Today more than 83,307 Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from around the world have received their personal project and eAssessment results, representing a 1.24% increase in candidate numbers.
936 IB World Schools in 102 countries submitted students' personal projects and ePortfolios. Students received an average score of 38.21 points (of 56 possible maximum).
Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said: "In an unprecedented academic year, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes to all MYP students as they complete this momentous occasion in their learner journey. They have shown resilience, dedication, and conviction in their ability to face challenging circumstances.
I would also like to thank our global community of schools, teachers, educators, invigilators and examiners for their tremendous efforts to support our students. Their commitment and hard work laid the foundation for a successful examination session and ensured that every student receives a valid, recognized and meaningful result.
At the IB, we are all too aware of the terrible disruption caused to the lives of students, teachers and schools by the COVID-19. Our priority for this academic year was to provide a worthwhile culminating experience and outcome for students to progress to the next stage of their education successfully".
Recognizing the impact of the pandemic, the IB created an alternative assessment task for students who were unable to take the on-screen assessments at school due to local or national government restrictions. More information on MYP assessment can be found here.
"The alternative assessment task created a learning experience for the students which was not only innovative and futuristic but also taught them the lifelong lesson that irrespective of the circumstances IB learners are always active, agile and ready to take any challenges." - Richa Mehrotra - MYP Coordinator at Oakridge International School Bangalore.
After finishing the MYP, students are well-prepared for further education, including national and international courses of study for 16-19-year-olds. The MYP aligns most closely with the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP), ensuring a smooth transition for students who continue their education within the IB continuum.
MYP students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to be successful in the final years of secondary school and beyond. The MYP's focus on approaches to learning provides ideal preparation for the kind of rigorous study that opens doors to higher education.