Grades and Assessment
Each examined subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum) as a final grade. This grade is determined by how students perform against four assessment criteria in each subject. Through a programme of continuous assessment, students demonstrate progress against the assessment criteria throughout the year and final achievement levels determine the final IB grade. On completion of the fifth year of the programme, students take final onscreen exams and – if successful – are awarded the IB MYP Certificate.
At SISD, all our students undertake the externally-moderated eAssessment, which provides students with an internationally-recognised qualification. Universities recognize this as an alternative to other equivalent qualifications taken at age 16.
Students in the MYP pathway attend four weekly lessons of French or German as an additional language. As they learn to communicate perfectly in English, they also move towards fluency in French or German with intensive Arabic lessons.
Students in the bilingual MYP pathway study certain disciplines in French or German and others in English. The bilingual students who take subjects in French or German as well as English are eligible for the award of the bilingual MYP Certificate on completion of the programme.
At any point during a student’s SISD school career a change from the bilingual MYP to MYP will be discussed if progress reports, language support provisions and teacher feedback recommend this transition to the student’s academic benefit.
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