IB Diploma Programme examinations commence Monday, 25 October!

From late October approximately three thousand Australasian senior secondary IB Diploma candidates will sit their final exams
September 08, 2021
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Examinations run from 25 October* to 10 November. Australasian students will sit for these examinations across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

These examinations will take place around the world, but with the varying impact of COVID-19 in some countries, some schools in various parts of the world will not be able to have students sit for paper exams.  For students unable to sit their written examinations, the IB will award results based on internal assessments and predicted grades (which are based on a combination of school based formative and summative assessments).  A detailed explanation of how this process is to be managed may be found here

Schools have provided candidates with personalised timetables. The IB Diploma general timetable for the November 2021 session examinations may be found here. 

A total of 2,661 students in Australia and 357 in New Zealand will sit for these examinations.  In Victoria there are 672 candidates, 739 in Queensland, 586 in NSW, 401 in South Australia, 176 in the ACT, 52 in Western Australia and 35 in Tasmania. Additional students sit for these examinations in PNG and Fiji.  Results will be released on 3 January 2022 locally. 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a highly regarded senior secondary programme designed to prepare students for university and the challenges of a rapidly changing world.  It is sat for by approximately 200,000 students in more than 5,500 schools in over 159 countries worldwide in examination sessions in May or November this year.  

For more information about the IB Diploma in Australasia please read All students should have the choice to study IB.  

For further information about International Baccalaureate Programmes in Australasian schools please contact: IB Schools Australasia 

For further information about International Baccalaureate Programmes please go to www.ibo.org  


* a small number of students may start exams on Friday 22 October if they are enrolled in a 'school based syllabus' subject.  Virtually all November 2021 students around the world will start their exams in the week commencing Monday 25 October.