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IB English A Language and Literature Online Course Book

Supporting the 2011 IB English A syllabus

Author Rob Allison and Author Brian Chanen

Suitable for:  IB Diploma English A Language and Literature students - HL and SL

Price:  £38.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-836846-5
Publication date: 27/08/2015
Digital Licence Key: 328 pages
Dimensions: 210x148mm

Availability: In stock.

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The most comprehensive, challenging and engaging, this text was developed with the IB to match the 2011 syllabus for SL and HL. With unparalleled insight into IB assessment, complete with examiner guidance, it will concretely equip your learners to tackle the course and assessment.


  • The most comprehensive and accurate match to the most recent syllabus, developed with the IB and written by IB workshop leaders and authors of the syllabus.
  • Fully captures the IB spirit, thoroughly incorporating fresh and topical TOK to drive independent thought.
  • Comprehensive support for 'language in a cultural context,' building international-mindedness in a linguistic context.
  • Current, diverse and topical text extracts from Wikileaks to graffiti to advertisements will resonate with learners.
  • The best integration of the IB philosophy, with evocative activities to help students think creatively and discerning questions to drive critical thought.
  • Packed with accurate assessment support, directly from the IB, including examiner guidance, model answers, assessments advice and more, completely aligned to the new assessment.
  • This online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2020. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.

This page was last updated on 11 July 2020 at 19:30 GMT


  • Students would like it. It looks serious and adult-like without being dull. The sample answers, rationales, examiner comments, oral activities and marking criteria would be very useful to my students. So many aspects of the written tasks or the orals or the exam papers that students have concerns about are dealt with clearly and helpfully. - Head of English, Turkey
  • I think it is a very good book and will be of great help to my students. We are looking to 'adopt' it. - Miriam de la Teja, IB Coordinator, Colegio Williams de Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • It is a good guidance for both teachers and students, especially for language which is a vast subject to be covered. - IB Coordinator, Greece
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Table of Contents

1: How has the study of literature changed?
2: Thinking about language
3: Putting it all together
4: Language in Cultural Context
5: Assessment in Language in Cultural Context

6: Language and Mass Communication
7: Assessment in Language and Mass Communication
8: Literature: Critical reading
9: Assessment in Literature: Texts and Contexts
10: Literature: Texts and Contexts
11: Assessment in Literature: Critical Study