Notes and samples for IB English A1 before the change in the syllabus for examinations in 2013 and onward. These are still useful for you to learn how to write and structure literature analysis, however they are not relevant to the current syllabus criteria.
Hey guys, this list of poetry devices proved very helpful and useful during my revision (or last minute revision really). Also, it's a very good resource for your IOC preparations! Don't seem to find this list anywhere on this website, just thought I'd share.
This is an essay written during my Y1 in the IB.
It presents a neat, comprehensive analysis of the aforestated poem, i.e. After Schiller, which I reccomend everyone to read as I found it quite enjoyable.
The essay makes references to specific loci in the poem, has a "fine use of language" (cit.) and is overall, a very good piece of writing according to the teacher who corrected it.
This is my reflective statement in English A: Literature on the stranger/the outsider by Albert Camus. In the new English A syllabus you are required to write a reflective statement based on an interactive oral to show your understanding of culture and the context. This is just to show you how to write this reflective statement, as it is a rather new thing in the IB and many might not have received the proper instructions from their teachers.
Things to remember:
Write in first person, very informal piece of writing
Consider what you discussed during the interactive oral
What have you learned and understood from the discussions
What questions do you still have/would like to explore further
Write 300-400 words
If students write fully and honestly, they should be able to get the 3 marks. No language criteria here