Part 1: Works in Translation
Confucius, Analects (HL only)
Yu Hua, To Live
Part 1 Assessment: 1 essay, 1200-1500 words long, plus a 300-400 word “reflective statement”.
Part 2: Detailed Study
John Keats, selected poems (HL only)
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Part 2 Assessment: 10-minute oral commentary (IOC) on the style and content of a passage from one of these works. HL: IOC is on poetry, followed by a 10-minute discussion of one of the other two works.
Part 3: Literary Genres
Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
Morrison, Beloved (HL only)
Part 3 Assessment: Essay, Paper 2 of May examination.
Part 4: Options
Amy Tan, Joy Luck Club
Homer, The Odyssey
Thoreau, “On Civil Disobedience”
Part 4 Assessment: 10-15 minute individual oral presentation (IOP).
Other Assessment: Written commentary on a previously unseen passage (Paper 1 of May examination).