Last year, the November DP and CP cohort grew by 3.9% and more than 86,000 examination papers were processed in 14 languages.
“You have been taught valuable skills for your future in the fourth industrial revolution”
Some 2,545 examiners across the world worked collaboratively to establish an international standard to which grades were awarded for each subject.
“I warmly congratulate all DP and CP graduates,” said Siva Kumari, director general of the IB.
“I know that your hard work and commitment will be rewarded – both in the immediate term, with the highly-deserved award of your diplomas, and in the future, with enhanced prospects for your further education, your careers, and your lives as a whole.
“You have been taught valuable skills for your future in the fourth industrial revolution, in which you will face wholly new contexts and challenges.
“ I am confident that you’ve been exceptionally well prepared to make the most of new opportunities, and I wish you all the best in whichever direction you choose to follow,” Kumari added.
This year saw the IB eliminate its candidate registration fee (US$172) to give more students the opportunity to access an IB education.
Paula Wilcock, IB chief assessment officer, added: “Congratulations to the students who are receiving results today. We know that the past two years of study have prepared you to move into further education or employment and wish you every success on your journey in a highly connected, digital world.
“Thank you to our network of over 10,000 examiners who ensure that we are able to deliver valid and fair results year after year,” Wilcock added.
In 2018, the IB celebrated its 50th Anniversary – read our analysis here