May 2015 – Exam Reports : A lot to Take In to Support Students

Although the last year for the old syllabus in terms of assessment - the May 2015 examination reports always give some great feedback to teachers and students alike. It is available on the OCC as normal and below are a few of the highlights. I always share this with my students when it comes out to give them specific guidance - that comes from the EXAMINERS so hopefully they will take the advice on board. Project Advice This advice is similar to ...

Engaging with the exams

  It's no use. You can't ignore them, because they are happening next week!  It is time for last minute revision, and it is also time to plan your exam technique.  First - know the dates: your IB Diploma Psychology exams are on Wednesday May 7th (pm) for Paper 1 (HL & SL), and Thursday May 8th (am) for Paper 2 (HL & SL) and Paper 3 (HL only). Secondly, be prepared with several pens (black or blue ink only), a highlighter ...

My examiners report for DP marking

School is done!!! reports are written and farewells given to departing colleagues. As I reflect on the 150 scripts I marked I thought it useful to share some of my observations. I marked TZ1 but I feel my comments have relevance for all. At the end of the examiners report that all assistant examiners have to write, there is a section asking for "Recommendations and guidance for the teaching of future candidates". Invariably I have, and continue to mention a lack of comprehension ...