• Group 1: IB English

  • Overview


    Strong writing and oral skills and respect for international literature and perspective are explored through world literature studies.

  • IB English III HL - 103061 - 11th Grade

    Prerequisite: IH Hum II or H English II   Credit: 1

    The IB English Language and Literature course is the first year of a two year HL course which aims to develop skills of textual analysis and develop and understanding that texts, both literary and non-literary, can be seen as autonomous yet simultaneously related to culturally determined reading practices. The course reflects the interests and concerns that are relevant to students while developing a range of transferable skills. An understanding of the ways in which formal elements are used to create meaning in nontraditional texts is combined with an exploration of how that meaning is affected by reading practices that are culturally defined and by the circumstances of production and reception. Students will be introduced to a board understanding of texts which may include film, graphic novels, journalistic pieces and social media, as well as traditional genres. A wider aim of the course is the development of an understanding of “culturally literacy” in students.

  • IB English IV HL - 104061 - 12th Grade

    Prerequisite: English III IB   Credit: 1

    The IB English Language and Literature builds on year one to hone and refine students’ skills of textual analysis and the understanding that texts, both literary and non-literary, can be seen as autonomous yet simultaneously related to culturally determined reading practices. Students will transfer their understanding of the ways in which formal elements are used to create meaning in a nontraditional text to more traditional texts. A continued exploration of how meaning is affected by reading practices that are culturally defined and by the circumstances of production and reception is expanded to more canonical works. The second year of the course connects the students’ understanding of how language creates meaning in untraditional texts to a close analysis and consideration of how language creates meaning in traditional literary works and genres.