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Pre-year assessment

The grade given to a student after each course can be based on the final exam, participation in class, and possible papers/assignments during the course. After each of the five terms, students can see their results (both new and previous grades) on Wilma. 

Pre-year courses are graded according to the Finnish system: either using numbers 4-10 (ten being the best), or the letters S (passed satisfactorily) and O (not completed, if the student has, for example, failed to attend the final exam or return a compulsory assignment.  The missing component must be completed within the following term (terms 1-4) or by the end of the school year (term 5).

A grade will not be given to students who are repeatedly absent or neglect their studies. Absences without an acceptable reason affect the final course grade.

If a student fails the course (i.e. gets the grade 4) there is one chance to re-take the exam during one of the Exam Retake Days.

When pre-year students plan which subjects to take as their 6 IB Diploma subjects, it is recommended that they reflect upon their pre-year grades when making the decision. Students are normally expected to have at least an 8 in their future Higher Level subjects or a 7 in their Standard Level subjects. Students whose grades are not high enough or who have not completed all assignment components by the end of May cannot start the IB Diploma Programme.

18.08.2022 10:19