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ESS Exam?

Hello!

So my ESS teacher went on a pregnancy leave last month and we have no clue what to do for the exam. (my IB DP buddies and I are wiggin' out!) Can someone tell me how the exam is set up? The only thing I know is that part of it is a case-study, but even so I don't know what that entails.

Thank you so much! And if any of you have any good links to good reviews that would be EXTREMELY helpful! Thank you!!

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I'm similarly freaking out! Not because my teacher took a pregnancy leave but because he decided to leave off the last few units "as they are easy to BS"....ahh! I just took mocks however so I have an idea of how the test is laid out.

Paper 1 is the first day, an hour long. Its short questions like the practice questions in the textbook; usually asking to interpret graphs and charts etc, most questions being around 1-5 points. Paper 2 is 2 hours long and it's a case study + 2 free response questions. The case study gives you a resource booklet and you just answer questions based off a bunch of info about an ecosystem they give you. The free response gives you 5 questions, each with an a, b, and c, and you have to answer 2. Both worth 20 points. They're pretty evaluate-y and require a deeper understanding other than basic facts...these are what terrify me.

That's how my mocks were, anyways, and I hope I helped!

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