Subject report 2014 and the Prof Penguin Channel

As this is the final year for the old style syllabus I thought I would review some of the salient points from the 2014 subject report under Internal assessment. If you have never read a subject report I encourage you to check them out on the OCC forum.Its worth reading not just the most recent (though thats an obviously good place to start). I have always found moderators to have mixed reactions to work on human physiology. One thing that has ...

Back to school

Perhaps you are returning to begin the second year of your IB Diploma, or gearing up to begin the IB? Or perhaps you are schooled in the southern hemisphere? One things for certain, the Internal Assessment programme is  a key focus for you and your teacher as you progress through the course. So with that in mind, I thought it worth while to highlight a video that explains how science works; through experimentation of the world around us, appropriate manipulation of variables ...

My Final feedback from the Internal assessment moderation process

Almost finished. I have 15 students left which could mean anything from 30 to 9o separate experiments to read through (my present school I am working on has 6 students and 36 separate assignments). My last school had 8 students and sixteen experiments as each student designed two complete experiments. I have found the whole experience invaluable. It has shown me what other schools do and really brought home to me what to look for in each criteria that I mark. ...