Language and literature

The IB Language and Literature courses (available in English, Norwegian and Russian at Senja VGS) are intended for students who either speak the language of the course fluently or have prior experience working academically in the language. These courses are also known as Language A courses, and come in two similar, but separately focused varieties: Language A: Literature and Language A: Language and literature.

Language A: Literature

(offered in Norwegian and Russian)

The Language A: Literature course is a language course that emphasizes the study of literature. Students will be taught the techniques necessary for in-depth literary analysis and will study texts from a variety of different cultures and literary periods. Please note that this subject is only available at Higher Level in Norwegian, and only at Standard Level in Russian.

The course's syllabus is divided into four parts as outlined below, but the order in which the necessary elements of each part is covered in class may vary. SL students will study a total of 10 literary works, whereas HL students will study 13. The works selected for study are chosen from two official lists provided by the IB, and as such, the concepts and themes presented and discussed in class will vary greatly depending on the works chosen.

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Language A: Language and literature

(offered in English)

The Language A: Language and literature course emphasizes the study of a variety of different texts (both literary and non-literary) from a variety of different cultures and periods. Students will learn the distinguishing factors between different types of texts, as well as the significance of the context in which a text is produced.

The course's syllabus is divided into four parts as outlined below, but the order in which the necessary elements of each part is covered in class may vary. SL students will study a total of 4 literary works, whereas HL students will study 6. The works selected for study are chosen from two official lists provided by the IB, and as such, the concepts and themes presented and discussed in class will vary greatly depending on the works chosen.

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