International Baccalaureate Diploma Examinations were released for nearly two and half thousand Australasian candidates on January 4th, 2016. Results were released to schools 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. Students can also access their resilts through the candidates website if their school has enabled access.
The breakdown of candidates across Australasia was Victoria 570, Queensland 480, New South Wales 411, South Australia 273, ACT 80, Western Australia 45, Tasmania 17 and Northern Territory 16. 313 Candidates sat for exams in New Zealand. Additional candidates sat for Diploma exams in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Of these students, 30 Australians and one New Zealander achieved perfect scores of 45! The overall pass rate from Australasian candidates was 92%, well above the world pass rate of 80%.
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The Australasian graduates were part of more than 11,750 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) students around the world who took examinations in the November 2015 examination session. This marks a 9 percent increase compared with last year and they join a community of more than 1,636,000 DP graduates in 139 countries across the world. The number of students who received their diplomas in 2015 in all exam sessions is 63,141 giving a 6.1 percent increase compared with 2014.
The overall November 2015 session had an average diploma score of 30.98 points (of 45 possible maximum), with 81 students worldwide achieving a perfect score. It also highlights the consistency of the global IB DP pass rate, which remains stable even as the community of IB students continues to grow.
“I want to congratulate all of the Diploma Programme graduates, and to wish them the very best as they proceed to their next phase of learning,” says Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General. “Their preparation for entry to higher education is second to none and across the world reputed universities continue to appreciate DP graduates as holistically well rounded individuals who contribute immensely to their chosen institution.
“Independent studies continue to confirm that the IB increases students’ academic achievement, as well as the probability of high school graduation and the probability of college enrolment, so we know that our students are well prepared to succeed in post-secondary settings. And, perhaps more importantly, they’re prepared to make important and inspiring contributions to help make the world a better place. Along with our schools, we at the IB are proud of the calibre of these future citizens.”
In 2015 more than 580,780 examination papers were processed in 79 languages, making it the largest number of exams conducted at the IB since the introduction of the Diploma Programme in 1968. Examiners teamed up across the world to establish accurate grading criteria across subjects and ensure consistency across the evaluation process.
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