Nearly 180,000 students across the world are receiving the results of their IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes today.
The global average IB Diploma score for the May 2023 session is 30.24 points, down from 31.98 last year.
In the UK the average score was 34.67, also slightly down on last year’s average of 36.35, Tes reports.
The 2023 pass rate in the UK was 94.7 per cent, against a global average of 79.3 per cent.
Compared with last year, the UK pass rate has dropped 2.8 percentage points, and the global average has slipped by 6.3 percentage points.
The IB Organisation said that “in line with other national and international awarding organizations” the profile of grade distribution had returned close to pre-pandemic standards.
However, mitigation for disruption to teaching and learning arising from the Covid-19 pandemic was applied during the setting of grade boundaries, it added.
Olli-Pekka Heinonen, director general of the International Baccalaureate, said: “I am delighted to congratulate this year’s IB graduates.
“Their achievement in reaching this milestone is wonderful–and many will undoubtedly go on to achieve great things both at university and in their lives.
“Throughout its history, the IB has prided itself on giving the world many of its great change-makers, and this cohort will no doubt follow in this tradition. It is also exciting to be able to celebrate with students who have been able to experience the full breadth of what the IB has to offer after the many challenges of the last several years”.TIOB News