More than 173,000 students worldwide have been receiving the results for their IB Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP).
In the UK, over 5,000 students at state and independent schools will receive their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) results today (July 6). This year’s global average score is 31.98 and the UK’s average score is 36.35. To follow the UK results as they come in from schools, click here.
Olli-Pekka Heinonen, director general of the International Baccalaureate, said in a statement on the organisation’s website:
“Our students have shown outstanding resilience and dedication to learning. The pandemic has thrown up challenges at almost every step of their educational journey, and yet they have overcome them. I am proud of every single one of them.
“To recognize these challenges, the IB provided adaptions to our programmes—but it is the IB World Schools and teachers who deliver our programmes that have also been incredibly resilient and dedicated to helping their students get to this point. Today is an incredible day for the whole IB family, and I salute everyone involved in making it this far. The character on display illustrates everything the IB stands for.”
The IB statement added: “The impact of the pandemic on students was deeply considered throughout the grade awarding process for the May 2022 examination session, and appropriate grade boundaries were set to account for the disruption to education. A review of results was undertaken to ensure the IB mitigated the disruption students face.”
The IB will be publishing an interim statistical bulletin in the next few weeks, but meanwhile, schools have been broadcasting their successes.
At Brentwood School in Essex, half of the students received 40 points or more (with 45 the maximum), putting them in the top 10 per cent worldwide, and five students achieved 42 points or more, putting them in the top 4 per cent.
Out of the group of 18 students, three students took four higher level subjects, compared to the usual three, and two students achieved prestigious bilingual diplomas.
One student received an impressive 44 points. Pavle Glisic, a House Captain and HMC Scholar from Serbia, studied Higher Level subjects German, Physics, Maths Analysis and Chemistry and is weighing up offers from Imperial College London, and top institutions in The Netherlands and Germany.