Cat: 3 | History: A focus on internal assessment

26 - 28 May 2022 |
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
STANDARD FEE £695.00 + VAT (if applicable)

A late booking surcharge of £100 will be applied to all bookings made 10 days or less in advance of a workshop

About the workshop

The workshop is suitable for any teacher of IBDP History who is interested in improving their understanding of the internal assessment requirements of the current subject guide.  You do not have to have completed a Cat 1 or Cat 2 workshop to attend. Teachers new to the DP are very welcome, but should be aware that this workshop focuses solely on the Internal Assessment, and will not look at the teaching or assessment of other parts of the course. 

The areas covered in the workshop will include understanding the nature and requirements of the internally assessed component of history, the content, characteristics and presentation of the internal assessment reports written by candidates, understanding the assessment criteria for internal assessment reports in history and academic honesty in internal assessment. You will investigate and discuss ideas that assist students and teachers in meeting the requirements of history internal assessment and simulate assessing examples of internal assessment. Additionally, you will develop resources and strategies that can be used with students to encourage and guide them in meeting the requirements of internal assessment in history and the assessment of reports with a discussion of the marks awarded.


Participants will:

  • ensure that they are familiar with the purpose, structure and requirements of the IA;
  • identify methods to ensure that students have focused, well-crafted questions, which will allow them to access the highest bands in the marking criteria;
  • complete in-depth marking exercises for each section of the IA, looking closely at how the mark scheme is applied to real student work and analysing the reasons for students’ success;
  • share classroom activities to develop the skills which will lead to success in each section of the IA, including source evaluation, research, essay writing and reflection;
  • consider the importance of academic honesty in relation to the IA and share strategies to promote good practice; and
  • design IA processes for use in their own classroom.


Workshop Leader(s)
Alexandra Holland

Alexandra Holland has been teaching IB History since 2001 and has worked at schools in Hong Kong, South Africa and Kenya.  She has been Head of History, EE Co-ordinator, ToK Co-ordinator and DP Co-ordinator at different times in her career,…

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Alexandra Holland
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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IBICUS organises teacher training programmes for schools in over 130 countries around the world.

Originally established to support the IB Schools community, we have been authorised by the IBO to run their full range of official certified Professional Development teacher-training workshops since 2003. We also offer Masterclasses and Seminars for IB and non-IB schools and specialist training for individual schools.


All our workshops listed as starting at 09:00 UK time run to the same timetable:

Day 1 08:30-08:55 set up
  09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 2 09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 3 09:00-13:30 inc breaks


The entire 2022 calendar will be delivered virtually.

All of our workshops are intensive, interactive and delivered via ZOOM. Although it’s great to be in the same room, the intensive nature of our format (4 hours per day with short breaks) means that everyone really retains focus and stays on- point.