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CAS and History2 August 2018

CAS can support and enhance what goes on in the history classroom.See below for some suggestions of how students can gain CAS hours in the history department and at the same time develop their own historical... more

IA Sample 4: Operation Gibraltar2 August 2018

These are the examiner's comments for this IA:Criterion AAn appropriate question for investigation, appropriate and relevant sources selected and a clear explanation of the relevance of the sources. ... more

IA Sample 3: Battle of Midway2 August 2018

Click on the eye below to read this essay or download the PDFThese are the examiner's comments for this IA:To what extent did US intelligence and codebreaking determine the outcome of the Battle of Midway... more

IA Sample 2: Suez Crisis2 August 2018

Here are the examiner's comments for this IA:Criterion AAn appropriate question for investigation has been clearly stated. The student has identified and selected appropriate and relevant sources and... more

IA Sample 1: Marshall Plan2 August 2018

These are the examiner's comments for this IA:Criterion AAn appropriate question for investigation has been clearly stated. The student has identified and selected appropriate and relevant sources and... more

3. IA: Graded student examples2 August 2018

This section includes some samples of IAs with the marks and examiner's comments. See the menu on the left hand side of this page for the sample IAs. more

2. IA: Getting the question right2 August 2018

The starting point for students is to find a topic that they are interested in. They then need to ensure that they come up with the right question. Here are some pointers for helping them with this. more

Internal Assessment (IA)free2 August 2018

The IA or Internal Assessment provides both SL and HL students with an opportunity to explore any part of your history programme in more detail, or indeed to explore an area that is not covered by your... more

Paper 1free2 August 2018

Paper 1 is a source paper in which students must answer four questions on four sources which are all related to one of the prescribed subjects. This page gives an overview of what is required; see Guidelines... more

Starting the course: Preparing students2 August 2018

At the start of the IB course it can be a good idea to do various exercises with students to equip them with some basic historical vocabulary that they will need and/or to give a broad historical sweep... more