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IBCP English Language and Literature at The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The English Language and Literature diploma course for the International Baccalaureate is an integrated course in which students study the power of language in both literary and non-literary texts, and spoken language. Texts range from Shakespeare to controversial adverts, so really do encompass a huge range of forms of communication across the English-speaking world. Students will analyse the language and structure of texts as well as consider how texts can be understood through their social, historical, and cultural contexts. The study of literature texts will enable students to develop an understanding of literary criticism and promote the ability to form independent literary judgements. 

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in both GCSE Maths and English


External Assessments: 70%

Paper 1: Textual analysis of an unseen text

Paper 2: Essay style response to a literature text which has been studied in class Three written tasks based on material studied over the course; one of these is submitted for external assessment

Internal Assessments: 30% Individual Oral Commentary – a spoken analysis of an assigned extract from a text studied in class. Two further oral activities based on material studied over the course.

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years

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