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G12 French Mock Exam (February 2018) syllabus

G12 French Mock Exam (February 2018) syllabus

Dear parents and students,

Please note that we would have Paper 1 (text-handling exercises), Paper 2 (written component) for the mock exam. Apart from this we would have the final IB individual oral (description of visual stimulus, questions on WA and general conversation). The time table would be shared in some time.

All these exams would be based on the entire syllabus for IB. Students are requested to prepare based on Panorama Francophone 1 and 2. They are free to solve written exercises or record oral tasks on their own and send them to me for feedback as a part of their revision process.

In case of any question, please feel free to send me a mail.

Regards,

Smruti

G12 French ab initio IA for term 1 exams October 2017

G12 French ab initio IA for term 1 exams October 2017

Dear parents and students,

Please note that our oral exam for term 1 will be 28 and 29 September 2017 as discussed in class. In case you have completed your oral exam, you will be given questions that you have to write answers for and hence, you would be preparing for Paper 2.

Regards,

Smruti.

G12 French Curriculum for October 2017 exams

G12 French Curriculum for October 2017 exams

Dear parents,

Please note that for the October 2017 exams, we would have Paper 1 –  text-handling exercises (reading comprehension) from all topics that have been covered so far in G11 (Panorama Francophone 1) and G12 (6 chapters in Panorama Francophone 2). We would also have Paper 2 – written task – section A where the students choose a topic and write minimum 50 words and section B where the students will write minimum 100 words. Question for this paper would be based on topics covered in Panorama Francophone 2.

In addition, we would have individual oral in class on 28 September 2017 and 29 September 2017.

Regards,

Smruti

G11 English A Language and Literature Curriculum for October 2017 exams

G11 English A Language and Literature Curriculum for October 2017 exams

Dear parents,

Syllabus for the October 2017 Exams :

We would have Parts 1 and 2 for the term 1 exams : Language in Cultural context (part 1) and Language and Mass Communication (part 2).

SL topics : Part 2 are textual bias, use of persuasive language, popular culture. Part 1 are gender, sexuality, language and taboo

HL topics : Part 2: Popular culture, Use of persuasive language and Textual Bias and Stereotypes. Part 1 : Gender and Sexuality

Details of Paper 1 

For HL, students would get two sets of texts and they would have to write a comparative analysis on any one set, the duration for the paper is 2 hours.

For SL, students would get two texts and they would have to write an analytical answer on any one of them and the duration for the paper is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Paper 1 (70% weighting) Students are asked to write an analysis of one of the texts, including comments on the significance of any possible contexts, audience, purpose and the use of linguistic and literary devices.

The texts for analysis are not necessarily related to specific parts of the syllabus. Different non-literary text types are included, for example:

  • transcripts of various kinds (documentary, soap opera…)
  • comic strips / cartoons
  • online articles
  • advertisement
  • opinion column
  • extract from an essay
  • electronic text (such as social networking sites, blogs)
  • brochure (such as a public information leaflet)
  • extract from a memoir, diary or other autobiographical text (HL only).

Students are required to analyse and comment on the text in the light of their understanding of its possible text type, context, audience and purpose. In order to achieve this, students need to analyse structure, language and style in addition to aspects such as text type, context, bias and/or ideological position.

The assessment criteria for Paper 1 are:

  • Criterion A : Knowledge and  Understanding of the text
  • Criterion B:  Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features
  • Criterion C : Organization and development
  • Criterion D : Language

Each criterion weighs 5 points and hence the total is 20.

Internal Assessment

We will also have an internal assessment component, the weighting of which will be 30%. The details with how to attempt etc., has been discussed in detail in classes. Students will attempt an FOA on any of the topics from Part 1 or Part 2. Their score will be taken as IA for term 1. This will be on the day after the written papers are over. Dates will be sent along with the timetable.

  • Criterion A : Knowledge and  Understanding of the text (10 marks)
  • Criterion B:  Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features (10 marks)
  • Criterion C : Organization and development (5 marks)
  • Criterion D : Language (5 marks)

This makes a total of 30 marks.

G12 English A : Curriculum for October 2017 term 1 exams

G12 English A : Curriculum for October 2017 term 1 exams

Dear parents,

Students will attempt two papers, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is based on language – parts 1 and 2 and paper 2 on literature – part 3.

Paper 1 : Students are instructed to write an analysis of one of the texts (HL : one of the set of texts), including comments on the significance of any possible contexts, audience, purpose and the use of linguistic and literary devices. The texts for analysis are not necessarily related to specific parts of the syllabus. Different non-literary text types are included, for example:

  • advertisement
  • opinion column
  • extract from an essay
  • electronic text (such as social networking sites, blogs)
  • brochure (such as a public information leaflet)
  • extract from a memoir, diary or other autobiographical text (HL only).
Students are required to analyse and comment on the text in the light of their understanding of its possible audience and purpose. In order to achieve this, students need to analyse structure, language and style in addition to aspects such as text type, context, bias and/or ideological position.

The assessment criteria for Paper 1 are:

  • Criterion A : Understanding of the text
  • Criterion B:  Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features
  • Criterion C : Organization and development
  • Criterion D : Language

Each criterion weighs 5 points and hence the total is 20.

Paper 2: Students will attempt an answer based on the texts for one of the six questions.
  • Tamas by Bhisham Sahni
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (HL only)

The assessment criteria for Paper 2 are:

  • Criterion A : Knowledge and Understanding
  • Criterion B:  Response to question
  • Criterion C : Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features
  • Criterion D : Organization and development
  • Criterion E : Language

Each criterion weighs 5 points and hence the total is 25.

There are no internal assessments and each paper will carry 50% weighting.

G11 English Highlights of the week

G11 English Highlights of the week

Dear parents,

This week the students had a session on Paper 2 and then had book club sessions to help them finish the requirements. Some also practiced paper 1.

Regards,

Vagisha Shrivastava, Subhalaxmi Iyer and Smruti