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 ...

DT Exam Review – May 2013 / May 2016 Specimen Papers Available

Well those exams are long over - and there is only one more May examination based off the old syllabus to go. So what were your thoughts on the exam papers? Here is a quick selection of mine without giving the game away for any students listening in :- Paper 1 - Nothing specific to comment about - and thought the case study questions to the end were very fair Paper 2 - iPAD Question - good solid question that should work well for ...

Completed DP marking

I am delighted to say that in the last five minutes I submitted my final script to the IBO and I must confess to being happy and relieved; just the examiners report to do. As I intimated in my last email, I actually enjoyed marking online. Apart from the unexpected  power cuts that interrupted my marking on successive Wednesday mornings (I live in Toronto, Canada) it all went rather smoothly. When you submit your scripts, there is on occasion, a pause as ...

Marking DP papers

At this time of the year, DP teachers across the world busy themselves marking papers. This year I am marking online for the very first time. I admit to having felt a degree of apprehension since I am rather unfamiliar with the SCORIS program I am using. To help with that I was given practice papers before starting the standardization. I am a seasoned examiner but felt the pressure of coming to terms with the software and the knowledge that if I ...