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International Baccalaureate to revise student grades

September 11, 2020

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Thousands of students who received the International Baccalaureate diploma this year will have their grades increased, after growing criticism forced the global exam body to recalculate how it marked the qualification in the wake of coronavirus.

The IB Organisation, which oversees the assessments for 170,000 school leavers around the world this year, said on Monday that it was issuing new grades and writing to university admissions officers to inform them about a U-turn in assessments to give greater emphasis to coursework. The IB said 24 per cent of its grades would be changed as a result.

The move will offer fresh hope to many students who had been scored well in coursework and were forecast by their teachers to achieve high grades, but failed to meet their university offers after the IB applied its algorithms to adjust their final results downwards.

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