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2020 May IB DP Examination session is cancelled

23 Mar 2020
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

“Our students, their well-being and their progression in future stages of life have been at the forefront of our thinking as we respond to this extraordinary pandemic.

As an organization, it is critical for us to ensure that the options we provide our global community of IB World schools are based on compassion for our students and teachers and, fairness for the difficult circumstances our students and educators are experiencing. We are grateful for your patience and consideration. As a result, the IB with considerable advisement from stakeholders across the globe including schools, students, universities and official bodies has determined the most responsible and ethical way forward.”, is said in the announcement from the International Baccalaureate.

There are 6,966 IB programmes being offered worldwide, across 5,263 schools in 158 countries by this March. Between 2015 and 2019, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 37.9%.

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