All assessment components for each of the six subjects and the additional IB diploma requirements must be completed in order to qualify for the award of the IB Diploma, except under the conditions stipulated in section VII “special cases C: Incomplete assessment” of these general regulations.
Students must study six subjects, plus the three core subjects—EE, TOK and CAS. They must accumulate no fewer than 24 points from assessment in these subjects, in addition to grade stipulations.
They must meet all the requirements within a maximum of three examination sessions.
Candidates who successfully meet these conditions will be awarded the diploma.
The IB diploma is awarded based on performance across all parts of the Diploma Programme.
Each subject is graded 1–7, with 7 being the highest grade.
These grades are also used as points (that is, 7 points for a grade 7, 6 points for a grade 6, and so on) in determining if the diploma can be awarded.
TOK and the EE are graded A–E, with A being the highest grade. These twogrades are then combined in the diploma points matrix to contribute between 0 and 3 points to the total.
CAS is not assessed but must be completed to pass the diploma.
The overall maximum points from subject grades, TOK and the EE is therefore 45 ((6 × 7) + 3).
The minimum threshold for the award of the diploma is 24 points.
If a candidate scores less than 24 points, the diploma is not awarded.
The additional requirements for the award of the diploma are as follows: