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Grades 11-12 Diploma Programme

Canadian International School of Hong Kong is the only school outside of Canada where students can graduate with both the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Some universities prefer the OSSD earned credits and final scores term by term rather than the IB Diploma Programme's predicted grades, with final IB Diploma Programme grades issued only in July after a student has completed their final year of study. In this way, the dual diplomas give students a distinct advantage when applying to top universities around the globe. Students who join CDNIS at anytime from Grades 9-11 will have their transcript reviewed and are eligible for transfer credits.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Independence and critical-thinking skills gain more focus and students plan their own Diploma Programme of six subjects - choosing from a range of courses in Humanities, Mathematics and Sciences, plus Arts and electives options, with the DP Coordinator and Guidance Counsellors providing support every step of the way.

Students’ work in Grades 11 and 12 is marked externally against established, standardized criteria. It is one reason CDNIS graduates are highly sought after by the world’s leading universities and it is why they often receive university credit for their IB Higher Level courses.

HL: Higher Level, SL: Standard Level


  2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

CDNIS Average IBDP Score

39 40 38 36.5 37.1
World Average IBDP Score 32 33 31.3 29.7 29.8
Scholarships offered 13M+ 17M+ 14M+ 18M+ 16M+

The Upper School Journey