Please download your comprehensive guide to the Internal Assessment.
The information document includes information pertaining to:
- Requirements outlines
- Submission checklists
- Marking criteria
Please read it thoroughly and use the checklists.
The IB has made changes with respect to anonymity of student work. Students should not include any identifying information within their IA work such as their name, name of school or name of teacher. Students are to only identify themselves using their 6 character IB code
1. Get the template
The IB provides an offical template ZIP file that contains the file/folder structure your submission requires. Download this, and unzip the file to a folder on your computer.
2. Prepare your documents
You are required to submit the following documents:
- Convert your documents to PDFs
- Rename files as required (the above names must be used precisely)
- Copy them all to a /Documentation folder in the root folder of your project
3. Prepare your product
Your product is required to be copied to a /Product folder in the root folder of your project.
If you need to give the marker special instructions on how to execute your project (passwords etc), those will be added to the HTML cover sheet.
4. Edit the HTML file
Open the index.html cover sheet in a text editor such as Brackets or Atom.
Edit the relevant sections of the HTML file as follows:
- Candidate name: enter your six character IB code such as abc123
- Solution title: the name of your project
- User name: –leave blank–
- Links to: add links to your product here. If it is an online project you should provide a link to the online and offline copies. Example HTML code follows:
<a href="https://www.mywebsite.com/">Link to online version of project</a><br> <a href="/Product/index.html">Link to offline (local) version of project</a><br>
- Directions to access product: Any relevant instructions for the examiner to execute your project
- Planning: Change this link so it will open your planning PDF file. For example:
- Change the links for your Record of tasks, Design, Development, Video, Evaluation and Appendix as well
- Enter the total word count in the relevant section
- Save your index.html
5. ZIP and name the folder
- ZIP the folder
- Rename your ZIP file to your six character IB code such as abc123.zip
6. Submit your 4ICCS file
The 4ICCS file is the IB document containing the reflection for your Group 4 project. While not weighted as part of your Computer Science grade, it is still compulsory and must be submitted.
- Download the blank 4ICCSe form.
- Enter your group 4 project reflection and identifying details.
- Save the PDF
- Submit it with your ZIP file (but do not insert it into the ZIP file)
7. Submit to teacher
And you are done!
The following are real IB Computer Science Internal Assessments submitted in the last couple of years. They are samples that were externally moderated, so the marks shown are the final IB mark & grade for each IA. The marks are out of 34 (as per the marking guide).
They have been generously shared by a fellow teacher from another school, for me to use with my classes, on condition they are not further distributed or shared. Please express your appreciation to them for these files by respecting their wishes.
- Checkers (player v computer) - Mark 31, grade 7
- Fueltopper math game - Mark 31, grade 7
- Yatzy (math probability game) - Mark 31, grade 7
These video links have been set to private on YouTube. Pleaes do not share, or download the videos with a youtube downloader.
- https://youtu.be/Hd3VwcW8iCs - Checkers
- https://youtu.be/SClyFGYgkog - FuelTopper
- https://youtu.be/H7488L_iRq4 - Yatzy
- https://youtu.be/R-oxqjinDn0 - Search and learn