• Assessment and Grading

CIE Grading & Assessment

Each subject is assessed on a number of components, mostly taken at the end of the course. Our students normally sit CIE examinations in May and June, with results issued in August.  CIE examinations can also be taken in November with results available in January. For CIE examinations, assessment is based upon grades as following table:
CIE percentage uniform mark range
Grade Percentage Uniform Mark Range
A* 90-100
A 80-89
B 70-79
C 60-69
D 50-59
E 40-49
F (Cambridge IGCSE only) 30-39
G (Cambridge IGCSE only) 20-29
Note: In the case of the Cambridge International AS Level qualification, where there is no Grade ‘a*’, the percentage uniform mark range for Grade ‘a’ is 80-100.
Students’ progressive course works are also assessed in our school’s internal exams. Students’ progressive academic record lists in their transcripts and counted in their GPA according to our GPA calculation policy.
In accordance with the guideline suggested by CIE and the practice of GPA calculations in the United States, we refer to the following table to convert scores/grades into GPA.
Marks (%) Grade GP
90-100   A* 4.0 4.0
80-89 A 4.0 4.0
75-79   B* 3.7 3.7
70-74 B 3.6 3.6
65-69   C* 3.2 3.2
60-64 C 3.0 3.0
55-59   D* 2.6 2.6
50-54 D 2.4 2.4
45-49   E* 2.2 2.2
40-44 E 2.0 2.0
30-39 F 1.6 0
20-29 G 1.4
0-19 U 0

  • For each subject a student studied, the semester GP is calculated based on all the results the students achieved from progressive assessments and examinations.
  • The GPA for the semester is the average of all subject GPs.
  • The GPA for the CIE examinations is calculated based on the student’s UPMs as per CIE official report.
  • The Academic Year GPA=70%×average of Semester 1 and Semester 2 GPAs + 30%×GPA of CIE results
  • The Cumulative GPA=average of academic year GPA from the day of students’ enrollment

IBDP Grading System
Each of the six subjects taken is marked out of 7 (maximum of 42 points). Candidates can gain up to 3 extra points for their extended essay and the TOK elements of the IB. Hence the total point of the IBDP diploma is:
6 subjects x 7 points + 3 extra points = 45 points
Awarding Criteria
The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, out of a total of 45 points (this result includes a D grade for both TOK & EE), and with the completion of Creativity, Actions and Services requirements.
Failing Conditions
In addition to awarding criteria, students who meet any of the following conditions will not be able to receive the IB diploma.
  1. Unsatisfactory or unauthentic CAS participations
  2. Total point is below 24.
  3. N grade on either or both TOK & EE
  4. E grade on either or both TOK & EE
  5. One academic subject that has been marked as 1 point. (HL or SL)
  6. Three or more subjects that have been marked as 2 points.(HL or SL)
  7.  Four or more subjects that have been marked as 3 points. (HL or SL)
Note: N grade is marked to those who do not submit any work/exam papers or conducted plagiarism on EE or cheating during examination. Under the circumstances of plagiarism or cheating, all precedent works of the subject will be regarded as invalid. Hence the inability to be awarded with IBDP.

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