Academics

International Baccalaureate
IB

The International Baccalaureate has as objective to offer more advantages than the other curriculums and trains curious, informed, educated, supportive, and motivated students to succeed.

The International Baccalaureate (IB), also known as the Diploma Program (PD), is a 2-year educational program for students between the ages of 16 and 19, which offers an internationally accepted certification for access to higher education, and is recognized by universities around the world. This training encourages intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills development to adapt to a mainly globalized world.

The Origins of
IB Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an organization founded in 1968. It is a non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. It was created to develop a globally recognized international pre-university curriculum.

 

Initially, most of the IB member schools were international schools. The IB has grown rapidly and developed beyond its original mission.

 

Currently, it offers three programs:

Primary Years
Programme

For children aged 3-12

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 12, enables them to train and develop to express their opinions, make choices, and take responsibility for their learning. It focuses on the integral development of the child.
Middle Years Programme

For students aged 11-16

The MYP is a rigorous academic framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, and it is designed to be an inclusive program: students with a wide range of academic interests and abilities can benefit from their participation in it.
Diploma
Programme

For students aged 16-19

Research suggests many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The International Baccalaureate serves a variety of schools, both national and international, state and private, that have a common interest in international education and a genuine commitment to the IB philosophy. More than half of all IB World Schools are now public schools.

Program IB Diploma

Currently (2020), there are more than 3,400 IB Diploma schools in 157 different countries. The program grows approximately 5% annually. In 2019, 160,000 candidates took the diploma exam.

Language studies
and literature

For a complete understanding and good use of Spanish and English

Language
acquisition

Tools for a complete knowledge of a language as rich as English.

Individuals
and society

A methodology for students to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

Experimental
sciences

Training is based on promoting the exploration of the nature of knowledge.

Mathematics and computing

A program for them to excel in traditional academic subjects and in new fields such as science or technology.

Arts

Creativity is a basic concept in the IB methodology, encouraging its use and understanding.

Students take / study six subjects and must choose at least one subject from each of the first five areas.

Normally, three upper-level and three standard-level subjects are taken. This allows students to specialize in areas that interest them while ensuring that they continue to benefit from a broad-based education.

Therefore, the diploma offers an ideal compromise between breadth and depth.

In addition to studying six subjects, students must also:

These core elements are often said to be at the heart of the diploma program and reflect the IB’s commitment to inquiry-based learning and the education of the whole person. As its mission statement makes clear, the IB is also committed to the broader goal of promoting international-mindedness and helping to create a better world through education.

Five subjects
groups

  • Language and Literature (Spanish) HL
  • Literature (English) HL
  • Spanish SL
  • English SL
  • Physics HL
  • Chemistry HL/SL
  • Sports, exercise, and health science HL
  • Biology HL/SL (Available Cohort 2022)
  • Analysis and approaches SL
  • Applications and interpretation SL

Subjects

Core Curriculum
SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
CATALAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
ENGLISH (EFL)
PHILOSOPHY
HISTORY
SCIENCE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
EXTENDED ESSAY
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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Science and Technology
TECHNICAL DRAWING
MATHEMATICS
CHEMISTRY
PHYSICS
BIOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES
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Humanities and Social Studies
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
WORLD HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY
PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES
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