IB English A Language and Literature

unit icon 15 Units
unit icon 227 Lessons
unit icon 2 Years
In this IB English A Language and Literature SL 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. IB English A Language and Literature is available as an HL and an SL course, following the same core units and texts.
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M2026 Year 1

$1,535 *

M2026 Year 2 rollover

$1,610 *

Please note, that all courses offered are subject to receiving a minimum enrolment number. Your Pamoja point of contact will be in touch as we approach the 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 IB English A Language and Literature SL 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.


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 five to six hours a week for the SL course.  

Required Books for IB English A Language and Literature SL

To begin your IB English A Language and Literature SL 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

Year 2

  • Edmund Rostand (1991), Cyrano de Bergerac (*translation by Antony Burgess), Nick Hern Books, ISBN-13: 978-1854591173
  • F Scott Fitzgerald (1991), The Great Gatsby, NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 14-18, ISBN-13: 978-0582060234

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