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International Baccalaureate Information

Cancellation of 6IB Students'  Examinations

The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

As an organisation, 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 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.

Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate that reflects their standard of work. This is based on students’ coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes. 

In all classes where the coursework has already been submitted, there will be no further formal classes. In subjects, where coursework has to be submitted, class teachers will be in contact with their students.

Our IB Coordinator Mr William Hehir ( is available to try to answer any of your queries.