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Criteria to achieve an IB Diploma

A candidate can only receive the overall diploma certificate if none of the following nine conditions below applies.


•   CAS requirements have not been met.

•   Candidate’s total points are fewer than 24.

•   An N (no grade awarded) has been given for theory of knowledge, extended essay or for a contributing subject.

•   A grade E has been awarded for one or both of theory of knowledge and the extended essay.

•   There is a grade 1 awarded in a subject/level.

•   Grade 2 has been awarded three or more times (HL or SL).

•   Grade 3 or below has been awarded four or more times (HL or SL).

•   Candidate has gained fewer than 12 points on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count).

•   Candidate has gained fewer than 9 points on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL).