The IBDP is a comprehensive two-year programme in which students’ learning and progress are assessed through school-based coursework as well as final examinations set by the IB. The IBCP is a comprehensive two-year programme in which students’ learning and progress are assessed through school-based coursework and assessment (moderated by OTHM Qualifications - an awarding body regulated by the Ofqual Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England) as well as final examinations set by the IB. 

Central to all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile which presents the educational mission of IB as a set of learner or graduate attributes that are important for life and learning in the 21st century. The IB Learner Profile attributes are well aligned with Ontario’s high school curriculum expectations. This alignment of the Ontario and IB curricula enables SIS students to progress smoothly from the Ontario Primary School programme into IBMYP and IBDP/ IBCP which shortens students’ secondary pathway or duration of study. 

SIS students have consistently achieved IB results that are above the IB world average and are accepted into top-tiered universities around the world. 



Develops learners to be: 

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

IBDP and IBCP Development Focus


Pre-university students develop breadth and depth of knowledge across a myriad of subjects alongside developing research, independent study, and time-management skills. IBDP students take subjects from six groups while IBCP students take 2 DP subject groups and other career-related business studies. These aspects of the IBDP and IBCP provide students with strong foundation for success in higher level studies and cause universities across the world to welcome IB graduates.  


Students develop functional fluency in at least two languages, and this enables IB graduates to have deeper appreciation and understanding of other cultures including their own; this aspect develops students’ international mindedness and global awareness to a level that is not found in other pre-university programmes. 


Students become knowledgeable, inquiring, critically thinking yet open minded individuals who embrace creative, inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches in knowledge building and problem solving; these attributes help students to do well not only in higher level studies but also in future careers and enterprise. 


Students develop thinking and academic writing skills and participate in community service and/or pursue personal interest areas which, collectively, contribute to their all-round academic and personal development.