IB Exam Schedule
IB exams are held during the month of May. Most subjects have two exams (called Paper 1 and Paper 2), although some courses have three papers (Biology, History) and other subjects have no exams, just internal assessments (Dance, Visual Arts, TOK). Exams range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours in length. Exams for courses with large enrollments (English Literature, History, Math Studies & Mathematics) are held in the Freshman gymnasium at Eastridge High School. Courses with smaller enrollments (less than 35) are held at the East Irondequoit Operations Center (25 Kane Drive), immediately behind the high school.
IB exams are global examinations and therefore they take precedence when any sort of conflict arises. If students have a conflict between an IB and an AP exam, the AP exam is rescheduled. No exams can be rescheduled due to other conflicts such as a doctor’s appointment. If a student is deemed unable to take an exam by a doctor due to illness or injury, the parent should contact the IB DP Coordinator to determine what options are available. In such a case, the parent must provide documentation signed by said doctor attesting to the student’s condition.
Sample Blank Answer Sheet
Conduct During the Examinations
Entering the Exam room:
- Line up outside the exam room quietly. When instructed, enter the room in a quiet and orderly manner.
- The coordinator will decide where each candidate will sit during the exam.
What to bring:
- Drinking water is permitted but snacks are not (unless you have a documented medical reason for having them during the exam).
- Candidates may take to their desk only the following items:
- Writing utensils—blue or back pens / pencils (bring spares of everything);
- Your candidate code;
- A translating dictionary for non-language examinations;
- An electronic calculator where permitted;
- Any other materials specified by the IB.
Candidates may not use or store data, programs or applications in their calculators that may assist them in an examination by removing the need to recall facts or formulae that are not provided in the examination materials.
Students should not bring any bags to examinations as these will not be permitted in the exam room. Instead, students should leave all bags, bookbags, and purses in their lockers.
Please leave ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES in your lockers including, but not limited to: mobile phones, iPods & mp3 players, iPads, tablet and laptop computers. Possession of any such unauthorized material is a breach of regulations and may result in the cancellation of your exam.
You will get 5 minutes reading time at the beginning of each paper unless it is a multiple choice paper. Use this time to read the exam paper. You are not permitted to write during this time.
Writing your script
- Candidates are not permitted to use correcting fluid/pens. Instead, candidates are instructed to cross out any mistakes.
- Rough notes can be in pencil.
- Appropriate exam behavior
- Do not talk unless asked to do so.
- Avoid eye contact with other candidates.
- Put your hand up if you need assistance.
- The coordinator/examination supervisor will come to your desk at which point you can quietly relay your question/request.
Candidates are allowed into the examination room during the first 30 minutes after the start of an examination. No additional time will be allowed for the examination.
After the first 30 minutes candidates will not be allowed into the examination, nor will they be permitted to take the examination at a rescheduled time.
You must ask if you want to go to the bathroom.
Only one student is permitted to use the bathroom at a time.
You will be escorted to and from the bathroom.
During the examination, and at other times specified by the coordinator/examination supervisor, a candidate must not communicate with any other candidate.
The impersonation of another candidate will be treated as a breach of regulations.
End of the exam procedures
There will be a clock/timer in the room and you will be told when you have 30 and then 5 minutes left in the examination period.
Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination room during the first hour or during the last 15 minutes of any examination.
If a candidate leaves the examination before the scheduled finishing time, the candidate will not be allowed to return.
Candidates must give all examination papers, answer sheets, multiple choice answer sheets and rough notes to the coordinator/examination supervisor at the end of the examination. Rough notes will not be marked but must be submitted if used.
Candidates must leave the examination room in a quiet and orderly manner
Results of the May examination session are available to student via www.candidates.ibo.org on July 6th. In order to look up your results, you will need your “Personal Code” and your “PIN”, both of which were given to you in the spring. If you have misplaced this information, please email the IB DP Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn how to look up your results, please visit the EHS graduates page on this site: https://www.eastiron.org/Page/4351
Resources for Students and Parents
Helping your Children through Exams