IB COMPUTER SCIENCE: The Exam


Standard level Higher level
Paper 1 60 marks = 30%
1 hour 15 mins
2 compulsory sections:
A Short structured questions (about 45 mins, 30 marks)
B Longer structured questions, answer 3 of 4 (about 30 mins, 30 marks)
80 marks = 30%
2 hours
2 compulsory sections:
A Short structured questions (about 1 hour, 40 marks)
B Longer structured questions, answer 4 of 5 (about 1 hour, 40 marks)
Paper 2 70 marks = 35% 1 hour 45 mins 3 compulsory questions: 1 extended response question involving construction of an algorithm (about 45 mins, 30 marks) 2 Long structured questions based on the Case Study, (about 30 mins, 25 marks) 3 Long structured question (about 30 mins, 15 marks) 105 marks = 35% 2 hour 30 mins 5 compulsory questions: 1 extended response question involving construction of an algorithm (about 45 mins, 30 marks) 2 Long structured questions based on the Case Study, (about 45 mins, 30 marks) 3, 4 and 5 Long structured questions (about 1 hour, 45 marks)

The times given for sections and questions are only recommendations. To answer exam questions correctly, it is essential to understand the action verbs that are used.


4/1/10 9:09 PM - @ The International School of Toulouse.