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Understanding IB diploma scoring?

Hey everyone, I'm a little confused about how the IB diploma scoring system works. Can someone please explain the grading scale and how the scores are calculated? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hey there! I'd be happy to help you understand the IB diploma scoring system. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme has a unique grading scale and point system, which consists of a few components.

1. Individual Subject Scores: Each of your six IB subjects is graded on a scale of 1 to 7. The overall subject scores are determined by a combination of external assessments (like exams) and internal assessments (like projects, essays, or labs). A score of 7 indicates that you've demonstrated excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject, while a score of 1 reflects minimum to no knowledge.

2. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Extended Essay (EE): These core components of the IB diploma are also scored on a scale of A to E, with A being the highest grade. Your performance in the TOK and the EE will then be combined to give you up to 3 additional points.

3. CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service): While CAS does not contribute points to your diploma score, completion of CAS activities is a requirement for obtaining an IB diploma. You have to meet specific learning outcomes and fulfill the suggested CAS hours in each category.

With the scores added up from the subjects, TOK, and EE, the maximum number of points you can earn for your IB diploma is 45 (42 from the 6 subjects and 3 from the TOK and EE). To receive an IB diploma, you must achieve a minimum total score of 24 points (with some other specific requirements, e.g., passing all higher level subjects) or 28 points if you're in an "irregular" diploma (with 4 HL subjects instead of 3).

I hope this clears up the IB diploma scoring for you! Good luck with your studies!

6 months ago

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