Internal Assessment Parts B (Summary of Evidence) and D (Analysis)

Although they are divided into two separate sections (and separated by part C) the Summary of Evidence (B) and Analysis (D) are inextricably linked – or should be.  Although the sections are assessed as discrete entities, they both must relate to the research question and the analysis should be only of the evidence presented in B. This can sometimes be frustrating ; you have spent a large part of your career as a history student trying to integrate these two elements ...

Introducing the Internal Assessment in History

In the southern hemisphere the students are completing their IB exams; those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are beginning the preparations for the IB, often including a draft of the Internal Assessment. Students complete some form of internally assessed work in all of their subjects.  Students in Math Studies have their project; Economics students have a portfolio; Biology students have their labs (for now); and History students have the historical investigation. The Historical Investigation can be the high point of a ...