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IB Language

Discussion in 'English' started by karmaguy64, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I will be teaching IB English from July. I would like to know about how to go about doing so. I have taught A Levels and IGCSE English. I know a lot of prose and poetry are involved. I would like to know if these have to be taught in depth?

  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Get your username and password from IBO to access the OCC forums to get advice and resources. Your IB co-ordinator should be abe to give you these.
  3. Clarerees

    Clarerees New commenter

    Golly. Well, the best starting place is obviously the Syllabus. Are the books chosen for you? If not, you will need a fair amount of advice in setting up the course. It is very, very different from A-Level. I would say it is more similar to the GCSE (not IGCSE) course in structure, but obviously a bit more difficult (not as hard as A-Level though).
    No you do not have to teach the texts in depth- in fact, there isn't time to do so. You need to expect the students to read them themselves. However, one of the exam questions requires them to carry out detailed analysis of an unseen extract. They will, therefore, need to have the skills to do so.
  4. Thanks for the response, I am a bit relieved now because I am a novice when it comes to teaching IB.
  5. I will be getting access to the OCC forums once I join school; just wanted to get prepared a little before the BIG thing ! Thanks for the response anyway.

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