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What candidates and their parents/guardians need to know…
How are the exams scored? What are the requirements to earn the diploma? When should the exams be taken? Test Higher Level or Standard Level? What are the exam fees? What is the registration process?
IB exams are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) 45 is the maximum number of points awarded. (6) grade 7’s + 3 bonus points for A’s on Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge papers. The final subject grade is a combination of the internal assessment (IA) grade and the external assessment (exam). Depending upon the subject, the IA grade is 20-50% of the final grade.
Candidates must: Test in all six areas Register for 3 HL (higher level) and 3 SL (standard level) exams, can register for 4 HL Score a minimum of 24 points (at least 12 points in HL, 16 pts if testing 4 HLs) Fulfill CAS, Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (ToK) requirements. An “E” grade for either ToK or EE increases the minimum point total to 28 points. An “E” grade in both ToK and EE is an automatic failing condition, regardless of point total.
For scores 24-27 Minimum of 12 pts (HL) and 9 pts (SL). No grade 1 in any subject. No more than (3) grade 3’s. No less than a grade 3 in any HL. No more than (1) grade 2 in an SL. For scores 28 + Minimum of 11 pts (HL) and 8 pts (SL). No grade 1 in any subject. No more than (3) grade 3’s. No more than (1) grade 2 in any HL. No more than (2) grade 2’s in an SL.
Diploma candidates may sit for all six exams in their senior year. Anticipated candidates (juniors) may sit for up to two exams. *If you are taking the following subjects, you MUST test this year: Math Studies SL, Eco Systems SL, Chemistry SL, Level 5 in a World Language. Course candidates (in 6th subject areas only) may sit for exams either year, but if sitting for an HL exam, it must be during his/her senior year.
Candidates should choose their strongest subjects for their HL exams. Any subject combination is acceptable as long as there is one subject from each group and there are 3 HL’s and 3 SL’s. Candidates should think about their strengths and talk with their teachers and IB counselors. Candidates can take a class for two years and still test SL. Juniors cannot take an HL exam.
Group 1-English Group 2-World Language Group 3-Social Science Group 4-Experimental Science Group 5-Math Group 6-Arts or a 2nd Group 2-5
$41,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at private college or university. $21,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at a public university. National Center for Educational Statistics May 2013 $885 is the cost of six IB exams which could translate to 24 credits or a full year of tuition at a Colorado college or university. 4 is what candidates need to score in each subject to earn their IB Diploma!
Fill out exam registration form. Get teacher signatures ASAP. Seniors need Mrs. Lubowicki or Ms. Murphy’s signature (EE draft completion). Turn in form and payment to Mrs. Kumar no later than Tuesday, November 5 th. We take Visa and MC. Pay $10 IB stole fee (diploma candidates only). Verify registration (with signature). No refunds after Nov. 15 th Late registration or changes to registration after Nov. 15th will be charged extra fees!