More universities have agreed to accept IB grades this summer
Updates from Warwick, Exeter, Queen Mary and Sheffield University can be found below:
Following the announcement that GCSEs, A Levels, IB, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers in Scotland and other Level 3 exams have been cancelled, how will this affect me and my place at Exeter?
To make sure it’s a fair reflection of your performance, your school or college will be asked to send exam boards two pieces of information for each of your subjects, based on what they know about your work and achievement:
• The grades they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
• The order of students, by performance, within those grades
Your school or college will consider a range of things like your class and homework, your results in assignments and any mock exams, any non-exam assessment you might have done, and your general progress during your course.
The process outlined will ensure a set of fair and justifiable examination results are awarded for everyone affected by the examination and assessment cancellations. For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual
Exeter will honour your place if you meet the conditions of your offer, with your awarded grades.
Full article can be found here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/coronavirus/prospectivestudents/
The IB exams for 2020 have been cancelled. What are the options for my students?
In light of confirmation from the IBO that the summer exams are cancelled, the University is currently reviewing our policies surrounding IB students who may be affected. We will continue to publish information on this webpage for prospective students.
The IBO plan to publish IB results on 5 July 2020 as previously arranged. We anticipate that we will be able to make decisions on receipt of these results – please note that it can take us a number of days to process decisions. We wish to reassure our applicants and offer holders that we will accept the grades awarded by the IBO.
Full article can be found here:https://warwick.ac.uk/insite/coronavirus/future-students/
Queen Mary University, London
IB Certificates and Diplomas will be awarded to each student for the May 2020 session. We will use these grades to confirm decisions on applications for September 2020 entry.
Further information on the awarding of IB grades and awards can be found on the IBO website.
Full article can be found here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/prospective/coronavirus-applicant-faqs/
We understand this is a very unsettling time for students who are due to complete their IB this summer. We’re pleased that the IB examiners are intending to award a full set of grades, and we’re confident that their plans will provide an accurate reflection of students’ potential to succeed on our degree courses. We do recognise that this is a very difficult moment though, and we’ll be as flexible as we can in accommodating each student’s particular circumstances. We’d encourage students to check our webpages for updates over the next few months, and keep an eye out for emails from us, then we look forward to welcoming another year of IB students to Sheffield.
Please note that the above statement was sent via email to all IB students and has not yet been published on their website.