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Stop Unfair Conversion of Swedish IB Students' Grades!

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The UHR (the Swedish council for higher education) is proposing to change the entire conversion scale between IB grades and Swedish grades.

Getting a Swedish 20, the highest Swedish grade possible, used to require 40 IB points. They are now considering raising this, so that a Swedish 20 requires 45 points (a perfect IB score). In 2015 about 0.2% of Sweden's IB students score this, and only 0.3% of IB students worldwide score 45. In the Swedish national program Naturvetenskap (the natural sciences) 0.8% of the students scored 20 in 2015 – more than four times as many as the number of IB students getting a perfect score!
It is by no means as easy to score an IB 45 as it is to score a Swedish national 20! 

This change in conversion would devalue the grades of extremely high-achieving IB students undertaking one of the most difficult high school programmes in the country!

If this proposition went through it would go into effect within a year.
Help us stop this before they jeopardise our chances of admittance to the universities our grades deserve!

 

Files containing the proposition and statistical sources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxGvX8XMm1t0WWh5NV81TllKOE0

Contact: lovikecedervall@gmail.com



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