IB Assessments

Class of 2020 IB Assessments

Old Subject Guide

HL External Assessments 70%

Assessment component Weighting

External assessment (4 hours) 70%

Paper 1: Comparative textual analysis (2 hours)

The paper consists of two pairs of unseen texts.

Students write a comparative analysis of one pair of texts. (20 marks)

25%

Paper 2: Essay (2 hours) 25%

In response to one of six questions students write an essay based on at least two of the

literary texts studied in part 3. The questions are the same at SL but the assessment

criteria are different. (25 marks) Sample Prompts for Paper 2

Written tasks 20%

Students produce at least four written tasks based on material studied in the course.

Students submit two of these tasks for external assessment. (20 marks for each task)

One of the tasks submitted must be a critical response to one of the prescribed

questions for the HL additional study.

Each task must be 800–1,000 words in length; task 1 should be accompanied by a

rationale of 200–300 words, while task 2 should be accompanied by a short outline.

Internal Assessments 30%

This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB

at the end of the course.

Individual oral commentary 15%

Students comment on an extract from a literary text studied in part 4 of the course.

(30 marks)

Students are given two guiding questions.

Further oral activity 15%

Students complete at least two further oral activities, one based on part 1 and one based

on part 2 of the course.

The mark of one further oral activity is submitted for final assessment. (30 marks)

SL External Assessments 70%

Assessment component Weighting

External assessment (3 hours)

Paper 1: Textual analysis (1 hour 30 minutes) 25%

The paper consists of two unseen texts.

Students write an analysis of one of these texts. (20 marks)

Paper 2: Essay (1 hour 30 minutes) 25%

In response to one of six questions students write an essay based on both the literary

texts studied in part 3. (25 marks)

Written task 20%

Students produce at least three written tasks based on material studied in the course.

Students submit one written task for external assessment. (20 marks)

This task must be 800–1,000 words in length plus a rationale of 200–300 words.

Internal Assessments 30%

Internal assessment

This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.

Individual oral commentary 15%

Students comment on an extract from a literary text studied in part 4 of the course.

(30 marks)

Students are given two guiding questions.

Further oral activity 15%

Students complete at least two further oral activities, one based on part 1 and one

based on part 2 of the course.

The mark of one further oral activity is submitted for final assessment. (30 marks)