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IB Diploma English B course overview
 

IB Diploma English B course overview

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An introduction to the DP Language B course and assessments for students.

An introduction to the DP Language B course and assessments for students.

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    • DiplomaEnglish B HL An overview
    • Learning is centered around 5 themes3 compulsory themes called ‘the core’2 additional themes which are called ‘the options’
    • The Core
    • The Core
    • The Core
    • The options Cultural Diversity
    • The options
    • Assessment2 timed exams (each worth 25%)1 group oral (10%)1 individual oral (20%)1 written assignment
    • Paper I: readingcomprehension1 hour 30 minutes5 texts which increase in complexityFiction and non-fictionRange of questions25% of final grade level
    • Paper II: writingSection A: writing in the style of a given text type based on a stimulus related to the OptionsSection B: writing a developed personal response to a stimulus based on the Core
    • Group oralInteractive based on the CoreMay take the form of a balloon debate, a Socratic seminar, panel of experts conversation, a discussion etcAssessed on your conversational speaking and listening skills10% of final grade level
    • Individual oralBased on a visual stimulus related to the Options15 minutes to prepare a presentation3-4 minutes presenting to the teacher5-6 minutes one-to-one conversation with the teacher
    • Written assignmentBased on literature textsCreative response to a significant concept, key idea or issue in one text studiedShow your understanding and engagement with the literatureMust provide a rationale for your writingTakes place in class time during one week (4 hours)