I use this excellent summary from compscihub.net
The Internal Assessment component (IA) accounts for 30% of the Standard Level grade and 20% of the Higher Level Grade. There are a maximum of 34 marks to be earned.
The IA consists out of 5 parts and can be no longer than 2000 words (excluding any appendixes & footnotes/bibliographies). The video can be no longer than 7 minutes.
- Criterion A – Planning – 6 marks
- Criterion B – Record of Tasks (RoT) and Design – 6 marks
- Criterion C – Development – 12 marks
- Criterion D – Functionality (Video) – 4 marks
- Criterion E – Evaluation – 6 marks
- Please click here for a checklist to help you stay organized.
- Please Click here to see the IA assessment criteria
- Your solution must be formatted precisely. Click this link for a compressed folder with the templates.
- Please make sure you include section b AND section b record of tasks - these should be two separate files.
- Please make sure your code is in the Product folder in plaintext so examiners can copy/paste code as needed.
- Please watch this video for instructions to format your project: https://youtu.be/ezKDs4SWwWc
Exemplars are available from your teacher
The requirement of the internal assessment is to develop a solution for a specified client to a specified problem or an unanswered question.
Example of previous IA topics
- Interactive fiction creator
- Personal budget tool
- A web-based program that finds the best price for a food item in Warsaw. Limit food choices to 25 items.
- A web-based program to manage exercise goals, exercise targets
- a web based php text-based game
- A locally-installed python script that perfroms network analysis tool that helps users clearly understand what might be wrong with a network connection application snooper (little snitch)
- Arranging meeting time with counselors using google calendar API
- A web-based program to automatically creates brackets for clubs and team events
- A web-based program that makes scheduling free time with a teacher easier.
- A google chrome extension that tracks how much time is wasted by a user
- A web-based program to help students understand what school they might be accepted to with their GPA
- A game to help users who are using assistive technologies
- An event management system
- tool to allocate billable hours
- Application to analyze facial type
- Sorting program for shoes
- Application to help me with habits
- A program for roomate best-fit algorithm
- Application to help teachers remember students
- An inventory management system
- Application to make a computer science search engine
- Application to help people manage event
- Application to rationally play hearthstone
- Application for facial recognition to make eye shadow
- The term “solution” refers to all the work submitted by the student for the internal assessment; the term “product” refers to the completed software only. The product is a subset of the solution.
- The terms “developer” and “student” are synonymous.
- The term “client” refers to the person for whom the product is being developed.
- The term “adviser” refers to a third party the student must identify to assist him or her in the development of the product.
3 scenarios in developing a product
- The student is developing the product for a third party who is the client and also acts as the adviser.
- The student is developing the product for a third party who is the client. Another person acts as the adviser.
- The student is the client (developing the product for himself or herself). An appropriate adult must act as the adviser.
Requirements of the solution
- a cover page that follows the prescribed format
- a product
- supporting documentation (word limit 2,000 words)