How Are IB Psychology Grades Calculated?

Your overall IB grade from 1-7 is calculated based on your scores on both the internal assessment (your experiment report) and the external assessment (the exam). How much each section counts toward your IB grade depends on whether you take SL or HL.   Here’s how to calculate percentage scores for SL Internal Assessment is 25% of the overall grade The internal …

How is the IB Psychology Exam Graded?

The IB Exam external assessment is entirely essay-based, so grading takes the form of a rubric system (in IB lingo answers fall into a “markband”) which helps graders categorize the quality of responses and assign numerical scores. As you’ll see, determining which descriptors best apply to an essay can be tricky, so some essays are randomly sent to Senior Examiners for …

How is the AP Psychology Exam Graded?

Students generally want to know how the different sections of the AP Psychology Exam are graded so here’s an overview, along with an explanation of raw score conversions and estimated grade distributions. The Multiple Choice Section Section 1 of the exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question has 5 possible answer choices and each correct answer is worth …

What’s on the IB Psychology Exam?

Unlike the AP Psychology Exam, this question is a little more complicated for IB Psychology. This is because the curriculum for IB Psychology offers a bit of flexibility and choice for which areas of psychology are focused on, known as the options. In addition to these options, the course also has a Standard Level (SL) and a Higher Level (HL) …

What’s on the AP Psychology Exam?

This is a question that every AP psychology student invariably asks, so here’s a quick summary of the question types and the areas of psychology that are covered. The Format The AP Psychology exam consists of two sections. The first section is multiple choice. There are 100 multiple choice questions and you’ll have 70 minutes to answer them. Hopefully you’ll …