The predicted grade is the teacher’s prediction of the grade the candidate is expected to achieve in the subject, based on all the evidence of the candidate’s work to date and the teacher’s knowledge of IBDP standards. The IBO requires schools to submit predicted grades. This helps with consistent moderation of exams and assessments. Universities also often require predicted grades (this is particularly common in Europe). This information is helpful for admissions, program selection, scholarship potential and more.
Overall predicted grades (a number between 0 and 45) are given to students in June of the 11th grade year and an updated prediction is given in October of the 12th grade year. The overall score is composed of predicted grades between 0 to 7 for each of six subjects, as well as a score between 0 to 3 based on the extended essay and theory of knowledge work. It is important that each prediction is made as accurately as possible, without under-predicting or over-predicting the grade.
Of note, our college counselor collects predicted grades at various times depending on when students need them for universities. The IBDP Coordinator collects them much later as required by the IBO.