Update for May 2021 Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme examination session


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Last week, the IB announced a dual route to the May 2021 assessments. This was undertaken only after extensive consultation with our global IB community, including a survey of all our schools. A dedicated team has spent time speaking to schools following the survey to gain further insight.

Today, the International Baccalaureate has begun the process of contacting schools to confirm whether they will sit exams this May or take the non-exam route we have developed for those that are still impacted by mandated closures or restrictions.

Please note, where a school has not received confirmation of their route the IB continues to work with schools in that region and the appropriate government regulators to identify the best path forward.

For more details on the May 2021 session, students, parents and teachers are encouraged to talk to their school’s IB coordinator.