IB Program

Posted on: January 3, 2011

IB program (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) is a two-year pre-university program for high school 11th and 12th grade students.

IB courses cover curriculums for six groups of basic subjects. Students must choose one course in each group of the six subjects. Each course has advanced courses HL (Higher Level) and ordinary course SL (Standard Level) . Among the six selected courses, three must be advanced courses. In addition, students must also complete three activities: creative actions and service (CAS), theory of knowledge (TOK), and completing a 4000-word essay (Extended Essay) before receiving the diploma.

After completing the two-year IB courses, students should take the IB final exam held in May. IB test scores range from 1 to 7 points with 4 as the passing mark. Adding on the 3 reward points for TOK, CAS, and papers, the full score of IB is 45 points. The minimum graduation requirement is the six courses' total score to reach at least 24 points, plus passing TOK, CAS, and the essay. Only after that can students receive the IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate Diploma).

Currently, some international schools in Beijing, Shanghai and several other places in China provide the IB program.



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