Assessment Outline



skills.pngAssessment Outline SL


Assessment component
Weighting
External assessment (2 hours 50 minutes)
Paper 1 (1hour 30 minutes)
Syllabus content: core theme
Assessment objective: AO 1–4
Section A
Students answer all short-answer questions. Some include data. (45 marks)

Section B
Students answer one extended response question. (15 marks)
Section A and section B are common to both SL and HL assessment.
(60 marks)
75%
40%
Paper 2 (1hour 20 minutes)
Syllabus content: Two optional themes
Assessment objective: AO 1–4
Students answer two of seven structured questions, based on stimulus material. (20 marks)
Some stimulus material is included in the resources booklet.
This paper is common to both SL and HL assessment.
(40 marks)
35%
Internal assessment (20 hours)
This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.
Syllabus content: any topic from the syllabus
Assessment objective: AO 1–4
Written report based on fieldwork.
Maximum 2,500 words.
(30 marks)
25%


resources.pngAssessment Outline HL


Assessment component
Weighting
External assessment (4 hours 30 minutes)
Paper 1 (1hour 30 minutes)
Syllabus content: core theme
Assessment objectives: AO 1–4
Section A Students answer all short-answer question. Some include data. (45 marks)
Section B Students answer one extended response question. (15 marks)
Section A and section B are common to both SL and HL assessment.
(60 marks)
80%

25%
Paper 2 (2 hours)
Syllabus content: Three optional themes
Assessment objectives: AO 1–4
Students answer three of seven structured questions based on stimulus material. (20 marks)
Some stimulus material is included in the resources booklet.
This paper is common to both SL and HL assessment.
(60 marks)
35%
Paper 3 (1 hour)
Syllabus content: higher level extension
Assessment objectives: AO 1–4
Students answer one of three essay questions.
(25 marks)
20%
Internal assessment (20 hours)
This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.
Syllabus content: any topic from the syllabus
Assessment objectives: AO 1–4
Written report based on fieldwork.
Maximum 2,500 words.

(30 marks)
20%