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International School Suva

World Class Citizens ~ Life Long Learners

English T - ACT / World Literature


English T – ACT / World Literature – IB Higher Level (HL) / Standard Level (SL) 

Revised for 2012 to comply with the new International Baccalaureate English A syllabus, this two year course is designed to encourage a love and appreciation of literature and, through the study of works from different cultures, to develop in students attitudes of tolerance and respect for perspectives different to their own. The course is divided into four parts and is studied over two years in this order:


Year 11

Part 4:   School’s Free Choice – a selection of texts studied as a group. ISS students study texts with a cultural identity/loss of innocence link.


‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak

‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’  by Maya Angelou


Part 1:   World Literature – a selection of texts translated into English.  ISS students study texts from Italy, South Africa, and Latin America.


‘If This is a Man’ by Primo Levi

‘Fiela’s Child’ by Dalene Matthee

‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Year 12

Part 2:   Detailed Study – a selection of different genres from different centuries will be studied and analysed in detail.


Poetry of Judith Wright

‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare

‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen


Part 3:   Groups of works – a selection of texts from the same genre. ISS students focus on the fictional novel genre.


‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry

‘The Wars’ by Timothy Findley

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F.Scott Fitzgerald'