IB Diploma Programme
Welcome to the IB Diploma Programme web page for SCIS - Hongqiao Campus.
In this section, parents and students can find a variety of information that will allow them to access, plan, and prepare for their IB journey.
Lennox Meldrum, the HS Vice Principal, is also the IBDP Coordinator and CAS Coordinator, and works with our talented and dedicated teachers to provide quality guidance for students. Further guidance is provided our College Counsellor, Emily Blalock, and the TOK teachers who also serve as academic advisors for our DP students.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Subject Information
The following subjects are offered at SCIS, depending on student demand and minimum number requirements. Click on the HL or SL link below beside each subject to view the IB subject brief.
Grading and Reporting of SCIS IBDP Subjects
All IBDP subjects at SCIS are graded against the IB 1-7 grade descriptors. The weighting of assessment components and the grade boundaries used for each subject are reviewed annually based on past student performance, feedback from the IB on our grading standards, global feedback from the IB for each subject area, and changes to course and/or cohort structures. For the current academic year, these weightings can be found in the SCIS DP Assessment Overview document on this page. Semester reports provide teacher comments on student performance and suggestions for areas of improvement, along with a semester grade from 1-7. Results for individual assessment items are not recorded on reports but can be accessed by students and parents through the SCIS ManageBac portal.
Awarding of an IB Diploma
The minimum threshold for award of the IB Diploma is 24 points, below which the IB Diploma is not awarded. IB Diploma Programme subjects are graded on a 1-7 scale, totalling 42 points for the six subjects. TOK and the EE are graded A–E, with A being the highest grade. These two grades are then combined in the IB Diploma points matrix to contribute between 0 and 3 points to the total, giving a final total out of 45 points. CAS is not assessed but must be completed in order to pass the diploma.
Other requirements for the award of the IB Diploma are: