Earning the IB Diploma


The IB Diploma is awarded based on the compilation of points earned on a number of criteria during grades 11 and 12.  The maxium score is 45.  

Scores Exceeding 28 Points

The IB Diploma will be awarded to a candidate whose total score is 28 points
or above, provided all of the following requirements have been met:

  • Numeric grades have been awarded in all six subjects registered for the IB diploma;
  • All CAS requirements have been met;
  • Grades A (highest) to E (lowest) have been awarded for both Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay, with a grade of at least a D in one of them;
  • There is no grade1 in any subject;
  • There is no grade 2 or below at higher level;
  • Overall, there are no more than three grades of 3 or below;
  • At least 11 points have been gained on higher level subjects (candidates who register for four higher level subjects must gain at least 14 points at higher level);
  • At least 8 points have been gained on standard level subjects (candidates who register for two standard level subjects must gain at least 5 points at standard level);
  • The final award committee has not judged the candidate to be guilty of malpractice.

Scores Below 28 Points

The IB Diploma will be awarded to candidates with a total score of 24, 25, 26, or 27 out of 45 points provided all of the following requirements have been met:

  • Numeric grades have been awarded in all six subjects registered for the IB diploma;
  • All CAS requirements have been met;
  • Grades A (highest) to E (lowest) have been awarded for both Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay, with a grade of at least a D in one of them;
  • There is no grade1 in any subject;
  • There is no grade 2 or below at higher level;
  • Overall, there are no more than three grades of 3 or below;
  • At least 12 points have been gained on higher level subjects (candidates who register for four higher level subjects must gain at least 16 points at higher level);
  • At least 9 points have been gained on standard level subjects (candidates who register for two standard level subjects must gain at least 6 points at standard level);
  • The final award committee has not judged the candidate to be guilty of malpractice.