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Assessment

IB issued DP grades are released in January, following the November DP examinations. In all DP subjects grades are based on two types of assessments: internal assessments and external assessments. The chart below summarizes the internal assessments for each subject regularly offered at Gyoshu. Internal assessments are assigned and marked by the subject teacher. The IB moderates the teacher’s marking to ensure that appropriate grades are being awarded.

Subject Internal Assessment Tasks Subject Internal Assessment Tasks
English A Lang & Lit HL

Oral commentary

Oral activity
Chemistry HL 60 hours of lab work (includes Group 4 Project)
Japanese A Lit HL

Oral commentary

Oral presentation
Physics SL 40 hours of lab work (includes Group 4 Project)
Chinese A1 HL

Oral commentary

Oral presentation
Physics HL 60 hours of lab work (includes Group 4 Project)
English B HL

Individual oral

Interactive oral activity
Math HL Mathematical Exploration
Mandarin ab initio SL

Individual oral

Interactive oral activity
Math SL Mathematical Exploration
Japanese ab initio SL Individual oral
Interactive oral activity
Maths Studies SL Maths project
History HL Historical investigation Visual Arts SL Research work book
History SL Historical investigation Visual Arts SL Maths project
Chemistry SL 40 hours of lab work (includes Group 4 Project) TOK Research work book

The chart below summarizes the external assessments for each subject offered at Gyoshu. For all subjects, except Visual Arts and TOK, external assessments are formal, seated examinations.

Subject External Assessment Tasks Subject ExternalAssessment Tasks
English A Lang & Lit HL

Two written assignments;

Examination paper 1&2
Chemistry HL Examinations paper 1,2&3
Japanese A Lit HL

Two written assignments;

Examination paper 1&2
Physics SL Examinations paper 1,2&3
    Physics HL Examinations paper 1,2&3
English B HL

Examinations paper 1&2

Written Assignment
Math HL Examinations paper 1,2&3
Mandarin ab initio SL

Examinations paper 1&2

Math SL Examinations paper 1&2
Japanese ab initio SL Examinations paper 1&2 Maths Studies SL Examinations paper 1&2
History HL Examination paper 1,2&3 Visual Arts SL Studio work interview
History SL Examinations paper 1&2 Visual Arts SL Studio work interview
Chemistry SL Examinations paper 1,2&3 TOK Essay

The CAS coordinator assesses CAS internally and the DP coordinator notifies IB Singapore of those candidates who have not successfully met CAS learner outcomes. IB Singapore periodically asks for samples of student documentation demonstrating that learning outcomes have been achieved in order to monitor the coordinator’s CAS assessment. Extended Essays are assessed by IB markers.

Requirements for a Diploma

Below is a summary of the basic requirements needed in order to receive a Diploma.

Minimum of 24 points
+
CAS completed
+
At least 12 points gained in HL subjects
+
A grade of at least a D in both Extended Essay and TOK*
+
At least 9 points in SL Subjects*
+
All subjects grades are higher than 1*
+
Grade 2 has been awarded less than three times*
+
Grade 3 or below has been awarded less than four times*
=
Award of IB diploma

* 2015 Change in requirement


As most Gyoshu students are non-native English speakers and study Group Three and Four in English, they receive a special Bilingual IB Diploma

The Gyoshu Grade

DP Students at Gyoshu are assessed on an ongoing basis and receive a Gyoshu grade for each term. Assessment details vary between subjects, but in all cases they involve criteria-based marking. In all DP group subjects Gyoshu grades are based on three types of assessments: 1) examinations; 2) performance tasks such as investigation, oral tests, and essays; and 3) effort.


To learn more about assessment download the Gyoshu DP Student Guide
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