November 2022 examination session update


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The IB understands that students globally continue to face disruption to their lives as a result of the pandemic. To address those challenges, the IB has made adaptations to learning, teaching, and assessment, which will be extended to the November 2022 examination session.

Furthermore, for the November 2022 Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme session, the IB believes that, where safe and possible to do so, students sitting examinations is the best method to assess student capability.

However, for those students in circumstances that prevent exams, the IB has developed a contingency measure that will allow for the awarding of grades without written examinations. This procedure was also deployed in the May 2022 examination session, with most students able to sit the examinations.

IB World Schools will be able to request the non-exam contingency procedure if they are unable to administer exams due to government mandates, closures or restrictions, and if students cannot sit some or all of their exams due to COVID-related illness, quarantine or legal right to remote education. In addition, the impact of the global pandemic will be considered throughout the grade awarding process.

The IB continues to work closely with IB World Schools worldwide to understand our community's circumstances and ensure that the appropriate support and resources are provided. The IB will continue to share updates with schools directly regarding the November 2022 examination session.

Students and teachers are encouraged to talk to their school's IB coordinator for more information on the November 2022 session.