Hong Kong IB students want to skip exams after deciding policy letting peers in other countries miss tests because of Covid-19 is ‘unfair’

Hundreds of Hong Kong pupils taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams this week want to be allowed to skip the tests, after deciding a new policy that guaranteed certain grades for those who could not take the assessment during the coronavirus pandemic was unfair. Under the “dual route” offered by the IB organisation for this year’s exams, written tests will go ahead in places where they can be held safely, while internal coursework and teachers’ predicted grades will apply to students…

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