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# Maths IA Grade Boundaries?

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Currently attempting to do my maths IA but failing miserably as I feel that my topic was too difficult and there isn't much I can prove using it...

Cannot change my topic over summer and it is due over summer too.

Just wondering what are the grade boundaries for the maths IA? I've pretty much lost all hope and I really hope I get a 5 on this.

Also, what are the chances of still getting a 6 overall in maths SL with a 4 or 5 for your maths IA grade?

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Hi,

Grade boundaries can change every year, so I can't give you an exact boundary for your 2019 exams. In 2017, the boundaries were:

• 1 = 0-2 marks
• 2 = 3-5 marks
• 3 = 6-8 marks
• 4 = 9-11 marks
• 5 = 12-14 marks
• 6 = 15-17 marks
• 7 = 18-20 marks

Your Math IA is 20% of your total grade. This means that not doing a great IA will not hamper your chances of scoring a 6. You would have to do well in your exams i.e. scoring a 6 in them. My teacher used to say that doing well in the IA is necessary if you want to get a 7 overall, but otherwise it is not as important. For a 6, as long as you score 6s in your exam papers, you can get away with a 5 in your IA (maybe even a high 4 if you get high 6 or a 7 in one paper).

2017 grade boundaries for Math and other subjects are here: https://www3.dpcdsb.org/STFXS/Documents/2017-05_grade_boundaries.pdf

Subject brief for Math SL (so you can see details on the assessment and the course): https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/5_mathsl.pdf

Hope this helps!

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1 hour ago, AndresLopez said:

Hi,

Grade boundaries can change every year, so I can't give you an exact boundary for your 2019 exams. In 2017, the boundaries were:

• 1 = 0-2 marks
• 2 = 3-5 marks
• 3 = 6-8 marks
• 4 = 9-11 marks
• 5 = 12-14 marks
• 6 = 15-17 marks
• 7 = 18-20 marks

Your Math IA is 20% of your total grade. This means that not doing a great IA will not hamper your chances of scoring a 6. You would have to do well in your exams i.e. scoring a 6 in them. My teacher used to say that doing well in the IA is necessary if you want to get a 7 overall, but otherwise it is not as important. For a 6, as long as you score 6s in your exam papers, you can get away with a 5 in your IA (maybe even a high 4 if you get high 6 or a 7 in one paper).

﻿﻿﻿﻿ 2017 grade boundaries for Math and other subjects are here: https://www3.dpcdsb.org/STFXS/Documents/2017-05_grade_boundaries.pdf

﻿﻿﻿ Subject brief for Math SL (so you can see details on the assessment and the course): https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/5_mathsl.pdf

﻿﻿﻿﻿ Hope this helps!

Thank you so much! My maths is so-so and I find the content in SL to be challenging at times, but I have been positively predicted a 6 so I hope I can still achieve a 6 overall!

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5 minutes ago, macbakeib88 said:

Thank you so much! My maths is so-so and I find the content in SL to be challenging at times, but I have been positively predicted a 6 so I hope I can still achieve a 6 overall!

No problem, the good thing about the IA is that you can still score well without using amazing maths, so I'm sure you will be fine. Just make sure you include everything in the IA rubric and take all the advice possible from your teacher. Study hard for the exams and you will surely get a 6!

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On 7/25/2018 at 4:14 AM, AndresLopez said:

Hi,

Grade boundaries can change every year, so I can't give you an exact boundary for your 2019 exams. In 2017, the boundaries were:

• 1 = 0-2 marks
• 2 = 3-5 marks
• 3 = 6-8 marks
• 4 = 9-11 marks
• 5 = 12-14 marks
• 6 = 15-17 marks
• 7 = 18-20 marks

Your Math IA is 20% of your total grade. This means that not doing a great IA will not hamper your chances of scoring a 6. You would have to do well in your exams i.e. scoring a 6 in them. My teacher used to say that doing well in the IA is necessary if you want to get a 7 overall, but otherwise it is not as important. For a 6, as long as you score 6s in your exam papers, you can get away with a 5 in your IA (maybe even a high 4 if you get high 6 or a 7 in one paper).

2017 grade boundaries for Math and other subjects are here: https://www3.dpcdsb.org/STFXS/Documents/2017-05_grade_boundaries.pdf

Subject brief for Math SL (so you can see details on the assessment and the course): https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/5_mathsl.pdf

Hope this helps!

I got a 7 in my exam and 5 in my IA, do you think I can finish with a 7?

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