Assessment Overview

IBDP assessments can earn up to 45 points total:

  • Students take six subjects that earn up to seven points per class (42 points total)
  • Students can earn up to three additional bonus points from their combined performance in Theory of Knowledge and on the Extended Essay (42 + 3 = 45 points)
  • Students must score a minimum of 24 points and meet the following requirements to earn the IB diploma:
    • They must earn a minimum of 12 HL points
    • They must earn minimum of 9 SL points (if students take 2 SL classes, then 5 points)
    • They may not incur any scores of 1, no more than two 2s, and no more than three 3s out of the maximum of 7 points per class

 

IBDP Assessments Overview by Subject:

These take place throughout the entirety of the two year program and are not given all at once. Many of the external assessments, however, are given in May of senior year.

 

 

Subject:

External Assessments:

(marked by the IB)

Internal Assessments:

(marked by our teachers and moderated by the IB)

Language and Literature HL 

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (35%)
  • Paper #2 (25%)
  • HL Essay (20%)
  • Individual Oral (20%)

Language B ab initio/SL/HL (foreign language - all levels)

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (25%)
  • Paper #2
    • Listening (25%)
    • Reading (25%)
  • Oral Commentary (25%)

History HL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1(40%)
  • Paper #2 (20%)
  • Paper #3 (20%)
  • Historical Investigation (20%)

Psychology HL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (40%)
  • Paper #2 (20%)
  • Paper #3 (20%)
  • Experimental Study (20%)

Physics SL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (20%)
  • Paper #2 (40%)
  • Paper #3 (20%)
  • Individual Investigation (lab) (20%)

Chemistry SL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (20%)
  • Paper #2 (40%)
  • Paper #3 (20%)
  • Individual Investigation (lab) (20%)

Biology SL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (20%)
  • Paper #2 (40%)
  • Paper #3 (20%)
  • Individual Investigation (lab) (20%)

Math Analysis SL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (40%)
  • Paper #2 (40%)
  • Mathematical Exploration (20%)

Math Applications SL

(7 points)

  • Paper #1 (40%)
  • Paper #2 (40%)
  • Mathematical Exploration (20%)

Visual Arts HL

(7 points)

  • Comparative Study (20%)
  • Process Portfolio (40%)
  • Exhibition (40%)

Film HL

(7 points)

  • Comparative Study (20%)
  • Textual Analysis (20%)
  • Film Portfolio (25%)
  • Collaborative Film Project (35%)

Music HL

(7 points)

  • Contextual Exploration (20%)
  • Musical Presentation (30%)
  • Musical Experimentation (20%)
  • Multimedia Project (30%)

Theatre HL

(7 points)

  • Solo Theatre Piece (35%)
  • Director’s Notebook (20%)
  • Research Presentation (20%) 
  • Collaborative Project (25%)

Core: Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay

(3 bonus points)

  • Extended Essay (50%)
  • Theory of Knowledge Essay (33%)
  • Theory of Knowledge Exhibition (17%)