Getting the new IA right

For students in their first year of the IB Diploma taking one or more of the Sciences, they will know the IA (Internal Assessment) has changed. Instead of producing a number of pieces of work, students now only need to produce one. So, great care and attention needs to be given in order to get a good grade. Essentially there is only ‘one shot’ at getting it right. Some of OSC’s bloggers, who are all experienced IB teachers, authors and examiners have ...

The future of the G4P (Group 4 Project)

This post is aimed at teachers who are about to start teaching the new course that will be taught starting this Autumn (examinations in 2016). The group 4 project is still around – this, in my opinion is good news (you may beg to differ!) However, with the changes to internally assessed lab work (IA) there is now no requirement to assess anything during the G4P. You did hear me correctly – there is no need to assess anything through the G4P, ...

Group 4 Project – Start Early to not be disappointed

  The group 4 project is a piece of work that all IB students have to do – it is so important for you to do this, that you fail the Diploma if you do not do it.  As such, your school should be making you aware of this very soon now.   For those that do not know, the project is unusual in that, the process you go through is far more important than the actual outcome.  The idea is that you ...

Gp 4 Project – Start Early to not be disappointed

  Planning of the Group 4 project is crucial if it is to be successful. This is the part of the year when we start to think about the organisation of the group 4 project.  I will be provocative and say that if you are not thinking about it now, you may not be using it to its best effect.  Let’s consider a couple of the key issues:   Timing:  Students have no choice about the G4 project – it is a condition of ...