Today, 173,878 students worldwide receive their Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP) results from the May 2022 examination session.
The IB is immensely proud of all IB students who have reached this milestone. Throughout the DP and CP two-year learning journey, students have developed the knowledge and skills to thrive and make a difference in the world. This achievement has been reached through the incredible efforts and ongoing support of the whole school community.
Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said:
"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 understands that students globally continue to face disruption to their lives and their teaching and learning as a result of the global pandemic. To ensure that all students could continue to the next step of their learner journey and achieve valid results, the IB made adaptations to help address the challenges caused by the pandemic, including adjustments to learning, teaching, and assessment, for the May 2022 examination session.
A procedure to award grades without written examinations as a contingency measure was also developed for the circumstances preventing exam administration.
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.
For more information on how to access results visit our Getting Results page.