- In Group 1 to Group 6 subjects, students complete Internal Assessments, and sit an examination in Group 1 to Group 5 subjects (Group 6: The Arts subjects are externally assessed through coursework submissions). Marks combine to provide a final mark out of 100. This mark is then converted to a numerical grade ranging from 1-7; the highest is a Grade 7. The six subjects combine to provide a total score out of 42 points.
In the core components, students must complete a 4000-word Extended Essay (EE) on a topic of their choosing; write a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay and create an exhibition that explores how TOK manifests in the world around us. Students are also required to complete a series of activities to satisfy the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) component. The EE and TOK essays are completed at school but marked overseas by IB examiners.
Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay provide students with an opportunity to earn up to three bonus points which are added to their subject scores.
Thus, the maximum score in the DP is 45 points: 42 points from six subjects plus three bonus points from EE and TOK.
IB examination information
Year 11 and Year 12 Diploma students undertake Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams. At the end of Year 12, final IB examinations are held during the October-November exam session.
Morning examinations commence at 8.40am
Afternoon examinations commence at 12.50pm
Dates for 2022
Year 11 Diploma
Year 11 DP Semester 1 exams: Monday 2nd May – Tuesday 10th May
Year 11 DP Semester 1 IB Core Days: Wednesday 11th May – Friday 13th May
Year 11 DP Semester 2 exams: Monday 12th September – Friday 23rd September
Year 12 Diploma
Year 12 DP Semester 1 exams: Monday 2nd May – Friday 13th May
Year 12 DP mocks: Monday 12th September – Wednesday 28th September (NB: continue into first week of holidays)
Year 12 DP final IB exams: Monday 24th October – Wednesday 9th November
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