“No sevens ever seem to be awarded? Even sixes are rare…”

In my last workshop, a teacher commented “One particular post on My IB raised an issue that has been on my mind a lot lately, the question of how to coach my students to get a seven - or near as possible to it – when no sevens ever seem to be awarded? Even sixes are rare, it seems.”  Another teacher replied "…no sevens ever seem to be awarded? Even sixes are rare - Okay, this is my first year doing the ...

JULY 5th – RESULTS ARE RELEASED!

If you are a DP teacher you are probably aware that today is the day that results are released for students in the Northern Hemisphere (its January 5th in the Southern Hemisphere). You will have already sent in your internal assessment marks and your predicted grades, so you and your students will no doubt have certain expectations. I hope that the results are all as expected, (see lucky black cat* on the right) or at least no worse than expected – but ...

A new EUR cat 3 service to IA

Did you know that there is a change to the 'Enquiry Upon Results' service this year (with regards to Internal Assessment? Schools can now request that their candidates' work is re-moderated. Where necessary, a new moderation factor will be applied to all candidates for that school. The result of the re-moderation has implications for all candidates within a school and so (in contrast to the category 1 EUR service) candidates' grades will not go down as a result of the re-moderation. When ...

Recruiting examiners, ‘IB Answers’ etc

I’d like to draws your attention to some useful IB Internet sites. Firstly, the IB needs visual arts examiners. 2012 may be the last year that examiners actually visit schools, but numbers of students taking visual arts continue to grow, so we still need examiners! Visit http://www.ibo.org/examiners/assistant_posts/assistantexaminers/visualarts/ for an overview and a list of countries where need is greatest. There is also a pdf document called “Examiner recruitment policy” available at  http://www.ibo.org/examiners/documents/ExRecruitmentPolicyV1.2.pdf Secondly, there is a great IB online question and answer site “IB ANSWERS”  http://ibanswers.ibo.org/app/home/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzE1MDM5NzQ1L3NpZC9zb2wxSDhEaw%3D%3D The ...

IBDP Results – and what to do if they aren’t what you wanted.

As you probably know, DP Grades were released a week ago and I hope that you are pleased - or at least satisfied - with the results. However, if the results are not what you hoped or expected you may want the work to be re-marked. Your DP Coordinator should contact IB for this to happen: schools may initiate an Enquiry Upon Results following the examination session at any time up to 15 September. The first EUR category involves re-marking the candidate’s externally assessed examination ...