Cat: 3 | Physics: a focus on Internal Assessment

24 - 26 Jan 2022 |
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
STANDARD FEE £595.00 + 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

Experienced Diploma Programme (DP) physics teachers and IB physics teachers who have completed a category 1 physics workshop.

Practical work is an important feature of the Diploma Programme (DP) physics course. This workshop supports you in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the sciences group internal assessment criteria. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and the moderation process. The ways in which teachers can scaffold teaching and learning to prepare students for internal assessment will also be explored. This workshop is suitable if you wish to improve your practical schemes of work as well as if you are new to teaching physics in the DP.


Key contents and learning expectations:

  • To review in detail the IB expectations concerning the practical programme and explore the relevance of a solid design of the practical programme and principles that should support it.
  • To share teaching strategies that will support the development of skills needed for successfully completing a good quality individual investigation.
  • To understand the moderation process and to compare standards of marking and moderation amongst delegates.
  • To understand and how Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL) and ICT can support the IA.
  • To understand the diverse range of possible individual investigation types.
  • To debate when and how to schedule the IA.
  • To exchange best practice and useful resources.
Workshop Leader(s)
Viviane Khoury Saab

Viviane Khoury Saab holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the American University of Beirut, and has been a physics educator since 1992. She attended several workshops in the field of education and presented workshops at her school for mini…

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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 2021 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.