The wait for results is over for Australasian IB Diploma students. Diploma results were released on January 4, 2017 to schools. Students have access to their results online from January 6. With these results a true academic comparison between schools may be made.

Of the more than two and a half thousand Australasian candidates there were 34 perfect (45) scores, indicating that these students are the best in the world! The average Australasian candidate score of 34 is also well above the world average!

IB Diploma students are excluded from merit ranks created by media organisations based on State or National senior secondary courses such as the NSW HSC, Victorian VCE, South Australian SACE, Queensland OP and New Zealand NCEA. As a result such merit ranks are inaccurate reflections of academic performance of school cohorts. For an accurate academic comparison between schools offering the IB Diploma and those that do not, such rankings should not be published until IB Diploma results are released in January each year. As the IB Diploma is specifically dsigned as a University entry course students studying it usually average high academic standard.  This is bourne out in results published each January. In 2016 the average Australian IB student result of 35/45 was equal to an ATAR of 93!

The IB Diploma Programme is an international matriculation programme studied by approximately 170,000 students around the world in May and November examination sessions. More than 14,070 students who sat for November 2016 examinations receive their results this week. This represents an increase over 2015 of approximately 15% for the November session and a 6% increase in Australasian candidates over the last year.

Each year Australasian students achieve outstanding results, demonstrating the excellence in teaching and learning in Australasian IB Schools. The breakdown of candidates across Australasia is Victoria 692, Queensland 551, New South Wales 439, South Australia 381, ACT 103, Western Australia 61, Tasmania 31 and Northern Territory 24. 370 candidates sat for exams in New Zealand. Additional candidates sat for Diploma exams in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. 

The International Baccalaureate is also studied by students through the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme as well as a Career Related Programme which acts as an alternative to the Diploma Programme. Many Australasian schools offer a combination of two or three IB programmes spanning education from age 4-18.

 

November 2016 IB Diploma results summary for Australasia

Country

Students 

Pass %

No. of 45 scores 

Average total points /45

GLOBAL

14,071

70%

94

29.21

ASIA PACIFIC

5,205

91%

93

34.82

AUSTRALIA

2,282

94%

32

34.56

ACT

103

89%

0

31.63

NSW

439

94%

13

35.15

NT

24

87%

0

30.26

QLD

551

92%

4

33.25

SA

381

94%

2

34.38

TAS

31

100%

0

32.46

VIC

692

96%

11

35.74

WA

61

93%

2

34.25

NEW ZEALAND

370

93.06%

2

33.60

FIJI

22

81.8%

0

29.09

 Source: IB Asia Pacific

 

Media coverage of Australasian IB Diploma results:

The student with perfect marks who did not get her HSC

IB Results: Melbourne student tops the class (subscription required)

Victoria's International Baccalaureate students receive their results

Melbourne student gets perfect score in International Baccalaureate exam

Don Bradman’s grandson beats his famous score