A very important part of preparing for success in IB Geography is knowing the exam. Having a clear understanding of its structure and your responses will be marked will help you to achieve your potential.
Interpreting questions correctly is sometimes a challenge in geography exams and student new to Geography find this difficult. In every geography question there are two important parts. The command word and the subject. The command word informs you how you should frame and structure your response. If you miss it or misinterpret it you will not be awarded the marks. The subject of of the question refers to content. A common mistake is when students bias their writing towards the content and neglect the command word.
Assessment Objectives (AOs)
AOs are important for two reasons. Firstly they represent the learning objectives than run through the IB geography course. Secondly they inform the way examiners will mark your responses. Geography responses are not marked on the basis of the number of valid and correct points or ideas you present in a response. Your marks are allocating according to AO being met. There are three AOs in IB Geography.