Results Day - 6th July in the Northern Hemisphere
Monday 5 July 2021
Results Day is around the corner on 6th July for schools in the Northern Hemisphere. The IB has published a series of information pages about the moderation and marking process, explaining how they endeavoured to achieve some kind or parity between the exam route and the non-exam route. For the November session the same procedure is likely to be used and the results will be issued on 2 January 2022.
"We are proud of our students for overcoming extremely difficult circumstances and the teachers that were with them every step of the way."
IB Global news 2nd July 2021
There is a lot of information on the IB website Understanding assessment during COVID-19. Six short videos outline IB procedures and there are links to more detailed information in between. The videos may be useful for communication with parents and students, and DP Coordinators will have studied the detail.
The IB has also published a nice discussion between principal examiners talking about moderating a piece of work. It might help teachers to understand how to use the assessment criteria, differences between Biology and other experimental sciences and some points about organisation of the IA in lessons.
This blog post helps to outline the main points for a DP Biology teacher to consider, once the exam results are known.