Internal Assessment

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What is the IB History IA

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Key Points about the IB History IA

  • Requirements for SL and HL students are the same.

  • You can chose your own topic, follow your own interests. The topic of your IA does not have to be related to the school's syllabus.

  • The topic must be historical, and therefore cannot be on an event that has happened in the last 10 years.

  • The IA is important to your overall success in IB History. It is worth 25% of the final assessment for SL students, and 20% for HL students.

  • The historical investigation will be internally assessed by your teacher and externally moderated by the IB.

  • The investigation must be a written piece and should be done individually, group work is not permitted.

  • The word limit for the historical investigation is 2,200 words.