Course Outline 2013-15 (HL)

Part 1: Works in Translation

Sophocles, Antigone 

Dante, Inferno 

Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Part 1 Assessment: 1 essay, 1200-1500 words long, plus a 300-400 word “reflective statement”. 25%

Part 2: Detailed Study

Shakespeare, Hamlet 

John Keats, selected poems

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Part 2 Assessment: 10-minute oral commentary on the poetry, followed by a 10-minute discussion of one of the other two works. 15%

Part 3: Literary Genres

Twain, Huckleberry Finn

Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Morrison, Beloved

Part 3 Assessment: Essay, Paper 2 of May examination. 25%

Part 4: Options

Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Homer, The Odyssey

Orwell, selected non-fiction

Part 4 Assessment: 10-15 minute individual oral presentation (IOP). 15%

Other Assessment: Written commentary on a previously unseen passage (Paper 1 of May examination). 20%


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