Vietnam IB Diploma Results 2022

Today marks the culmination of two extraordinary years in education for the 2022 cohort of IB students in Singapore. Here we celebrate the achievements of these students with an in-depth roundup of results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and Career-related Programmes (IBCP) as we receive them from local and international schools in Vietnam.
Vietnam IB Diploma Results 2022
By Carli Allan
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Students at international schools in Vietnam receive their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) results today (July 6).  This year’s global average score is 31.98 (one point below last year's figure of 32.98) and Vietnam’s average score is 34.16. 

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At a Glance: 2022 Results

  • Vietnam's average IBDP score is 34.16, which surpasses the global average; it is two points lower than last year’s average of 36.77 points.
  • The global average score is 31.98 (a reduction of one point compared with last year's figure of 32.98).  
  • Vietnam's IBDP average grade is 5.41; students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being the highest for each subject. 
  • The global pass rate is 85.6% (98.7% in May 2021).
  • The number of students taking the IBDP in Vietnam was 781 compared to 623 last year.
  • A total of 173,878 students took the IBDP and IBCP examinations worldwide, compared with 165,884 IBDP students in 2021.  

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 17 international schools in Vietnam, including four that are full IB schools. These include: British International School (BIS) HCMC, British International School (BIS) Hanoi, International School Ho Chi Minh City, American International School of Vietnam, Canadian International School – Vietnam, European International School HCMC, Hanoi International School, International School of Vietnam, Renaissance International School Saigon, Saigon South International School, and United Nations International School of Hanoi.

What does the global average tell us?

The discussion around the grade inflation of the past two years – and the small drop in average scores this year – should not detract from the incredible efforts of students to learn and teachers to teach in incredibly challenging times. Students have worked hard during an extremely difficult time – and today is a day to celebrate their achievements.

Are this year’s IB results a return to normality? Click here.

In 2020, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) cancelled all exams worldwide; in 2021, it offered the option of exam or a non-exam route using a combination of internal assessment coursework and teacher-predicted grades. Last year in Vietnam, 10 schools went ahead with exams while two schools "were unable to administer exams". Both years saw a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score.

Because of the ongoing pandemic, the IBO extended the option of exam and non-exam routes for May 2022. 

To ensure that this year’s grades are fair and continue 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”. 

To be fair, the IBO has never been keen on comparisons being made between countries for instance, or indeed with the global average. 

Commenting on the 2022 results, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said:

"Our students have shown outstanding resilience and dedication to learning. The pandemic has thrown up challenges at almost every step of their educational journey and yet they have overcome them. I am proud of every single one of them. To recognise these challenges the IB provided adaptions to our programmes – but it is the IB World Schools and teachers who deliver our programmes that have also been incredibly resilient and dedicated to help their students get to this point.
"Today is an incredible day for the whole IB family and I salute everyone involved in making it this far. The character on display illustrates everything the IB stands for.” 

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