Introduction to the Historical Investigation
The internal assessment (IA) in IB History (first examination 2017) is an integral part of your History course and is compulsory for both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) students. You will demonstrate skills and knowledge, and you can follow your personal interests, without the time limitations and other constraints that are associated with written exams.
What is the IB History IA
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Key Points about the IB History IA
Guidance and authenticity
The historical investigation submitted for internal assessment must be the your own work. You must discuss the internally assessed work with your teacher.
As part of the learning process, your teacher will read and give advice on one draft of the work. You must confirm that the work is your own authentic work and constitutes the final version of that work. Once you have officially submitted the final version of the work, it cannot be retracted.
The requirement to confirm the authenticity of work applies to the work of all students, not just the sample work that will be submitted to the IB for the purpose of moderation. For further details, refer to the IB publication Academic honesty in the IB educational context.