Assessment and exams

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International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) students are assessed both internally by the school and externally by the IB.

Exams at the end of each DP course

Diploma Programme (DP) courses within the CP are assessed in accordance with rigorous international standards.

Students take written examinations at the end of their courses, which are marked by external IB examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).

Find out more about assessment in the DP.

Understanding assessment during COVID-19

Schools, teachers and students around the world continue to experience tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about the dual assessment

The IB has prepared videos and one-page documents to explain the principles and processes that will enable us to award results for both routes, how we will maintain fairness across both routes and how we will consider the impact of the pandemic throughout the awarding process.

Performance within courses and modules

Every CP student must complete the four elements of the CP core; the reflective project, service learning, personal and professional skills, and language development.

The reflective project is assessed by the school and moderated and graded by the IB. They are graded from A to E, with A being the highest.

The school is responsible for confirming with the IB that students have completed the requirements for service learning, personal and professional skills and language development.

These are assessed by the school.

Quality assurance by the IB

All IB World Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development ensuring the continued quality assurance of the programme/s delivered. 

Any school or group of schools wishing to offer IB programmes must first be authorized. The requirements are the same for all schools, and the procedure is designed to ensure that schools are well prepared to implement the programmes successfully.

Read about the authorization process.