To complete the IB Diploma, students must take one course from each subject area 1-5 and a sixth course from either group 6 or an additional course offering from groups 1-5. Three to four subjects must be taken at Higher Level (HL) and two to three subjects must be taken at Standard Level (SL).
Additionally, students must complete the IB Core: Creativity, Action, Service (CAS
); the Theory of Knowledge course (TOK
); and the Extended Essay (EE
Exams are scored on a 1-7 point scale and there are three extra points that can be achieved with the grades earned on the EE
essay for a total of 45 points. The Diploma is earned with a total score of 24 points; UC schools offer significant credit for a score of 30 points.