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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: English A: Language and Literature Course Companion

The only DP resources a developed with the IB

Rob Allison and Brian Chanen

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

Price:  £36.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-838997-2
Publication date: 26/07/2012
Paperback: 328 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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The most comprehensive, challenging and engaging, this text was developed with the IB to match the current syllabus for SL and HL. With unparalleled insight into IB assessment 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 model answers, assessments advice and more, completely aligned to the new assessment

This page was last updated on 17 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


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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