International Baccalaureate: IB
In order to live in an interconnected and globalized world in the twenty-first century, a capacity for critical thinking and an international mindset is required.
The educational programme provided by the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) prepares students to learn to recognize and understand this necessity.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a rigorous and balanced programme and represents excellent preparation for both higher education and for adult life in a global society. The programme has the recognition and respect from prestigious universities worldwide.
IB Diploma – DP (from 16 to 18 years of age)
Promotes critical thinking, empathy, inter-cultural understanding and is evaluated with the help of educators of international standing.
IB Middle Years Programme – MYP (12-16 years of age)
Encourages student development in their roles as creative, critical and reflective thinkers, whilst encouraging them to be supportive, open-minded, and able to act upon and solve problems.
Focusses on a deeper study of academic disciplines and recognition of the inter-relationships between these in order to address and understand the significant and relevant themes at an individual, national and global level.
IB® pupil profile:
- Investigators: development of curiosity and research abilities, autonomous and collaborative learning.
- Knowledgeable and well-informed: use of conceptual understanding through the exploration of knowledge in a variety of disciplines. Commitment to the most important local and worldwide ideas and issues.
- Thinkers: critical and creative thinking, allows the student to analyse and act in a responsible way when faced with complex problems. Able to take reasoned and ethical decisions on their own initiative.
- Good communicators: able to express themselves with confidence and creativity in a variety of languages.
- Trustworthy: we take responsibility for our own actions and their consequences.
- Open-minded: search for different points of view and predisposed to learn from every experience.
- Supportive: committed to helping others and helping the world we live in.
- Brave: overcome uncertainty with foresight and determination. Inventive in the face of changes and challenges.
- Well-balanced for the benefit of their own well-being and that of others.
People with integrity who are committed to service: CAS
Baccalaureate students carry out a full programme of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) which engages students with a variety of activities, simultaneously combining them with the study of academic disciplines.
Creativity: exploration and expansion of ideas which lead to a product or representation which is original or interpretative.
Activity: Physical exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Activities may include individual or team sports, dance, and outdoor activities.
Service: collaborative and reciprocal participation with the community in response to a real need. Students develop and apply personal and social skills in real situations.
You can obtain more information about IB and its programmes on the webpage http://www.ibo.org or please contact Pilar Vergara, Head of Admissions & Marketing.