IB INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS

Making every mark count.

The Internal Assessment (also abbreviated as IA) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework component all students have to complete by their final year of studies. A course requirement of the IB, the IA requires students to conduct a self-directed research on a topic of their interest, from start to end.

The type of work IB students would be required to do in completion of the IA component depends on the subject taken. For language subjects, students may be asked to do an oral presentation, whereas for science subjects, students may be required to do laboratory work. Each research usually spans from 750 to 1500 words.

Administered and marked internally, the IA is often thought to be as significant as a regular assignments. The marks an IB student receives for his or her IA impacts the final IB grades for the respective subjects. On average, the IA mark can make up 20%-50% of a student’s final IB grades.

IB LATEST UPDATES ON THE INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The IB has announced that various segments of the November 2021 to November 2022 will be cancelled, while increasing the weightage of the IA. For instance, section C of the Business Management Paper 1 has been cancelled, with the IA weighting increased from 25% to 35%. The weighting for Economics IA was also increased from 25% to 35%. This makes it more important than ever for students to secure every mark possible. Amended IA weightages are illustrated as follows.

With the increased significance of the IA, the grading of the IA coursework has become more stringent. The IB has stated that the IA will continue to be marked externally on top of the internal grading given by the school teachers.

IB INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS

Making every mark count.

The Internal Assessment (also abbreviated as IA) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework component all students have to complete by their final year of studies. A course requirement of the IB, the IA requires students to conduct a self-directed research on a topic of their interest, from start to end.

The type of work IB students would be required to do in completion of the IA component depends on the subject taken. For language subjects, students may be asked to do an oral presentation, whereas for science subjects, students may be required to do laboratory work. Each research usually spans from 750 to 1500 words.

Administered and marked internally, the IA is often thought to be as significant as a regular assignments. The marks an IB student receives for his or her IA impacts the final IB grades for the respective subjects. On average, the IA mark can make up 20%-50% of a student’s final IB grades.

IBO LATEST UPDATES ON THE INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The IB has announced that various segments of the November 2021 to November 2022 will be cancelled, while increasing the weightage of the IA. For instance, section C of the Business Management Paper 1 has been cancelled, with the IA weighting increased from 25% to 35%. The weighting for Economics IA was also increased from 25% to 35%. This makes it more important than ever for students to secure every mark possible. Amended IA weightages are illustrated as follows.

With the increased significance of the IA, the grading of the IA coursework has become more stringent. The IB has stated that the IA will continue to be marked externally on top of the internal grading given by the school teachers.

HOW TO DO WELL IN THE IA

For many IB students, the IA coursework will be the first research paper they embark on in their academic journey. With little research experience, students may feel under-equipped to conduct a self-directed research.

With years of experience helping IB students from various schools, our highly-rated courses offer targeted help for research topic selection, content generation, data analysis, and edits for final submission. Developed and refined by top of the class IB examiners, our premium methodology sees IB students through the start of their IA journey to the end, from inception to submission.

Framing the Research Question

> Identify areas of investigation
> Evaluate the feasibility of the topic
> Create a plan for data collection

Devising a Research Framework

> Identify primary and secondary sources of data
> Evaluate source suitability

Developing the IA First Draft

> Develop and outline
> Include discussion areas
> Work on the structure of the IA

Writing the IA

> Flesh out key content areas
> Evaluate relevancy of concepts

Editing the IA

> Incorporate teacher’s feedback
> Conduct additional research

Refining the IA

> Check IA word count
> Tidy reference list and citations

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HOW TO DO WELL IN THE IA

For many IB students, the IA coursework will be the first research paper they embark on in their academic journey. With little research experience, students may feel under-equipped to conduct a self-directed research.

With years of experience helping IB students from various schools, our highly-rated courses offer targeted help for research topic selection, content generation, data analysis, and edits for final submission. Developed and refined by top of the class IB examiners, our premium methodology sees IB students through the start of their IA journey to the end, from inception to submission.

>  Identify areas of investigation
>  Evaluate the feasibility of the topic
Create a plan for data collection
Identify primary and secondary sources of data.
Evaluate source suitability

Develop an outline.
Include discussion areas.
Work on the structure of the IA.

Flesh out key content areas.
Evaluate relevancy of concepts.

Incorporate teachers feedback.
Conduct additional research.

Check IA word count.
Tidy reference list and citations.

IB INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SUPPORT

QE offers individual IA tuition to help students secure every mark possible in the important IA components. Fully conducted by IB examiners and graduates, our IA class provides start-to-end support on research question selection, research methodology, content generation, and edits for final submission.

Class Objectives

> Overview of the IA framework.
> Identify key IA milestones.
> Devise a research methodology.
> Develop a comprehensive start to end IA strategy.

Class Objectives

> Review the IA final draft.
> Edit the IA final draft.
> Check and tidy up references.
> Prepare the IA final draft for submission.

Individual Class

1h 30mins per lesson

  • Junior Tutors – $162.50-$180 per lesson
  • Senior Tutors – $200-$220 per lesson
  • Examiners – $240 per lesson

Group Class (2 to 6 students)

1h 45mins per lesson

  • All Tutors – $125 per lesson

Group Promotion

  • Register with 3 friends to enjoy 15% discount on fees
  • Sign up with 4 friends to enjoy 20% discount on fees

    INTERNAL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

    SUBJECT
    GROUP 3

    IB Business Management IA Resources

    • How to structure your Business IA question
    • HL Help: How to Structure Your HL Business Management IA
    • SL Help: How to Structure Your SL Business Management IA
    • How to Choose Your Tools (for the Business IA and EE)

    IB Economics IA Resources

    • How to find your Economics IA article
    • How to structure an IB Economics IA

    SUBJECT
    GROUP 4

    INTERNAL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

    SUBJECT GROUP 3

    • How to structure your Business IA question
    • HL Help: How to Structure Your HL Business Management IA
    • SL Help: How to Structure Your SL Business Management IA
    • How to Choose Your Tools (for the Business IA and EE)
    • How to find your Economics IA article
    • How to structure an IB Economics IA

    SUBJECT GROUP 4

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    IB INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SUPPORT

    QE offers individual IA tuition to help students secure every mark possible in the important IA components. Fully conducted by IB examiners and graduates, our IA class provides start-to-end support on research question selection, research methodology, content generation, and edits for final submission.

    Class Objectives

    > Overview of the IA framework.
    > Identify key IA milestones.
    > Devise a research methodology.
    > Develop a comprehensive start to end IA strategy.

    Class Objectives

    > Review the IA final draft.
    > Edit the IA final draft.
    > Check and tidy up references.
    > Prepare the IA final draft for submission.

    Individual Class

    1h 30mins per lesson

    • Junior Tutors – $162.50-$180 per lesson
    • Senior Tutors – $200-$220 per lesson
    • Examiners – $240 per lesson

    Group Class (3 to 6 students)

    1h 45mins per lesson

    • All Tutors – $125 per lesson

    Group Promotion

    • Register with 2 friends to enjoy 15% discount
    • Sign up with 3 friends to enjoy 20% discount

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