It seems like everything we have written recently has been about the coronavirus, but there is yet another update on how this pandemic affects our lives. The official International Baccalaureate has announced that all IB exams between April 30th and May 22nd will be canceled.

The DP and CP examinations scheduled between 30 April and 22 May will no longer be held.

The student will be awarded either a diploma or a course certificate which reflects their standard of work. The achievement will be based around the students’ coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

To summarize what this means for seniors who might be worried about the current situation, there will be no exams but you can still get your diploma if you are doing well in your classes, since the exam grades will be replaced by your day-to-day “course work”. Of course the situation is constantly evolving and the IB has promised to continue providing further updates as things change. New updates will be posted at https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/. We hope that everyone affected by these cancellations stays safe and healthy in the weeks to come.

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