Students globally celebrate results


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More than 18,700 Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) students around the world will receive their results today.

“I warmly congratulate all DP and CP graduates”, said Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. “I know that your hard work and commitment will be rewarded—both in the immediate term, with the highly-deserved award of your diplomas, and in the future, with enhanced prospects for your further education, your careers, and your lives as a whole.

“You have been taught valuable skills for your future in the fourth industrial revolution, in which you will face wholly new contexts and challenges.

“Research suggests that an IB education provides skills that both universities and employers value, with independent, critical thinking and the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively. I am confident that you’ve been exceptionally well prepared to make the most of new opportunities, and I wish you all the best in whichever direction you choose to follow.  

“I would also like to thank all the IB educators—teachers, heads, coordinators—and all those in our great and growing community, including parents, who help to shape succeeding generations of IB students with their drive and passion, enriching lives and making the world a better place through education.”

In the year that saw the IB eliminate its assessment registration fee, the November DP and CP cohort grew by 3.9% and more than 86,000 examination papers were marked by 2,545 Examiners across the world.

IB Chief Assessment Officer, Paula Wilcock, says: “Congratulations to the students who are receiving results today. We know that the past two years of study have prepared you to move into further education or employment and wish you every success on your journey in a highly connected, digital world. Thank you to our network of over 10,000 examiners who ensure that we are able to deliver valid and fair results year after year.”