Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, the IBO had to cancel all external written components of their examinations for the May 2020 sessions. To provide students with valid and recognised IB results, the IB has marked student coursework in place of the examinations.
The results of the second cohort of Styrian IBDP graduates are impressive.
30% of GIBS graduates were awarded 40 points or more, one student was awarded 44 points.
In the IBDP the highest possible score is 45 points — only 0.4% of students worldwide achieve the perfect score, less than 10% score 40+ points.
Parallel to these high scores in the IBDP, the Austrian students also took the Reifeprüfung (Austrian National school leaving exam) and passed it with distinction.
We are very proud of our students’ performance, and we wish them all the best for their future.
Mag.a Ursula Schatz, IBDP Coordinator
The IB at a glance
Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For more than 50 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. To learn more, please visit www.ibo.org.
In May 2020, there were 7.002 programmes being offered worldwide, across 5.284 schools in 158 countries.
The curriculum is made up of the Diploma Programme core and six subject groups.
The three core elements are: TOK (Theory of Knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge), CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) and the Extended Essay (EE), which is an independent, self-directed research paper.
The number of IBDP students is consistently growing, with more than 67.558 DP graduates in 2019.
The IB Diploma is recognized by the leading universities around the world.
Facts and Figures
The History of the IB
What exactly is the IBDP?
Latest Statistical Bulletin (2019): https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/bc850970f4e54b87828f83c7976a4db6/dp-statistical-bulletin-may-2019.pdf