Assessment in the IB is unique, because it is criterion-based
Student performance is thus not measured by comparison to their classmates taking the same exams but against specific criteria based on the objectives of each subject studied. This is done to ensure objective and stable grades.
Statistically, the scores achieved by IB students have remained stable since the launch of the Diploma Programme more than 20 years ago. Universities value this consistency, which is one of the reasons why the programme is recognized and respected by the world’s leading post-secondary institutions.
You can read more about assessment in the IB on our website. For more information, please visit: www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/
Various methods are used to assess a student against the set objectives for each subject
The IB has a seven point grading scale:
Award of the IB Diploma
Students who obtain 24 points or more in the exams and have completed their CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) pass the IB Diploma.
The maximum number of points a student can be awarded on his or her diploma is 45 points – 7 points in each of the six subjects and 3 bonus points.
However, the following failing conditions apply:
|1. CAS requirements have not been met|
|2. Candidate's total points are fewer than 24|
|3. An N has been given for theory of knowledge, extended essay or for a contributing subject|
|4. A grade E has been awarded for one or both of theory of knowledge and the extended essay|
|5. There is a grade 1 awarded in a subject/level|
|6. Grade 2 has been awarded three or more times (HL or SL)|
|7. Grade 3 or below has been awarded four or more times (HL or SL)|
|8. Candidate has gained fewer than 12 points on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count)|
|9. Candidates has gained fewer than 9 points on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL)|
The maximum number of points a student can obtain in each course is 7 points. However, 3 extra bonus points can be awarded for the Extended Essay and the Theory of Knowledge paper.
Each of these papers is graded on one of the five bands below:
|Band A||Work of an excellent standard|
|Band B||Work of a good standard|
|Band C||Work of a satisfactory standard|
|Band D||Work of a mediocre standard|
|Band E||Work of a poor standard|
The total number of bonus points awarded is determined according to the following matrix:
Results 2013 add
|Number of candidates registered in this session||17|
|Number of candidates who succesfully passed the diploma at IBG||17|
|Mean score IBG||32.59|
|Mean score worldwide||29,81|
|Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate at IBG||41|
|Mean grade IBG||5.12|
|Worldwide average points||29.9|