IB Diploma Program Course of Study
By Nanci Morse
May 2020: IB Scores
This year's IB scores are being compiled through formulas consisting of each subject's Internal Assessments (IAs) and teachers' Predicted Grades. Universities are satisfied that these scores will be used just as they have been used in the past. Placement into the next level class and/or credits toward graduation are sometimes allotted in many U.S. colleges. Search "International Baccalaureate" in the student's college webpage to see their IB policy. See ibo.org for more information about scoring for 2020.
The IB is 50 years old in 2018
History of the IB 1968-2018 (click)
15 IB DP Terms Parents need to know
IB Terms from ibo.org (click)
IB DP Description
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE).
Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
SHS Course of Study
*There is no grade E awarded for TOK and/or the EE.
*There is no grade 1 awarded in a subject/level.
*There are no more than two grade 2s awarded (HL or SL).
*There are no more than three grade 3s or below awarded (HL or SL).
*The candidate has gained 12 points or more on HL subjects. (For candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count.)
*The candidate has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects. (Candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL.)
*The candidate has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the final award committee.