IBDP is Your Pathway
to Your Dream


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.

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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, knowledgeable 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 IBDP students at NOIC are also awarded Ontario high school credits and will be eligible for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This dual diploma arrangement provides students with more comprehensive and enriched educational experiences. 

IBDP full diploma requirements

  • Finish six courses chosen from the six subject groups
  • Complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course
  • Write an Extended Essay (EE) of up to 4000 words
  • Complete the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) requirements
  • Achieve the minimum number of points needed to get the full Diploma

IBSO Table of Equivalents for IBDP and OSSD


Leo has been working in education for more than 27 years. He is an experienced IB educator and IB school administrator for over 20 years. He is an IBEN member serving as IB school Evaluation Leader and IBDP Mathematics Examiner. Leo used to be the Deputy Education Director of Nord Anglia Education (China), the Executive Principal of SABS in Shanghai, and the Head of High School of Shanghai Pinghe School. Leo holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Educational Management, a postgraduate degree in mathematics pedagogy, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics pedagogy. He has been a course instructor and adjunct for the IB Teacher Certificate Program of the University of Windsor (Canada) since 2016 and a seasonal lecturer of the IB Teacher Certificate Program of the East China Normal University.

– Leo Huang

Vice principal and IBDP Coordinator of NOIC Academy

Reasons To Choose IBDP At NOIC

  • Academic Opportunity

    Research shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions.

  • Confident and Independent

    It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner.

  • 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.

  • More Than Just Grades

    Research shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions.

  • Time Management Skills

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

  • International Qualification

    The IBDP graduates are recognized locally and globally by universities with both Ontario high school and IBDP diplomas.

  • Mentorship Program

    VIP mentorship program is included in tuition. 10-15 students per class.

IBDP Curriculum

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:

of Knowledge

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

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 Are:

Studies in language & literature

Language acquistion

Individuals and societies




IBDP courses

Students choose courses from six subject groups. Each full diploma student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level and the others at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours while Higher level courses comprise 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; Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

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.

Prepare for IBDP study

The study program prior to the IBDP is designed to assist students in preparing for the rigorous requirements of IBDP. In addition to taking OSSD courses, interested Grade 9 and Grade 10 students at NOIC will be provided with enriched learning opportunities that specially prepare them for the study in IBDP, including academic research and writing, time management, as well as other important learning skills. Upon successful completion of the study program prior to the IBDP, students will enter the formal two-year IBDP and OSSD dual diploma program at the NOIC.

Our Achievements

NOIC Academy ranks 31 among 1500 high schools in Canada


University Enrollment rate


University of Toronto Enrollment Rate


University of UBC Enrollment Rate


IBDP Graduates Average Score

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