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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. 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. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
NOIC is committed to educating a new generation of business and community leaders with international visions.
The International 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.
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), in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
Extended Essay (EE), which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), in which students complete experiential learning related to those three concepts.
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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