Assessment

How is the IB economics course assessed?

The economics course is assessed via an internal assessment, consisting of three commentaries on an economics event as well as three examinations (two for standard level students).  In addition, many of your students may choose to write their extended essay in the subject. 

Each of the following sections contains information on how you can help your students score highly in each components. 

Direct access to each component of this section can be accessed via the following links:

Chief examiners report

The Chief examiner's report comes out for each exam session and are available in the resources section of My IB. One is provided for the November session and two, time zone 1 and time zone 2, are provided....

Revising for the final IB exam

As soon as you have finished the syllabus the next step is to prepare your students for their exams. Once you start the revision process you may be surprised to find that your students, who you have...

External assessment

External assessment in economics consists of two examination papers at standard level and three at higher level. The examination papers collectively make up 80% of a candidates' grade in the subject,...

Internal assessment

The Internal assessment is an important component of the IB economics course and is compulsory for SL and HL students. The requirements for SL and HL students are the same. In completing the IA students...

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Internal assessment 18 February 2021

The Internal assessment is an important component of the IB economics course and is compulsory for SL and HL students. ...
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How to write your IA? (student handout) 5 February 2021

The following page contains the handout that I provide to my students to help them with the IA process. It contains instructions...
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Exemplar IA: Sample 1a 27 October 2020

The following page provides you with a sample IA, graded under the new criteria and was part of the sample provided to workshop...
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External assessment 26 July 2020

External assessment in economics consists of two examination papers at standard level and three at higher level. Under...
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How to interpret the new assessment criteria? 2 May 2020

The following is designed to help your students write their IA and should be given to your classes, along with the page...
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Sample 3a 1 March 2020

The following page provides you with a sample IA, graded under the new criteria and was part of the sample provided to workshop...
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