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Literature and Performance S/L IB (Block B) at Northfleet Technology College

Course description

You will follow the International Baccalaureate Literature and Performance at Standard Level (SL). By the end of the course you will be expected to have:

  • knowledge and understanding of texts of different genre and cultures;
  • an appreciation of the literary techniques and performance potential in the texts studied;
  • an ability to speak and write effectively about texts and performances
  • commitment and ability as performers;
  • practical understanding of the principles and processes involved in making performances.

Course content

Course Element

Text Studied

Aim / Information




Paper 1 – Prose and Performance


Great Gatsby

Students answer one essay question from a choice of three concerned with issues involved in dramatizing the novel. 


Paper 1 Exam

(20% of final grade)


Paper 2 – Poetry



Poets: Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage

Students answer one comparative essay question from a choice of six. 

Paper 2 Exam

(20% of final grade)



Written Coursework – Major Playwrights in Performance -


The Crucible

Students produce one piece of writing that incorporates critical analysis of the text as well as reflection on a performance of it.


Written Essay

1500-2000 words

(20% of final grade)


Internal Performance

Tell Tale Heart

Turn a piece of literature into an interpretive performance.


Performance and

12 minute oral presentation

(40% of final grade)


Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or above, with three other subjects at a C/L2 Pass or above.


Controlled assessment: 60%

Final examination:        40%

Future opportunities

All the various Literature and Performance based degrees and practical avenues of study as well as having the option to take the drama school route.

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: 27 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years