Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Earning the Diploma



For a student to earn the IB Diploma, he or she can achieve a maximum of 45 points. Each of the six groups of the IB curriculum model is assessed an IB level of 1-7; and the academic subjects are combined to award a final score out of 42.
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​The final three points are obtained from the core components of the DP. The Extended Essay and the Theory of Knowledge course are jointly graded to a maximum of 3 points.

The IB Diploma will be awarded to a candidate provided all the following requirements have been met:
  • CAS requirements have been met.
  • The candidate’s total points are 24 or more.
  • There is no “N” awarded for theory of knowledge or the extended essay.
  • There is no grade E awarded for theory of knowledge and/or the extended essay.
  • There is no grade 1 awarded in a subject/level.
  • There are no more than two grade 2s awarded (HL or SL).
  • There are no more than three grade 3s or below awarded (HL or SL).
  • The candidate has gained 12 points or more on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count).
  • The candidate has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL).
  • The candidate has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the Final Award Committee.