Language A: Language and Literature (course overview)

For those wanting an overview of the ‘Language A: Language and Literature’ course (syllabus and assessment), here’s a little chart:

Part

Name

# of Works / Chosen

From

Assessment

Component (potential or definite)

%

Due/Done

May/Nov Session

Part I

Language in Cultural Context

‘Unlimited’/Many

Definitions of texts (Draft Subject Guide  <DSG> 16)

Types of texts (DSG20)-wide range of text types / extracts from literary works

Written Task  (WT)*

Further Oral Activity (FOA) 


 

20%*

15*

Mar/

Sept

Part 2

Language in Mass Communication


‘Unlimited’/Many

Definitions of texts (DSG 16)

Types of texts (DSG20)-wide range of text types / extracts from literary works


Written Task  (WT)

 Further Oral Activity (FOA) 



*

 **

Apr/

Oct

(& Predicted Grade <PG>)

Part 3

Literature-texts and contexts


1 English work (chosen from PLA***) <or at SL chosen freely>

1 work chosen from the PLT****

(HL: third work chosen freely)

Paper 2 (P2): (Comparative) Essay

 Written Task

25%

*

May/

Nov

Part 4

Literature-critical study

English works (3 HL, 2 SL)

Chosen from the PLA


 Individual Oral Commentary (IOC)

Written Task

15%

*

Apr/

Oct

<and PG>




Paper 1 (P1): Unseen Textual Analysis

SL Two non-fiction (not comparative), choose one text

HL two non-fiction or mix of fiction and non-fiction (comparative), choose one pair


25%

May/

Nov

 ‘Balance’ reminders amongst literary works—At least 2 genres, 2 periods, 2 places, and an author may not be repeated in a Part.

*Written Task(s) 20% total

  • At HL four produced and two submitted (including Written Task 2, Critical Study)
  • At SL three produced and one submitted

**Further Oral Activity 15%

  • At least two produced
  • One submitted

***PLA: Prescribed List of Authors

****PLT Prescribed List of Literature in Translation

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