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Group One IB English Literature SL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

Course Content:

  • Part 1: Works in translation SL 2 works, HL 3 works. These may be novels, plays or a selection of poetry.
  • Part 2: Detailed study SL 2 works, HL 3 works. This will include a Shakespeare play and a selection of poetry.
  • Part 3: Literary genres SL 3 works, HL 4 works. These are a set of novels or a set of plays.
  • Part 4: Options SL 3 works, HL 3 works. Options to be chosen by teachers.
  • Literary Commentary (HL) Guided Literary Analysis (SL): Lessons in this unit will help students to develop their analytical skills and enable them to construct critical responses to literature of different genres, periods and places.   

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject. In addition to this, students will be invited to discuss course and subject options to help them make a wise selection. For external applications, an Admissions Policy is published and provided in the pack along with instructions on completing the on-line application


Assessment by:


  • Part 1: Coursework (25%)
  • Part 2: Oral Commentary and Discussion (15%)
  • Part 3: Closed Text Examination (25%)
  • Part 4: Oral Presentation (15%)
  • Literary Commentary/ Guided Literary Analysis:  Examination (20%)

Future opportunities

Where will it lead?


  • Any course that requires a student to be articulate both verbally and on paper
  • The study of English Literature at university 
  • A possible career in journalism (written or verbally presented)
  • A lifelong knowledge of literature and how to read it

Further information

What skills you will gain:


  • The ability to analyse literature
  • Reading of different genres of literature
  • Essay writing skills, including enhanced writing style
  • Oral communication of complex ideas


Why do this subject?


  • Enjoyment of literature
  • It is culturally important
  • Discussions of literary works are enjoyable and stimulating
  • It supplements any study in the sciences or humanities

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years