The Internal Assessment in IB Psychology is the focus of Term 5 and requires students to replicate a psychological study and to write a report on their findings. Find below crucial milestones in the process:
· In Weeks 34 and 35, students will work in a group to select a study to replicate from a list provided to them here. Students then submit an experimental proposal which needs to be explicitly approved by their teacher to ensure that it meets IB regulations
· In Weeks 36 and 37, students continue to work in their group to plan and conduct their experiment.
· In Weeks 38 and 39, students work individually on analysing the shared data and writing the report.
· From Weeks 40 to 47, teachers will provide extensive feedback on the draft and conduct an individual conference with students.
You can support your student(s) in the following ways:
· Ask them about the study their group plans to replicate.
· Provide logistical support for the conduct of the experimental study (as students most often use peers as participants)
· Encourage your student(s) to watch Live Lesson recordings about the IA process.
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As of September 2019, in response to the IB document, Psychology external assessment clarification guide, the Pamoja IB Psychology Course and the Pamoja Student Guide to IB Psychology have been modified.
Your Year 2 students have been informed of this and directed to this post, Psychology External Assessments: A guide for IBDP students.
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