IB assessment and exams


The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme assesses students based on the acquired knowledge and skills which they will be able to use in their continued education and life in general. The IB Diploma curriculum and its unique teaching methods will make a huge difference in the life of every student, and the grade is a well-deserved recognition and proof of the successfully completed IB Diploma programme.

IB exams test how well the student has understood the content of a particular subject/course and how much they are prepared to use that knowledge for continued development and overcoming future challenges.

Comprehensive assessment and globally recognised performance standards

The IB Diploma programme assesses students’ performance by directly comparing the achievement and objectives of each subject/course in the IB Diploma programme individually.

DP Assessment determines the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills, such as:

  • analysis and presentation of information;
  • argument building and assessment;
  • creative problem solving.

It also assesses the basic academic skills, such as:

  • retention of knowledge;
  • understanding of key concepts;
  • application of standardised methods.

In addition to these important academic skills, DP also assesses international and global skills that help students achieve success in any part of the world.

Exams include:

  • Essays;
  • Structured problems;
  • Short response questions;
  • Data response questions;
  • Textual response questions;
  • Case-study questions;
  • Multiple choice questions.

The teacher also has a role in the assessment of student performance (internal assessment), such as:

  • Speech culture;
  • Field work and laboratory work;
  • Research;
  • Art.

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IB education helps students realise their full potential

The IB Diploma curriculum helps students adopt the skills of analysis, writing, communication and presentation. It also helps them gain actual research experience, develop their organisational skills, master time management, and acquire the ability of approaching a topic from different perspectives.

Due to its comprehensiveness, it is difficult to assess the student’s knowledge and skills in the IB Diploma programme based on exam performance alone. This is why IB defines internal assessments made by teachers, and based on the impression, effort, and commitment the student has demonstrated in the classroom. This assessment is part of the final score/grade.

High academic demands as the key to success in the 21st century

The IB Diploma programme encourages students to realise their full potential, and always strive for excellence. This means that the programme places high demands of academic excellence before students, but it also provides them with the tools and comprehensive support needed to successfully meet them. For this reason, students who have obtained an IB Diploma and certificates are equipped with contemporary knowledge and valuable skills that help them master various academic and professional circumstances.

Savremena gimnazija

This program is performed at the International School, which, like Savremena Gimnazija, is part of LINKgroup Edu Alliance.

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