May 2022 examination session update


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The IB understands the disruption caused to the lives of students, teachers and schools by COVID-19. In an ongoing effort to support IB World Schools and their students throughout the pandemic, the IB has set out plans for the May 2022 session.

IB World Schools are doing everything possible to keep schools open safely and offer IB exams. The IB strongly believes that students sitting examinations wherever possible is the best method to assess student capability. We also recognize that there will be circumstances that prevent the administration of exams. Where this happens, the IB will use processes that we have refined over the course of the pandemic to award grades without exams. In addition, during the grade-awarding process appropriate grade boundaries will be set to account for the disruption to education.

As we work closely with our schools, we will continue to share updates regarding the May 2022 examination session. For more details on the May 2022 session, students and teachers are encouraged to talk to their school’s IB coordinator.