IB Diploma November 2022 exam session results released - Tuesday January 3

The wait is now over for the nearly 3,000 Australasian students who sat for IB Diploma examinations in 2022!
January 02, 2023

Australasian IB Diploma students received their results in the morning of January 3, 2023. Results are released to schools and students individually and the IB does not produce 'league tables' of schools. It also does not release the names of students or schools that have perfect scores or other data that would allow comparison between schools and students. Individual schools release information when available.

A total of 2,421 students in Australia and 390 in New Zealand sat for these examinations.  In NSW there were 652 candidates, 601 in Queensland, 567 in Victoria, 362 in South Australia, 164 in the ACT, 43 in Western Australia and 32 in Tasmania. Additional students sat for these examinations in PNG and Fiji. Across the world, 18,174 students were assessed in the November, 2022 examination session. A further 173,880 candidates were assessed in the May 2022 examination session, mostly in the northern hemisphere.

In the November 2022 Diploma Programme exam session, the Australian student average score was 35.6 (ATAR equivalent of 93) and the New Zealand average score was 34.7.  The global average was 30.9 out of a maximum possible score of 45. 640 of the 2,421 Australian candidates achieved a score of 40 or above, and 56 students achieved a perfect score of 45 across Australia.  In New Zealand there were 85 students who achieved 40 or above. The global rate at which candidates met conditions to be awarded the Diploma was 82% as compared with a 97% success rate in Australia and 95% in New Zealand, further demonstrating the achievement of Australasian students.

In Australia, successful IB Diploma graduate results are converted to an Australian Tertiary Assessment Rank (ATAR) equivalent called an IB Admissions Score (IBAS) by the Australian Council of Tertiary Admissions Centres (ACTAC) on behalf of tertiary institutions to ensure a fair comparison between IB results and other matriculation qualifications (NSW HSC, VCE, SACE etc.).

Information regarding the calculation and distribution of the IBAS in NSW is found here.

Information regarding the calculation and distribution of the IBAS in Victoria is found here.

Information regarding the calculation and distribution of the IBAS in South Australia is found here.

Information regarding the calculation and distribution of the IBAS in Queensland is found here.

Information regarding the calculation and distribution of the IBAS in Western Australia is found here.

In New Zealand, as with the rest of the world, the IB Diploma is accepted as a direct entry qualification to universities.

The IB Diploma Programme overview

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging pre-university matriculation course offered to around 200,000 students in more than 5000 schools in 153 countries worldwide. The IB celebrates 55 years in 2023 and continues to grow rapidly, with Australasian Diploma student numbers increasing each year. Students who receive a Diploma apply to Universities in Australasia and overseas as it is Internationally recognised as an outstanding preparation for tertiary study.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (IB Mission statement: Source: International Baccalaureate www.ibo.org )

Students who study the programme must complete:

  • A first language (Group 1)
  • A language of acquisition (or another first language if they are truly bi-lingual) (Group 2)
  • A humanities subject (Group 3)
  • A science subject (Group 4)
  • A mathematics subject (Group 5)
  • An arts subject (Group 6) or second from groups 2-5
  • A 4000-word research essay in an area of their choice
  • Theory of knowledge: An epistemology course, linking the subjects and developing a questioning of the validity of knowledge. This course is unique to the IB Diploma and develops critical thinking skills.
  • CAS: a creativity, physical activity and community service programme similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Academic subject results are awarded on a seven-point scale (1 is the lowest, 7 the highest) so that students can achieve 42 points maximum from such subjects. Up to three bonus points may awarded from performance in the extended essay and theory of knowledge. The maximum total is 45 equalling an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.95 (i.e. the top of Australia). IB Diploma scores have direct conversions to University entrance scores in Australia and a direct entry process in New Zealand.