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  • 13 November 2022

    Paper 1 - M22 Responses

    This page will provide you not only with authentic examination responses for students taking Paper 1 in M22, but also with examiners' feedback, and a narrated explanation of what the student did well. Examiner how the narrative voice is used...

  • 11 November 2022

    Paper 1 - M21 Responses

    After all of the speculation, what have the Paper 1 examinations looked like and how are they assessed? The first examinations were in May 2021, and Paper 1 contained an article from the New York Times magazine, alongside an infographic. While...

  • 10 November 2022

    Paper 1 - Writing Guiding Questions

    Paper 1 is a guided textual analysis and - as we know from the Subject Guide and from the Subject Report - it is imperative to structure your response around the guiding question or statement. This page will help you on what those look like.

  • 26 September 2022

    What's new? Free

    What's new for EngLangLit revision? With the new school year successfully afoot and the Class of 2023 navigating IA deadlines, Extended Essays, and as much curricula learning as possible in the classrooms across the globe, pragmatic attentions...

  • 26 September 2022

    HL Essay - Gaining Level 7

    Being able to see really good model examples is essential to learning skills. All the better if those models are truly assessed by examiners as part of a session, and if they adhere to our guidelines for organising and structuring an excellent...

  • 26 September 2022

    Paper 1 - Dealing with Infographics

    This page will help you deal with infographics, which is important for Paper 1.

  • 22 September 2022

    Individual Oral - The Basics

    This page gives you a clear and basic introduction to the Individual Oral. Later pages, provide you with tips, models, and activities to help you develop the understandings and skills to confidently deliver great oral presentations that help...

  • 3 September 2022

    Preparing for M23 Free

    What will the new academic year hold? For many of us, August or September marks the start of a new academic year and the commencement of the final furlong for the May 2023 cohort. For Language A: Language & Literature, this also represents the...

  • 9 May 2022

    Individual Oral - To mock, or not to mock?

    Your school is probably giving you a mock individual oral, perhaps very soon in the summer term of IB1. This page will give you some guidance on the value of a mock IO, as well as some helpful tips on how to prepare.

  • 9 May 2022

    Individual Oral - Boiling it down

    Now you're familiar with the nature of the Individual Oral, this page is a quick guide into exactly what you need to do to prepare for the big assessment in the weeks building up to finalising and presenting your Individual Oral.

  • 8 May 2022

    Paper 1 - Tackling Exam Day

    This page gives you a six-minute video overview of what you need to do, with the Paper 1 examination fast approaching, to prepare yourself for examination day.    

  • 12 April 2022

    M22 Examinations Calling Free

    Are you ready for May 12th? For all students of the M22 session, May 12th is the red-letter day for the Paper 1 examination for English A: Language & Literature. And the burning question on all of (y)our lips right now is: Am I ready? What...

  • 28 March 2022

    Paper 1 - Student Examples: Comic Strip

    This page will help you to consider the textual analysis of a comic strip, and allow you to assess student work.

  • 24 March 2022

    Key to Success in Paper 1 Free

    How to write a great Paper 1 This is a very brief Blog post for all of those Senior students (and teachers) with one or both eyes on the Paper 1 examination. There's nothing more important than having a clear strategy for addressing whatever...

  • 26 February 2022

    What should I be doing in IB1 right now? Free

    Considering text choices for upcoming assessments As we move into March, a lot of the attention in your school will turn to your friends and colleagues in Grade 12 / Year 13 / IB2 / Senior year - they who will be taking their final examinations...

  • 26 February 2022

    Words and Phrases for Writing about Text

    This page will provide you with key vocabulary that will help you maximise your performance in the organisation and language criteria of each assessment.

  • 18 February 2022

    Inquiry through Essential Questions

    This page helps you to understand how inquiry works and how structuring your learning through essential questions about concepts can assist your application and production.

  • 30 January 2022

    IA's and PG's - What I need to know Free

    Finalising internal assessments and predicted grades For students of the May session, February and March are critical months as you finalise your internal assessments, undertake the mock examinations, and vye for the best predicted grade possible....

  • 24 January 2022

    Start Here Free

    This is your welcome page. So, welcome! I'm sure this site will prove extremely useful. Please contact the author should you have any questions or requests.

  • 24 January 2022

    Individual Oral - More Student Samples

    Here you will find more individual oral ideas, learning activities and student samples.