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How Do I Get My IB Diploma?

Students take courses in six subjects, three at Higher Level, three at Standard Level.  Each of the six subjects is graded out of a maximum of 7 points. 

The range of subjects on offer at Worth allows students to shape a Diploma Programme that meets their individual interests and career plans. A student who is passionate about the humanities, for instance, can focus on his or her key subjects at Higher Level, while still maintaining breadth and versatility by taking scientific subjects at SL.  Likewise, a scientist, can take HL subjects that allow him or her to develop a passion for Medicine or Bio-Medical Science, and enrich and amplify that learning through SL study of arts and humanities subjects. In short, academic focus and breadth of intellectual experience are perfectly blended in the IB Diploma Programme.

In addition to studying the six subjects students must fulfil the core requirements that lie at the heart of the IB hexagon: TOK, Extended Essay and CAS.

Core requirements

TOK - Theory of Knowledge – is a stimulating course that teaches students to think deeply about the nature of knowledge, to reflect critically on the ways of knowing they are encountering in their subjects, and to explore pertinent connections between different branches of knowledge.

The Extended Essay is an exciting individual project, one that gives students the chance to develop the skills of research and formal essay-writing that they will need at university.  Students choose a topic that really fires their imagination and research their own angle on it, working independently, but with some support from staff. 

The combined assessment of TOK and Extended Essay will offer students up to three IB points, which are added to the points achieved in the subjects, generating a possible total score of 45 points.

CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service, and is a crucial component of the IB Diploma Programme. CAS aims to develop the skills of each individual outside the classroom, in a range of artistic, sporting and service activities for a minimum of 150 hours. Students keep records of their CAS activities in which they review and evaluate what they have achieved.



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