IB results: DP and CP cohort up 3.9%

Sixth form students around the world are receiving their IB results

Today, more than 18,700 students are receiving their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) results from the November 2019 examination session.

This consists of largely IB world schools in Asia Pacific, but also some UK resits.

Receiving their results today in the UK are 228 candidates from 57 schools, with an average DP score of 30.08.

The November 2019 cohort grew overall by 3.9% and papers were processed in 14 languages.

The programmes are for 16-19 year olds but the IB has two other programmes for younger children (Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme).

Dr Siva Kumari, director general of the IB, said: “Research suggests that an IB education provides skills that both universities and employers value, with independent, critical thinking and the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively.”

Research suggests that an IB education provides skills that both universities and employers value, with independent, critical thinking and the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively

She also thanked IB educators and parents who “help to shape succeeding generations of IB students with their drive and passion, enriching lives and making the world a better place through education”.

The IB eliminated its candidate registration fee in 2019 to give more students the opportunity to access its programmes.

The education provider seeks out cost-efficiencies to lower costs and allow more students to engage with its programmes.


  • There have been no programme fee increases since 2015
  • There are discounts available for schools that offer three or more IB programmes beginning in 2018
  • There is ongoing investment in more affordable professional development options

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