Language A1 World Literature—Assessment

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Language A1 World  Literature—Assessment
 
Introduction
 
To complete the assessment requirements of the language Al course, all candidates must submit written assignments based on the world literature works they have studied. These are referred to as "world literature assignments".  

World literature assignments:
 
• must be written during the course
• are externally assessed against four criteria related to the objectives of the language Al course.  
At both HL and SL, world literature accounts for 20% of each candidate's overall language Al grade. Candidates who fail to submit world literature assignments for assessment will not be awarded a final overall grade for the language Al they have studied.  

Assignment Requirements
 
• Candidates must write their assignment(s) independently but with the supervision of a teacher. • Candidates must themselves select the aspects on which they wish to write, generate topics and  formulate their own assignment titles. • Each assignment must be written in the language Al being studied. • Each assignment must be 1000—1500 words in length.

• Each world literature work must be used in one assignment only. • At least two world literature works, studied in part I of the syllabus, must be included in assignment 1.
• At HL, a minimum of three world literature works must be covered across the two assignments. • All candidates must sign a written declaration to confirm that each assignment is their own work  
Assignment Description and Objectives
 
Assignment 1 (HL and SL)
 
This assignment consists of a comparative study of at least two world literature works studied in part 1 of the course. This is the only world literature assignment that can be based on an aspect of two or more world literature works. Experience suggests that most candidates write better assignments using two works, but some candidates are able to write very well on three. All works used for this assignment must be taken from part 1 of the school's language Al course.  

This assignment allows candidates to:
• demonstrate the skills of presenting a comparative literary analysis • compare the literary aspects common to the works studied in part 1 of the course • explore possible links or relationships between the works in ways that show individual insight, personal engagement and an appreciation of the cultural similarities and/or differences relevant to the analysis.  

Assignment 2 (HL only)
 
Candidates choose one of three alternatives, 2a, 2b, 2c.
 
Assignment 2a: comparative study
 
This assignment consists of a comparative study based on one world literature work studied in part 1, part 3 or part 4 of the course, and one language Al work chosen from any part of the course. Unlike assignment I, this assignment must not be based on a study of two world literature works. The world literature work chosen for this assignment must not be one previously used for assignment 1.  

This assignment allows candidates to:
 
• demonstrate the skills for presenting a comparative literary analysis •   compare the literary aspects common to a selected world literature work and a language A1 work • explore possible links or relationships between the two works in ways that show individual      insight, personal engagement and an appreciation of the cultural similarities and/or differences    relevant to the analysis.

 
Assignment 2b: imaginative or creative assignment
 
This assignment consists of an imaginative or creative piece of writing. It may be based on a study of one world literature work, or on a combination of a world literature work and a language Al work chosen from any part of the course. The world literature work chosen for this assignment can be a work studied in part I, part 3 or part 4 of the syllabus but must not be one previously used for assignment I. This assignment must be preceded by a statement of intent that will be included in the total number of words. The statement of intent...
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