Assessment 2012


Students taking ITGS as an examinable subject:

  • Project due February 10
  • January mock exams: Modified Paper 1 and 2 only (not HL Paper 3)
  • April Mock exams: Full Paper 1, 2, 3
  • Final DP exams as scheduled by the IB

Students not taking ITGS as a full DP subject:

  • Project will be worth 50%, not 30% as in SL, and can be submitted at the end of April
  • Other assessment includes:
    • January testing - 10%
    • May testing - 20%
    • Area of Impact essay - 1500 words, based on a scenario and including current news articles - 20%, due April 13
  • January and May testing:
    • Paper 1 but without the extended answer '10 mark' in-depth questions
    • The testing in May will not be cumulative. Some parts of the syllabus covered in January, others covered in May
    • For MAY testing: Business and Employment, Home and Leisure, Education and Training

January Mocks

Strand 1 - ALL social and ethical issues however as a class we need more work on the digital divide, standards and protocols
Strand 2 - (Note: non-IB students will answer from Health, Environment and Education & Training only in January)
  • Business & Employment
  • Education & Training
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Home & Leisure
  • Politics & Govt - will not be in January
Strand 3
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Networks
  • Internet - limited for January
  • Personal and Public Communications
  • Multimedia/digital media
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets (modelling)
  • Introduction to Project management
  • HL
    • Robotics, artificial intelligence and expert systems
    • Information systems - not in January

Paper 1 structure:

HL (2 hours 15 min)
  • 4 questions to be answered:
    • Section A x 2 questions (from a possible 3) from SL/HL core topics
    • Section B x 1 question (from a possible 2) based on topic 3.10 "IT Systems in organisations"
    • Section C x 1 question (from a possible 2) based on topic 3.11, "Robotics, artificial intelligence and expert systems"
SL (1 hour 45 min)
  • Three questions to be answered (from a possible 5) on any of the SL/HL core topics
  • Note: non-IB students will answer 4 questions from a possible 6

Paper 2 structure:

HL and SL (1 hour 15 min)
  • Paper 2 is based on an unseen news item where students respond to 4 criteria:
    • A - presentation of the issue
    • B - IT background of the issue
    • C - The impacts of the issue
    • D - A solution to problems arising from the issue
  • Response according to Paper 2 guidelines
  • Note: Non-IB students will be asked to write (c) or (d) only
  • ITGSopedia resources

Paper 3 structure (HL only):

Four questions based on a pre-seen case study
(1 hour 15 min)