The points system
Each of the six subjects, whether taken at a Higher or Standard Level, has a maximum score of 7 points. In addition, there are three points for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. CAS is not marked but every candidate has to fulfil the requirements of that element. A pass in the diploma is 24 points, but it is more significant that at 38 points out of 45 candidates are achieving the offers that are likely to be made by the best universities.