Language A1: English HL and SL, Arabic HL and SL
The Group 1 subjects of
IB Diploma Programme
refer to the student's "Language A1," which is the student's
or otherwise best
taken at either Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL).
The course focuses on developing oral and written
communication skills and performing
of works of literature produced in that language. Students
who take two languages A1, or one language A1 and one
are eligible to be awarded a
bilingual IB Diploma.
programme has 4 compulsory components with a total of 15
works. The SL program has 4 compulsory components with a
total of 11 works.
Part 1 -
World Literature: three(HL/SL) World Literature texts
studied as a group and chosen from the IB Prescribed World
Literature (PWL) List
Part 2 -
detailed study: four(HL)/three(SL) works selected form
the IB Prescribed Book List (PBL), assessed by a formal oral
commentary that is internally assessed and externally
Part 3- group
of works: four (HL)/two (SL) works studied as a group.
- school's free choice: A study of four(HL)/three(SL)
texts listed by genre, period or theme, which will provide
the basis for the internally assessed individual oral