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I.B. History Internal Assessment

What is the History Internal Assessment?


A historical investigation consisting of a written account of between 1,500 and 2,000 words, divided into six sections: a plan of the investigation, a summary of evidence, an evaluation of sources, an analysis, a conclusion, and a list of sources (works cited). The investigation must be a written piece and should be the work of the individual student. Group work is not permitted.


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IA Overview - The Written Account

IA Section Descriptions & Markbands - see right column

Preparing your Final I.A. Manuscript

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Historian's Skills

The IA Sections - Descriptions, Markbands and Examples

Section A - Plan of the investigation (3 marks)

Section B - Summary of evidence
(6 marks)

Section C - Evaluation of sources
(5 marks)         

Section D - Analysis
(6 marks)

Section E - Conclusion
(2 marks)

Section F - List of sources
(3 marks)

Total: 1,500–2,000 words, 25 marks