International Baccalaureate

The Diploma Programme - DP

OIS has been offering the DP since it began operating in 1991.

The DP is a rigorous pre-university course of studies that leads to examinations, for highly motivated secondary school students. It is a comprehensive two-year curriculum, available in English, French and Spanish, that generally allows students to fulfil requirements of various national education systems. IB diploma holders gain admission to universities throughout the world, including the most selective.

The diploma model incorporates the best elements of several national systems, without being based on any one.

The grading system is criterion-referenced: each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. Top grades reflect attainment of knowledge and skills relative to set standards applied equally to all schools.

Responsibility for all academic judgments about the quality of candidates’ work rests with 3,400 examiners worldwide, led by chief examiners with international authority in their fields.

DP Curriculum Model

International Baccalaureate Organization