Students complete internal exams within the classroom. These exams are marked by the student’s teacher and then moderated by external IB examiners. Internal assessments vary by subject, but can include oral presentations, in class essays, replication of experiments, lab reports, research papers, and oral interviews.
The IB Diploma Program students take written exams in May at the end of each course. All students in a higher level course, which is a two year course, will have exams in May of their senior year. These exams are marked (graded) by external IB examiners.
Students are awarded marks (scores) for each course based on their performance on both the external exams in May and their internal exams throughout the year. The marks range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).