Below are 4 sample IAs with comments from IB examiners.
More Sample IAs on the IB Teacher support website:
- Example 1: What led the FARC to shift their ideals from fighting for the rights of the poor to running a large drug trafficking empire?
- Example 2: To what extent did Fascism influence Getúlio Vargas’ dictatorship in Brazil in the late 1930’s?
- Example 3: How significant was WWII in women’s involvement in the United States’ labor force?
- Example 4: To what extent was the British Army responsible for “Bloody Sunday” in January 1972?
- Example 5: To what extent did the Cuban Revolution of 1959 result in an improvement of the status and social conditions of women in Cuba?
- Example 6: To what extent was the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 strategically motivated?