Learning Recommendations: There are no formal requirements for students undertaking this course. Students who take this course often have varied language profiles and may be multilingual. While it is recommended that students have had experience writing critical essays about texts, not having done so should not exclude them from taking this course. This course offers the opportunity for continued language development and the acquisition of a range of skills including, for example, textual analysis and the expression of literary appreciation.

Content: In this course, students will investigate the nature of language and literature and the ways in which it shapes and is influenced by context, identity, and culture. Students will learn about a range of text types in a variety of media, both literary and non-literary, and apply corresponding techniques specific to the text type.

Course Aims:

  • Engage with a range of text types, in a variety of media and forms, from different periods, styles, and contexts and use appropriate techniques for corresponding text types.
  • Develop skills in interpretation, analysis and evaluation in both speaking and writing.
  • Develop an understanding of relationships between texts and a variety of perspectives, cultural contexts, and local and global issues and an appreciation of how they contribute to diverse responses.
  • Communicate and collaborate in a confident and creative way.
  • Foster a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of language and literature.

Equipment to be provided by Student: None

Note: Skyline offers the IB English exam at the Higher Level only. In order to sit for the IB English exam, students must take both IB English: Language and Literature HL 1 and EN661A/B - IB English: Language and Literature HL 2 in 11th & 12th grades.