IB Assessments

Class of 2021 IB Assessments

New Subject Guide

Link to Examples of Assessments


SL External Assessments 70%

Paper 1: Guided textual analysis (1 hour 15 minutes)-analyze one passage

The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students choose one passage and write an analysis of it. (20 marks) 35%

The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question, students write a comparative essay based on two works studied in the course. (30 marks) 35%

HL External Assessments 80%

The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students write an analysis of each of the passages. (40 marks) 35%

The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question, students write a comparative essay based on two works studied in the course. (30 marks) 25%

Examples of Paper Two prompts

Students submit an essay on one non-literary text or a collection of non-literary texts by the same author, or a literary text or work studied during the course. The essay must be 1,200 - 1,500 words in length. (20 marks) 20%

HL Internal Assessments 20%

This component consists of an individual oral which is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.

Individual Oral (15 minutes)

Supported by an extract from one non-literary text and one from a literary work, students will offer a prepared response of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions by the teacher, to the following prompt:

Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of two of the texts that you have studied. (40 marks) 20%

SL External Assessments 70%

Paper 1: Guided textual analysis (1 hour 15 minutes)-analyze one passage

The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students choose one passage and write an analysis of it. (20 marks) 35%

Paper 2: Comparative essay (1 hour 45 minutes)

The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question, students write a comparative essay based on two works studied in the course. (30 marks) 35%

SL Internal Assessments 30%

This component consists of an individual oral which is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.

Individual Oral (15 minutes)

Supported by an extract from one non-literary text and one from a literary work, students will offer a prepared response of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions by the teacher, to the following prompt:

Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of two of the texts that you have studied. (40 marks) 30%



Examples of IB Assessments (from IB)

Paper One

Paper Two