The Diploma Programme -
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
The grading system is criterion-referenced: each
students 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.