Earning the Diploma
 
All examinations leading to the IB Diploma at Germantown High School take place in May, although a junior may be able to take one or two exams.  The examinations are externally set and graded by representatives of the International Baccalaureate Organization.  However, in all subjects, the school internally assesses a part of the program.
 
Each of the six subject areas is graded externally on the following scale:
 
Grade 7 – Excellent                                    
Grade 6 – Very good
Grade 5 – Good
Grade 4 – Satisfactory
Grade 3 – Mediocre
Grade 2 – Poor
Grade 1 – Very poor
 
The number represents the student’s score on both internal and external assessments.  Up to three bonus points can be added to the student’s total score based on overall performance in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.
 
A diploma cannot be awarded, regardless of the total score, to students who have:
 
1.  Not submitted an Extended Essay;
2.  Not followed a course in Theory of Knowledge;
3.  Not completed the required CAS hours;
4.  Received a grade 1 in any HL subject;
5.  Earned a grade of E on either the Extended Essay or ToK.
 
Approximately 70 – 75 percent of diploma candidates earn the diploma worldwide.  The student who does not satisfy the requirements of the full diploma is awarded a certificate for the courses completed successfully. 
 
 
The IB Diploma is awarded with a total exam score of 24-27 under these conditions:
No grade of 1 on any exam.
No grade of 2 on HL exams.
No more than one grade of 2 on SL exams.
No more than three grades of 3 on any exams.
At least 12 points earned on HL exams.
At least 9 points earned on SL exams.
Successful completion of CAS, ToK, and Extended Essay.
 
The IB Diploma is awarded with a total exam score of 28 or above under these conditions.
No grade of 1 on any exam.
No more than two grades of 2 on any SL exams.
No more than one grade of 2 on any HL exam.
No more than three grades of 3 on any exams.
At least 11 points earned in HL exams
At least 8 points earned in SL exams.
Successful completion of CAS, ToK, and Extended Essay.
 
Exam results are issued via the Internet at the end of the first week of July.  Internet codes are issued to students on the day of their last exam.  Exam results will be issued to the universities directly by IBO. Students who fail to satisfy the requirements for the full diploma will be awarded certificates in each successfully completed subject area.
 
Complete General Regulations of the IB Diploma Program are on file in the IB office (Room M106).