24 March 2020
To our IB Students and Families,
The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30April and 22May for Diploma Programme candidates will no longer be held.
Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
We know parents and student will have many questions. The IB will communicate further details about how final grades will be awarded by Friday, March 27th. Once we receive further information, we will share it with you.
The official letter from the IB is posted by Monday evening here. Again, we will continue to monitor any updates and communicate quickly to our community.
For any other questions, please contact HJIS DP Coordinator, Gamze Abis at [email protected]
Thank you and stay well.
Head of School