IB Exam Analysis, Subject Reports & Predicted Grades

IB Exam Analysis

Each year I ask departments to give an analysis of their exam results, using the “exam analysis” document below. When I receive the full set of documents, I go through them with each department and then collate all of the subjects’ ideas and create a programme summary document called “exam analysis compilation” which can also be found below.

The exam analysis compilation has the aim of sharing common issues and good practice and strategies that can be used to help raise results across the programme. The findings are designed to guide departments in the next academic year and for future exam sessions, and staff are encouraged to use the good practice from other departments where applicable.

I have discussed each department`s analysis and requirements in subject meetings and as a programme we have started to use the data to help plan for the next exam session, including helping students with their choices in subjects such as language.

Exam analysis can also be used to guide departments on what Enquiry Upon Results to order from the IBO.

The exam analysis asks departments to comment on the following:

The department`s initial response.

Good practice the department put into place which helped gain good results: Focus on resources, revision, timing, ATLs, use of IBO materials, use of supporting materials created by the department.

Student(s) who reached / exceeded his or her potential. Consider reasons why he/she did so well, include the performance / work rate of the student and the good practice put into place by the department.

Student(s) who didn`t reach his or her potential: What do you believe the reasons for this are Were any of the reasons out of your control? Could you have done anything as a department? What strategies can you put into place to avoid this in the future?

Please write down the effect the following have had on your results:

  • Formative assessments; Types of homework throughout the course
  • Information gained from mock exam results
  • Resources from the IBO such as Past Papers, official websites, Teacher Support Material, Question bank (if applicable)
  • Use of departmental websites (Schoology / Managebac)–please explain how you use them
  • Revision strategies given to the students
  • The school year

How can the results be used to help backward planning into the MYP with a view of improving DP results in the future?

Areas the department needs to focus on to improve results.

Possible changes to the structure and timings of the course / Internal Assessments.

The department would like the following support / training / resources to help improve results.

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IB Subject Reports

I have created a summary of the International Baccalaureate’s subject reports, used to support staff and students.

Below is summary of a Theory of Knowledge report. which I went through with the students in my next class. The report gives an overview of the main points from the International Baccalaureate.

I also showed this document to all staff to help them in their delivery of the Theory of Knowledge skills in their own subjects. I encourage staff to create a summary report for their own subject.

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Predicted Grades

Predicted grades are a worry for students as they are often shown to potential universities.

I have found that students, at times, believe that only their mock exams will count towards their predicted grades. I have taken time to explain to students and parents that it is not only the mock exam results that will count towards the predicted grades, but teachers will also take into account the students’ performance in all of the assessment components, including the Internal Assessments.

I explain that the predicted grades are based on the International Baccalaureate’s grade descriptors (which I ask staff to include in their student guides for each subject). I also make it clear that there is room for students to make further progress after the mock exams and this is taken into account when creating a predicted grade.

I ask teachers to take their overall knowledge of their students into account when creating predicted grades. As well as academic ability this can also include motivation, work rate, attitude to learning and self-management, all of which can have an impact on results.

When collating predicted grades I create one of the predicted grade documents below for each student. The document is put onto a Google Doc so all subject teachers can edit it.

The correct subject groups and subjects need to be inputted for each student depending on the route they have chosen through the Diploma.

Once the results are in I check the students’ predictions across the core and their points across their SL and HL subjects (where a minimum of 9 in SL and 12 in HL are needed), and take into account the other criteria that need to be met for a full Diploma to be awarded.

I then give a final points prediction and whether the student is predicted to pass the full Diploma or not.

Once the predicted grades have been received, they are inputted onto IBIS and I add them to the student data tracking document.

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