Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Cognitive Approach

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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Therefore, not every possible question is covered. Read More Command terms and definitions (link) Biological approach extension (animal studies) exam bank (link) Biological approach core exam bank (link) Cognitive Approach Exam Questions TOPIC Content SAQs Essay …

IB Psychology – Grade Boundaries New Curriculum (Feb 2019)

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Are you wondering what you need to do to get a 7 in IB Psychology? It’s a bit tough to say exactly because as of now (February 2019) we have not had any exams for this new curriculum. But as I’m marking my students’ mock exams I have also created the grade boundaries that I will use for IB Psychology …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals – EXAMPLE ANSWERS

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The following are some sample answers to THIS PRACTICE PAPER THREE. Paper Three: Example Answers  The following are example answers to the practice three paper found on pg.  1.(a) Identify the research method used and outline two characteristics of the method. Method = covert participant observation Observations in qualitative studies like this one tend to happen in naturalistic environments, like hospitals. …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals – MARK SCHEME

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The following is a mark scheme to be used as a guide when marking answers to THIS PRACTICE PAPER THREE. 1.(a) Identify the research method used and outline two characteristics of the method. Method = covert participant observation (1 mark) participant observations involve the researcher becoming a member of the group they’re being observed (in this case they were a …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals

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The following is a summary of a study that can be used for practice when preparing for the new Paper 3. You have one hour and need to answer all five questions. The stimulus material below is based on a research article. People living in poverty find it difficult to access health care resources (e.g. medical treatment, Doctor’s appointments, vaccinations, …

Essay Writing Tips: Three Rules of Three

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If you’re learning how to write essays in IB Psychology or looking for good tips to pass on to your students, I would suggest the following “Three Rules of Threes.” #1: Three Parts to an Essay Every good essay has three parts (excluding the introductions and conclusions): Central argument/s Supporting Evidence Counter argument/s The central argument is where you address …

Not happy with your IB results? Here’s what you can do about it.

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The IB has a process called Enquiry Upon Results, or EUR for short. If you’re not sure about this process, this post will give you some key details. Just remember that everything should go through your IB Co-ordinator. Here are the categories for EURs: Category 1 re-mark: This is the re-marking of externally assessed material for an individual candidate. The …

What should we include in a mock exam? (Year One)

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The guidance in this post is going to be most helpful for teachers who are: teaching a two year course using our textbook, IB Psychology: A Student’s Guide  …and are following a similar course structure to the one I’ve proposed here. (i.e. Criminology, Social Influence and Quantitative Methods covered in Year One). Here’s what I include in my End-Of-Year Exam for …

Exam Review: Why I’m pleased I didn’t teach the command terms (Paper 2)

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I realize that critiquing the inconsistent use of command terms in IB Psychology assessments is like shooting very confused fish in a very small barrel, but I just can’t help myself. Was anyone else surprised to see the command term “Explain” in Paper 2 this year for the Abnormal Option? Here’s the question in question: Explain, with reference to psychological …