Assessment and exams

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.

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.

IB assessment principles and practices

The IB takes great care in ensuring assessment of candidates is meaningful and fair. The following guides provide an overview of the assessment process across our programmes.

Join the IB's global alumni network

The IB is extremely proud of its graduates, and the alumni network connects them with one another and with the IB community.

Members of the alumni network receive a quarterly newsletter, as well as opportunities to connect with graduates from all over the world.

Students who will graduate in the next two years are encouraged to join.