The minimum point requirement for the award of the Diploma is 23 points with the highest award being 45 points.
The two-year IBDP programme is currently offered at 108 state and independent schools in the UK; the IBCP is offered at 44 schools in the country.
How to uncover a school's true IB results. Click here to read more...
Both the UK and global average pass rates are lower than last year's but, after the discussion around the grade inflation of the Covid-19 years, this was to be expected.
This years's grade awarding system returns to the IBO's pre-pandemic one. After the IB introduced “appropriate grade boundaries” in 2021 and 2022 due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, it decided that "the distribution of grades awarded for our qualifications returned close to those of May 2019."
Both 2020 and 2021 saw a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score. Last year's results, which were only marginally lower than 2020-21, marked a milestone in terms of 'a return to normality'.
To ensure that last year’s grades were fair and continued to take into account the disruption caused by Covid-19, the IBO said that “appropriate grade boundaries will be set for each route, building in generosity that reflects the disruption experienced in teaching and learning around the world”.
Commenting on the grading for this year's exams, the IBO states:
"In line with other national and international awarding organisations, the profile of grade distribution returned close to pre-pandemic standards. This return to established distributions of awarded grades is aligned with university expectations and has been a phased process: results for the May 2022 and November 2022 examination sessions were closer to the results of 2019 than those of 2021".
The global average IBDP score for the May 2023 session is 30.24 points.
This compares with an average of 31.98 in 2022 when students returned to exams following the Covid 19 pandemic, against 32.98 in 2021, when students received Teacher Assessed Grades.
The global average in the last full set of examinations taken by students in 2019 was 29.62, which was actually a lower average than those of 2018 of 29.76. While the 2023 global average is lower than last year, it, still remains 0.60 points above the 2019 average of 29.62.
The discussion about results should not detract from the incredible efforts of students to learn and teachers to teach. Students have worked hard during an extremely difficult time in their secondary education – and today is a day to celebrate their achievements.
Average score 2023
Average score 2022
Average score 2021
Average score 2020
Average score 2019
|Global average score||30.24||31.98||32.98||31.34||29.65|
|UK average score||34.67||36.35||37.74||34.87||34.47|
|The Abbey School Reading||38||40||40||40||29.65|
|ACS Cobham International School||35||36||37||35||31.9|
|ACS Egham International School||35||36||37||36||34.1|
|ACS Hillingdon International School||34||36||37||36||32|
|Anglo European School||32||34||36||35|
|Ashcroft Technology Academy||40||np||37.1|
|Bedford Girls' School||38||40||39.6||np||34.3|
|Bexley Grammar School||34||34||36||33|
|Box Hill School||32||np||33||31|
|Bridgwater and Taunton College||35.5||36.4|
|Bristol Grammar School||37||37||40||34|
|Broadgreen International School||np||33|
|Cheltenham Ladies' College||38.7||41.7||42.7||38.7||40.4|
|Chester International School||33||np|
|Dane Court Grammar School||36||35||np||35|
|Dartford Grammar School||35.2||37.7||38.8||38.7|
|Dwight School London||35||37||37.8||35||33.1|
|Europa School UK||34.6||First IB results 2022||First IB results 2022|
|Godolphin & Latymer School||40.7||43||43||41.3||41.3|
|Halcyon London International School||35.2||35||31.4|
|Headington School Oxford||np||39.5||37.4|
|Hockerill Anglo-European College||33||36.4||np||36.5|
|Impington Village College||33||36||36||np|
|International School of London (ISL)||36.6||35.2||32|
|Kent College Canterbury||35.5||np||37|
|King Edward's School - Birmingham||35.6||39.6||40.3||39.1||37.9|
|King Edward's School - Witley||32.3||35.9||33.9||34.7|
|King William's College||32||33||34.1||32.8||32.7|
|King's College School - Wimbledon||41||42.1||42.8||41.7||40.7|
|Leighton Park School||31.5||33.3||35.5||35|
|Lomond School||34||First IB results 2023||First IB results 2023|
|Marymount International School||38||38|
|North London Collegiate School||41.3||40.4||43||41.3|
|Parkside Community College||34||np||NP|
|Royal High School, Bath||35||37||40||37|
|Rugby School||38||First IB results 2023||First IB results 2023|
|Southbank International School - Westminster||37.6||36.6||36.2|
|St Benedict's Catholic High School||np||np|
|St Edward's School Oxford||35||35.8||33||33.6|
|St Leonards School||34.6||34||34.4||33|
|Stephen Perse Sixth Form||39.5||40.9||np|
|TASIS - The American School in England||34||35||36||35||33|
|TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy||np||np|
|The Chalfonts Independent Grammar School||np||np|
|The Rochester Grammar School||34||35||np||np|
|The Sixth Form College, Colchester||34||33|
|Tonbridge Grammar School||36.4||37.9||np||36.5|
|Torquay Boys' Grammar School||38.5||np||36|
|Truro and Penwith College||np||36|
|UWC Atlantic College||np||np|
np = not published
Historical global average figures for IBDP results are documented in the table below.
|IBDP global average points||Global pass rate %||No of students globally||No. of UK students||UK average score|