IB Diploma Candidates await their results on January 3

Nearly three thousand Australiasian Year 12 students are still waiting for their results
December 14, 2023

Australasian IB Diploma students will receive their results in the morning of January 3, 2024. Results are released to schools and students individually and the IB does not produce 'league tables' of schools. It also does not release the names of students or schools that have perfect scores or other data that would allow comparison between schools and students. Individual schools release information when available.

A total of 2,619 students in Australia and 404 in New Zealand sat for these examinations.  In NSW there were 739 candidates, 697 in Queensland, 609 in Victoria, 329 in South Australia, 149 in the ACT, 58 in Western Australia and 38 in Tasmania. Additional students sat for these examinations in PNG and Fiji. 

IBSA will publish further details on January 3, 2024.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging pre-university matriculation course offered to over 200,000 students in more than 500 schools in over 150 countries worldwide. The IB celebrated 55 years in 2023 and continues to grow rapidly, with Australian Diploma student numbers increasing each year. Students who receive a Diploma apply to Universities in Australia and overseas as it is Internationally recognised as an outstanding preparation for tertiary study.

The IB Mission Statement

The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (source: www.ibo.org)


IB Diploma Programme Overview

Students who complete the IB Diploma Programme must complete subjects in each of the following areas;

  • Studies in language and literature (Group 1)
  • Language acquisition (or another Studies in language and literature subject if they are truly bi-lingual) (Group 2)
  • Individuals and societies (Group 3)
  • Experimental sciences (Group 4)
  • Mathematics (Group 5)
  • The arts (Group 6) or second from groups 2-5
  • A 4000-word research essay
  • Theory of knowledge: An epistemology course, linking the subjects and developing a questioning of the validity of knowledge. This course is unique to the IB Diploma and develops critical thinking skills.
  • CAS: a creativity, physical activity and community service programme similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award International Award.

Subject results and recognition

Academic subject results are awarded on a seven-point scale (1 is the lowest, 7 the highest) so that students can achieve 42 points maximum from such subjects. Up to three bonus points may awarded from performance in the extended essay and theory of knowledge. The maximum total is 45 equalling an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.95 (i.e., the top of Australia). IB Diploma scores have direct conversions to university entrance scores in Australia.

2023 IB Diploma Graduate conversion table

UAC (NSW University Admissions Centre) information on the IB Diploma