Grading and Assessment

International Baccalaureate

IB subjects are graded on a scale of 1-7. 1 is the lowest mark: 7 the highest: 4 is a satisfactory pass. A minimum score of 24 points overall is required for the IB Diploma. In addition there are a number of passing and failing conditions, such as lower grades in one or two subjects being compensated for by higher grades in others at the same level. A maximum score of 45 is achieved by an extra 3 points for theory of Knowledge and the extended essay. Students receive progress grades twice a term and predicted grades five times over the course of two years to support the university guidance process. In addition students are given an effort grade on an A-e scale where A is the highest and e the lowest achievement level. During progress grade tutorials, students receive updates on attendance.


Reports on student performance in both their academic studies and their general involvement. 

Atlantic pre-Diploma

Assessment is based upon descriptors and grades are awarded on an A–G scale, with A reflecting the widest range of ability measured against the descriptor scale. Each subject is made up of assessment components, mostly taken at the end of the course. coursework is an option in some subjects such as language and maths. methods of assessment include: written papers, investigations, orals, coursework and practical assignments.

The Cambridge learner is: confident; responsible; reflective; innovative and engaged. these core attributes inform subject disciplines and are part of the broader culture of the curriculum, providing a foundation for independent learning.

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