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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.

Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students