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Earning the Diploma

In order to achieve the IB Diploma a candidate must fulfill certain requirements., achieving at least 24 points from their combined grades in six subjects, together with their grades for Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, and also complete the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) element.

Each of the IB Courses is assessed an IB grade level of 1-7. The academic subjects are combined to award a final score out of 42. Students can achieve a maximum of 45 points including points given for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge components.

All subjects (with the exception of CAS) are evaluated using both internal and external assessments. At WVSS the externally-assessed IB examinations, both written and oral, are taken in May of the students’ Grade 12 year.

Requirements to be awarded an IB Diploma

1.  CAS requirements have been met

2.  The student has received 24 or more total points

3. No N has been given for Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay or for a contributing subject

4.  No grade E has been awarded for Theory of Knowledge and/or the Extended Essay

5. There is no grade of 1 awarded in a subject/level

6. There are no more than two Grade 2s awarded (HL or SL)

7.  There are no more than three Grade 3s or below awarded (HL or SL)

8.  The student has gained 12 or more points on HL subjects
(for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count)

9.  The student has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects
(candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL)

10. The student has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the Final Award Committee

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