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Earning the Diploma

Earning the IB Diploma


The goal of earning the IB Diploma is achieved by a student showing their knowledge of the six subject areas through Internal Assessments (IA) and comprehensive examinations at the end of the course.

In order to be awarded the IB diploma, a student must score a total of 24 points from their examinations and IAs. IB examinations are scored on a scale of 1-7. IB considers a 4 passing score.

There are other opportunities to gain points towards a student’s diploma total. Depending on what students score on their Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) a student can earn up to 3 points that will be applied to their total points.