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Find below the grade boundaries for a number of recent IB examinations.

Please check below to see if what you need is there first. If not, post a request for them in this thread in TSR forums.

The boundaries tend to remain the same every year, +/- 2 deviations

Thanks to IB-Seed for putting together most of the list on the forum in this post and nota_bene for the Mathematics SL Nov 2006 Boundaries.

Contents

May 2006 to November 2011 Subject reports with grade boundaries

Link (ALL)

http://14.140.95.113/r/ib-diploma-program/ib-subject-reports.html

May 2012 Subject reports with grade boundaries

Link (ALL)

http://www.globaljaya.net/secondary/IB/Subjects%20Report/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2fsecondary%2fIB%2fSubjects%20Report%2fMay%202012%20subject%20report&FolderCTID=&View=%7b4C87BBB4-BBD8-41F3-AFA0-4D74C4989374%7d

November 2012 Subject reports (Links)

Link (Only Chemistry so far)

http://students.scisdragons.net/ddavis/files/2013/03/subject-report-nov-12.pdf

MAY 2007

Maths

MATHS HL May 2007 TZ2

Overall Boundaries:

  • 7: 80-100
  • 6: 69-79
  • 5: 56-68
  • 4: 45-56
  • 3: 33-44
  • 2: 16-32
  • 1: 0-15


Component Boundaries:

P1:

  • 7: 94-120
  • 6: 81-93
  • 5: 67-80
  • 4: 54-66
  • 3: 40-53
  • 2: 20-39
  • 1: 0-19

P2:

  • 7: 96-120
  • 6: 82-95
  • 5: 68-81
  • 4: 54-67
  • 3: 41-53
  • 2: 21-40
  • 1: 0-20

P3:

  • 7: 47-60
  • 6: 40-46
  • 5: 33-39
  • 4: 26-32
  • 3: 18-25
  • 2: 9-17
  • 1: 0-8

MAY 2006

Theory of knowledge

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE May 2006, Overall Boundaries

  • A: 49-60
  • B: 40-48
  • C: 32-39
  • D: 22-31
  • E: 0-21

Extended essays

EXTENDED ESSAY GRADE BOUNDARIES

  • A: 30-36
  • B: 25-29
  • C: 17-24
  • D: 9-16
  • E: 0-8

ITGS

ITGS HL May 2006, Overall Boundaries

  • 7: 69-100
  • 6: 57-68
  • 5: 44-56
  • 4: 32-43
  • 3: 21-31
  • 2: 11-20
  • 1: 0-10


ITGS SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries

  • 7: 69-100
  • 6: 57-68
  • 5: 45-56
  • 4: 33-44
  • 3: 22-32
  • 2: 11-21
  • 1: 0-10

Social and cultural anthropology

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-28
  • 3: 29-41
  • 4: 42-53
  • 5: 54-67
  • 6: 68-80
  • 7: 81-100

English

ENGLISH A1 HL May 2006, Overall Boundaries:

  • 7: 80-100
  • 6: 68-79
  • 5: 56-67
  • 4: 43-55
  • 3: 32-42
  • 2: 16-31
  • 1: 0-15

ENGLISH A1 SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries:

  • 7: 78-100
  • 6: 65-77
  • 5: 54-64
  • 4: 41-53
  • 3: 30-40
  • 2: 15-29
  • 1: 0-14

ENGLISH A1 WORLD LITERATURE, Overall Grade Boundaries: Higher Level

  • 1: 0-5
  • 2: 6-11
  • 3: 12-17
  • 4: 18-22
  • 5: 23-28
  • 6: 29-33
  • 7: 34-40

Standard Level

  • 1: 0-2
  • 2: 3-5
  • 3: 6-7
  • 4: 8-10
  • 5: 11-13
  • 6: 14-16
  • 7: 17-20

ENGLISH A2 HL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 3: 23-35
  • 4: 36-40
  • 5: 51-68
  • 6: 67-81
  • 7: 82-100

ENGLISH A2 SL, Overall Grade Boundaries:

  • 3: 21-34
  • 4: 35-50
  • 5: 51-64
  • 6: 65-80
  • 7: 81-100

Physics

PHYSICS HL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ1:

  • 7: 71-100
  • 6: 61-70
  • 5: 50-60
  • 4: 40-49
  • 3: 28-39
  • 2: 16-27
  • 1: 0-15

PHYSICS HL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ2:

  • 7: 71-100
  • 6: 60-70
  • 5: 50-59
  • 4: 40-49
  • 3: 29-39
  • 2: 17-28
  • 1: 0-16

PHYSICS SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ1:

  • 7: 70-100
  • 6: 59-69
  • 5: 49-58
  • 4: 38-48
  • 3: 29-37
  • 2: 16-28
  • 1: 0-15

PHYSICS SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ2:

  • 7: 69-100
  • 6: 57-68
  • 5: 49-56
  • 4: 38-48
  • 3: 27-37
  • 2: 16-26
  • 1: 0-15

Biology

BIOLOGY HL - May 2006, Overall Boundaries

  • 1: 0-18
  • 2: 19-33
  • 3: 34-48
  • 4: 49-59
  • 5: 60-70
  • 6: 71-80
  • 7: 81-100

BIOLOGY SL MAY 2006, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-27
  • 3: 28-43
  • 4: 44-55
  • 5: 56-66
  • 6: 67-78
  • 7: 79-100

CHEMISTRY SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries:

  • 7: 80-100
  • 6: 69-79
  • 5: 58-68
  • 4: 47-57
  • 3: 34-46
  • 2: 18-33
  • 1: 0-17

History

HISTORY SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries:

  • 7: 72-100
  • 6: 60-71
  • 5: 48-59
  • 4: 36-47
  • 3: 23-35
  • 2: 12-22
  • 1: 0-11

History Paper 1 Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-2
  • 2: 3-5
  • 3: 6-8
  • 4: 9-11
  • 5: 12-15
  • 6: 16-19
  • 7: 20-25

History Paper 2, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-5
  • 2: 6-10
  • 3: 11-14
  • 4: 15-18
  • 5: 19-22
  • 6: 23-26
  • 7: 27-40

History Paper 3, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-8
  • 2: 9-16
  • 3: 17-23
  • 4: 24-29
  • 5: 30-35
  • 6: 36-41
  • 7: 42-60

Environmental Systems

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-17
  • 2: 18-31
  • 3: 32-43
  • 4: 44-55
  • 5: 56-66
  • 6: 67-78
  • 7: 79-100

Computer Science

Computer Science SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-30
  • 3: 31-41
  • 4: 42-52
  • 5: 53-63
  • 6: 64-74
  • 7: 75-100

Computer Science HL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-26
  • 3: 27-38
  • 4: 39-50
  • 5: 51-63
  • 6: 64-75
  • 7: 76-100

Languages

French B SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-30
  • 3: 31-45
  • 4: 46-58
  • 5: 59-70
  • 6: 71-82
  • 7: 83-100

German B SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-11
  • 2: 12-24
  • 3: 25-39
  • 4: 40-55
  • 5: 56-68
  • 6: 69-84
  • 7: 85-100

Hebrew A1 SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-16
  • 2: 17-30
  • 3: 31-44
  • 4: 45-58
  • 5: 59-70
  • 6: 71-84
  • 7: 85-100

Spanish B HL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-26
  • 3: 27-41
  • 4: 42-55
  • 5: 56-66
  • 6: 67-83
  • 7: 84-100

SPANISH AB INITIO, Overall Grade Boundaries:

  • 3: 31-47
  • 4: 48-60
  • 5: 61-73
  • 6: 74-87
  • 7: 88-100

Chinese A2 HL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-11
  • 2: 12-24
  • 3: 25-40
  • 4: 41-53
  • 5: 54-69
  • 6: 70-81
  • 7: 82-100

Maths

MATHS HL May 2006, Overall Boundaries

  • 7: 81-100
  • 6: 69-80
  • 5: 57-68
  • 4: 45-56
  • 3: 34-44
  • 2: 17-33
  • 1: 0-16

MATHS SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ1:

  • 7: 86-100
  • 6: 75-85
  • 5: 64-74
  • 4: 53-63
  • 3: 38-52
  • 2: 20-37
  • 1: 0-19

MATHS SL May 2006, Overall Boundaries for TZ2:

  • 7: 83-100
  • 6: 70-82
  • 5: 58-69
  • 4: 46-57
  • 3: 32-45
  • 2: 17-31
  • 1: 0-16

MATHS SL INTERNAL ASSESSMENT, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 1-7
  • 2: 8-13
  • 3: 14-19
  • 4: 20-23
  • 5: 24-28
  • 6: 29-33
  • 7: 34-40

MATH STUDIES, Overall Grade Boundaries:

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-28
  • 3: 29-39
  • 4: 40-53
  • 5: 54-67
  • 6: 68-80
  • 7: 81-100

Business and management

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT HL, Overall Grade Boundaries:

  • 1: 0-11
  • 2: 12-22
  • 3: 23-35
  • 4: 36-47
  • 5: 48-59
  • 6: 60-71
  • 7: 72-100

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SL, Overall Grade Boundaries:

  • 3: 27-38
  • 4: 39-49
  • 5: 50-60
  • 6: 61-71
  • 7: 72-100

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL Internal Assessment

  • 1: 0-3
  • 2: 4-6
  • 3: 7-8
  • 4: 9-10
  • 5: 11-13
  • 6: 14-16
  • 7: 17-20

Economics

ECONOMICS HL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-24
  • 3: 25-37
  • 4: 38-48
  • 5: 49-60
  • 6: 61-71
  • 7: 72-100

ECONOMICS HL PAPER 1, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-2
  • 2: 3-4
  • 3: 5-8
  • 4: 9-11
  • 5: 12-15
  • 6: 16-28
  • 7: 19-25

ECONOMICS HL PAPER TWO, Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-3
  • 2: 4-6
  • 3: 7-11
  • 4: 12-14
  • 5: 15-18
  • 6: 19-21
  • 7: 22-30

ECONOMICS HL PAPER THREE, Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-7
  • 2: 8-15
  • 3: 16-23
  • 4: 24-30
  • 5: 31-36
  • 6: 37-43
  • 7: 44-60

ECONOMICS SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-12
  • 2: 13-23
  • 3: 24-37
  • 4: 38-49
  • 5: 50-62
  • 6: 63-74
  • 7: 75-100

Visual arts

VISUAL ARTS HL, Overall Grade Boundaries Visual Arts:

  • 3: 34-43
  • 4: 44-57
  • 5: 58-72
  • 6: 73-86
  • 7: 87-100

World arts and cultures

WORLD ARTS AND CULTURES SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-14
  • 2: 15-25
  • 3: 26-38
  • 4: 39-53
  • 5: 54-64
  • 6: 65-79
  • 7: 80-100

Novemeber 2006

The following grade boundaries are for the November 2006 session:

Sciences

Chemistry HL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-18
  • 2: 19-33
  • 3: 34-47
  • 4: 48-58
  • 5: 59-68
  • 6: 69-78
  • 7: 79-100

Chemistry SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-16
  • 2: 17-30
  • 3: 31-44
  • 4: 45-55
  • 5: 56-65
  • 6: 66-76
  • 7: 77-100

Physics HL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-26
  • 3: 27-37
  • 4: 38-48
  • 5: 49-58
  • 6: 59-70
  • 7: 71-100

Physics SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-14
  • 2: 15-25
  • 3: 26-35
  • 4: 36-47
  • 5: 48-57
  • 6: 58-69
  • 7: 70-100

Biology HL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-17
  • 2: 18-30
  • 3: 31-42
  • 4: 43-55
  • 5: 56-67
  • 6: 68-79
  • 7: 80-100

Biology SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-28
  • 3: 29-41
  • 4: 42-54
  • 5: 55-67
  • 6: 68-80
  • 7: 81-100

Mathematics

Mathematics HL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-13
  • 2: 14-28
  • 3: 29-41
  • 4: 42-53
  • 5: 54-64
  • 6: 65-76
  • 7: 77-100

Paper 1

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-30
  • 3: 31-47
  • 4: 48-62
  • 5: 63-76
  • 6: 77-91
  • 7: 92-120

Paper 2

  • 1: 0-16
  • 2: 17-32
  • 3: 33-46
  • 4: 47-60
  • 5: 61-73
  • 6: 74-87
  • 7: 88-120

Paper 3

  • 1: 0-8
  • 2: 9-17
  • 3: 18-25
  • 4: 26-32
  • 5: 33-38
  • 6: 39-45
  • 7: 46-60

Mathematics SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 7: 83-100
  • 6: 71-82
  • 5: 59-70
  • 4: 47-58
  • 3: 35-46
  • 2: 18-34
  • 1: 0-17

Languages

French ab initio SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-15
  • 2: 16-31
  • 3: 32-44
  • 4: 45-59
  • 5: 60-71
  • 6: 72-83
  • 7: 84-100

DUTCH A1 SL, Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-16
  • 2: 17-30
  • 3: 31-41
  • 4: 42-54
  • 5: 55-66
  • 6: 67-81
  • 7: 82-100

Other exams

Geography HL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-11
  • 2: 12-24
  • 3: 25-32
  • 4: 33-44
  • 5: 45-58
  • 6: 59-69
  • 7: 70-100

Geography SL Overall Grade Boundaries

  • 1: 0-11
  • 2: 12-23
  • 3: 24-32
  • 4: 33-44
  • 5: 45-56
  • 6: 57-69
  • 7: 70-100

PHILOSOPHY HL PAPER 1

  • 1: 0-10
  • 2: 11-20
  • 3: 21-32
  • 4: 33-45
  • 5: 46-57
  • 6: 58-70
  • 7: 71-90

PHILOSOPHY HL PAPER 2

  • 1: 0-7
  • 2: 8-14
  • 3: 15-24
  • 4: 25-31
  • 5: 32-38
  • 6: 39-45
  • 7: 46-60

May 2010

English A1 SL

INTERNAL ASSESMENT (ORAL)

  • 1: 0-4
  • 2: 5-8
  • 3: 9-12
  • 4: 13-16
  • 5: 17-19
  • 6: 20-23
  • 7: 24-30

Scaling factor: 1

PAPER ONE

  • 1: 0-4
  • 2: 5-8
  • 3: 9-10
  • 4: 11-13
  • 5: 14-16
  • 6: 17-19
  • 7: 20-25

Scaling factor: 1

PAPER TWO

  • 1: 0-4
  • 2: 5-8
  • 3: 9-10
  • 4: 11-13
  • 5: 14-16
  • 6: 17-19
  • 7: 20-25

Scaling factor: 1

WORLD LITERATURE

  • 1: 0-2
  • 2: 3-5
  • 3: 6-7
  • 4: 8-10
  • 5: 11-13
  • 6: 14-16
  • 7: 17-20

Scaling factor: 1

FINAL SUBJECT %

  • 1: 0-14
  • 2: 15-29
  • 3: 30-39
  • 4: 40-52
  • 5: 53-64
  • 6: 65-77
  • 7: 78-100

Requests for grade boundaries

Anyone is free to add more grade boundaries if they have them. Make requests for more grade boundaries not inlcuded in this page here on the forums.

If you want grade boundaries for May 2010 for German B SL, Latin HL, Maths HL (Sets option), Philosophy HL, Physics HL, TOK or a Philosophy EE please ask here and I can put them up (I put English A1 SL up then got bored of typing numbers).

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