Each of the 6 subjects is marked out of seven (maximum of 42 points), and up to 3 points are awarded for the DP Core elements; making 45 points the possible total score for IB Diploma.
All assessment components for each of the six subjects and the additional Diploma requirements, listed below, must be completed in order to qualify for the award of the IB Diploma.
- The candidate gains at least 24 points.
- CAS requirements have been met.
- There is no E awarded for theory of knowledge, the extended essay or for a contributing subject.
- There is no grade E awarded for theory of knowledge and/or the extended essay.
- There is no grade 1 awarded in a subject/level.
- There are no more than two grade 2s awarded (HL or SL).
- There are no more than three grade 3s or below awarded (HL or SL).
- The candidate has gained 12 points or more on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count).
- The candidate has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL).
A bilingual IB Diploma will be awarded to a successful candidate who fulfills one of the following criteria.
- Takes 2 language A courses
- Takes examinations in at least one of the subjects from group 3 or group 4 in a language that is not the same language as his or her language A selected for group 1
- Completes an Extended Essay in a language that is not the same as language as his or her language A selected for group 1
A maximum of three examination sessions is allowed in which to satisfy the requirements for the award of the IB Diploma. The examination sessions need not be consecutive.