Paper 1

Standard and Higher Level

SL Paper 1 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Four structured questions that assess in an integrated way the three strands of the syllabus. Social and ethical significance Application to specific scenarios IT systems Students answer two of four structured questions on any of the SL/HL core topics. (40 marks)

HL Paper 1 (2 hours 15 minutes)

Seven possible structured questions in two sections that assess in an integrated way the three strands of the syllabus.

  • Social and ethical significance
  • Application to specific scenarios
  • IT systems

Section A

Students answer two of three structured questions on any of the SL/HL core topics.

Section B

Students answer one of four structured questions based on HL extension topics. (60 marks)

Other Resources

Paper 2

Exactly the same examination for SL and HL, based on answering questions on an unseen article.

Paper 3

For HL students only, answering questions on the pre-seen case study. This year is 'On the road to driverless cars'.

Extended Essay

Details and recommendations for students considering writing their Extended Essay in ITGS.

Command Terms

How to approach examination questions that use each of the prescribed command terms for ITGS.