Candidates who do not pursue the Diploma may take one or more IB courses. Such candidates will be classified as Certificate candidates and will receive a certificate in late August or September with their scores.
Candidates who do not fulfill the requirements for the Diploma will receive an IB certificate and scores for each exam.
Candidates for the Diploma wishing to take IB subjects in excess of the six required may register as EXTRA Certificate candidates for the additional subject(s). Results obtained from the extra exams cannot be applied to the award of the Diploma.
- National Standard of Excellence
- College- level courses
- Encourages academically talented and highly motivated students
Courses and Exams:
- Students generally take AP exams in areas of strength
- Student does not have to be enrolled in an authorized school or AP designated course
- Exams are graded externally and student marks assigned
- Student marks are determined solely on the basis of exam performance
Exams are based on an in-depth mastery of more specific concepts within a given subject area More emphasis is placed on multiple choice questions. Its policies are determined by national educators.
- International Standard of Excellence
- Comprehensive curriculum of college-level work
- Encourages academically talented and highly motivated students.
Courses and Exams:
- Six exams in six subject areas required for Diploma
- Extended Essay
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
- Students must attend an authorized school and be enrolled in IB designated courses.
- Students must prepare in all academic areas: strengths as well as weaknesses
- Internal assessment by the classroom teacher as well as external assessment at Cardiff make up the final mark.
- Face to face orals in Language A and Language B
- Guided course work in history and Language A
- Practical work in science
Exams based on broad general understanding of concepts and fundamental themes. There is more emphasis on student writing. Its policies are determined by international educators. Many opportunities exist for the participation of the classroom teacher and local school in shaping curriculum guidelines and international policies.