IB Schools and Colleges Association

Update from Manchester University – IB Exams 2020

How will you treat International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) students this year?
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has confirmed that every student will receive a final grade in each part of the IBDP. The most up-to-date information on how these grades will be calculated is available on the IBO’s website.
 
We can confirm that we’ll accept any grades awarded in the IB Diploma this year as normal. We’ll consider your grades when they are available and, providing you meet your offer conditions, your place will be secured. We’re confident that the IBO will have used all resources available to them as an awarding organisation (historical assessment data, externally marked individual assessments, school data and subject data) to ensure that they operate a rigorous process of due diligence in what is a truly unprecedented situation.
 
The University of Manchester is aware that this is a very unsettling time for all applicants but please be assured that we’ll do all we can to ensure the changes to the IBDP assessment and examinations won’t affect your opportunity to attend our University in the coming academic year. We’re working closely with colleagues at the IBO to understand the changes that they’ve put in place and will adapt our admissions processes to take account of the necessary changes.
 
Our admissions teams are on hand to discuss your individual offer if you have any queries or concerns. We’ll consider your needs when addressing any issues with your application and be as flexible as possible. This applies wherever you’re studying in the world.

Full article can be found here: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/coronavirus-applicants-update/