, but will write, debate, perform, research, and create essential connections between story, self, society and the world at large.
Course texts include: