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Smoky Hill High School IB Exam Registration May 2014. What candidates and their parents/guardians need to know…. What you will learn this evening. How are the exams scored? What are the requirements to earn the diploma? When should the exams be taken?

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Smoky hill high school ib exam registration may 2014

Smoky Hill High SchoolIB Exam RegistrationMay 2014

What candidates and their

parents/guardians need to know…


What you will learn this evening
What you willlearn this evening

  • How are the exams scored?

  • What are the requirements to earn the diploma?

  • When should the exams be taken?

  • Test Higher Level or Standard Level?

  • What are the exam fees?

  • What is the registration process?



How are the exams scored
How are the exams scored?

  • IB exams are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest)

  • 45 is the maximum number of points awarded. (6) grade 7’s + 3 bonus points for A’s on Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge papers.

  • The final subject grade is a combination of the internal assessment (IA) grade and the external assessment (exam).

  • Depending upon the subject, the IA grade is 20-50% of the final grade.


What are the requirements to earn the ib diploma
What are the requirements toearn the IB diploma?

Candidates must:

  • Test in all six areas

  • Register for 3 HL (higher level) and 3 SL (standard level) exams, can register for 4 HL

  • Score a minimum of 24 points (at least 12 points in HL, 16 pts if testing 4 HLs)

  • Fulfill CAS, Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (ToK) requirements.

  • An “E” grade for either ToK or EE increases the minimum point total to 28 points.

  • An “E” grade in both ToK and EE is an automatic failing condition, regardless of point total.


Other requirements
Other requirements…

For scores 28 +

  • Minimum of 11 pts (HL) and 8 pts (SL).

  • No grade 1 in any subject.

  • No more than (3) grade 3’s.

  • No more than (1) grade 2 in any HL.

  • No more than (2) grade 2’s in an SL.

For scores 24-27

  • Minimum of 12 pts (HL) and 9 pts (SL).

  • No grade 1 in any subject.

  • No more than (3) grade 3’s.

  • No less than a grade 3 in any HL.

  • No more than (1) grade 2 in an SL.


When should my son daughter test
When should my son/daughter test?


Testing junior or senior year
Testing Junior or Senior Year???

  • Diploma candidates may sit for all six exams in their senior year.

  • Anticipated candidates (juniors) may sit for up to two exams. *If you are taking the following subjects, you MUST test this year: Math Studies SL, Eco Systems SL, Chemistry SL, Level 5 in a World Language.

  • Course candidates (in 6th subject areas only) may sit for exams either year, but if sitting for an HL exam, it must be during his/her senior year.


Higher level hl or standard level sl
Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL) ?

  • Candidates should choose their strongest subjects for their HL exams.

  • Any subject combination is acceptable as long as there is one subject from each group and there are 3 HL’s and 3 SL’s.

  • Candidates should think about their strengths and talk with their teachers and IB counselors.

  • Candidates can take a class for two years and still test SL. Juniors cannot take an HL exam.


What are the six subject areas
What are the six subject areas?

  • Group 1-English

  • Group 2-World Language

  • Group 3-Social Science

  • Group 4-Experimental Science

  • Group 5-Math

  • Group 6-Arts or a 2nd Group 2-5



Students who are strong in math and science
Students who are strong in math and science…

  • Math HL

  • Science HL

  • Third HL [6th subject science (Biology or Physics) or next strongest subject]

  • World language SL

  • History SL

  • English SL


Students who are strong in humanities
Students who are strong in humanities…

  • History HL

  • English HL

  • Third HL (6th subject humanities/art or next strongest area)

  • Math SL

  • Science SL

  • World Language SL


But what if i m not strong in any area

“But what if I’m not strong in any area?”


How expensive are the exams

How expensive are the exams?




Let s go back to those four numbers
Let’s go back to those four numbers…

  • $41,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at private college or university.

  • $21,000 is the average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) for one year at a public university.

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    May 2013

  • $885 is the cost of six IB exams which could translate to 24 credits or a full year of tuition at a Colorado college or university.

  • 4 is what candidates need to score in each subject to earn their IB Diploma!


What are the next steps
What are the next steps?

  • Fill out exam registration form.

  • Get teacher signatures ASAP.

  • Seniors need Mrs. Lubowicki or Ms. Murphy’s signature (EE draft completion).

  • Turn in form and payment to Mrs. Kumar no later than Tuesday, November 5th. We take Visa and MC.

  • Pay $10 IB stole fee (diploma candidates only).

  • Verify registration (with signature).

  • No refunds after Nov. 15th

  • Late registration or changes to registration after Nov. 15th will be charged extra fees!



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