English A Language and Literature

HL
unit icon 17 Units
unit icon 255 Lessons
unit icon 2 Years
In this course, students study texts from a broad range of literary and non-literary texts. Students investigate the nature of language and how it affects communications, reflects experience and shapes the world. English Language and Literature is available as an HL and an SL course, following the same core units and texts.

Year 1

US$1,390 *

Year 2

US$1,460 *

Pilot the Pamoja Online Course for up to four weeks from the day the course commences.

Please note, that all courses offered are subject to receiving a minimum of 5 students at the beginning of the academic year. We will contact the school prior to the course start date if we are unable to take a course forward.

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Course Structure

The course covers the following topics:

  • Literary Works (three for HL)
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Documentary
  • Advertisements
  • Opinion columns
  • Letters to the editor
  • Magazine articles
  • Cartoons
  • Tweets
  • Infographics
  • Literary Works (three for HL)
  • Reviews
  • Leaflets
  • Brochures
  • Blogs
  • Essays
  • Letters
  • Travel Writing
  • Appeals

The Benefits

Taking English Language and Literature HL online will enable students to:
  • be supported by highly experienced IB teachers.
  • develop independence in learning and time-management.
  • develop their ability to work in a connected world.
  • become experienced in a wide range of online learning tools.
  • better cope with online learning demands in higher education.

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Required Books

To begin your course please purchase the coursebooks listed below. Please note, coursebooks are not included in the course fee.
Year 1
  • Philip K Dick (2010), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Gollancz: London, ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09418-5.
  • Carol Ann Duffy (2010), The World’s Wife, Picador, ISBN-13: 978-0330372220.
  • Bernhard Schlink (2008), The Reader, W&N, ISBN-13: 978-0753823293.
Year 2
  • Edmund Rostand (1991), Cyrano de Bergerac (*translation by Antony Burgess), Nick Hern Books, ISBN-13: 978-1854591173.
  • William Shakespeare F. H. Mares (Editor) (2003), Much Ado About Nothing, (The New Cambridge Shakespeare), ISBN-13: 978-0521532501.
  • F Scott Fitzgerald (1991), The Great Gatsby, NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 14-18, ISBN-13: 978-0582060234.
*Important that it is this translation *You may wish to use EPUB/Kindle versions of the books, but be aware that not all EPUB/Kindle versions have page numbers. In most cases where page numbers are referenced, your course will specify the chapter and a line of text from a paragraph on the page.

What is different in taking English Language and Literature HL online?

Students will have the opportunity to:
  • access a structured learning environment that provides flexibility and support in equal measure.
  • develop their organisational skills.
  • study alongside students from around the world.
  • gain experience of using the latest online learning tools.
Some things won’t be different though. Standards and expectations will be just as high as in a face to face classroom.  

Activities and Assessment

Some activities assess student achievement against formal criteria, such as essays, content production and reflections. Learning is also supported with discussion forums, journals, email, and live lessons in the online classroom. These are assessed against Pamoja criteria that allow students to monitor the quality of their interaction and engagement with the course.  

Advice from Our Teachers

In order to succeed, it is recommended students set aside seven to ten hours a week for the HL course.

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