DP Chinese A Assessment (1)
Mr. Lv Kunzheng from IB Center held an in-school workshop on October 19, 2016. His topic is about the assessment of DP Chinese A, introducing the basic knowledge of DP Chinese to all the teachers.
At the beginning, Mr. Lv gave a brief introduction about Chinese Language A characteristics and its classification. DP has six subject groups and Chinese Language A belongs to Group 1, which consists of three courses: Literature, Language and literature, Literature and performance. Both Literature and Language and literature course are offered at SL and HL. DP schools offer relevant courses at different levels according to its teaching resources and students’ needs.
Mr. Lv introduced that Chinese Language A includes four parts: Works in translation, Detailed study, Literary genres and Options. Students need to study a range of works from different periods, styles and genres (students study thirteen literary works at HL and ten works at SL) and achieve their assessment outcomes. Students can choose literary works according to the book list that IBO prescribed, which is totally different from traditional Chinese teaching materials.
Moreover, Mr. Lv explained assessment components: Written assignment, Individual oral commentary, Individual oral presentation, Paper 1 and Paper 2 and gave suggestions about how to arrange a better schedule when teacher teaches Chinese A.
At the Q&A section, Mr.Lv and some of the participant teachers discussed several topics including how to choose textbooks and further details about assessment standard. Teachers expressed they had learnt a lot during this workshop and are looking forward to the next one coming.