DP Assessment

Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. It is central to the goal of effectively guiding students through the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of attitudes and the decision to take action. Assessment is the gathering and analyzing of information about student performance.

Assessment of subjects is based on a combination of internal assessment and external examinations at the end of Grade 12. Within each subject examinations and internal assessments for Higher Level are more demanding than those for Standard level.

Grade 11 students will sit a school exam in June. Grade 12 students will sit mock examinations in their second semester. Each subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). Up to 3 three additional points may be gained for performance in the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.

Awarding of the Diploma

The Diploma will be awarded to a candidate with whose total score reaches or exceeds of 24 points or higher, provided that:
• A course in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) has been followed and the assessment requirements met
• An Extended Essay has been submitted and assessed
• The candidate has engaged satisfactorily in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) activities

The maximum possible score is 45 points (6 x 7 = 42 + 3 = 45).