Internal Assessment

Alongside the 2 (SL) to 3 (HL) exam papers that you will sit in May/June or October/November, you will have to hand in a piece of written coursework referred to as the Internal Assessment. This small research task will allow you to practice your data collection and literature sourcing skills, as well as having your first shot at writing up a “proper” investigation paper. This assessment is worth 20-25% of your final grade, so it’s important that you give it your best effort! Watch this video for tips on writing your Internal Assessment.

Video sections
  • 0:06 What is the Internal Assessment (IA)?
  • 2:19 Examiner’s report
  • 2:55 Question & hypotheses
  • 3:53 IA structure
  • 5:42 IA Criteria