The three months (Aug-Nov 11) are time tabled, staggered to cover topics as follows:
IB Environmental Systems & Societies SL for diploma / certificate candidates:
I - Mid Aug (15th) mid Sep (14th). Big bonus as (20% towards IBDP).
Focus on Internal Assessments (IA) and consolidate strengths and eradicate weaknesses in laboratory reports on The FOUR EVSS CRITERIA. (i) Planning (Pl); (ii) Data Collection and Processing (DCP); (iii) Discussion Evaluation and Conclusion (DEC); (iv) Personal Skills (PS).
Select 1 written laboratory report from your IB first year work for this exercise.
II - Mid Sep (15th) mid Oct (14th).
Preparation for the TWO WRITTEN EXAMINATION PAPERS (1 and 2).
EVSS Paper 1 – Structured data based and essay paper, examines full IB EVSS syllabus.
(1 hour 45 marks – weighted 30% IB Grade)
III - Mid Oct (15th) mid Nov (14th)
EVSS Paper 2 – Series of questions from known or unknown global case study (in a given Resource Booklet) and two essays from four. ( 2 hours - Total 65 marks weighted 50% IB Grade)
Section A- Requires information & data on resource booklet. (25 marks).
Q.1, the most feared question by candidates, requires very careful comprehension, interpretation and analysis of the data on the resource booklet.
Section B - Q.2-5, directly from learned theory, through structured and data based questions. These 4 structured essays, each with three sub-questions. Only TWO questions to be selected from Q. 2-5.
(each essay 18+2 marks = 40 marks).
Correct examination approach and common errors and omissions made during Paper 2 as seen by the external examiner.