GenTECH IB Assessment

External Assessment (3 hours) - 70%

Paper 1 (1 hour, 45 minutes) - 40%

  • Five structured questions that assess in an integrated way the three strands of the syllabus
    • Social and ethical significance
    • Application to specific scenarios
    • IT systems
  • Students answer three of five structured questions on any of the SL core topics
  • (60 marks)

Paper 2 (1 hour, 15 minutes) - 30%

  • This paper consists of one unseen article
  • Students are required to write a response to this article
  • (26 marks)

Internal Assessment - 30%

This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course

Project (30 hours)

  • The development of an original IT product for a specified client 
  • Students must produce:
    • A cover page using prescribed format 
    • An original IT product 
    • Documentation supporting the product (word limit 2,000 words)
  • (30 marks)