What are the benefits of IB Diploma?
IB Diploma Program students will be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning, take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world, become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language, be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
According to the recent researches, students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities.
DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling analysing and presenting information evaluating and constructing arguments solving problems creatively.
The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP. As external assessments, examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. They include essays, structured problems, short-response questions, data-response questions, text-response questions, case-study questions and although rarely used, multiple-choice questions. Besides, teacher assessment is also used which includes oral work in languages, fieldwork in geography, laboratory work in the sciences, investigations in mathematics, artistic performances.
In the DP, students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being highest. Students receive a grade for each DP course attempted.
A student’s final Diploma result score is made up of the combined scores for each subject. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance including successful completion of the three essential elements of the DP core. The theory of knowledge (TOK) and extended essay (EE) components are awarded individual grades and, collectively, can contribute up to 3 additional points towards the overall Diploma score.
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