Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.
The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a Diploma Programme student can be awarded is 45 points.
Assessment is criterion-related, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations.
The criteria and descriptors are linked and aligned with the goals and outcomes of each individual subject. Statistics have shown that the range of student results has remained constant over the years globally, indicating the high quality and consistency of the assessment model in the program, which has been recognized and accepted by numerous world universities.
For those students who are interested in obtaining a national curriculum diploma at Gimnazija Crnjanski, together with the IB diploma, there is a possibility of transferring IB marks into national curriculum grades. For more information, contact the school’s IBDP coordinator.
Students in our program apply independently to enroll in the desired universities, but with our continued support and encouragement. We fully understand the extent to which applying to universities and colleges can be an exciting and inspiring experience for students. However, it often turns into a complicated, difficult and time-consuming process that requires supervision, support and counseling.
Therefore, at Crnjanski, we want to help our students, through individual consultations, to apply and be admitted to the desired universities. Counseling and career guidance program in our school starts on the first day of the programme and lasts until they enroll to the chosen university.
Throughout the school year, thanks to the excellent collaboration with various agencies ( such as Global Study i Ino education ) and universities, our students have the opportunity to hear about study programs in different countries, application processes and requirements.