International Baccalaureate

Conditions for Award of the Diploma

 Students must complete six IB courses, the Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay and 150 hours for CAS in order to be eligible for the diploma. Each subject is graded on a scale of 1 point (lowest) to 7 points (highest).  A maximum of 3 points will awarded for combined performance in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay. The maximum total Diploma Program points score is 45, and the minimum total points score to earn the diploma is 24, as long as the minimumrequirements have been met.
 
 
A candidate will not qualify for the award of the diploma if certain requirements have not been met.  The following codes indicate which requirements have not been met.

These codes apply to all diploma (and retake) candidates.

  1. Candidate’s total points are less than 24.
  2. An N has been given for one or more subjects, theory of knowledge or the extended essay.
  3. A grade E has been awarded for both theory of knowledge and the extended essay.
  4. There is a grade 1 awarded in any subject and level.
  5. CAS requirements have not been completed.
  6. Candidate is guilty of malpractice.
  7. Grade 3 or below has been awarded four or more times.

These codes apply to diploma (and retake) candidates with 24 to 27 points inclusive.

  1. There is one or more grade 2 awarded at higher level.
  2. Grade 2 at standard level awarded two or more times.
  3. Candidate has registered for three higher level subjects, and gained fewer than 12 points on these.
  4. Candidate has registered for three standard level subjects, and gained fewer than 9 points on these.
  5. Candidate has registered for four higher level subjects, and gained fewer than 16 points on these.
  6. Candidate has registered for two standard level subjects, and gained fewer than 6 points on these.
  7. Candidate has a grade E in either the extended essay or theory of knowledge.

These codes apply to diploma (and retake) candidates with 28 points or more.

  1. Grade 2 at higher level awarded two or more times.
  2. Grade 2 at standard level has been awarded three times.
  3. Candidate has registered for three higher level subjects, and gained fewer than 11 points on these.
  4. Candidate has registered for three standard level subjects, and gained fewer than 8 points on these.
  5. Candidate has registered for four higher level subjects, and gained fewer than 14 points on these.
  6. Candidate has registered for two standard level subjects, and gained fewer than 5 points on these.


 

 

 

Last Modified on December 14, 2012