International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
This section of the OIS
website is the place to get all the information you need about the International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at OIS.
IBDP "At a Glance"
For an overview of the
IBDP course offerings at OIS, please view the At a Glance document.
Student and Parent Guide
in-depth information, please view the Student and Parent Guide.
comprehensive guide contains nearly all the details you need to know about
the OIS diploma programme, particularly the DP course selection process and
the DP recognition policies of universities around the world.
contains many hyperlinks to even more detailed information from other
online sources, including the IBO public website. The guide opens as a pdf
spring, the grade 10 students select their DP courses. Because DP courses
generally run for two years and because the IB diploma plays an important
role in university placement, the grade 10 students face important, long
lasting decisions. The decision-making process includes a thorough
introduction to the diploma programme by the coordinator, close
consultation with teachers and the counselor, and careful consideration and
research by students and parents. The students and teachers use a DP course planning sheet to help in this
process. Parents are required to sign it.
IBDP summer camps
is a variety of summer camps for IB students. Some camps are pre-DP camps
designed for 10th graders who will enter the diploma programme
next year. Some are mid-DP camps for 11th graders who have
finished the first year of the programme. Camp locations include Oxford, Cambridge,
Harvard, MIT, Berkeley
and Stanford very prestigious campuses. OIS students have attended these camps
in the past and have enjoyed them. These camps provide great opportunities
not only for DP preparation, but also for improving language ability,
getting a taste of university life overseas, developing independence,
gaining motivation for the academic life, and meeting friends. Posters are
on the wall outside the IBDP office on the 3rd floor and Mr.
Heimer has brochures. Or view the websites above.
Examination schedule: early- to mid-May
final exams are held each year in May, beginning in Golden Week and lasting
about three weeks. Many students take more than ten different exams,
sometimes with three to four hours of exams in one day quite stressful.
Please click on the examination schedule link above for exam dates and
IB curriculum information
public website www.ibo.org
English A1 curriculum guide
more information, please contact Peter Heimer,
OIS IB Coordinator
e-mail), or visit the
IBDP office, room 324 (third floor, next to tennis court), or visit the IBO
public website at www.ibo.org.