The following is a breakdown of the different types of assessments. Note the differences between SL and HL. For the internal assessment, both SL and HL candidates are required to produce a portfolio of three commentaries based on published extracts from real-world news media using the key concepts as a lens. In addition, for the external assessment, there are two examinations for SL and three examinations for HL.
|Type of Assessment||Format of Assessment||Time||Weighting of final grade (%) - SL||Weighting of final grade (%) - HL|
|Paper 1||Extended response paper on all units of the syllabus||1 hour 45 mins||30||20|
|Paper 2||Data response paper based on all units of the syllabus||1 hour 45 mins||40||30|
|Paper 3 (HL Only)||Policy paper based on all units of the syllabus||1 hour 45 mins||-||30|
|Portfolio||Three commentaries based on different units of the syllabus (except the introductory unit) and from published extracts from the news media, analysed using different key concepts||20 hours||30||20|
The information in this article was extracted from the IB DP Economics Subject Brief – Individuals and societies: Economics.