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The International Baccalaureate aims to offer more advantages than other curricula and to produce students who are curious, informed, educated, caring and motivated to succeed.
IB diploma offers an ideal compromise between breadth and depth
The International Baccalaureate (IB), also known as the Diploma Programme (DP), is a challenging 2-year educational program for students between the ages of 16 and 19, focusing on critical thinking, multidisciplinary learning and intercultural understanding.
The Diploma Program is based on 6 groups of subjects. It is a very rigorous academic program that aims to nurture independence, with lifelong learning prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
The origins 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 IB member schools were international schools. The IB has grown rapidly and has developed beyond its original mission.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is for students between the ages of 16-19 and is based on the philosophy that students should always question the subjects they learn and apply critical thinking skills to real-world situations. The IB Diploma offers a wide range of subjects for students to study and students can customize their learning.
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The IBDP curriculum is composed of six subject groups; students are normally required to study one from each group, three at the higher level and three at the standard level over a two-year period:
Studies in language and literature
For a complete understanding and a good use of Spanish and English.
Tools for the complete knowledge of a language as rich as English.
Individuals and society
A methodology for students to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The training is based on promoting the exploration of the nature of knowledge.
Mathematics and Computer Science
A program to excel in traditional academic subjects and new fields such as science or technology.
Creativity is a basic concept of the IB methodology, which encourages its use and understanding.
Separate and exclusive schooling
Surely one of your best decisions
In addition to studying the core subjects of the Diploma Program, 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 education of the whole person. As its mission makes clear, the IB is also committed to the broader goal of promoting international mindedness and helping to create a better world through education.
How is the IB Diploma different from other curricula?
The IB Diploma curriculum offers an international focus and an emphasis on independent, self-directed learning through research and the application of problem-solving and real-world skills. The certification requires students to participate in a wide variety of activities and places equal importance on learning in and out of the classroom.
The IB Diploma also offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects. This compares to A-levels, which encourages students to specialize in some subjects that they study in depth.
What are the benefits of studying the IB Diploma?
International Baccalaureate teaching staff
Mr. Xavier Soler
G11 IB Tutor ICT COORDINATOR
Mr. Eduardo Torrecillas
IB & Cognia Coordinator, CAS Coordinator y Extended Essay Coordinator, G10 Tutor
Ms. Maribel Marin
High Scool Coordinator, G12 Local &Tutor
Learning Support and Counseling & Psychology Teacher
Ms. Gemma Seijoo
Spanish IB teacher
Mr. Miguel Clemente
Ms. Alicia Amate
Ms. Mireia Vilas
G7 tutor & Maths
Mr. José González
History & TOK Coordinator
Mr. Joan Dalmases
Ms. Eva Alabau
Computer Science and Social Studies teacher
Mr. Andrés Tarradellas
English B teacher
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International Baccalaureate Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the common questions and answers from parents interested in the International Baccalaureate at our school.
The International Baccalaureate (IB), also known as the Diploma Program (DP), 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 worldwide. This training will help you develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to adapt to a particularly globalized world.
It depends on the career you want to access and the required cut-off score. The maximum grade that can currently be obtained with the diploma exam is 10 and the selectivity grade is out of 14.
He is better in how he faces challenges, and teaches that in order to learn you have to do things and make mistakes. It is not wrong to make mistakes, it is wrong to stop trying new and different things. You can fail a thousand times, but you can’t stop trying even once.
Yes, because of the educational project, facilities, location, student/class ratios, family and proximity between school and families, teachers and students.
The PD is accepted by the most prestigious universities around the world for the holistic and rigorous education it offers. In Spain, the International Baccalaureate Diploma is academically recognized as the equivalent of the “Título de bachillerato español”. Students holding the IB Diploma, who wish to enter universities or technical schools, no longer have to pass the entrance exam to Spanish national universities (Selectividad).
In addition, from G9, in G10 and throughout high school, students receive support and academic orientation to guide them in the process of deciding on the higher education programs to follow.
The center has structured the vertical programs and the programs of each subject of each course. The items that are part of the educational curriculum are not defined by the teacher but are defined by the school and adapted to the requirements of the American Common Core and the International Baccalaureate diploma program.
No. One of the characteristics of international faculty is their high mobility.
There is a little bit of everything. There are families with high purchasing power but there are also many families who prioritize an educational and future project for their children.