Congratulations 2020 Diploma and Career-related Programme graduates

In this extraordinary year, today, 174,355 students around the world are receiving their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) results.

They join a community of more than 1.95 million lifelong learners in 152 countries around the world. This year’s student cohort achieved an average DP score of 29.90 points (of a possible 45).

Dr Siva Kumari, Director General at the International Baccalaureate (IB), said: "I would like to share my heartfelt congratulations with all 2020 Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme graduates for their efforts over the last two years.

An IB education has always been about more than results and, this year, students have had to deal with a level of global disruption that has never been experienced before.

Every IB graduate should be proud of their achievements, not just in reaching this milestone, but in the great flexibility and commitment they have shown in overcoming such obstacles.  We know that the IB has prepared them to be better learners for life—to be better, more critical thinkers, better at formulating excellent questions and finding the answers, and better suited to adapting to our ever-changing world.

We at the IB wish this year's graduates all the best for successful and fulfilling futures.

We know that they will continue to make positive differences to the world as they progress in their lives and the many new normals."

The May 2020 cohort results awarded today are based on their coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigour and quality control measures built into the programmes. This means that the May 2020 cohort will be awarded a Diploma or Course Certificate that truly reflects their standard of work.

Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment Officer at the International Baccalaureate, said: "The IB community has collaborated under extraordinary circumstances to keep students front and centre of our decision making. I would like to thank teachers, administrators, examiners, parents, and of course students for enabling us to issue students with a grade which is reflective of their work."

Hear more from Paula Wilcock's blog post on why this year’s cohort deserve to be just as celebrated as previous years, if not more.