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English IB

Our students can choose either the Literature course or the Language & Literature course at IB, at either Higher or Standard Level.

All Group 1 courses involve reading a range of plays, novels and poetry. Our students begin their course by preparing for their Internal Assessment, which takes the form of two different oral presentations. One oral presentation takes place in front of an audience of class members, the second is a recorded commentary which takes place at the end of the first year of study. Students also prepare written coursework which is externally assessed and finally, take two examinations in the May of their Upper Sixth year. The first examination is an unseen paper, the second is based on Literature texts that have been studied during the course.

Students are also encouraged to read as widely as possible. Our outstanding Librarian ensures that we have an excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction texts available, as well as the latest editions of a range of magazines and newspapers.

I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.

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