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What is IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an international education programme for high school students aged 16 to 19. The IBDP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares high school graduates for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Since its inception in the 1960s, the programme and its diploma have gained recognition and respect from universities around the world including those leading universities. IBDP, as well as other IB programmes, is to develop internationally minded people who are Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective. For more information, please visit

Academic Opportunity

Research shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualifications.

More Than Just Grades

Through creativity, activity, service (CAS) you learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically as well as intellectually.


Confident and Independent

It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner through a series of independent in-depth study and research.

International Qualification

The DP is recognized globally by universities and employers.

Globally Minded

Language classes encourage an international mindset, key for increasingly globalized societies.

Critical Thinking

Learn how to analyse and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.

Time Management Skills

Take good study habits and strong time management to further education and the working world.

International Qualification

The DP is recognized globally by universities and employers.

Subjects are not taught in Isolation.

Theory of knowledge (TOK) classes encourage you to make connections between subjects.

Breadth and Depth of Learning

You are able to choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at different levels.

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through 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.
IB Mission Statement
The mission of New Oriental International College is to inspire students to improve their lives and expand their horizons through a lifelong commitment to learning, by empowering students to achieve their academic potential, to build self-confidence, and to develop a global vision which embraces cultural differences and promotes cultural exchanges. New Oriental International College is committed to educating a new generation of business and community leaders with international visions.
The Interntaional Baccalaureate lives at NOIC; we are focused on promoting the programme’s commitment to 21st century skills. In order to meet this mandate, we have fully embraced the IB’s open access policy; any student who is willing to make the commitment and dedicate themselves to the programme fully, is allowed to become an IB Diploma Candidate.
NOIC Mission Statement


The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of three DP core elements and six subject groups.

The three core elements are:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Theory of Knowledge (TOK), in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.

Extended Essay (EE)

Extended Essay (EE), which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), in which students complete experiential learning related to those three concepts.

The six subject groups

Studies in language and literature


Language acquisition


Individuals and societies

The arts


Students choose courses from these six subject groups. Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.

The IBDP at NOIC offers following subjects:
Group 1: Chinese A;
Group 2 English B;
Group 3 Business Management;Economics;
Group 4: Physics;Chemistry;Computer Science;Biology;
Group 5: Mathematics;
Group 6: Visual Arts;
DP Core: TOK, CAS, and EE
*Students may choose subjects and levels according to their interests, targeted university majors, and Diploma requirements. The actual course offerings are contingent on the number of students choosing certain courses. For updated details, please consult the school directly.


The pre-IB program is designed to assist students in their preparation for the rigorous requirements of IBDP. In addition to taking courses for Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), Pre-IB students at the NOIC will be provided with enriched learning opportunities that specifically align with IBDP requirements, including Time Management, Academic Research and Writing, and Pre-TOK. Upon successful completion of the Pre-IB Program, students will enter the formal two-year IBDP and OSSD dual diploma program at the NOIC.

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  • It offers academic breadth and depth.
  • Colleges value students with meaningful experiences beyond the classroom.
  • It’s a qualification recognized by universities around the globe.
  • It creates independent learners and strong writers.
  • It cultivates an international mindset.
  • It assesses more than examination techniques.
  • IB students have proven time management skills.
  • The IB encourages critical thinking.
  • Subjects aren’t taught in isolation.
  • And many more…