Examining the digital upload

We are coming towards the end of April, and by now most examiners are well into the process of working their way through their digital upload allocations. Of course it’s not just the art teachers who miss the old ‘visiting examiner’ experience – many examiners also miss it. Arriving at a school and experiencing the physical reality of artworks in an exhibition context and talking to the student (invariably eager to explain their experiences of the creative process) was a wonderful experience. I ...

Marking the exams

This year I am marking SL paper 2. The marking is carried out online and whilst I have marked for the IB previously, this is the first time I have marked online papers for them. I thought it may be of some use to you to explain how the marking process works .... Firstly, each school will send the exam papers to the IB (in the past they were sent straight to the examiner). Once the IB has the papers they are ...