Group 1: Language and Literature
- English Language and Literature HL
IB LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL YEAR 1 (IB1130)
Grade - 11
Credit - 1 Unit
Final Assessment - NYS Regents
Teacher - Mr. Lance Hamm
IB Language and Literature HL is the first course in a two year program of advanced English studies. The course examines how language develops in specific cultural contexts, how it impacts on the world, and how language shapes both individual and group identity. Students will read literary and non-literary texts in order to develop the skills of close reading and textual analysis. Helping students to focus closely on the language of texts they study and to become aware of the role of each text’s wider context in shaping its meaning is central to the course. Emphasis will also be placed on the writing process, and students will have the opportunity to complete essays of considerable depth and breadth. This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in reading, writing and critical analysis. Students will take the NYS Regents Examination in English Language Arts (Common Core) in June. Students will be required to complete a summer reading/writing assignment.
IB LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL YEAR 2 (IB1131)
Grade - 12
Credit - 1 Unit
Final Assessment - IB Assessments
Prerequisite - IB Language and Literature HL Year 1
Teacher - Ms. Johnna Larkin
IB Language and Literature HL is the second course in a two-year program of advanced English studies. The course examines the way language is used in the media (newspapers, magazines, internet and film). The course also includes the compulsory study of a translated text which will encourage students to reflect on their own cultural assumptions. Students will read literary and non-literary texts in order to further develop their close reading skills. As in the previous year, students will have multiple opportunities to hone their writing skills. Argumentation and persuasion – a key rhetorical mode for college writing – will be emphasized. This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in reading, writing and critical analysis. The curriculum will prepare students for the IB assessments. Students will be required to complete a summer reading/writing assignment.