In a global education, it is vital to have a qualification which incorporates and transmits values on an international level. With the International Baccalaureate (IB), this is definitely the case. The majority of our schools, known as IB World Schools, are authorised to teach this qualification. In this way, we promote the international education that our students need and that the current context demands.
What is the IB?
The International Baccalaureate is a programme of study which offers a number of advantages. The curriculum incorporates a variety of good practices, which make pupils aware of the importance of taking care of the environment, and about the international community, and encourage them to develop critical and independent thought.
Furthermore, this qualification lays the foundation for pupils to access the world’s most prestigious universities. In fact, IB students can be confident in their ability to succeed in university studies. This programme offers an academic challenge, with final exams, which incorporates three core units: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity and Service, and the Extended Essay, as well as optional subjects designed to guarantee their study of language, social sciences and science.
International Baccalaureate students develop a set of unique skills, which are vital for an international degree. They acquire and develop cultural awareness, fluency in a second language, independent thought, rigorous analytical skills, team work and social commitment. All this enables students to communicate effectively with people from different cultures and countries, and fosters a sense of respect and tolerance.
What are the benefits for pupils?
- They learn to think independently and to take control of their own learning.
- They participate in education programmes which enable them to study at the best universities worldwide.
- They develop their cultural sensitivity through learning a second language.
- They learn to work and get along with other people in an ever-changing, globalised world.
The IB programme aims to teach students to be thoughtful and critical, and develop a proactive attitude towards their studies and a love of learning which will last their whole lives. The pupils show curiosity, they take responsibility as citizens and display an open mentality towards other cultures and opinions.
The most prestigious universities worldwide show a great interest in pupils who obtain the diploma programme thanks to their capacity for work and their levels of effort as well as their values as people.
The International Baccalaureate offers pupils a world as big as they want it to be!