Achieving the IB Diploma

In order to achieve the IB Diploma a candidate must fulfill certain requirements. Following completion of coursework over the two year program and examinations in May of the second year, candidates must achieve at least 24 points from their combined grades in six subjects, together with their grades for Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and the Extended Essay (EE), and also complete the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirements.

Successful IB Diploma Candidates will receive an IB Diploma and a document entitled “Diploma Programme (DP) Results” listing the total IB Diploma points score, the subject grades, confirmation of the completion of all CAS requirements and any points awarded and individual grades for the combination of Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

An IB Diploma Candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the award of an IB Diploma will receive DP Course Results indicating the grades obtained in individual subjects, together with results in theory of knowledge and the extended essay, and confirmation of the completion of all CAS requirements, as appropriate.

A diploma will be awarded to a candidate subject if they meet the conditions below:

  1. CAS requirements have been satisfied.
  2. The candidate’s total points are at least 24.
  3. There is no “N” (no grade) awarded for Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay or a contributing subject.
  4. There has been no grade E awarded for one or both of Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.
  5. No grade of 1 has been awarded in any subject/level.
  6. No more than two grade 2s awarded (SL/HL)
  7. No more than three grade 3s awarded (SL/HL)
  8. Candidate has gained at least 12 points on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four (4) HL subjects, the three (3) highest grades count).
  9. Candidate has gained at least 9 points on SL subjects (candidates who register for two (2) SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL).