Category: Internal Assessment

Geog IA Help…

Geog IA Help…

The Geography Internal Assessment Help and Guidance…

Purpose of internal assessment Internal assessment is an integral part of the course and is a compulsory component for both SL and HL students. It enables students to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge, and to pursue their personal interests, without the time limitations and other constraints that are associated with examination papers. The internal assessment should, as far as possible, be woven into normal practice and classroom teaching, and not be a separate activity conducted after a course has been taught.

The internal assessment requirements at SL and at HL are the same. The time allowed is 20 hours, and the weightings are 25% at SL and 20% at HL. Students are required to undertake fieldwork collecting primary information and produce one written report that is based on a fieldwork question.

 

Contents: 

  1. The written report…
  2. The Assessment Criteria…
  3. How to structure your Internal Assessment…
  4. Videos on how to write up your Internal Assessment…
  5. Examples…

 

  1. The written report…

Written reports Students should produce one report of their investigation. The report must not exceed 2,500 words. Word limit The following are not included in the word count.
• Title page
• Acknowledgments
• Contents page
• Titles and subtitles
• References
• Footnotes—up to a maximum of 15 words each
• Map legends and/or keys
• Labels—of 10 words or less
• Tables—of statistical or numerical data, or categories, classes or group names
• Calculations
• Appendices—containing only raw data and/or calculations

All the main text is included in the word count, including the research question, analysis, conclusion and evaluation, as well as all annotations over 10 words and any footnotes over 15 words.

The fieldwork written report must meet the following requirements of organization and presentation.
• The work is concise and within the 2,500-word limit.
• Overall presentation is well structured, with pages numbered.
• All illustrative material is fully integrated into the body of the report and is not relegated to an appendix.
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• Figures such as maps, diagrams and tables are numbered and referenced in the text.
• References used for background information follow standard conventions. (Guidance on referencing is given in the earlier section on secondary information.)

2) Assessment Criteria…

 

Access pages 72 – 76 from the syllabus to see the Assessment Criteria – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6j9ZErW2MfoWm15dHNJM1liQm8

 

3) How to structure your Inyternal Assessment…

Access the below link to help structure your IA…

How to structure your IA…

4) Videos on how to write your internal assessment:

5) Examples…

Access the below the links to some excellent examples of internal assessment

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k77u8PNje4aReZW-AfT5oyCCM8Jft25nykx9S3iOhe4/edit#bookmark=id.30j0zll

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZrM7BNESgTG_ENSnL5T2EI_Xq4KKgKrJGvoEphtiE3w/edit