IB statement on May 2020 DP and CP examinations

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 for our IB community, students and teachers are fair and compassionate during these difficult circumstances. We want to thank you 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 have tried to determine the most responsible and ethical way forward.

The IB has put into place the following actions:

  • The DP and CP examinations scheduled between 30 April and 22 May will no longer be held.

  • The student will be awarded either a diploma or a course certificate which reflects their standard of work. The achievement will be based around the students’ coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

Please see below our initial set of FAQs. We will continue to update these weekly.

We know that schools and candidates registered for May 2020 session will have many questions and we will continue to be available to answer questions. Our goal continues to be to find ways to support our global community during these uncertain times and provide the best possible outcomes for our students.

These FAQs provide information about key topics such as assessment deadlines and school authorization. If you are part of an IB World school faculty and require further support, please contact support@ibo.org


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