Managing the Exploration
Student Guides for the Exploration (internal assessment)
I have written a 10-page Student Guide for the Exploration - one for HL, and one for SL. Each Student Guide is available as a PDF such that the dates for the different steps can be filled in by you, the teacher, before printing it to distribute to students. There is also a section for additional 'Notes' below the timeline with dates (bottom of page 3) where you can write further information for your students. Clicking on either image below will open a new window displaying the particular Exploration Student Guide that you want - and then you can download it.
Exploration Plan / Timeline
I have thought about the possible chronological stages for the Exploration in terms of: (1) sufficient time for students in terms of understanding their responsibilities and completing the written Exploration as well as they can, and (2) fitting the Exploration sensibly into a 2-year teaching plan for either the SL or HL course. I've broken down the task of producing an Exploration into seven stages as outlined in the diagram below - and commented on in the boxes further below. Certainly the process of completing the IA requirement for HL and SL could be scheduled differently from what I've illustrated below. However, I do think that the factors I've considered which lead me to devise this particular plan (or timeline) need to be considered by any teacher devising their own IA plan.
Exploration checklist - student checklist to remind them of key do's and don't for the Exploration
Exploration criteria HL - IA criteria for HL all on one page; can use as a scoring sheet
Exploration criteria SL - IA criteria for HL all on one page; can use as a scoring sheet
IA_HL_SL_feedback_form_optional - optional feedback form that can be included with moderation sample