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Sample essays for IB English A1, some are past paper responses done under exam conditions. The files include essays for both Paper 1 (Unseen Commentary) and Paper 2 (Detailed Studies work).

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  1. Analysis of the poem "Out, out" by Robert Frost

    An analysis of the poem "Out, out" by Robert Frost
  2. CAS Essay

    My final CAS essay.

    literTURE NOTWSE
  4. English Lit A HL 5

    A level 5 Written Assignement
  5. IB_Lit_5_assess_exeq1

    Downloaded from Internet 
  6. English Paper 2 response

    Hello, i am uploading a sample response by me with respect to my English SL, Paper 2. The texts i had studies were Maldgudi days by Mr.RK Narayan. I hope it is helpful for you. 
  7. Paper 1 help

    Guide to Paper 1
  8. paper-1-advice-and-examples.pdf

  9. M04:101:S(1)_Submitted and Marked.pdf

    M04:101:S(1)_Submitted and Marked.pdf
  10. SAT Physics Subject Test

    All facts and formulaes you need for the SAT Subject Test Physics!
    Happy Reading!
  11. English A1 Lit HL Essay - 20/20

    This is my first 20/20 in an English A Lit HL Paper 1 exam and as lots of people asked, I thought I might as well just upload it here!
    Good luck everyone!
  12. Big Daddy's rationale

    Sample of an analysis
    Big Daddy's Will.docx
  13. [Perfume] Grenouille

    An essay on ‘Grenouille the tick’ in the novel Perfume.
  14. Essay on Madam Bovary and The Bluest Eye

    Discuss the interplay between setting and action as part of the meaning of the novels you have read.
    Novels--Madam Bovary and The Bluest Eye
  15. Commentary HL M03

    Unseen Commentary – 'Night Wind' HL M03
    Handwritten under timed conditions and then typed up.
    Marks: 25/25
  16. Theme of Past in Long Day’s Journey Into Night

    Explore the significance of the past in the play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill
    Grade awarded: 7 (internally marked)
  17. King Lear relationship

    “An Analysis of the Relationship between Goneril and Regan in King Lear”
  18. Outsider - Background

    Marie, Raymond, Salamano and Masson – how do their stories help fill in the background to the end of part 1?
    Based Albert Camus' The Outsider
    Grade awarded: 7
  19. Blake Lamb and Tiger

    Reread The Lamb and The Tiger. Comment on the imagery, tone and message of these poems and state what relevance they might have for the 21st century.
    Sample Essay on Wiliam Blake's two poems: The Lamb (from Songs of Innocence) and The Tiger (from Songs of Experience)
    Grade awarded: 7
  20. Oedipus - Jocasta

    Examine Jocasta’s entrance. What is the significance of the timing and what she said. Comment on the exchanges between Jocasta and Oedipus, lines 707 – 953.
    Based on Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
    Grade awarded: 6
  21. Outsider - Mother

    What early indications are there that Meursault’s reaction to his mother’s death isn’t quite “right”?
    Based Albert Camus' The Outsider
    Grade awarded: 6
  22. Oedipus - Chorus speech

    How would you describe the tone of Chorus’ first speech and what linguistic techniques does the writer use to encourage this tone?
    Based on Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
    Grade awarded: 6
  23. Unseen - Things Fall Apart extract

    Extract from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    Sample Unseen Commentary
    Grade: 7
  24. Unseen - The Visitor

    Sample Commentary: The Visitor by Patricia Cresswell
    Grade: 7
  25. HL November 2002 P2 no.1b

    English A1 HL November 2002 Paper 2, Question 1.b.
    A ‘love’ story is often present in drama. Compare and evaluate the manner in which a ‘love’ story, broadly interpreted, either sits at the centre of the plays you have studied or intrudes its concern into the central issues.
    Grade: 7
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