Assessment for IB Computer Science SL

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Grading, assessment, and knowing[1]

Introduction

The assessment component is broken into two parts: external and internal assessment. The external assessment is 70 % of your grade, and the Internal assessment is 30% of your grade.

External assessment (2 hours 30 minutes)

Paper 1

(1 hour 30 minutes) is an examination paper consisting of two compulsory sections:

  • Section A (30 minutes approximately) consists of several compulsory short answer questions. The maximum mark for this section is 25.
  • Section B (60 minutes approximately) consists of three compulsory structured questions. The maximum mark for this section is 45.

You can a maximum of 70 marks for paper 1, and it is weighted for 45% of your final grade.

Paper 2

(1 hour)

Paper 2 is an examination paper linked to the option studied, which is web science.

  • The paper consists of between two and five compulsory questions. (45 marks)

You can a maximum of 45 marks for paper 2, and it is weighted for 25% of your final grade.

Calculators: The use of calculators is not permitted in any computer science examination.

References