CE – Get it Right!

I have already made some blog postings regarding the first two assessed IA criteria, namely ‘Desgin’ labs and ‘DCP’ labs. This posting will focus on the third assessed criteria, ‘Conclusion and Evaluation’ or ‘CE’ or ‘CEv’. As with the other two assessed criteria, CEv is split into three aspects, aspects 1, 2 and 3. We will focus on each aspect individually. Aspect 1 – it is the opinion of the author that this aspect is the hardest aspect of all to achieve ...

Tips from Examiners – What can go wrong with your Internal Assessments and Major Project?

Don't you just hate the Design Technology IA/Major Project criteria? Is it confusing? Well here are some tips on each of the sections that your teacher may also guide you towards. Remember that you only need to hit the complete grades once for IA's and Major Projects for this to be carried forward as your final mark :) Planning Most important to not use common problems that your teacher gives you with this criteria and for you to follow an individual process ...

Assessing the Design Project Using the IB Design Technology IA Criteria:Planning (Aspect Three)

Assessing the Design Project Using  the IB Design Technology IA Criteria: Planning  (Aspect Three)   A common problem with many students’ design projects is the inclusion of a generic list of specifications rather than a set of specifications relating to the context identified in Aspect One and the Design Brief explained in Aspect Two. Such a generic list usually covers categories of specifications given by the teacher to all students as a starting point and encompasses areas such as safety, ease-of-use, aesthetics ...

Conclusion and Evaluation Aspect 3

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  Today we look at the last IA criteria - Conclusion and Evaluation (CEv), aspect 3. Recall that for CEv, apsect 2, the exerimental method is critically evaluated. For aspect 3, realistic improvements must be stated. Students should aim to improve every fault in the method that they evaluated for CEv aspect 2. The improvements should be realistic and straightforward. If they cannot realistically (easily) make an improvement they should clearly state this fact. Sometimes, it helps students if the present CEv aspect 2 ...

Conclusion and Evaluation, Aspect 2

  Today we will consider Conclusion and Evaluation (CEv), aspect 2. This aspect deals with the students thoroughly investigating the experimental method. What didn't work well and why? What happened to make the quality of the results not as good as what they should have been? The reasons should relate to the direction of the calculated value with respect to the data book value. For example, if a rate of reaction is less than expected, it would be no good saying that as ...

Conclusion and Evaluation – aspect 1

  The theme for the next couple of days will be Conclusion and Evaluation (CEv). Aspect one is split into three parts and is, in my opinion, the hardest of all of the aspect to achieve a 'c' in. Firstly, the student needs to write a good IB level conclusion - what do the results actually mean. There is no longer a 'hypothesis' to write, so this is the part of IA that is really testing an understanding of chemical knowledge. Secondly, the student ...