Recommendations for Teachers – IPP and RI

This entry will be a little dry, as it really is just a list of key tips to help your students be more successful in their Independent Projects (IP) and Research Investigations. The assessment task will be broken down into key areas that are commented on by the examiners. Please take note of the key points and advice to apply in your own work.  Independent Project Notes about students’ performance against each assessment task, with tips: Criterion A - Preparation Have evidence of perseverance ...

FLASH Theatre and the IPP

One of the most difficult assessment tasks to juggle is the Independent Project, particularly if you have a large class or a tiny one. This blog will share with you how I have structured a whole school theatre project, that not only embraces the IPP, but also crosses with TOK and the English curriculum. What is FLASH Theatre? Every year I carry out a series of short theatre pieces that are student directed. The pieces are linked by a theme, and then ...

PPP stimulus practice

The outline of work we did in class is a walk thought of how a stimulus can be used to explore themes and touches on the areas of the PPP report or commentary. These ideas can also be used as a starting point for an IP, option A, where students are devising. A) Starting from a theme (link to history and culture) Recently I have been working with a class of 24 students on using a poem as a stimulus for work ...