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For an accurate academic comparison between schools offering the IB Diploma and those that do not, such rankings should not be published until IB Diploma results are released in January each year.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
Source: IB Asia Pacific
Media coverage of Australasian IB Diploma results:
IB Results: Melbourne student tops the class (subscription required)