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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.

Sixth form here is like no other sixth form and that is not just because of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It’s the way we are treated like adults, have plenty of freedom and are trusted.

U6 Student