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COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates

KQ xổ số miền bắcOur students, their well-being and their progression in future stages of life have been at the forefront of our thinking as we respond to this extraordinary pandemic. As an organization, it is critical for us to ensure that the options we provide for our IB community, students and teachers are fair and compassionate during these difficult circumstances. We are updating schools regularly with guidance and updates, please contact your school for more information about IB education and assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools can contact their IBWS manager or IB Answers for support.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates


Programmes and schools

Urdu added to IB Middle Years Programme eAssessment

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students in Pakistan will now benefit from the addition of Urdu to the MYP eAssessment, which will be recognized by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Ministry of Education.

Urdu added to IB Middle Years Programme eAssessment


Students and alumni

New research finds that IB students appear to hold an advantage when it comes to critical thinking

KQ xổ số miền bắcEvidence from the University of Oxford finds International Baccalaureate (IB) students exhibit significantly stronger critical thinking skills than non-IB peers. In today’s rapidly changing world, schools seek ways to teach students skills needed for success beyond the classroom. Previous studies indicate that critical thinking skills are key determinants of individual and collective success, which is why these skills are sought after by students, parents, schools and universities.

New research finds that IB students appear to hold an advantage when it comes to critical thinking


Community stories

Follow news from the IB's global community and read about what students, teachers, schools and other members of the community are up to.

Alumni shaping the future

To celebrate the IB’s 50th anniversary, we’d like you to meet some of our alumni who graduated from the IB Diploma Programme and went on to report from war zones, change the lives of refugees, create beautiful music, and soar through space.

Featured alumni stories

IB alumni are sharing their stories and highlighting what made their own experiences at school so memorable.