May 2012 - the FINAL Exam Success!

Exam Paper Summary

HL
  • Paper 1 (2 hrs 15 minutes) 35% - 7 structured questions in 3 sections that assess the 3 strands of the syllabus
    • Section A: Answer 2 of 3 on any of the SL/HL core topics
    • Section B: Answer 1 of 2 questions based on 3.10, 'IT Systems in Organisations'
    • Section C: Answer 1 of 2 questions based on 3.11, 'Robotics, AI & Expert Systems'
  • Paper 2 (1 hour 15 min) 20% - write a response to an unseen article
  • Paper 3 (1 hour 15 min) 25% - FOUR questions based on a pre-seen case study
SL
  • Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) 40% - 5 structured questions that assess the 3 strands of the syllabus
    • Answer 3 of the 5 questions
  • Paper 2 (1 hour 15 min) 30% - write a response to an unseen article

January 2012 Exam Success!

Feedback and mark schemes from January exams

Paper 1: Areas of Impact
Part 1: SL and HL - answer 3 questions from a possible 5
  • 2, 3 or 4 shorter questions
  • 1 longer (8 or 10 marks) question (this is optional for non-IB students)
Part 2: HL - answer 1 question from a possible 2 (Expert systems or Robotics)

Paper 2: Article
  • Criterion C - be aware!
    • Discuss advantages of the new system for TWO stakeholders
    • Discuss disadvantages of the new system for TWO stakeholders
    • Compare and weigh up the relative importance of each and write an evaluation paragraph

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