23 Sep ESS IB PAST PAPERS
How is ESS assessed?
ESS has two external exam papers and an internal assessment component.
Paper 1 is a resource booklet containing one large case study accompanied by short answer questions. Paper 2 contains two sections and is the largest component in ESS, counting for 50% of the final grade. The individual investigation contains 25% of the final grade.
Paper 1 counts for 25% of the final grade. There are total of 35 marks and students have to answer 4 questions. All questions are compulsory.
Paper 2 counts for 50% of the final grade. There are total of 65 marks and Paper 2 is divided into Section A and Section B.
Section A is based on short answer questions. Section B requires students to answer two structured essays.