English Literature for the IB Diploma

English Literature for the IB Diploma
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9781107402232
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English Literature for the IB Diploma

Author: David James and Nic Amy

Published: August 8, 2011

Format: Paperback

Written by experienced, practising IB English teachers, this new title is a clear and concise guide to studying the revised Language A Literature syllabus in English for the IB Diploma. It covers all parts of the Language A Literature programme at both Standard and Higher Levels, and contains a wide variety of text extracts including works originally written in English and World literature in translation. Integrated into the coursebook are links to assessment criteria, Theory of Knowledge opportunities, Extended Essay suggestions, and activities to help students read, think, discuss, write and present ideas.


About the Author
David James is Director of IB at Wellington College in the UK where he is in overall
charge of the Diploma and Middle Years Programmes. He has taught the International
Baccalaureate for ten years, and is a workshop leader for the English Literature programme (formerly A1). David was Head of English at Haileybury College, an IB school, for five years. He has authored student study guides and teacher resources, and has written on a range of educational matters for newspapers and journals. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Cambridge Online IB Teacher Resources.

Nic Amy is Head of English at Wellington College, an independent boarding school in the UK. He has taught the IB Diploma Programme for several years both at Wellington and at St Dunstan’s College in London, where he was previously Head of English. He has taught in several British state and independent schools.



  • Activities to help students read, think, discuss, write and present ideas.
  • Annotated texts, highlighting key features and author techniques.
  • Information and guidance on assessment, explaining the syllabus in practice.
  • Materials for exam preparation, covering each assessment type.
  • Timed essay boxes, encouraging practice under exam conditions.
  • Sample student work, providing examples for reference and criticism.
  • Definitions of key terms in the margin for easy reference, as well as a full glossary.
  • Discussion points to explore ideas further in groups or as a class.
  • Tips on study skills, exam techniques and important things to note.
  • Further resources boxes with weblinks and ideas for further reading and research.
  • Higher Level Extension activities, providing differentiated material for HL students.
  • Theory of Knowledge boxes with question ideas to stimulate thought.
  • Extended Essay ideas to explore for English Literature.

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