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Grade 11 – ESS – Year end examination information

Grade 11 – ESS – Year end examination information

Year end examination for ESS for Grade 11 students will have the following units as a part of syllabus.

Unit 1: Foundations of environmental systems and societies

Unit 2: Ecosystems and ecology

Unit 3:
3.1 – An introduction to biodiversity
3.2 – Origins of biodiversity

Please note that sub-units 3.3 on wards will not be asked in this examination.

There will be only one paper. The detail of the paper are as under:

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Maximum marks : 50
Types of questions: Short-answer type questions; data based and short case study based questions etc.
You will be allowed to use GDC during the exam. Please carry a pencil and a ruler in addition to pens for writing.

Grade 12 – ESS Mock examination information

Grade 12 – ESS Mock examination information

Dear ESS students,

The syllabus for Grade 12 Mock examination for ESS to be held in the month of March 2019 will be as under:

Unit 1: Foundations of ESS.

Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology

Unit 3: Biodiverstiy and conservation

Unit 4: Water, aquatic food production systems, and societies

Unit 5: Soil systems, terrestrial food production systems, and societies

Unit 6: Atmospheric systems and societies

Unit 7: Climate change and energy production

There will be two papers exactly the same way as in your final DP examination. The information related to your papers is given below:

Paper 1: Will feature a detailed case study in form of a Resource booklet and the paper will have case study based questions.
Duration: 60 minutes. Maximum marks : 40

Paper 2: This paper will have two sections.
Section A : Short answer type questions. (25 marks)
Section B: 2 Essay type questions of 20 marks each (40 marks)
Duration: 2 hours. Maximum marks: 65 marks

In both papers, you will be writing answers in the booklet itself, within the boxes provided. You will be allowed to carry calculators during the examination. Please carry your own set of stationary as well (pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler and such).

 

 

ESS Unit test – Chapter 5 – Soil System and Society on 24 January – Day 6.

ESS Unit test – Chapter 5 – Soil System and Society on 24 January – Day 6.

Dear students,

The unit end test for Chapter 5 – Soil systems and society will be conducted on Day 6, 24 January in slot no 5 (12:40 pm to 1:30 pm). You are expected to come prepared for the same. You will not be taking the test if you remain absent on that day. It will be a written test and you will writing the answers in the question booklet itself.

ESS Grade 12 – Detail regarding first term end examination

ESS Grade 12 – Detail regarding first term end examination

ESS Grade 12 students will be taking their first term end examination soon. The following information is required to be kept into consideration while preparing for the same.

Syllabus:

Unit 1: Foundations of ESS
Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology
Unit 3: Conservation and Biodiversity
Unit 4: Water, food production systems and society
Unit 6: Atmospheric systems and society

The examination will comprise of two papers.

Paper 1 –
Duration: 1 hour       Maximum marks: 40     Weighting: 33%
Data based and case study based questions using a resource booklet containing an unseen case-study

Paper 2 –
Duration: 2 hours   Maximum marks: 65      Weighting: 67%
Short answer and concept based questions in Section A for 25 marks
Essay type (long answer type) questions in Section B for 40 marks – (this will be divided into two questions of 20 marks each)

Wishing you all the best.

Chetan Mehta

ESS Grade 11 – First term end examination paper and syllabus detail

ESS Grade 11 – First term end examination paper and syllabus detail

First term end examination ESS paper detail are as follows:

Syllabus:
Unit 1: Foundations of Environmental Systems and Societies.
Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology. (portion of the unit covered until the end of first week of October 2018)

Only 1 paper of duration 1 hour 15 minutes and maximum marks 50
Question types: Short and long answers (concept based answers to be supported by valid examples using appropriate terminology). A few data based questions as well.

GDC is allowed for use.

Wishing you all the best.

Regards,

ESS teachers.

ESS Grade 11 – Year end examination related information

ESS Grade 11 – Year end examination related information

The detail pertaining to upcoming year end examination for Grade 11 ESS students:

Syllabus for the examination :

Unit 1: Foundations of ESS
Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology
Unit 6: Atmospheric systems and societies

No of papers : 1
Duration of the paper: 2 hours

The examination paper will comprise of question types related to both papers as per your final IB examination paper style. There will be short answer type questions, data and case study based questions as well as essay type (long answer type) questions. The objective is to get you all acquainted with all types of questions while limiting the number of papers to just one.

You will be required to write your answers in the boxes provided in the paper itself. You will be allowed to use GDCs.

Regards,

Chetan Mehta & Sneha Joshi
ESS Teachers.

 

Grade 12 ESS Detail for Mock examination

Grade 12 ESS Detail for Mock examination

Dear ESS students,

The syllabus for Grade 12 Mock examination for ESS to be held in the month of March 2018 will be as under:

Unit 1: Foundations of ESS.

Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology

Unit 3: Biodiverstiy and conservation

Unit 4: Water, aquatic food production systems, and societies

Unit 5: Soil systems, terrestrial food production systems, and societies

Unit 6: Atmospheric systems and societies

Unit 7: Climate change and energy production

There will be two papers exactly the same way as in your final DP examination. The information related to your papers is given below:

Paper 1: Will feature a detailed case study in form of a Resource booklet and the paper will have case study based questions.
Duration: 60 minutes. Maximum marks : 40

Paper 2: This paper will have two sections.
Section A : Short answer type questions. (25 marks)
Section B: 2 Essay type questions of 20 marks each (40 marks)
Duration: 2 hours. Maximum marks: 65 marks

In both papers, you will be writing answers in the booklet itself, within the boxes provided. You will be allowed to carry calculators during the examination. Please carry your own set of stationary as well (pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler and such).

 

 

Grade 12 ESS First term end examination detail

Grade 12 ESS First term end examination detail

Given below are the detail for the upcoming first term end examination for ESS applicable to Grade 12 students. Kindly make a note of the same and begin your preparations appropriately.

Grade 12 ESS – Syllabus for first term end examination:
Unit 1 : Foundations of Environmental systems and societies

1.1 Environmental value systems

1.2 Systems and models

1.3 Energy and equilibria

1.4 Sustainability

1.5 Humans and pollution

Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology

2.1 Species and populations

2.2 Communities and ecosystems

2.3 Flows of energy and matter

2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession

Unit 3: Biodiversity and Conservation

3.1 An introduction to biodiversity

3.2 Origins of biodiversity

3.3 Threats to biodiversity

3.4 Conservation of biodiversity

Unit 5: Soil systems and society

5.1 Introduction to soil systems

5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices

5.3 Soil degradation and conservation

 

 

The detail of two ESS papers are mentioned below:

Paper 1:

Duration : 1 hour                  Maximum marks: 40                      Weighting: 33%
Students will be provided with a range of data in form of a resource booklet related to a specific, previously unseen case study.

Questions will be based on the analysis and evaluation of data in the case study.

All the questions are compulsory.

Paper 2:

Duration : 2 hours                  Maximum marks: 65                      Weighting: 67%

Paper 2 consists of two sections, section A and section B.

Section A(25 marks) is made up of short-answer and data-based questions.

Section B(50 marks) requires students to answer two structured essay questions from a choice of four questions. Each question is worth 20 marks.

 

ESS Updates for Grade 11

ESS Updates for Grade 11

ESS students in grade 11 completed the unit on Flows of Energy and matter. This was then followed by the sub-unit “Biomes, zonation and succession.” In this portion, they learnt about 5 different types of biomes with reference to features such as temperature, precipitation, vegetation, wildlife, NPP and issues generally observed in each of these biomes. They watched a few videos to understand the variety of biomes.

Following this was the discussion around vegetation succession and zonation. The learners gathered the knowledge and understanding regarding these two concepts and also watched two videos pertaining to the same. They also learnt about the “Tri cellular model” of the atmosphere and related it to why different biomes exist at different places in the world. The students also enjoyed playing 3 different quizzes related to Ecosystem and Ecology through Kahoot.

ESS Grade 12 – Detail for mock examination

ESS Grade 12 – Detail for mock examination

For the upcoming mock DP examination, the following will be the assessment components for ESS: (Please note that there have been changes in the types of questions asked in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The following paper pattern is the updated one. These changes are ONLY in terms of question types being swapped between Paper 1 and Paper 2. There are NO new type of questions being added).

Paper 1 –
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum marks: 40
Weighting: 25%
Types of questions: Case study (using a resource booklet)
Students will be provided with a range of data in a variety of forms relating to a specific, previously unseen case study. Questions will be based on  the analysis and evaluation of the data in the case study.

Paper 2 –
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum marks: 65
Weighting:  50%
Types of questions:
Section A : This section is of 25 marks and will have short-answer and data based questions.
Section B: This section is of 40 marks and students will be required to answer TWO out of FOUR essay type questions. Each question is worth 20 marks.

We will discuss about the types of questions to be asked in each paper during one of the upcoming ESS classes.