Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) is a leading innovative school in Jeddah, known for its quality of education, well-rounded environment, and its commitment to academic excellence.
As a school, we believe in the importance of a well-rounded education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with the development of life-long skills, values and attitudes. Our staff strives to prepare all our students to succeed in a demanding and ever-evolving global society.
Our academic program strives towards “Academic Excellence” and it covers the American and International Baccalaureate standards of learning, supervised by our Heads of Departments, PYP, MYP, DP, and Subject Coordinators.
JKS’ buildings were built according to international specifications on a 40,000 square meter plot of land. It is fully air-conditioned, and equipped with security cameras, a fire alarm system, intercoms and a paging system.
All students at JKS have access to a strong support system. Individual teachers, dedicated support staff help and guide them.
Each of the six subjects offered is graded on the following scale:
The number represents the student’s exam score combined with the other forms of assessment methods as described in the preceding section. Up to three bonus points can be added to the student’s total score based on overall performance in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.
Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay
The band descriptors are:
The Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge combine to provide an additional three points to the student’s total score, resulting in the Diploma’s maximum score of 45 points. The allocation of these points is outlined in the following matrix.
POINTS MATRIX FOR THE EXTENDED ESSAY AND THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:
E or N
* A student who, for example, attains a grade “B” in Extended Essay and “A” in Theory of Knowledge will be awarded three (3) bonus points, whie a student who, for example, attains a grade “C” in both Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge will be awarded one (1) bonus point.
* A student who fails to submit an Extended Essay wil be awarded N for the Extended Essay, will score no points, and will not be awarded a diploma.
* Attaining a grade “E” in both Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge represent an automatic failure.
The Diploma will be awarded to a student whose total score, including any bonus points, reaches or exceeds 24 points and satisfies the following conditions:
The grade of 4 represents a passing level in each of six subjects. Therefore, a score of 24 as a minimum is required. For a student to receive excellent performance in all six subject areas, a score of 7 would be required in each subject resulting in a total of 42 points. Complete details regarding the requirements for earning the IB Diploma are detailed in section V, Article 12: Award of the IB Diploma, in the IB’s General Regulations on the IB website.
The Diploma will not be awarded regardless of the total score, to students who have:
Please refer to the DP General Regulations for further details about the conditions required for the Diploma Award.
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