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This is a 144 slide scheme of work for the new English A: L&L IBDP course. This unit lasts between 6-8 weeks and covers a variety of different tasks and activities. The main focus is on the novel 1984, however some stand alone non-literary tasks have been included to support the teaching of Paper 1. If you would like the IGCSE SoW, it is here.


This scheme of work covers the following areas of teaching and learning:

Use of modelling

Use of Paper 2 criteria

Close, group analysis of some chapters

Group presentations

Individual presentations

Various types of group discussions

Collaborative learning strategies

Developing skills of analysis and interpretation

Lessons that focus on embedding academic essay writing skills

Guidance for approaching, understanding and analysing both literary and non-literary texts

Example responses 

Paper 1 practice - stand alone non-literary. Various text types used. How to answer guidance. 

Focus on applying the areas of exploration

Analysis of: themes, character, language, structure, symbols, motifs, setting, relationships

Analysis of key passages

How to identify and comment on authorial choice

Various homework tasks: reading, research, essay questions

Use of criteria and activities that help pupils to engage with the assessment criteria

How to write a comparative essay

How to write an essay focused on one text

Self and peer assessment

Full SoW for George Orwell's '1984' IBDP

  • 132 slide PPT with comments on selected slides

    Peer and self assessment sheets

    ‘How to develop analysis’ guide sheet

    ‘How to write an analytical essay’ guide sheet

    ‘How to write a comparative analytical essay’ guide sheet

    ‘How to write a paper 1 essay’ guide sheet

    Essay companion with academic phrases

    List of tier 2 & 3 vocabulary to help with knowledge, understanding and application - 48 key words and phrases

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