IB May 2021: Choose which pathway you personally want to take

IB May 2021: Choose which pathway you personally want to take

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The IB announced 4 February 2021 that they are “working with schools”, not students, to decide regionally whether M21 candidates will either sit written examinations or take the non-examinations, algorithm-based route, based on whether exams can be “administered safely” — disregarding the mental health impacts the pandemic has had on countless students.

A candidate’s ability to perform at their full capacity is not solely governed simply by whether it is ‘safe’ for them to sit written examinations in their region. COVID-19 has led to significant disruptions in our learning, and while the amendments to examination components are a welcome reduction to the burden of an already challenging program during these trying times, it does not adequately address the considerable non-academic fallout the pandemic has had on many students’ mental health; restricting the option to take the non-examinations pathway has vastly exacerbated these gravely serious concerns. Every student has been impacted differently and it is wholly injudicious to blanketly compel all candidates to sit written examinations based primarily on whether they “can be administered safely”.  Put plainly, this is not the level playing field we trust the IB to provide. We hence implore the International Baccalaureate to offer every candidate the choice of which pathway they wish to take for the May 2021 session.

Sign this petition urging the IBO to offer each individual candidate the choice of which pathway they wish to take, and uphold the faith and trust of students in being provided with a fair and considerate world-class education from the IB.

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